Jill Kelley’s amazing power over men

Remember the FBI agent friend of Jill Kelley’s who, at Kelley’s request, initiated the investigation into the intimidating e-mails she was receiving that accused her of acting like the Queen Bee at the Tampa headquarters of U.S. Central Command? I’ve already referred to this amazing aspect of the story in an earlier entry today, but here is a fuller account from Foreign Policy via Mark Steyn, who writes:

While we’re wondering whether Jill Kelley, the woman accused by the mistress of the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is in fact the mistress of the current U.S. commander in Afghanistan, let’s not forget the FBI guy who got the Pentagon version of La Ronde rolling:

The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials…

However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.

The FBI officials found that he had sent shirtless pictures of himself to Ms. Kelley, according to the people familiar with the probe.

Steyn adds:

There was a terrific WWII movie called Four Jills in a Jeep (Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Alice Faye, the works). Maybe they should remake it as One Jill in Four Jeeps.

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CORRECTION: the agent did not send the shirtless photo of himself during the investigation, but before the investigation. The New York Times reports, based on information from an anonymous law enforcement official:

Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was never assigned to the investigation.

But the agent, who was not identified, continued to “nose around” about the case, and eventually his superiors “told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings,” the official said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday night that the agent had been barred from the case.

This makes the agent’s behavior less outrageous and perverse. Several reports, two of which I’ve quoted, make it seem that he sent the shirtless photo after Kelley had asked him to get the FBI to investigate the e-mails.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 13, 2012 10:19 PM | Send

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