Gen. Allen ‘pushed out’ for top NATO post by White House, source says
Marine Gen. John Allen is planning to retire rather than be
re-nominated for the powerful post of NATO supreme allied
commander-Europe, after White House officials forced him to step aside, a
source familiar with the discussions told Fox News on Wednesday.
The source told Fox that Allen was leery of getting into a confirmation
battle that would dig into the embarrassing issue of his emails with
Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, but the real reason was the White House
“He’s out,” the source said. “I know he is retiring. He was pushed out of the door.”
The official Pentagon announcement is expected soon.