(PatrioticPost.com)- The former director of the Qatar-linked Brookings Institute, who is under investigation by the FBI for secretly lobbying for the Qatari government, was a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
John R. Allen, who resigned from the Brookings Institute over the weekend, was given a hero’s welcome on the final night of the 2016 Democratic Convention. Allen was introduced by Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu as the “general who knows more about ISIS than anyone.” He walked on stage like General Patton and proudly endorsed Hillary as “the kind of commander-in-chief America needs today.”
The Brookings Institute placed Allen on administrative leave last week after it was reported that investigators found “substantial evidence” that Allen knowingly violated FARA by failing to disclose his work on behalf of Qatar.
The retired Marine General resigned his post with Brookings on Sunday.
Qatar’s influence operations are as nefarious and entrenched as those conducted by the Communist Chinese Party. Money flows from Qatar to US think tanks, universities, news outlets, foundations, and politicians.
The Clinton Foundation raked in millions from Qatar over the years, including a $1 million gift in honor of former President Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday in 2011.
The Brookings Institute has been long criticized for its deep ties to the Qatari government, which has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the left-leaning think tank. In 2014, Qatar pledged $15 million to build a satellite campus for Brookings in Doha. John Allen was named the president of Brookings in October 2017.
According to investigators, Allen was secretly lobbying on behalf of Qatar alongside Pakistani-American businessman Imaad Zuberi. Zuberi is also a Clinton Foundation donor.
In February 2021, Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years for falsifying records related to his foreign lobbying efforts.
Richard Olson, the former US Ambassador to Pakistan and the UAE under Barack Obama, also recently pleaded guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Qatar.
In 2019, filmmaker Mike Cernovich produced a short documentary on Qatar’s ongoing influence operations called “Blood Money: How Qatar Bought Off The Entire D.C. Establishment.”
Watch Cernovich’s film HERE.