FBI investigates 'potentially inappropriate' communication between General John Allen, 58, and Florida housewife Jill Kelley, 37
Kelley was woman who sparked FBI probe into David Petraeus after receiving 'threatening' emails from his mistress, Paula Broadwell
Allen was due to become NATO commander but appointment suspended
But top U.S. official said there was 'no affair' and emails were just friendly
White House: 'Obama
The socialite at the centre of the Petraeus sex scandal who sent thousands of 'inappropriate' emails to General John Allen 'flirted outrageously' with a string of military chiefs, a friend claimed today.
In a dramatic new twist in the David Petraeus sex scandal on Monday night, it emerged that Gen. Allen exchanged 20,000 to 30,000 messages - as many as 40 a day - with Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked the probe into the CIA boss.
Kelley, an unpaid social liaison for the military in Tampa, tipped off the FBI about threatening emails from Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell - exposing his affair and leading to his resignation.
Gen. Allen, who is married with two daughters and leads U.S. troops in Afghanistan, denies any wrongdoing. Officials claim his emails to Kelley, who is also married with children, were simply friendly.
And Kelley is clearly not shy of the extra media attention, as the glamorous socialite confidently strutted outside her home for the second day in a row today - while Broadwell remains in hiding.More here