FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Revealed

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The New York Times claims to have uncovered the identity of the FBI agent who started the investigation eventually resulting in Gen. David Petraeus’s resignation. Fredrick W. Humphries allegedly looked into a complaint from his friend and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley—who had received unnerving emails regarding her relationship with Petraeus. Colleagues say Humphries is “a solid agent with experience in counterterrorism, conservative political views, and a reputation for aggressiveness.” Lawrence Berger, general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, denies the now rampant rumor that Humphries sent Kelley shirtless photos, saying “it was sent as part of a larger context of what I would call social relations in which the families would exchange numerous photos of each other,” and was a “joke.”