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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
KEYWORDS: aureliafedenisn; fedenisn; statedept; statedeptscandals; whistleblowers
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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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To: smoothsailing

Although, if this is the scandal Beck is speaking of, I don’t see how it has the possibility of bringing down the government. Unless there is MUCH more that she hasn’t released yet.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:52 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: ConservativeMan55

“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!


22 posted on 06/12/2013 8:15:58 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Batman11

THAT would have the power to bring down the government.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 8:16:23 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing
It looks like our government is in the beginning stages of a collapse.

It's surprising to see that sentence in print. Guess I'll buy more water and toilet paper tomorrow. Wine too.

24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:17:07 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


25 posted on 06/12/2013 8:18:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hoosiermama; maggief; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx

Ping!


26 posted on 06/12/2013 8:18:23 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“THAT would have the power to bring down the government.”

THAT it would! I doubt that Roberts would have the onions to go there, even if it was true. Although, somebody has to step up and be a patriot in all of this. Don’t they?


27 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:34 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Batman11

How would that revelation bring down the Republican Party too though? Glenn claimed the revelation to come would bring both parties down.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:44 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: smoothsailing

DS is comprised of some of the biggest pu**ies in the world. There more concerned with getting overseas assignments, living on the taxpayer dime getting drunk, than with actual law enforcement/security issues.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: smoothsailing

If there is one guy I’d trust with my life in DC, Cruz would be it. And Franks would come in 2nd, simply because Cruz is a pit bull where TF is more measured.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: penelopesire

Both the GOP-e and the Progressives are involved in the spying.

It’s got something to do with that.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 8:21:25 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: penelopesire

“How would that revelation bring down the Republican Party too though? Glenn claimed the revelation to come would bring both parties down.”

I guess if Repubs had knowledge of Roberts being blackmailed and did nothing about it, that would do it. It’s all speculation, obviously.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 8:22:43 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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sfl


33 posted on 06/12/2013 8:23:03 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
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.

This is some serious business. I'm glad that Ted Cruz is the one whose help Ms Fedenisn sought.

34 posted on 06/12/2013 8:24:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: smoothsailing

I am starting to think u have doubts about HOPE AND CHANGE...

35 posted on 06/12/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: penelopesire

Consider that both parties are involved at all levels in all scandals to some degree. No one can seriously believe there are any secrets in DC. Republican staffers are ALSO tasked with implementation et all. THEY KNOW.

Since GOP know dem activities and do nothing/have DONE NOTHING, down they go as accomplices.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 8:26:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConservativeMan55

The NSA only collects the data...it takes the DOJ to secure judiciary approval to MINE the data. Holder’s DOJ is behind spying on Obama’s political opponents and passing info to WH. Not sure how that would touch the GOP. I do see how Benghazi will touch the GOPe...like McCain, ET, al though.

My guess is the financial collapse in 2007/2008 was orchestrated by the elites in both parties.....just a wild guess...new world order crap. All we need now is the lizard men and I am headed to join Alex Jones cult...lol


37 posted on 06/12/2013 8:26:29 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

LOL


38 posted on 06/12/2013 8:27:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ladyjane
Guess I'll buy more water and toilet paper tomorrow. Wine too.

Ha! I'm with you...I agree...especially with the wine ;)

39 posted on 06/12/2013 8:27:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: prairiebreeze

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.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/06/12/state-department-whistle-blower/2413265/


40 posted on 06/12/2013 8:27:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Batman11

Yeah, that would be momentous. Also maybe what is commonly called a Constitutional Crisis?


41 posted on 06/12/2013 8:27:41 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


42 posted on 06/12/2013 8:28:40 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

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?

Yup.


43 posted on 06/12/2013 8:32:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SandRat

Right now across the USA we need about 10,000 Chuck Norrises.


44 posted on 06/12/2013 8:32:23 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: penelopesire

Wow, wow, wow and how.

We’re over the target, we have POSHITUS on the run, now is the time to drop the bombs!


45 posted on 06/12/2013 8:32:42 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Jane Long

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.


46 posted on 06/12/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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.


47 posted on 06/12/2013 8:34:43 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: LyinLibs

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.


48 posted on 06/12/2013 8:34:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: smoothsailing

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.


49 posted on 06/12/2013 8:36:27 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: smoothsailing

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.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 8:36:54 PM PDT by contrarian (May God protect her and keep her family in his hands)
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