Jill Kelley, the woman who triggered the investigation into General David Petraeus' relationship with Paula Broadwell, has been calling police trying to claim “diplomatic protection.”
Two 911 calls came from her home on Sunday that claimed there were people on the property, one from Kelley herself and one from a man. On the call from Kelley, she said:
You know, I don't know if by any chance, because I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well.
On Monday, three more calls were made to a non-emergency number. According to retired Colonel E.J. Otero, who noted that Kelley’s title was an honorary one given by the Coalition Village at MacDill Airforce Base, her request for diplomatic protection had no merit:
It is not possible at all. Diplomatic immunity, diplomatic protection is only given to American personnel. Diplomatic personnel in foreign countries. So (Kelley's honorary title) has no value, no legal protection, no legal authority.
Kelley, who gained access to military brass by hosting fancy parties for them with her husband, has come under intense scrutiny for her own salacious relationship with the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, typified by hundreds of emails that one source likened to “phone sex.”
Kelley was intimately connected to both Petraeus and Allen through her sister, Natalie Khawam; both generals extolled her character by writing letters for a custody case involving her son. Khawam had initially lost custody when the judge asserted there were "profound concerns about Ms. Khawam's poor logical thinking and her extreme distortions" and "severe psychological deficits."
When Khawam argued that she had been a victim of domestic violence and other offenses, the court said those allegations were "false and unsubstantiated."