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Journalists to face subpoenas over scandal involving CIA director, Marine Corps general

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, Jill Kelley leaves her home in Tampa, Fla.   The Associated Press has learned that lawyers for Scott and Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit over leaks in the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, intend to subpoena at least two journalists to compel them to testify about their sources in the case.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, Jill Kelley leaves her home in Tampa, Fla. The Associated Press has learned that lawyers for Scott and Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit over leaks in the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, intend to subpoena at least two journalists to compel them to testify about their sources in the case. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, former CIA director David Petraeus arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C.   The Associated Press has learned that lawyers for Scott and Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit over leaks in the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, intend to subpoena at least two journalists to compel them to testify about their sources in the case.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, former CIA director David Petraeus arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C. The Associated Press has learned that lawyers for Scott and Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit over leaks in the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, intend to subpoena at least two journalists to compel them to testify about their sources in the case. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

At least two journalists could be forced to testify in a privacy lawsuit over the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs).

Jill and Scott Kelley of Tampa, Florida, are suing the government.

They allege that officials violated the U.S. Privacy Act in disclosing information about them when Jill Kelley was implicated in scandals in 2012 involving Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen.

The Kelleys want to question Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson about his conversations with reporters. Johnson used to be the Pentagon's general counsel.

A judge ruled the Kelleys can't question Johnson unless they first question the reporters. They include Daniel Klaidman, formerly of the Daily Beast, and Douglas Frantz, formerly the national security editor at The Washington Post.