WASHINGTON – A Florida woman is abandoning her federal lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus.
The move comes one week after lawyers for Jill Kelley had asked to withdraw from the case, citing irreconcilable differences.
A one-page court filing Thursday night says both parties have agreed to a dismissal of the case. A judge had given her until Thursday to hire new lawyers, object to hers quitting or advise the judge that she planned to represent herself going forward.
Kelley and her husband, Scott, sued the federal government in 2013. They alleged that officials violated the U.S. Privacy Act by disclosing information about them during the FBI's investigation of Petraeus.