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WMR was the first to report on a possible link between the alleged automobile carbon monoxide suicide of President Barack Obama's Secret Service protective detail agent Rafael Prieto and the scandal surrounding former CIA director David Petraeus. Prieto's body was discovered in his car in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington on the evening of October 27.
After it was revealed that the North Carolina driver's license of Petraeus's paramour, Army Reserve Lt. Col. Paula Broadwell, was found by a jogger in Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC, local DC reporters discovered that Broadwell was staying at the seven-bedroom, $2 million home of her brother, Stephen Kranz, located in the at 1841 Park Road NW, Washington in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Kranz bought the home with Carolynn Lafrate, a lawyer who founded Industry Sales Tax Solutions, LLC (ISTS), which bills itself as "a company specializing in providing state and local tax training and publications to a variety of industries including the software and computer services industry." Lafrate previously worked in state and local tax practice for the "Big Four" public accounting firms.
The unidentified jogger turned in the license to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police. There was no information on where the license was found or when it went missing. However, Broadwell's brother's home is in the District of Columbia and the Maryland-National Park Police only have jurisdiction for the Maryland portion of Rock Creek Park, which is part of the National Park Service.Kranz's home, between 18th and 19th Streets, is virtually around the corner from the 19th and Kenyon location of the home that Prieto shared with another Secret Service agent. Walking west on Park Road on Park, one comes to 19th Street. Walking two blocks, past Lamont and Kilbourne Streets, one arrives at 19th and Kenyon, the scene where Obama's Secret Service agent was found. Prior to being assigned to Obama's detail, Prieto was assigned to the White Plains Secret Service office where he guarded former President Bill Clinton.
Prieto, who was married, was under investigation for an extramarital affair with a Mexican woman. The charges against Prieto stemmed from the scandal involving members of the Secret Service and other White House staff at last April's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.
WMR, which was the first to break the story of Prieto's death, was also told that Washington Metropolitan Police took photographs of homes across the street from the alley location where Prieto's body was discovered in a car. The police crime scene also extended one block west to Kenyon and Adams Mill Road, which adjoins Rock Creek Park where Broadwell's license was found by the jogger. Ironically, Rock Creek Park was where former Representative Gary Condit's girlfriend Chandra Levy was last thought to have been before she disappeared on May 1, 2001. A year later after an extensive search, Levy's remains were discovered in heavy brush between Broad Branch, Ridge, and Grant Roads in Rock Creek Park.
Prieto's death went officially unreported for several days with the first official news reports dated November 1. WMR reported the death on October 28 but without the name of the agent that was being withheld by our District of Columbia source.
October 27 is the same day that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said he first heard about Petraeus's affair from Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA). Reichert heard about the affair from an FBI "source" who was in contact with Jill Kelley, a Petraeus friend in Tampa who claimed she was receiving threatening e-mails from Broadwell. An FBI colleague of Reichert's "source" called Cantor, according to an interview Cantor's Communications director Rory Cooper gave to the Associated Press.
It has also been revealed that there is an unusual foreign connection to Jill Kelley. The Lebanese-American MacDill Air Force base "socialite" is also the honorary counsel for the Republic of Korea in Tampa. Kelley attempted to claim diplomatic community in an attempt to convince Tampa police to move inquisitive reporters away from her $1.5 million mansion on exclusive Bayshore Boulevard. Kelley claims her honorary counsel status, awarded last April, was the result of her "connections." Marine Corps General John Allen, the Commander of the International Security Force for Afghanistan and the designated next Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, served in Korea, as did Petraeus. Allen is being investigated for 20,000-30,000 e-mails he allegedly exchanged with Kelley.
