John Allen could face court-martial - Philip Ewing - POLITICO.com:
After admitting that there is no evidence that Gen. John Allen, presently commanding ISAF in Afghanistan, conducted any sexual relationship with "socialite" Jill Kelley, even though he did exchange untold numbers of "inappropriate emails" with her, the site goes on to exclaim, "John Allen could face court-martial" (!) if he did commit adultery.
What a crock this is, and demonstrates fully why Politico is a joke.
Let me list some of the other things Gen. Allen could be court martialed for:
- Shoplifting at the PX - there's no evidence he ever did, but if he did, hoo boy, he could face trial!
- Burglary of enlisted Marines' quarters - there's no evidence he ever did, but if he did, hoo boy, he could face trial!
- Assault and battery of a dining hall cook - there's no evidence he ever did, but if he did, hoo boy, he could face trial!
Update: Business Insider joins the stupid-stuck group.
Allen insists he has done nothing wrong, but he would be subject to prosecution if the Defense Department finds that he was sexually involved with Kelley—since adultery is formally barred under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)—or finds that the public disclosure of "potentially inappropriate” emails constitutes “conduct unbecoming an officer.”
Allen's career could well be over now because of the scandal, but there is no chance at all that he will stand trial because of the emails.