Allen Exit

Shake-up at the White House

When National Security Adviser Richard Allen announced just after Thanksgiving that he was taking an "administrative leave" from his White House job, the betting in Washington was that Allen's leave-taking would be permanent. Now that estimation has proved to be correct. Allen had been under investigation by the Justice Department for accepting $1,000 and three watches from a Japanese magazine for helping to arrange an interview with Nancy Reagan, and for filing inaccurate financial disclosure statements. Even though the Justice inquiry cleared him of any crime, Administration officials...

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