Jill Kelley told The Daily Beast today, Jan. 22, 2013, that there were only a few hundred emails between herself and General John Allen. She claimed that the press had exaggerated the reports of 20,000 or 30,000 pages of emails. You can read that story here. It turns out that she was telling the truth. According to the Washington Post today, Gen. John Allen was cleared today of all charges and a government official clarified that were only a few hundred messages over a few years.
In a letter sent to Allen on Friday, the inspector general wrote that Allen had not violated military prohibitions against conduct unbecoming an officer, according to the senior U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. “He was completely exonerated,” one of the officials said.
About the emails sent between the two friends, often copied to Allen's wife, Washington Post continues:
Although initial reports described the volume of messages between Allen and Kelley as totaling 20,000 to 30,000 printed pages, the two exchanged only a few hundred messages over a multi-year period, one of the U.S. officials said. “Some of the messages are not the sort of things you would print in a family newspaper,” the official said. “But that doesn’t mean he violated military regulations by sending and receiving them.”
General Allen's nomination for supreme allied commander in Europe has been put on hold due to this investigation, and the future of that appointment has not yet been announced.