Allen faces inquiry by White House, too
Washington — Troubled national security adviser Richard Allen will face a White House inquiry even if the Justice Department investigation has found ''no criminal intent,'' a presidential spokesman said Thursday.
The review, along with other ''factors,'' will apparently determine whether Mr. Allen returns to his White House post. He has taken an administrative leave pending completion of a Justice Department investigation.
The White House counsel's office will conduct an independent review to determine whether Allen violated any rules of conduct set down for administration officials in his acceptance of $1,000 offered by a Japanese magazine as a thank-you gesture for arranging an interview with Nancy Reagan in January.
The Justice Department is continuing its investigation into Allen's acceptance of two wristwatches from a Japanese journalist and an error in his listing the date he sold his consulting firm in filling out a government financial disclosure statement.