Joshua Micah Marshall is all over the Claude Allen story.
... with so many high-level felony arrests at the White House one does need to make some effort to categorize them. Most have been crimes of the regime -- either tied to specific executive decision-making like the Libby case, or ones that flow from the nature of the operation, as I would argue the Safavian case clearly does.
But this case, at least on its face, seems personal and clinical. An accomplished man, making $160,000 a year making a few grand ripping off radios and photo-printers from the local Target?
That said, Allen always struck me as a very weird dude. I can only imagine the backstory that's going to emerge on this one.