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  • Hillary’s State Dept. HID reports of PEDOPHILIA and MAJOR SEXUAL ABUSE

    06/10/2015 2:58:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 6/9/15 | soopermexican
    Is there any sin that Hillary didn’t dip her cankle into? The Washington Examiner has uncovered what looks like the State Department under Hillary Clinton helping hide reports of pedophilia and sexual abuse among their staff right before she resigned in order to shelter her from criticism. State Department Inspector General officials edited out passages of a high-profile report in 2013 that could have embarrassed Hillary Clinton just days before she quit President Obama’s Cabinet.The officials excised details of a cover up of misconduct by Clinton’s security team.The edits raise concerns that investigators were subjected to “undue influence” from agency...
  • House Issues Subpoena for Release of Diplomatic Spending Documents

    06/01/2015 6:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the Obama administration compelling it to release long-withheld documents concerning the training of diplomatic security personnel tasked with defending Americans abroad. Since 2014, Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) the committee’s chairman, has been seeking key documents from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding State Department plans to construct a nearly $1 billion training facility for diplomatic security personnel. Royce issued a subpoena to the OMB on Friday to force the release of documents detailing whether construction of the new training facility will be cost effective. Critics such as...
  • State Department Whistleblower HAMMERS Corrupt Officials on website created by supporters

    05/29/2015 3:41:44 PM PDT · by homicide_investigator · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05-29-2015 | Chuck Ross
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - State Department Employee Sets Up Web Site SLAMMING Agency Leadership Posted By Chuck Ross On 10:44 AM 05/29/2015 In | No Comments Tweet A 17-year veteran of the State Department is taking aim at agency leadership, past and present, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a new website that alleges a culture of corruption at Foggy Bottom replete with misconduct and criminal cover-up. Richard Higbie has been locked in various legal battles with the State Department since he joined the agency’s Diplomatic Security Service in 1998. In 2001, he filed a...
  • Clinton Campaign Kicks Off as Huma Abedin Probe Begins

    04/14/2015 4:27:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 14, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Clinton Campaign Kicks Off as Huma Abedin Probe BeginsPosted By Matthew Vadum On April 14, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments At long last the Department of State is investigating why a top Hillary Clinton aide with generational ties to Islamic terrorism was allowed to work in a sensitive government position while simultaneously working for a Clinton-connected private sector consulting firm.Hillary Clinton and the senior aide, Huma Abedin, apparently conspired to keep the sweetheart working arrangement that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked employee had at Foggy Bottom a secret. Because it involves a Clinton, the story is, of...
  • As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action...

    04/10/2015 8:07:59 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | April 08 2015 | Matthew Cunningham-Cook
    For union organizers in Colombia, the dangers of their trade were intensifying. When workers at the country’s largest independent oil company staged a strike in 2011, the Colombian military rounded them up at gunpoint and threatened violence if they failed to disband, according to human rights organizations. Similar intimidation tactics against the workers, say labor leaders, amounted to an everyday feature of life. For the United States, these were precisely the sorts of discomfiting accounts that were supposed to be prevented in Colombia under a labor agreement that accompanied a recently signed free trade pact liberalizing the exchange of goods...
  • State Department To Fly Central American Children Into US

    04/02/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Potentially millions of current and former illegal immigrants now have the opportunity to fly their children to the U.S. with taxpayer dollars. Once they arrive, they will be eligible for benefits including a free education, healthcare and food stamps. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security will administer the program, ... Some of the benefits they will receive are a free education, medical care, living expenses and food stamps. ... The U.S. has already sent staff to the region and began accepting applications in December. If applicants don’t qualify for refugee status, they can be considered for parole status
  • State Department To Fly Central American Children Into US

    04/06/2015 8:25:02 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoo
    Potentially millions of current and former illegal immigrants now have the opportunity to fly their children to the U.S. with taxpayer dollars. Once they arrive, they will be eligible for benefits including a free education, healthcare and food stamps.
  • Gov’t program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US (Great Video)

    04/04/2015 11:17:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Peter Doocy
    Great 2 minute Video: WH trying to bring more Central American immigrants to US? Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer. Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free. A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put...
  • State Dept. program will fly in Central American immigrant children to U.S.

    04/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/04/2015 | Kellan Howell
    A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security Program will fly immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to their parents in the U.S. for free. Parents can apply to have their children picked up and flown over the border to them on the taxpayer’s dime, as long as they have some kind of legal immigration status, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday. The program was created in response to a surge of unaccompanied Central American children making the perilous trek to illegally cross the U.S. border that began last summer.
  • Top State Department aide listed as Clinton Foundation director

    04/01/2015 6:23:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox News ^ | 4/01/15 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department was listed as a director at the Clinton Foundation in its corporate records for more than three years after joining the administration, highlighting concerns that Clinton's aides were too close to the foundation during her tenure. The "William J. Clinton Foundation Corporation" named Cheryl Mills as one its three directors when it applied for nonprofit corporate status in Florida in June 2009-five months after Mills began serving as Clinton's chief of staff and counsel at the State Department. The organization continued to list Mills as a director in its annual state...
  • State Dept IG probing Clinton email setup

