judy smith *Headed by Judy Smith (above), Smith & Co., the crisis firm that Kerry Washington’s “Scandal,” is based on, is consulting a client involved  involved in the General Petraeus cheating mess.

Jill Kelley (below), the Florida woman who Sunday was identified as the person who sparked an FBI investigation that uncovered CIA Director General David Petraeus’ extramarital affair, has enlisted the help of the Washington-based crisis firm, according to news reports.

“We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family or over five years. We respect his and his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children,” she stated via her new crisis management company.

Beyond that, she’s denying she had an affair with the man.

The investigation has gotten so deep and serious that the Senate Intelligence Committee is also becoming involved, searching for a reason the FBI failed to report Petraeus’ secret affair.

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