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June 20, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream of emails that were traced to Paula Broadwell, a biographer of former CIA director David H. Petraeus, according to a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 3. Petraeus resigned from the CIA after publicly admitting that he and Broadwell had carried on an extramarital affair.
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June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Journalist Michael Hastings, who died last week in a fiery single-car crash in Hancock Park, was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley, his wife said. Elise Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "To correct the record, since I've seen it erroneously reported a few times: @mmhastings was not working on a story about Jill Kelley. "  She also thanked people for their "love, support and friendship" after the death of Hastings, who was best known for a 2010 Rolling Stone profile that led to the resignation of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Journalist Michael Hastings, who died last week in a fiery single-car crash in Hancock Park, was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley, his wife said. Elise Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "To correct the record, since I've seen it erroneously reported a few times: @mmhastings was not working on a story about Jill Kelley. "  She also thanked people for their "love, support and friendship" after the death of Hastings, who was best known for a 2010 Rolling Stone profile that led to the resignation of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream of emails that were traced to Paula Broadwell, a biographer of former CIA director David H. Petraeus, according to a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 3. Petraeus resigned from the CIA after publicly admitting that he and Broadwell had carried on an extramarital affair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times
The FBI said Thursday that journalist Michael Hastings, who died in an auto crash this week, was never under investigation by the agency. The bureau responded in a statement: "At no time was journalist Michael Hastings ever under investigation by the FBI. " The FBI's statement comes as officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said there appears to be no foul play in the one-vehicle accident that killed the 33-year-old early Tuesday morning...
NEWS
January 23, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The White House will go ahead with nominating Marine Gen. John Allen to be top U.S. commander in Europe, following an investigation by the Pentagon inspector general that found his emails with a Florida woman were not improper. White House spokesman Jay Carney called Wednesday for the Senate to approve Allen's nomination “in a timely manner” now that the investigation is complete. Allen is currently top commander in Afghanistan. Allen's nomination to take over as supreme allied commander in Europe, the top officer at NATO, has been in limbo since Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the inquiry in November into Allen's e-mails with Jill Kelley, a socialite in Tampa, Fla. The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the inspector general had exonerated Allen.
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January 22, 2013 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of allegations that he sent inappropriate emails to a Florida woman who was also involved in the scandal that led to CIA Director David H. Petraeus' resignation. The inspector general determined that Marine Gen. John R. Allen's emails to Jill Kelley, a married Tampa socialite with close ties to several senior military officers, did not constitute professional misconduct, a spokeswoman for the office said.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Certainly it can hard to be “the other woman” in a political sex scandal. But who knew that it's also no picnic being “the other woman's” woman? That's the situation Jill Kelley has found herself in. But Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who sparked the investigation into ex-CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, which prompted his resignation, is not taking her situation lying down. She's suing the FBI and the Pentagon for violating her privacy.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
TAMPA, Fla. - When Jill Kelley believed a reporter was trespassing at her white-columned mansion in a wealthy neighborhood this week, the Tampa socialite called 911 and claimed diplomatic immunity. "I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability," an exasperated Kelley told the dispatcher in recordings released by police. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. " Kelley isn't a diplomat; she holds the ceremonial title of "honorary consul" for South Korea, one of many informal ties to prestige and power that the energetic 37-year-old mother of three has brandished to climb to the top rungs of the social ladder in this conservative military community.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - When Tampa radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge said he would "deep-fat fry a Koran" in response to deadly protests against U.S. troops for the accidental burning of the Muslim holy book in Afghanistan, Jill Kelley was on it. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen and Adm. Harward," the Tampa socialite emailed the mayor of Tampa in March, referring to Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Vice Adm....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times
The FBI said Thursday that journalist Michael Hastings, who died in an auto crash this week, was never under investigation by the agency. The bureau responded in a statement: "At no time was journalist Michael Hastings ever under investigation by the FBI. " The FBI's statement comes as officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said there appears to be no foul play in the one-vehicle accident that killed the 33-year-old early Tuesday morning...
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Certainly it can hard to be “the other woman” in a political sex scandal. But who knew that it's also no picnic being “the other woman's” woman? That's the situation Jill Kelley has found herself in. But Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who sparked the investigation into ex-CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, which prompted his resignation, is not taking her situation lying down. She's suing the FBI and the Pentagon for violating her privacy.
NEWS
January 23, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The White House will go ahead with nominating Marine Gen. John Allen to be top U.S. commander in Europe, following an investigation by the Pentagon inspector general that found his emails with a Florida woman were not improper. White House spokesman Jay Carney called Wednesday for the Senate to approve Allen's nomination “in a timely manner” now that the investigation is complete. Allen is currently top commander in Afghanistan. Allen's nomination to take over as supreme allied commander in Europe, the top officer at NATO, has been in limbo since Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the inquiry in November into Allen's e-mails with Jill Kelley, a socialite in Tampa, Fla. The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the inspector general had exonerated Allen.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2013 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of allegations that he sent inappropriate emails to a Florida woman who was also involved in the scandal that led to CIA Director David H. Petraeus' resignation. The inspector general determined that Marine Gen. John R. Allen's emails to Jill Kelley, a married Tampa socialite with close ties to several senior military officers, did not constitute professional misconduct, a spokeswoman for the office said.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - When Tampa radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge said he would "deep-fat fry a Koran" in response to deadly protests against U.S. troops for the accidental burning of the Muslim holy book in Afghanistan, Jill Kelley was on it. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen and Adm. Harward," the Tampa socialite emailed the mayor of Tampa in March, referring to Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Vice Adm....
NATIONAL
November 14, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
TAMPA, Fla. - When Jill Kelley believed a reporter was trespassing at her white-columned mansion in a wealthy neighborhood this week, the Tampa socialite called 911 and claimed diplomatic immunity. "I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability," an exasperated Kelley told the dispatcher in recordings released by police. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. " Kelley isn't a diplomat; she holds the ceremonial title of "honorary consul" for South Korea, one of many informal ties to prestige and power that the energetic 37-year-old mother of three has brandished to climb to the top rungs of the social ladder in this conservative military community.
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