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According to a new report, there was a foreign agent deeply embedded in a 2016 presidential campaign, but it wasn’t Donald Trump’s.

As The Washington Free Beacon reports: 

John R. Allen, the Brookings Institute director under FBI investigation for secretly lobbying on behalf of the Qatari government, was a prominent backer of Hillary’s failed presidential campaign. The retired four-star general delivered a “rousing endorsement” of Clinton during his widely celebrated address at the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Brookings placed Allen on administrative leave Wednesday amid revelations that investigators have obtained “substantial evidence” that Allen knowingly violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by failing to disclose his work for the government of Qatar, a notorious sponsor of terrorism and anti-Semitic propaganda. The influential think tank has been criticized for its close ties to the controversial regime, which has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Brookings over the years and in 2014 pledged nearly $15 million to build a satellite campus in Doha. Allen was named president of Brookings in October 2017.

Qatar’s longstanding efforts to buy influence in the United States have, quite unsurprisingly, included substantial donations to the Clinton Foundation. In 2011, for example, the foundation accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar in honor of former president Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday. Hillary was serving as secretary of state at the time, but failed to disclose the massive donation to the State Department despite her pledge to keep the agency apprised of the foundation’s foreign donors.

Investigators say Allen was secretly lobbying on behalf of Qatar alongside Imaad Zuberi, a Pakistani-American businessman who donated $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. In February 2021, Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison for falsifying records related to his foreign lobbying. They were joined by Richard Olson, who served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates under former president Barack Obama and recently pleaded guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Qatar.

Hillary Clinton has continued to claim, without evidence, that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was secretly aided by Russia.


  1. The “highly-respected” Brookings has been caught before doing nefarious deeds. One wonders why some so-called conservative outlets still get comments from their spokesmen.

  2. It’s becoming more true by the day! Whatever Mrs Crooked accused the Trump administration of us what she did 100% more. She needs to face retribution! Prison is too good for this crook and her Mafia related crimes.

  3. You really don’t want my thoughts about H, Clinton, you have read stories about her and they are half true, i live in Arkansas and had dealings with her

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