Skip to comments.State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
June 12, 2013
The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the highest levels had scuttled eight investigations into a range of criminal wrongdoing.
Dallas lawyer Damon Mathias, who represents Fedenisn, said Fedenisn hired him after two diplomatic security agents spoke in a threatening manner to her teenage children at her home in a Virginia suburb of Washington. The agents arrived at the home to talk to Fedenisn about documents Fedenisn had given to Cruz and told the teens that they demanded to speak to their mom immediately, Mathias said.
Mathias says Fedenisn’s claim is that agents from State’s Diplomatic Security and other divisions engaged in very questionable and possibly criminal conduct; the Inspector General has been hampered in performing its oversight role; “and the findings they wanted to put in the report end up being left out,” Mathias said. “So you have a coverup of the coverup.”
When Fedenisn and her lawyers met with lawyers for the Office of the Inspector General, the government lawyers demanded she hand over the documents or they would refer the matter to the Department of Justice and Fedenisn would face criminal prosecution, Mathias said.
“They made it clear that they would go after her criminally,” he said.
“We refused to turn over the documents” and Fedenisn is now seeking whistle-blower protection, he said.
If this online bio is accurate, Aurelia Fedensin is a 23-year State Department officer who also served in the US military reserves as an intelligence officer. That’s not the typical profile of a crank or someone who just makes things up. The allegations Fedenisn’s IG investigation uncovered include the accusation that Obama bundler turned US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman sought the services of prostitutes routinely, including underage girls. Gutman denies, and State denies any cover-up, neither of which are dispositive of the charges. State’s new spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, worked on the Obama campaign and has a history of saying things that are provably false. She comes to the job with no prior experience in the foreign service at all.
Fedensin’s investigations also include accusations that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail used prostitutes when they traveled with Clinton on her million mile march around the world. They also include allegations that State Department officials engaged in an underground drug ring in Baghdad, Iraq. The overarching accusation within all of this is that the State Department at the highest levels scuttled all eight investigations. Specifically, that career officer Patrick Kennedy and Clinton loyalist Cheryl Mills engineered the death of those investigations.
The State Department took Fedensin’s whistleblowing extremely seriously. CBS, which originally broke the story without naming Fedensin, reports that Two hours after CBS News made inquiries to the State Department about these charges, investigators from the State Departments Inspector General showed up at [Fedenisn's] door. That’s apparently when they threatened her kids.
With all of this swirling around, there’s a decent argument to be made that the State Department’s two scandals — this one plus Benghazi, which has a body count and includes the then Secretary of State blaming a terrorist attack on a movie — make it the top overall scandal going. It has four dead Americans and now at least three threatened Americans, and an inspector general who is now seeking what amounts to asylum in the care of Congress against the executive branch that allegedly threatened her.
It’s hard to say where all of this goes. The US State Department, Justice Department, Treasury Department, National Security Agency and military are all caught up in serious scandals, any of which would dominate headlines if not for the presence and interference from all the other scandals. It looks like our government is in the beginning stages of a collapse.
Yeah, that would be momentous. Also maybe what is commonly called a Constitutional Crisis?
I would love nothing more than to get rid of the GOPe!! Hope you are right. We have plenty of time to rebuild and take back our country from the progressive Marxists in both parties.
Just apply Occams Razor. Is it likely that GOP are/is collectively blind to dem machinations?
The magic 8 ball Razor says no.
Is it likely that the GOP is playing go along get along and up to their necks pacifying evil clinging right wingers?
Right now across the USA we need about 10,000 Chuck Norrises.
Wow, wow, wow and how.
We’re over the target, we have POSHITUS on the run, now is the time to drop the bombs!
I don’t care if Glenn shows up with stone tablets from behind a burning bush. It will not wake up anyone that isn’t already aware.
If Zero confessed on national TV to a laundry list of crimes the libs and their butt licking pundits in the media would praise him for his bravery. And claim it was just more proof of what a great man he is.
I haven’t listened to Beck in awhile. Is this still about the Saudi student from the Boston bombings, the one with the 3-B visa classification? Last I remember about that, Glenn said that Janet Napolitano would be impeached, at the very least, when he exposed the documentation he had. He said if the people involved didn’t come clean, he would expose them in a few days time and it could cause the collapse of the government. That was a couple months ago though, and he completely dropped it and acted like he never said any of it.
Beck has proven himself time and again to be the boy who cried wolf.
There are more. Can they count on people who can’t even keep a lib off the GOP ticket to have their back when the SHTF.
Hell no. So don’t expect to see them martyr themselves for nothing.
obama is not qualified to be president. Neither was LBJ. Vote fraud got him in the senate. Without that he would never have been selected as JFK’s veep. My point is this has been going on for a long time. But I never thought I’d see an administration as corrupt as this one. And there is “no controlling legal authority” to stop it.
I think it’s time to just sit back and watch.
If Ms. Fedenisn is smart , she will move to the Senate Floor with 24 hour coverage until this mess is fixed so that she and her family are protected.Literally have cameras on her and family with real time streaming to multiple offsite locations 24 hours a day. Might be time for a real time filibuster with the Senate in session with her as a guest.. Then if the wons suicide bombers do their things we at least are rid of some democrats.
I’m getting tired of having to correct you people who don’t pay a damn bits worth of attention.
NO it is not about the Saudi National. Beck broke that story and it was a big deal. But the American public has the attention span of a fruit fly. NOT Glenn’s fault.
Second of all.. he NEVER said Janet Napolitano would be “impeached”
And he has never, ever said before that information he had would cause the collapse of the government. And he’s never said he had something and completely dropped it.
Get a clue.
They know they can get away with it because Repubs are too timid to do anything and the low-info American voter doesn't know, thanks to our "news" media.
Now if W was still prez the media would be all over this story and hanging it on him.
TexGrill ~:” Just in case you think Obama is a thug. Hillary is worse. “
Someone here has maintained an ongoing Klinton body count.
Hildebeast is no one to triffle with !
We might still have a Christmas this year.
“The NSA only collects the data...it takes the DOJ to secure judiciary approval to MINE the data. “
With all the private contractors our there working for the NSA, they collect and mine as they see fit. I’m sure there are a few ethical NSA people, but we all know what the ethically challenged could do with access to unlimited personal information. Some are content to settle personal issues, some may want to score some dough and others get off on the whole totalitarian mindset.
As far as the DOJ is concerned, they are just 0bama’s Gestapo and they are primarily concerned with taking care of whistleblowers and political enemies.
Hell I interviewed an ex-CIA CO years ago who told me he had observed vast quantities of drugs stored in an aircraft hangar. He wouldn’t talk about it on the phone. He knew they were involved in the distribution process. I think our governments been involved since the 70’s maybe earlier (probably).
Batman11 ~:” I think Glenn is talking about Chief Roberts..
“That would be a biggie, if he disclosed that he was blackmailed to change his ObozoCare vote!” “
Unfortunately , when it comes to children, parents are too emotionally involved to make a rational decision.
That includes Justice Roberts...
Count on it, I refuse to miss my SIL's Christmas ham and scalloped oysters! :o)
There’s a reason that “lazy diplomat” is a favorite intelligence officer cover.
I knew a Chicago guy who said his wife’s friend was employed by Hillary to make people disappear. One time he planned to visit this Chicago guy after making a phone call and said he was on his way. He didn’t show up at the house until 5 years later. They asked him why it took so long, and he said well I was stopped by the cops and they found explosives in my car. I didn’t want to tell them why so I had to wait a few years to get out of prison. This guy claims it’s a true story.