Now that Jill Kelley has broken her silence in a Daily Beast interview, the question naturally arises whether David Petraeus’s former mistress might do the same.

People familiar with her thinking tell me the answer is yes.

Broadwell plans to answer questions about the Petraeus mess in a limited way, they say, as a way of putting the sordid controversy behind her.

The goal for the foreseeable future, they say, is for Broadwell to be able to step back into the public square and resume her career. She essentially dropped out of sight after the scandal exploded and Petraeus was forced to resign as CIA director.

It’s unlikely that Broadwell would sit for a two-hour interview, as Kelley did with me. But the onetime academic is also said to realize that she cannot join panel discussions or national-security debates without offering some accounting of what happened with Petraeus.