    03/31/2015 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    A State Department watchdog has begun an inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email setup, following calls from Republicans about the private email address and server used exclusively by the former secretary during her tenure at Foggy Bottom, The Hill has confirmed. The State Department’s inspector general received a letter from the Republican National Committee only a few days after a New York Times report detailed Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her home. John Phillippe, the RNC’s general counsel, urged the watchdog “to conduct an investigation into whether Secretary Clinton violated Department of State policies...
  • The Long, Complicated Story of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Subpoena

    03/30/2015 5:57:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, March 30, 2015 | Byron York
    Now that the public knows Hillary Clinton destroyed all the emails on her secret server — her lawyer told the House Benghazi Select Committee that there's nothing left to search — a question remains: Did Clinton destroy documents that were under subpoena from Congress? The answer is more complex than it might seem. There's no doubt Clinton withheld information that Congress demanded she turn over, and some Republicans believe the documents she destroyed were covered under a subpoena as well. But a look at the story behind the subpoena and other document requests from congressional Benghazi investigators is a tale...
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • The Return of the Jolly Roger (Hillary's Private Intel Network)

    03/28/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2015 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Hillary’s private email server acted as portal to a private intelligence network that included retired members of special operations, former CIA clandestine personnel and foreign informers. Acting in some indeterminate capacity over it was Sidney Blumenthal, former aide to president Bill Clinton and now apparently a retainer to the family dynasty. It was the compromise of Blumenthal’s emails by the Romanian hacker Guccifer that in part led to journalists to discover Hillary’s private email account. Publicly available sources describe Guccifer as a taxi driver who penetrated the email accounts of the Bush family, Colin Powell and of course Sidney Blumenthal...
  • Was Hillary running a secret intel network?

    03/28/2015 11:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the motives to wipe the hard drive on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server weren’t already crystal clear, a new development last night put it in Ultra HD. Gawker’s Jeff Girth and Sam Biddle uncovered a secret, private intelligence network run by Sidney Blumenthal for Hillary’s benefit, apart from the State Department’s own Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Hackers got e-mails that went through Hillary’s private server between her and Blumenthal, e-mails that show her own private intel group was also warning her that Libya was collapsing in the weeks and months prior to the sacking of the consulate in...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Obama Lawyers Afraid to Go to Court on Email Scandal

    03/27/2015 7:02:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03-27-2015
    The Obama administration’s fraud, misconduct and misrepresentation on the Hillary Clinton email scandal continues in federal court. Crafty, corrupt politicians realize that transparency and accountability go hand-in-hand. So that is why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (with the federal bureaucracies at their beck and call) have a personal and political interest in keeping their records away from the American people – even if it means violating the federal transparency law: the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • John Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State Department

    03/27/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to the State Department’s Inspector General requesting a review of email and records management, the State Department said today. The timing of Kerry’s request has many asking if this push for reform is connected to former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s recent scandal involving her use of a private email server, rather than a State Department account. State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke denied this had anything to do with Clinton, citing instead the State Department’s need to better manage the overwhelming number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and requests for information from...
  • State Department Lacked Top Watchdog During Hillary Clinton Tenure

    03/26/2015 6:20:54 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/24/15 | Byron Tau and Peter Nicholas
    The State Department had no permanent inspector general—the lead watchdog charged with uncovering misconduct and waste—during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to State Department leadership. ...
  • Senator Presses for Info on Huma's Special Gov't Status--and Her Emails

    03/19/2015 11:11:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 19 Mar 15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Chuck Grassley has sent two letters to the State Department to ask about Huma Abedin's special government status when she was a government employee--and for information on Abedin's email use while working for the government. Abedin is a close aide to Hillary Clinton, and worked for the consulting firm Teneo (under a special government employee status) while working for Clinton. "I am writing to follow up on inquiries I have been making since June 13, 2013 and August 15, 2013 regarding the State Department’s use of Special Government Employee (SGE) designations, and in particular, what steps the Department took...
  • New plan: maybe Obama could just pardon Hillary

    03/19/2015 10:26:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Clinton camp is probably feeling like they need to do something to turn the corner on all of the bad press they’ve been getting. Sure, the fallout hasn’t been too bad yet. Even when pollsters say that her support is “softening” this month, that still translates into a fifty point lead over Biden. But the real race is going to be kicking into gear eventually and she doesn’t need to be spending her days testifying before some House committee when she could be out on the trail giving $200K speeches. So what to do?Seth Lipsky at the New...
  • Was Hillary Clinton Running a Rogue Intel Operation?

