This story couldn't get weirder - FBI agent in Petraeus case taken off case for sending "shirtless pictures of himself" on.wsj.com/RTUkmp—
Alex Pappas (@AlexPappasDC) November 13, 2012
The David Petraeus/Paula Broadwell affair is getting weirder by the moment. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI agent who began the investigation which led to Petraeus’ resignation is himself under investigation by the FBI’s internal affairs arm for questionable conduct in the case.
Sources say the agent, who has not been named, was a friend of Jill Kelley, the woman who complained that she was receiving threatening emails from Broadwell. The Journal reports that the agent’s supervisors became concerned that he was becoming “obsessed” with the case and at one point sent shirtless photos of himself to Kelley.
Has the Anthony Weiner scandal taught us nothing?
Busy day not paying attention to Petraeus news and now I see something about shirtless pics? huh? Is there a pipe to a knee yet?—
James Wester (@jameswester) November 13, 2012
Everything about the Petraeus-Broadwell-Jill Kelley-shirtless FBI whack job story is pathetic, sad and ridiculous—
Ben White (@morningmoneyben) November 13, 2012
I know the FBI is elite and all, but investigators sending shirtless photos to victims/witnesses is generally frowned upon.—
Domelights.com (@Domelights) November 13, 2012
Petraeus affair, FBI invest emails, Paula reveals info, FBI agent sent shirtless photos. Larry, Mo & Curly running show? WTH!—
Susan McGinty (@sjmgator97) November 13, 2012
While the FBI searches Broadwell’s North Carolina home tonight in a search for evidence, those following the story are trying their best to piece the clues together themselves.
So Paula Broadwell had a Jones for Gen Petraeus and Shirtless FBI agent had a Jones for Jill Kelly. All this story needs is a dead blonde.—
BJW2 (@Freefree0Bobbie) November 13, 2012
So the best theory is that the shirtless FBI guy was jealous of Petraeus (over Kelly) & leaked the investigation to get him caught? Or what?—
Robert Wright (@robertwrighter) November 13, 2012
Others hope the bigger puzzle remains in focus.