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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 Claibornes USAA account, an Apple iPhone and laptop computer, Chinese New Years 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 FBIs investigation of Claiborne included surveillance done under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Reuters said in a tweet, citing a federal prosecutor.
Hard to believe someone would sell out their country for $20,000 a year. That's small time embezzlement.
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....!!
Yeah and then write it down!
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.
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.
Twenty thousand is nightstand change to the Clinton Crime Family.
Bill Clinton administration hire?
Ah, is that how it works?
Dumb enough to commit serious felonies for $20k per year, and dumb enough to document her crimes in a journal.
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.
“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.
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.
Could be a connection to Hillary?
Not hard to believe at all when you Haagen no conscience.
This just proves that the obozo dept of state was rife with felons
Well Obama did say was going to have a transparent transmission. He just didn’t say how.
Hopefully she knows something — a bigger fish that she can use to plea bargain
BTW; She be Amish... A group that has no problem with selling out our country!
What she gave the Chinese in exchange for the gifts and cash will of course never be revealed to us peasants.
They are trying to hide her picture. I wanted to see if she was a “Bigun”.