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State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids
PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing

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 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 Department’s 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.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
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1 posted on 06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Is this who Glenn is talking about? The whistleblower needing Congressional protection?


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:02:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

It’s possible!

But I think what he’s talking about is bigger than this.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:04:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing

Government by thugs.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:04:22 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Jane Long

I think Glenn is talking about Chief Roberts..


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:05:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing

 They also include allegations that State Department officials engaged in an underground drug ring in Baghdad, Iraq.

OMG...


6 posted on 06/12/2013 8:05:19 PM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: Jane Long

Just what I was wondering.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 8:07:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: smoothsailing

Give her and her kids 24 hour/safe house protection., with TEXAS RANGERS.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: smoothsailing

Dear Lord...


9 posted on 06/12/2013 8:08:37 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Nachum

ping


10 posted on 06/12/2013 8:09:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jane Long

I’m thinking this is it.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 8:09:15 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: smoothsailing

Note that she went to Cruz.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jane Long

I don’t know what Glenn is talking about. I don’t listen to him much anymore.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 8:12:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Norm Lenhart

If I had to pick one to trust, it would be him. He isn’t fearful and he is honest and what’s his name said Cruz was one of the smartest law students. Actually, I think he’s the only one I trust at this time.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 8:13:04 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Just in case you think Obama is a thug. Hillary is worse.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 8:14:56 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Irenic

Him and Trent Franks for me. The rest are wholesale dems. They have proven it with their actions and lack of actions both.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 8:14:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes, I think that was an excellent decision on her part. That probably really spooked the State Department.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Thugs and bullies don't operate well in the daylight. Also, smart of her to turn the documents over to Sen. Cruz who will not be intimidated. The heat is on high and the whole cover-up is ready to boil.
18 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:19 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: smoothsailing; All

I’m sorry, my eyes are tired.....is there a link in your article that corroborates a threat to her kids? The USA Today and Human Events article just seem to repeat what we’ve read and seen about the State Dept showing up on her door.

Thanks in advance.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

Possibly? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3030630/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


20 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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