Nightly News | November 16, 2012
>>> and there are new details about the woman, jill kelley , at the center of the scandal that brought down general petraeus . jill kelley 's connections went beyond the social elite and tampa, all the way to the white house .
>> reporter: their families toured the white house on november 4th , two days before general james clapper , the director of national intelligence was even told about the petraeus scandal. jill kelley mentioned the visit in an e-mail, saying i was at the white house with my friends in the administration this weekend. the stress was surreal. white house officials say the jill kelley sisters were invited by a staffer who may have met at the air force base . jill kelley was bipartisan in her out reach, she and her sister dropped in on a fundraiser for marco rubio two years ago, they did not pay, sources said, just arrived and soon left. in an e-mail last march, jill kelley said she was trying to stop a local jock from carrying out a threat to deep fry the quran, saying i have an e-mail getting this dealt with. records show paula broadwell also visited the white house complex at least twice for meetings on afghanistan in the executive office .
>> i believe that paula broadwell was at one white house meeting that i also attended. but i think and i have always maintained that she has been a serious analyst on this problem.
>> reporter: david petraeus , before testifying today, apologized to congress members for his behavior.
>> he was very sorry that this incident occurred and that anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with his -- the way he handled benghazi.
>> reporter: in other e-mails released by the city of tampa. jill kelley told the mayor this week that her family has been put through the ringer, that her kids are scared and need their home back.
>> andrea mitchell in our d.c. news room tonight, thank you.