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State employee charged in FBI probe
The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers

Posted on 03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT by billorites

A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses.

Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said.

Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad despite being required to do so.

ADVERTISEMENT “Claiborne also is required to report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency,” the press release said.

“This case demonstrates that U.S. government employees will be held accountable for failing to honor the trust placed in them when they take on such sensitive assignments,” it added.

Claiborne is accused of repeatedly contacting two Chinese intelligence agents, who “provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years.”

The press release said the agents provided Claiborne with gifts, including “cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, an Apple iPhone and laptop computer, Chinese New Year’s gifts, meals, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend.”

Claiborne also wrote in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” if she continued working with one of the agents, an affidavit says.

Claiborne was arrested Tuesday and appeared in a D.C.-based District Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Claiborne has worked with the State Department in various posts since 1999, “including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China.”

The FBI’s investigation of Claiborne included surveillance done under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Reuters said in a tweet, citing a federal prosecutor.


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"Claiborne also wrote in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” if she continued working with one of the agents, an affidavit says."

Hard to believe someone would sell out their country for $20,000 a year. That's small time embezzlement.

1 posted on 03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

She should have joined the Clinton Foundation, she could have been a contender..... big time.

All she needed was some mentoring from Sidney Blumenthal, Huma, Doug Band..... maybe Bill and Hill....!!


2 posted on 03/29/2017 1:32:44 PM PDT by Enchante (Libtards are enemies of true civilization!)
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To: billorites

Yeah and then write it down!


3 posted on 03/29/2017 1:34:35 PM PDT by Eagles6 (My weapons are lubricated by liberal tears.)
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To: billorites

Trying to make it look like they are being tough on State Department. The instant case shows serious “undercharging”. She was taking money and gifts. Just like Hillary. 20K is peanuts to the Clinton Crime Family.


4 posted on 03/29/2017 1:35:03 PM PDT by DrDude (To the Victor go the spoils! Kick A$$ Trump.)
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To: Enchante

Seriously. All this case proves is that if you’re small fry you won’t get away with it. If you’re Bill, Hill and Podesta—the sky’s the limit.


5 posted on 03/29/2017 1:35:13 PM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: DrDude

Twenty thousand is nightstand change to the Clinton Crime Family.


6 posted on 03/29/2017 1:36:56 PM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: billorites
Claiborne has worked with the State Department in various posts since 1999...

Bill Clinton administration hire?

-PJ

7 posted on 03/29/2017 1:38:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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Claiborne was arrested Tuesday and appeared in a D.C.-based District Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Ah, is that how it works?

8 posted on 03/29/2017 1:41:51 PM PDT by aspasia
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To: billorites

Dumb enough to commit serious felonies for $20k per year, and dumb enough to document her crimes in a journal.


9 posted on 03/29/2017 1:42:01 PM PDT by Rebelrage ("To crush your enemies -- See them driven, and to hear the lamentation of their women")
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To: Enchante

10’s of thousands in chinese communist esionage scheme wouldn’t fill one grocery bag comapred to what johnny chung was bringing in to tbe xlintonista regime.

For that matter, the xlinton foundation couldn’t pay for chelsea’s wedding sliiper with such a paltry sum.


10 posted on 03/29/2017 1:42:33 PM PDT by thinden
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To: billorites

“Hard to believe someone would sell out their country for $20,000 a year. That’s small time embezzlement. “

Traitors sell what costs billions for peanuts. What John Walker got a few thousand for cost billions and could have meant the difference between living or dying for the entire United States.


11 posted on 03/29/2017 1:43:42 PM PDT by Gen.Blather (n)
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To: aspasia

She’s charged with a federal crime. The story refers to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. It’s a federal, not a District of Columbia, court.


12 posted on 03/29/2017 1:55:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Liz; LucyT

Could be a connection to Hillary?


13 posted on 03/29/2017 1:58:07 PM PDT by Whenifhow (when, if and how will Obama be gone?)
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To: billorites

Not hard to believe at all when you Haagen no conscience.

This just proves that the obozo dept of state was rife with felons


14 posted on 03/29/2017 2:09:56 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: billorites
A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department,


Just when the Caucasians get representation, they have to break it up!
15 posted on 03/29/2017 2:10:23 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Parroting fake news is highly profitable for some.)
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To: Nifster

Well Obama did say was going to have a transparent transmission. He just didn’t say how.


16 posted on 03/29/2017 2:16:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jazminerose

Hopefully she knows something — a bigger fish that she can use to plea bargain


17 posted on 03/29/2017 2:34:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: billorites

BTW; She be Amish... A group that has no problem with selling out our country!


18 posted on 03/29/2017 2:55:24 PM PDT by Strac6 ("We sleep safe in our beds only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on the enemy.")
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To: billorites

What she gave the Chinese in exchange for the gifts and cash will of course never be revealed to us peasants.


19 posted on 03/29/2017 3:20:44 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Strac6

They are trying to hide her picture. I wanted to see if she was a “Bigun”.


20 posted on 03/29/2017 5:06:50 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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