    03/19/2015 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 63 replies
    Insider Fox News ^ | March 19 2015 | America's Newsroom
    Monica Crowley raised the question today of whether Hillary Clinton was using her private email server in order to run a rogue intelligence operation while she was secretary of state. Crowley told Martha MacCallum this morning that Clinton must answer questions about the contents of emails between her and Sidney Blumenthal. Crowley described Blumenthal as the Clintons' longtime "political hitman." She explained that President Obama denied Clinton's 2009 request to bring Blumenthal into the State Department. Crowley explained that a hacker called "Guccifer" then unearthed messages in 2013 from Blumenthal to Clinton's email account. The screenshots of Clinton's inbox were...
  • Memo To Hillary, State Department: Perjury Matters

    03/18/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: The refusal of State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki to answer a simple yes or no question — did Hillary Clinton sign separation form OF-109? — is proof of a cover-up of a felony by the former secretary of state. You'd think that if Clinton didn't sign separation form OF-109 or was not asked to, the State Department and Team Hillary would have just said so. After all, it would be easier to deflect questions about getting special treatment than acknowledging the committing of a felony by essentially lying under oath with the false claim that you have returned all...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • State Department Has ‘No Record’ Of Clinton Signing Separation Statement [VIDEO]

    03/17/2015 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/17/15 | Al Weaver
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is “fairly certain” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom. “We don’t have record of it,” Psaki admitted. “Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not?” asked The Associated Press’ Matt Lee. “Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,”...
  • EDITOR: GAWKER SUING FEDS OVER ‘NIXONIAN’ PLOT TO FRUSTRATE FOIA PROCESS

    03/15/2015 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on CSPAN, Gawker executive editor for investigative journalism John Cook said they are filing the papers for a lawsuit later today or Monday, against the State Department for their “Nixonian” “conspiracy at the highest levels of the State Department to frustrate” FOIA requests. Cook explained that it was hard to accept. “It could be that there is a conspiracy at the highest levels of the State Department to frustrate this process,” he said. “[I]t is just shocking to me to find out that there actually was, that dark impulse. Are they really trying, was there really an effort to...
  • "Muslim Brotherhood 'Princess" [Huma Abedin] Used Clinton Email Server

    03/12/2015 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joseph Farah?
    At least three of Hillary Clinton’s top aides – including one with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – used emails hosted on Clinton’s private server while she was secretary of state. . . She acknowledged she deleted thousands of personal emails ... Hayes specifically named Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, who served as Clinton’s longtime deputy chief of staff. Abedin and Clinton worked closely together for nearly 20 years.. . In another report, the gossip website Gawker claimed both Abedin and Phillippe Reines, Clinton’s communications strategist, used the private email addresses. . . The London Daily...
  • Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department

    03/12/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 12, 2015 | MICHAEL ASTRUE
    Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department MAR 12, 2015 • BY MICHAEL ASTRUE Hillary Clinton’s email problems do not end with her illegal privatization of government communications or her Nixonian stonewalling of questions about how much of her public record she has destroyed in order to avoid public scrutiny. She must also defend her broader record at the State Department—a record of building information technology systems designed to keep the vast majority of public records from becoming public. In 2009 the State Department began an overhaul of its email system in order to bring its system...
  • State Dept Won’t Say Whether Hillary Signed Crucial Records Form, Committed Felony

    03/12/2015 12:30:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | March 12, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki couldn’t tell reporters on Thursday if Hillary Clinton signed an official records form presented to all employees as they leave the department — a crucial question in determining whether the former Secretary of State committed a felony by failing to turn over government e-mail records. Former Department of Justice lawyer and National Review contributing editor Shannen Coffin noted this week that Clinton should have signed form OF-109 as part of her standard exit from the department. That form declares that she turned over all relevant records at the time of her departure — and stipulates...
  • State. Dept. Refuses to Answer Whether Hillary Signed Separation Agreement

    03/12/2015 12:28:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | March 12, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki refused to answer whether Hillary had signed the State Department's separation agreement when she left the department. A Former DOJ attorney Shannen Coffin believes that Hillary Clinton committed a crime if she signed the Department's Form SF-109 STATE-USIA Separation Form and still retained 50,000 emails on her private server. All employees of the State Department are required to sign a document called the SF-109 STATE-USIA Separation Form upon the end of their employment with the department. When asked if Hillary Clinton signed the form, Psaki said: "I think this has been asked, it was more...
  • IG report: Problems with State email records

    03/11/2015 11:52:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mario Trujillo
    State Department employees did not receive proper training and guidance on rules requiring the preservation of emails for the official record, according to the department's inspector general. In a report released Wednesday, the inspector general found that of the one billion emails sent in 2011, only 61,156 were preserved. That number dropped to 41,749 in 2013. The report, conducted in early 2014, found that some employees do not retain emails because "they do not want to make the email available in searches or fear that this availability would inhibit debate about pending decisions," according to the report. The inspector general...
  • New Israel Fund Paid Millions To Undermine Israel Via State Department

    03/09/2015 11:06:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/9/15 | Pamela Geller
    According to Edwin Black on The Daily Caller today, the New Israel Fund received more than $1 Million dollars in funding from the State Department. As Black noted, “Vocal critics in both the U.S. and Israel charge that the New Israel Fund has knowingly financed groups that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and worked to get Israeli soldiers prosecuted for so-called ‘war crimes.” Benny Yanay of an Israeli military organization called Consensus, representing some 3,000 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated, “The New Israel Fund acts against Israel — against the soldiers of our country....
  • 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>