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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    yesterday:

    Exclusive: Whistleblower Says State Department Trying to Bully Her Into Silence | The Cable

    The State Department investigator who accused colleagues last week of using drugs, soliciting prostitutes, and having sex with minors says that Foggy Bottom is now engaged in an "intimidation" campaign to stop her.

    Last week's leaks by Aurelia Fedenisn, a former State Department inspector general investigator, shined a light on alleged wrongdoing by U.S. officials around the globe. But her attorney Cary Schulman tells The Cable that Fedenisn has paid a steep price: "They had law enforcement officers camp out in front of her house, harass her children and attempt to incriminate herself."

    Fedenisn's life changed dramatically last Monday after she handed over documents and statements to CBS News alleging that senior State Department officials "influenced, manipulated, or simply called off" several investigations into misconduct.

    After the CBS News made inquiries to the State Department about the charges, Schulman says investigators from the State Department's Inspector General promptly arrived at Fedenisn's door. "They talked to both kids and never identified themselves," he said. "First the older brother and then younger daughter, a minor, asking for their mom's place of work and cell phone number ... They camped out for four to five hours."

    Schulman says the purpose of the visit was to get Fedenisn to sign a document admitting that she stole State Department materials, such as the memos leaked to CBS. Schulman says it was crucial that she didn't sign the document because her separation agreement with the State Department includes a provision allowing disclosures of misconduct. Furthermore, none of the materials were classified.

    Schulman charged that sending law enforcement officers to pressure her into signing an agreement was heavy handed. "Why not simply mail it, courier it, send it Federal Express or deliver it by any other normal means by which one delivers a demand letter? Why send two federal law enforcement agents?" he asked. He also said that officials from the Inpsector General's Office told him they'd be having a "no kidding get together with the DOJ," implying to him that they would push criminal charges if his client didn't cooperate.

    In discussing the chain of events with Kel McClanahan, a D.C. attorney who has represented several agency whistleblowers, McClanahan said the case smacked of intimidation.

    "This type of intimidation technique is all too common when an agency wants something from you that it is not entirely confident it can get without your cooperation, and more often than not people who don't know any better fall for it," he told The Cable. "Regardless of what you may think of Fedenisn's motives, she worked for these guys for years and she knows their playbook ... I would have been shocked if she did anything except promptly hire a lawyer and call their bluff."
    no charges against a pedophile ambassador

    but a whistleblower---watch out

    chicago thugs have big shoulders

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    yesterday:

    Exclusive: Whistleblower Says State Department Trying to Bully Her Into Silence | The Cable



    no charges against a pedophile ambassador

    but a whistleblower---watch out

    chicago thugs have big shoulders
    Too bad there couldn't be a do-over for the last election.

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You have to be delusional beyond recognition at this point not to see scandal oozing out of every pore of this administration.

    EVERYBODY sees it. You can't play the denial game all day, but you're 100 feet under water and out of breath.
    ...and who has it right and who is living in la-la land?

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