Everyone in this thread needs to stop worrying about this. I took out my secret decoder ring and have figured it out.
1) Broadwell wasn't selected by Petraeus to write his biography that was her cover. She was assigned to Petraeus to perform CI, CE, type work. The man has enemies throughout the globe & her job was to "spy" on those closest to him.
2) At some point she pinpoints Kelley as a potential threat. Broadwell & Petraeus make up this phony "affair" w/emails to provide cover for the threatening emails sent to Kelley. The embarrassment of having a family friend as a threat has to be handled carefully.
3) Kelley is not actually a spy of any sort and thinks the emails are bit bizarre. In actuality she is the military version of a jock sniffer. Hence, the Allen emails. She tells a buddy at the FBI about it ....a buddy she may or may not be banging.
4)Through the course of their investigation the FBI finds out about the Petraues "affair".
5) Now that the FBI is involved & it may lead to a breach in CIA security protocols/CE operations GDP & Broadwell have to "fess up" to a relationship that never happened in the first place....as cover.
Thank you. Have a good night.
ETA: My prediction: Kelley is the weak link and will be the fall guy in all of this.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 6:51 pm