Nearly 2 years ago the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report on foreign influence within our government…
The report concluded that foreign entities were, in fact, targeting and influencing the highest echelons of our government.
According to that report, the tacit influence of our politicians, high-ranking military members, and other elites increased by several times directly before and after the 2020 election…
The ODNI also concluded that foreign actors were attempting to influence our elections…Fast forward to today and we are seeing a potential example of this sort of influence and interference.
Sources claim that the F.B.I. has seized the data of retired Marine Corps General John R. Allen in an ongoing probe into alleged lobbying on behalf of Qatar…
Qatar is a nation that has been accused by its neighbors of being a state sponsor of terrorism and proxy conflicts in the Middle East many, many times.
If these nations are targeting U.S. politics and high society, why wouldn’t they also go after the retired ones? After all, even retired personnel have some pull, and Allen was the President of the Brookings Institute.
This in no way means that the former general is guilty of what the F.B.I. is accusing him of, but it is some food for thought…
How safe are our institutions, and the people at their helm, from foreign influence?
Take a look:
Brookings Institution places Marine Gen. John R. Allen on administrative leave pending investigation into his potential illegal actions on behalf of a foreign government. https://t.co/pIqdQUDazr
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) June 9, 2022
In court documents, authorities say former Marine Gen. John R. Allen, made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.
— nixonron (@nixonron) June 8, 2022
The Associated Press reports:
New federal court filings obtained Tuesday outlined a potential criminal case against former Marine Gen. John R. Allen, who led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan before being tapped in 2017 to lead the influential Brookings Institution think tank.
It’s part of an expanding investigation that has ensnared Richard G. Olson, a former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan who pleaded guilty to federal charges last week, and Imaad Zuberi, a prolific political donor now serving a 12-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Several members of Congress have been interviewed as part of the investigation.
Qatar lobbying Investigation: FBI Seizes Electronic Data of Former Marine Gen. John R. Allen,who led US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, until he stepped down to join the Brookings Institution research group. He May Face Criminal Charges. https://t.co/acT6fcNgcb via
— REACH 🇮🇳 (USA & CANADA) Chapter (@reachind_USACAN) June 9, 2022
The Brookings Institution on Wednesday placed its president, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave amid a growing federal investigation into allegations that he was involved in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the… https://t.co/3lA1c2VlfK
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 8, 2022
Allen also misrepresented his role in the lobbying campaign to U.S. officials, Adib wrote, and failed to disclose “that he was simultaneously pursuing multimillion-dollar business deals with the government of Qatar.”