Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley not only had close ties to the military community with unusual access to top generals, they even visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions before a sex scandal brought down former CIA director David Petraeus.
Neither woman met with President Barack Obama during their visits, a White House official said.
Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Florida, socialite who initiated the investigation that revealed the affair, and her twin sister had two "courtesy" meals at the White House mess as guests of a midlevel White House aide in September and October, the official said. Kelley and her family also received a White House tour on the weekend before the November 6 election.
Broadwell attended meetings in June 2009 and June 2011 on Afghanistan-Pakistan policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office, the official said.