Allen resigns as Brookings president amid FBI probe

Source: CNN

“Retired Marine Gen. John Allen resigned as president of the Brookings Institution on Sunday amid a federal investigation into whether he lobbied the US government on behalf of Qatar during the Trump administration. Allen, a retired four-star general who led US and allied troops in Afghanistan, wrote in his resignation letter, ‘While I leave the institution with a heavy heart, I know it is best for all concerned in this moment.’ Allen’s resignation from Brookings … comes after a court filing revealed last week, that is publicly available on a nonprofit legal research website, showed that the FBI had seized Allen’s electronic communications. The FBI’s search warrant in the court filing, which appeared to have been posted online by mistake, accused Allen of appearing to violate foreign lobbying laws and failing to provide emails related to the lobbying effort.” (06/13/22)