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Retired four-star general John R. Allen
facing FBI probe resigns from influential
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 6/12/2022 11:58:07 PM

General John R. Allen has stepped down as president of the Brookings Institution after he was accused of lying and obstructing an FBI probe connected to an illegal lobbying campaign for Qatar. The retired four-star Marine, who became Brookings president in 2017, said in his resignation letter that he leaves the research institute with a “heavy heart,” according to Responsible Statecraft. “I know it is best for all concerned in this moment,” he said in his resignation letter that was obtained and posted by the online magazine of the Quincy Institute, which advocates for diplomacy and military restraint. The departure comes after he was placed on leave by Brookings Wednesday following explosive

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 6/13/2022 1:14:57 AM (No. 1184197)
John Allen is a self promoting head case. If you remember Obama fired him after he got caught up in the Petraeus love triangle.He always thought he was smarter then the average bear. Good to see karma alive and well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 5 handicap 6/13/2022 5:30:50 AM (No. 1184240)
What about all the rest of the criminal scum who make up the Brookings Institution? Taking one lying criminal treasonous piece of garbage out of Brookings is like taking one beer out of the barrel.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/13/2022 7:02:02 AM (No. 1184287)
Nice display of uniform fruit salad on his chest. Unfortunately, nowadays they give you a ribbon for just about anything, down to and including your ability to find your way to the crapper without too much help. Potomac Peacock.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Indy8166 6/13/2022 7:44:04 AM (No. 1184321)
That this traitor was a Marine makes me want to have him stood against a wall and shot dead.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RayLRiv 6/13/2022 10:34:48 AM (No. 1184478)
He's Semper his bank account...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/13/2022 10:39:25 AM (No. 1184482)
I met many fine officers during my time in the Corps, but a also met a few real cheesed**ks that were O-4 and above. They usually came out of the woodwork just after the shooting stopped, and then talked like they won the war. A few of them slip through from time to time. I note that the only ribbon on Allen’s chest that comes close to a combat decoration is a Navy Achievement Medal, but it doesn’t have the “V” device denoting an award for combat. He knew what he did was wrong - but he did it anyway. The only reason he has a “heavy heart” is that he got caught. He’s a disgrace to the uniform.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/13/2022 11:03:31 AM (No. 1184509)
Qatar is pronounced "gutter."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 6/13/2022 1:10:43 PM (No. 1184655)
My SIL told me that she didn't trust him after he presided over the burial of her USMC son. She wasn't fooled by his "consoling" her, and came away from the ceremony and the informal meetings prior to that with the strong feeling that he was evil.
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