Official: Allen Emails ‘Flirtatious’

    File - In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, U.S. General John Allen stands during a media conference after a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    Virginia Mayo

    What happens in email doesn’t stay in email. A Defense Department official said Tuesday that the emails between Gen. John Allen and Jill Kelley were “flirtatious”—but the official insisted that Allen denied having an affair with the Tampa socialite. Allen, the U.S. and NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan, has been accused of sending between 20,000-30,000 “inappropriate” emails to Kelley, the woman who reportedly first reported harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, the biographer who had an affair with ex-CIA director David Petraeus. Allen has denied having an extramarital affair and the Defense Dept. official insisted the emails are simply “friendly exchanges.”

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