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Kelley visited White House three times

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Jill Kelley with her husband. Jill Kelley with her husband.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Obama administration official says a Tampa socialite whose emails triggered the eventual downfall of CIA director David Petraeus visited the White House three times this year with her sister, twice eating in the Executive Mansion mess.

The official says that Jill Kelley, who initiated an investigation that ultimately unveiled Petraeus' extramarital affair, and her sister had two "courtesy" meals at the White House mess as guests of a mid-level White House aide. Kelley and her family also received a White House tour. The visits occurred during the past three months.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because those visitor records have not yet been made public.

However, an email from Kelley to Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn -- released Friday by the mayor's office to FOX 13 -- indicated the most recent visit was last week, after the president's re-election.

"I was at the WH with my friends in the Administration this weekend," the Nov. 8 email says.  "The stress was surreal! But glad POTUS has been re-elected!"

The official said the White House aide who hosted her met the Kelley family at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa.

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