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  • State Dept. whistleblower has email hacked, deleted

    12/30/2013 6:55:26 AM PST · by maddog55 · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2013 | 3:11am | SA Miller
    WASHINGTON — The personal e-mail account of a State Department whis­tle­­blower was hacked, and four years worth of messages — some detailing alleged wrongdoing at the agency — were deleted, The Post has learned. The computer attack targeted the Gmail account of Diplomatic Security Service criminal investigator Richard Higbie, his lawyer, Cary Schulman, confirmed. “They took all of his e-mails and then they deleted them all,” said Schulman. He said that he could not prove who was responsible for the hack job, but said the attack was “sophisticated” and called the targeting of Higbie “alarming.”
  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clinton’s security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children.” Gutman was allowed to retire in July. •Chuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...
  • Cameras Catch break in at Whistleblower's law firm

    07/07/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 112 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | July 7,2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • GOP bill would allow leave without pay for officials under investigation

    07/09/2013 4:36:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    House Republicans plan to advance a package of bills this month in response to the recent Internal Revenue Service controversies involving inappropriate scrutiny of conservative groups and lavish spending on a 2010 conference in Anaheim. One of the measures, bound to meet with opposition from the federal workforce, would allow agencies to place senior career officials on paid or unpaid leave while they are under investigation for abuses. A similar bill passed the House last year but died in the Senate. Another proposal in the GOP package would require agency leaders to approve government conferences and hold them accountable for...
  • State Department employee implicated in sex for visa scam

    07/09/2013 7:44:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2013 | Rick Moran
    An embassy employee in Georgetown, Guyana has been implicated in a visa selling scam that included receiving sexual favors in exchange for the travel document. Daily Caller: The State Department acknowledged last week that one of its officials is the target of a probe over "allegations of improprieties relating to a Consular Officer formerly assigned to Georgetown, Guyana" without providing further details. Local media are also claiming the official, who was recently withdrawn from normal duties pending completion of an official investigation, associated with drug lords as part of his visa scam. The scandal began when executives and tourists complained...
  • Allegation: State Department Officer Traded Visas for Sexual Favors

    07/08/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/8/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The State Department seems to have a sexual exploitation problem on its hands. Three weeks ago we learned from a State Department whistleblower who works inside the Inspector General office that officials interfered with internal investigations into sexual misconduct. That misconduct included a US Ambassador soliciting sexual favors from prostitutes and minors. Now, we're learning a U.S. Embassy official has been removed for allegedly trading visas for sexual favors. Charles Johnson has more: A State Department officer has been accused of selling visas for sex and money in what may have been a massive human trafficking operation, The Daily Caller...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isn’t this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • Why the IRS IG Stopped with an Audit [ex-IG Gerald Walpin]

    06/14/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/14/2013 | Gerald Walpin
    Probably in part because the Obama administration intimidates inspector generals. Among all the unanswered questions about the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative organizations, one is most crucial: Who ordered this extreme scrutiny? Amazingly, IRS inspector general J. Russell George, responsible for the investigation asking those questions about the IRS, has testified that he did not obtain that information. Details of that testimony are interesting. Representative Tom Graves (R., Ga.) asked, “Have you asked the individuals who ordered them to use this extra scrutiny to punish, or penalize, or postpone, or deny?” George turns around to confer with his assistant. Just...
  • Clinton confidante at center of Benghazi damage-control tied to probe of suspected diplomat crimes

    06/14/2013 5:52:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    A longtime confidante of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton who reportedly played a key role in the State Department’s damage-control efforts on the Benghazi attack last year is also named in accusations that department higher-ups quashed investigations into diplomats’ potential criminal activity. Cheryl Mills, who served in a dual capacity in recent years as general counsel and chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state, was accused of attempting to stifle congressional access to a diplomat who held a senior post in Libya at the time of the attack. Now she has become the closest member of...
  • State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

    06/13/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers. ... “Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo...
  • Hillary Clinton Denies Knowledge of State Department Scandals, Cover-Ups

    06/12/2013 10:28:56 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement through a spokesman Tuesday that claimed total ignorance of rampant sex crimes and cover-ups occurring on her watch that were alleged in an Inspector General’s memo reported by CBS News and the New York Post.
  • ABC, NBC Minimize New State Department Sex and Drugs Scandal

    06/12/2013 9:40:11 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    The latest State Department scandal, involving a possible cover-up of sexual misconduct by an ambassador and security officials, was only newsworthy enough to merit one full report each on ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts before the two networks moved on. NBC led Tuesday's Today with the "damaging documents" concerning the "possibly illegal...behavior", but ignored it the following morning. NBC Nightly News hasn't even touched the story yet.
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 147 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston 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...
  • More State Department Cover-up: Shooting of Two Pregnant Women and Two Men

    06/12/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 12, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    <p>A top State Department official stymied investigators trying to get to the bottom of four killings in Honduras involving DEA agents and local police — yet another revelation from internal memos leaked by a whistleblower claiming a pattern of coverups.</p>