UNDATED (CBS) -- For the first time Wednesday, President Obama talked about the scandal that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director. Meanwhile, there's a new focus on Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked the investigation and her ties to Florida's MacDill Air Force Base.
Jill Kelley and her husband Scott, who was seen last night outside their home for the first time since the scandal broke, were at the top of Tampa's social scene. And Jill worked hard to get them there. Tampa attorney Barry Cohen says, "It's my opinion that she does what she thinks is necessary to be perceived as important being around the right people."
Cohen once employed Kelley's twin sister. They are now in a legal battle, but he says he used to attend parties at the Kelley's home where this photo with David and Holly Patreaus was snapped. Cohen says, "I understand that there was an effort made to infiltrate to use a word of the art, uh, uh, MacDill and their brass ... and that's what they did. And consequently they were successful in getting a relationship going."
Jill Kelley gained access to MacDill Air Force Base for two years, through a program for civilian volunteers called 'Friends of MacDill'. On Tuesday, that was revoked.
She also so impressed foreign dignitaries, that in august she was named one of fifteen honorary consuls for South Korea in the U.S. Now, that's being re-evaluated.
The life she built started to crumble when she asked an FBI friend now identified as Agent Frederick Humphries for help.
No one answered his door last night, but sources say he is the one who first saw six anonymous emails, now believed to be from Petraeus' alleged mistress Paula Broadwell.
The situation quickly escalated. Sources tell CBS News, Jill Kelley wanted to drop the inquiry when she learned the FBI would have access to all her emails.
Some of those reportedly flirtatious emails exchanged with another high-profile official, General John Allen are now the source of their own investigation.