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Think -- turn in the scandal that cost the CIA director David Petraeus his job the Pentagon now investigating.
General John Allen you know who he is.
The top commander in Afghanistan for allegedly exchanging thousands of possibly inappropriate emails with.
Jill Kelly Tampa Florida she's a close friend of the Petraeus family who.
Sparked the initial investigation into the CIA director at least that is what we have been told so far.
Good morning everybody follow the bouncing ball.
It's Tuesday -- can do -- try and.
And saving again right good morning everybody I'm Martha Macau say you're gonna need a flow chart to follow this story as -- to -- because of the cast of characters.
In this growing side that the Pentagon and we're told this morning is now sorting through twentieth 1020 -- 30000 pages of the emails between.
This woman and general Allen.
She got the FBI involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receiving harassing emails from this -- Petraeus -- -- refer.
And ex mistress of -- -- what.
Got -- that.
-- except you need -- -- Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge live in DC good morning -- -- start with where we are today now on this investigation.
Where is it.
Well thank you -- good morning so far virtually every every publicly known investigative -- in the case leads back.
To Jill Kelly a woman described as this unpaid social liaison for the military in Tampa Florida.
This morning it's alleged that the commander of international forces in Afghanistan or -- -- General John Allen sent between twenty and 30000 pages of emails to Kelly the email traffic described as potentially being.
Of an inappropriate nature.
It was Jill Kelly who alerted an FBI agent to what she believed.
We're harassing emails from -- abroad -- the biographer and mistress of General David Petraeus.
And it was the investigation of -- complaints that ultimately forced the resignation of the General Petraeus last week.
They last -- it -- defense.
Spokesman George Little gave a brief statement on general Allen's status.
Well this matters under investigation.
Into the -- are determined.
General -- remains commander -- general Allen is entitled to process.
In this matter.
As a story literally metastasized the first hearing or closed hearing on -- -- is set to begin later today.
Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee so I mentioned is classified in close to the public into the media and that's pretty much week what we expect with a handful of hearings that are scheduled for this.
So let me get this -- -- the Petraeus mannerisms and under investigation and no one knew about -- publicly.
But John Allen is now under investigation.
And it's a major headline.
Know what what what is the difference between their two or is there an explanation for that -- I'm not sure -- if there's a good explanation but certainly what has my attention is the way in which it appears.
The release of information on these investigations was slow walked.
-- up to the period.
Of the election because we've had a real burst of information some of it extremely public.
Elect a raid on -- abroad -- home in North Carolina late last night.
An event like that prior to the election would have garnered a lot of attention from the media and would have been very hard to sort of explain away as a random event but now that the floodgates have opened on General Petraeus.
It does seem that we're in for.
The new information about general Allen and potentially others as well.
-- do we have time for one more so quickly tell me where is the FBI's investigation now.
Well I just mentioned -- that there was this raid on Paula brought -- home in nine North Carolina.
What we concede there is ages in this is pretty typical taking -- boxes and bags of presumably of evidence.
But we were told us that they were looking for more information.
About her relationship with General Petraeus I think that's significant because one -- the key factors here is when that relationship began.
What's publicly said is that it began after he left the military and he was director of the CIA.
Though military sources in Afghanistan have told Fox News that this relationship between Petraeus and -- will seem to be an open secret.
When he was in Afghanistan if this relationship took place while he was.
Still a general in Afghanistan this could open him up.
Two prosecution within the military assistant and especially broad well.
As focused she is a serving officer in the reserves -- Catherine thank you ideally I'm more what we're on the air today we'll bring -- back from -- Harrington leading her coverage in Washington.
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