Skip to comments.State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations
Posted on 06/10/2013 6:42:20 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations
(CBS News) CBS News has uncovered documents that show the State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior within their ranks.
The Diplomatic Security Service, or the DSS, is the State Department's security force, charged with protecting the secretary of state and U.S. ambassadors overseas and with investigating any cases of misconduct on the part of the 70,000 State Department employees worldwide.
CBS News' John Miller reports that according to an internal State Department Inspector General's memo, several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off. The memo obtained by CBS News cited eight specific examples. Among them: allegations that a State Department security official in Beirut "engaged in sexual assaults" on foreign nationals hired as embassy guards and the charge and that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security detail "engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries" -- a problem the report says was "endemic."
The memo also reveals details about an "underground drug ring" was operating near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and supplied State Department security contractors with drugs.
Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator with the State Department's internal watchdog agency, the Inspector General, told Miller, "We also uncovered several allegations of criminal wrongdoing in cases, some of which never became cases."
In such cases, DSS agents told the Inspector General's investigators that senior State Department officials told them to back off, a charge that Fedenisn says is "very" upsetting.
"We were very upset. We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went, was very disturbing," she said.
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Wow, CBS News?
That cinches it, Obama is goin’ down.
This is turning into an all-out feeding frenzy.
Obviously he’s managed to cheese-off his puppetmasters somehow.
This administration (and I use the term loosely) has more shoes dropping than Imelda Marcos.
Shall I start making the popcorn?
They have so many people “getting to the bottom of this and hold people accountable” that they will have to hire more people to investigate - maybe that was their plan all along to get more union hacks.
all surpressed of course to get thru the election.
Gonna need a scorecard to keep up. How many special prosecutors can we get busy?
“Fedenisn, a DSS agent for 26 years, was a part of the team that prepared the draft report and is now a whistleblower who has taken her concerns to Congress.
Two hours after CBS News made inquiries to the State Department about these charges, investigators from the State Department’s Inspector General showed up at her door.”
“Two hours after CBS News made inquiries to the State Department about these charges, investigators from the State Department’s Inspector General showed up at her door.”
Is that normal? It’s creepy.
Of course in this news will be the first time obama or hillary have heard about it, but be sure they will condemn this behavior.
I’m sure hillary is saying to herself, I got out of there just in the nick of time.
Hillary’s State Dept.
People, we need to start painting ALL Dems as being this corrupt...it needs to stick to the Dem/Lib/Communist party like glue!
Loud, smelly, sticky, nasty glue!!
Once one person is successful at standing up to the bully , more will come out of hiding!
She needs to get her testimony in front of congress ASAP
They were not for Hilary as she always had her Huma by her side. But then again Huma may have stopped traveling to have her Weiner baby.....
members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries”
Those first few whistleblowers has given others the courage to come out with the truth as to what has been going on in this administration. God bless and protect them. It looks like the holes in obama’s ship will take him down; everyone is piling on.
This bozo gets back into office and a few months later the freakin dam breaks.....come on, man!
There is yet another scandal...conspiracy to withhold pertinent information from the American public in an effort to pervert an election.
Considering everything we've heard over the last few weeks, this gubbamint is corrupt from top to bottom.
Soon all of Barry’s government will up in front of Darrell Issa’s committee..........
How far is too far and who stops them?
A State Department investigating itself and found grievances so bad they simply called off the investigations.
Gee that sounds almost as serious as a State Department head who sleeps with a Muslim woman in a Lesbian relationship and then set up an Ambassador to be killed or held hostage.
What difference does it make?