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(newas of June 10th) ANOTHER government scandal brews
1 year ago

Getting hard to keep track of all these, but here is another: 

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State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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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.

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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."

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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."

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Read the rest here: 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57588456/state-department-memo-reveals-possible-cover-ups-halted-investigations/   

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This post was modified from its original form on 10 Jun, 7:46
1 year ago

DO u wonder if Obie purposefully puts into power, people with a dubious past?

 

It is his hold on them, I often wondered if Petraeus was set-up, he was blackmailed by this admin.

for sure.

 

Obie's past is questionable and mostly propoganda from his own machine.  Sealed records, no resume, everything dubious about him as well so why wouldn't he put into controlled positions abroad, people with problems.  They do his bidding faithfully. 

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