FBI seizes retired general’s data, accuses him of being agent for Qatar
(Worthy News) – A retired Marine Corps general who once led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and later publicly backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is facing scrutiny over allegations that he illegally lobbied government officials on behalf of the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.
The FBI seized the electronic data of retired Gen. John R. Allen, who now leads the Brookings Institution after authorities said he made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his lobbying efforts, The Associated Press reported.
Court filings obtained by the AP indicate the seizure of Mr. Allen’s data is part of an expanding investigation of illegal lobbying that resulted in a guilty plea last week from Richard G. Olson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]