It has also been revealed that Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam's ex-husband is Grayson Wolfe, who served on the staff of Jerry Bremer's Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and was responsible for awarding contracts for the oil industry and other development projects. Wolfe also worked for the U.S. Export-Import Bank and was a registered lobbyist with the firm Fleischman and Walsh. The firm lobbied the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, SBC Communications, AOL, and Verizon. Other clients have included the health care industry, the Electronic Warfare Association (EWA) Information & Infrastructure Technologies, FAA Managers' Association, Continental Airlines, Midway Airlines, Association of American Railroads, Sabre Group (travel industry, airline reservations), Orbitz, TRW Civil Systems, Homeland Security Information Sharing and Analysis Center for the Water Industry, City of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Wolfe's father is reportedly ex-U.S. Army and Special Operations officer Paul G. Wolfe. The elder Wolfe is Program Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection at EWA Information Infrastructure Technologies, Inc. On April 17, 2002, he spoke to a conference, sponsored by the right-wing Lexington Institute at the Longworth House Office Building, on the security threats posed by public interest groups that raised "bogus" health scares about genetically-modified foods and plastic medical body inserts. Joining him on the panel were Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and spokesmen from the right-wing Hudson Institute and Competitive Enterprise Institute. In 2002, Wolfe joined an "impartial" fact-finding team from the neo-conservative and pro-Israeli Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), headed by Israeli cipher Clifford May, that traveled to the West Bank to investigate the Israeli Defense Force massacre of Palestinian civilians in Jenin. The FDD team that consisted of the late Congressman Jack Kemp, Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), and publisher Steve Forbes determined that the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) and International Red Cross were anti-Semitic and that their reports on the Jenin massacre was biased.
The elder Wolfe also serves as the program director for the Department of Homeland Security's Surface Transportation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.
It is also being reported that Rhode Island Democratic Party fundraiser Gerald Harrington, founder of the Capitol City Group, Ltd., loaned Khawam $300,000 according to bankruptcy papers filed last April. Moreover, the loan was unsecured. Khawam, according to The New York Post, mentioned her connections to Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in her court filings.
Capitol City is a lobbying group that represents the health care industry. Harrington was the National Vice Chairman of Finance for Senator John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign. Harrington's Capitol City Group partner, Christopher Vitale, served on the staff of Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) from 1993 to 1998.
The discovery of Broadwell's license in Rock Creek Park is a mystery. It has been determined that she is hiding out at her brother's house near the park. But why would Broadwell, the most easily-recognized woman in Washington, DC, risk being confronted by the public while jogging in Rock Creek Park. There is the possibility that Broadwell's license was stolen and was placed in the park as a veiled warning for the 40-year old not to talk about details of her affair with Petreaus and her other "connections." Broadwell must be fully aware of what Rock Creek Park and mistresses mean to everyone in Washington, DC: it is the place where Chandra Levy's remains were discovered a year after she disappeared. WMR has previously reported that Levy was murdered because she began telling friends what Condit, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, had told her about the upcoming terrorist attack using passenger airplanes on the United States. Condit insisted that Levy not fly back to California but that she should take Amtrak. The discovery of Khawam's in-laws' lobbying connections to America's airline, communications, electronic warfare, and intelligence industries should make Broadwell stop and think what coded messages about Levy's fate and 9/11 are being sent her way. Of course, the Khawam in-laws also have connections to the thousand pound elephant in the 9/11 room: Israel. And that should focus attention on Cantor, Binyamin Netanyahu's old pal Mitt Romney, and other members of Congress who were hoping for a Jimmy Carter-like October Surprise for Obama arising from the Benghazi diplomatic compound attack.
Broadwell's father, Paul Kranz, of Bismarck, North Dakota, has said, "This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out." Broadwell would do well to heed her dad.
And as for professional women who ply themselves to the rich and powerful, Washington, DC was the scene of an escort service that used highly-intelligence women to bed down politicians, Pentagon brass, and diplomats. After going public with her clients' phone list, Pamela Martin & Associates proprietor Deborah Jeane Palfrey was found hanging in her mother's laundry room in Florida. Levy and Palfrey: two names to keep in mind as the Petraeus scandal unfolds.
Update 1x. The FBI agent friend of Jill Kelley has been identified as Frederick W. Humphries, 47 and married. Assigned to Tampa, he has been described as "obsessive" in pursuit of Arab and Muslim terrorist suspects. In other words, he fits the bill as an Islamophobe and blends in nicely with the cabal that was out to set up Obama in an October Surprise, including the Lebanese Maronite Christian Kelley, nee Khawam. It was Humphries who sent "shirtless" photos of himself to Kelley, described by Humphries' de facto union general counsel Lawrence Berger of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers' Association as a "joke." Kelley has been described as a liaison between Central Command and the representatives of various Middle East nations. Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, both involved in supporting the Libyan rebels who attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, have officers assigned to CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base. Kelley has had her "Friends of MacDill" social pass for the base revoked.
Although Humphries allegedly spoke to Rep. Reichert in Washington, it was an FBI colleague of Humphries who reportedly spoke to Eric Cantor. The rabbit hole gets deeper.
Jill Kelley's Mercedes with Florida honorary consul tags
PHOTO: WMR staff
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