Shirtless FBI agent in Petraeus scandal identified

by Emily Senger

The formerly anonymous shirtless FBI agent who prompted the investigation into harassing emails sent to Florida socialite Jill Kelley, which eventually shed light on former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, now has a name.

That name is Frederick W. Humphries II, according to an investigation from The New York Times.

According to the report, Humphries, 47, was a friend of Kelley and her husband and is, by all accounts, a top-performing agent with expertise in counter-terrorism. He took the initial complaint from Kelley about harassing emails she had received and later pushed the investigation forward when it appeared to be stalled. The investigation showed that the emails were from Broadwell, who had been having an extramarital affair with CIA director and retired general Petraeus. He resigned on Friday.

According to Lawrence Berger, the general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Humphries was a “social friend” with both Kelley and her husband and the shirtless photos of Humphries found during the course of the investigation were sent in jest, and not sexual in manner.

“That picture was sent years before Ms. Kelley contacted him about this, and 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,” Berger told The New York Times.




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