Gen. John Allen cleared of wrongdoing in Petraeus scandal
January 22nd, 2013
07:32 PM ET

Gen. John Allen cleared of wrongdoing in Petraeus scandal

A top general caught up in the scandal that forced former CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has been cleared of allegations that he wrote potentially inappropriate e-mails to Jill Kelley, the woman who claimed she was being threatened by Paula Broadwell, a U.S. defense official tells CNN.

The Department of Defense Inspector General has cleared Gen. John Allen (pictured), who currently is completing his post leading U.S. troops in Afghanistan and is in the running to be the next Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the military head of NATO.

"The IG has found the allegations against General Allen to be unsubstantiated. There have been no decisions made on General Allen's nomination to NATO," the official told CNN.

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  1. Charlemagne Winthrop

    He looks too gruff and stern. I bet he is bad constipated.

    January 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Charlemagne Winthrop

    Stewed prunes or fiber would greatly enhance his outlook on life.

    January 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Boorish bore is boorish.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Oh the boredom of this kids fascination with people he doesn't know. WRONG AGAIN!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Fabulous news!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©


    January 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lezbi420

    Who did he pay off?

    January 23, 2013 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |