Monday, June 10

State Dept. Staffers Involved In Prostitution And Drugs

And now another episode of Your Daily Scandal, brought to you by the US Government run directed by Team Kenya and Co. Honestly, it just gets more disgusting by the day. I think the plan is to throw so many of these scandals at the public all at once so that we are too busy with them to see what is really going on. The story from The Blaze follows:

A CBS News report claims that recently-uncovered documents show that high-ranking State Department officials may have covered up staffers’ illegal and inappropriate behavior. Included in this purported behavior are both prostitution and drug abuse claims.
At its heart, the scandal involves the Diplomatic Security Service (DDS), the body responsible for protecting the secretary of state and U.S. ambassadors who are serving in foreign countries. The DSS is also tasked with overseeing investigations into misconduct of State Department employees, CBS reports.
The outlet has more about the latest potential scandal to make headlines:
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.”
The memo also reveals details about an “underground drug ring” [that] 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.”
The Inspector General’s office was apparently told by DSS agents that senior State Department officials wanted them to ignore or back away from specific cases. If this is the case, it is likely that many will alleged a cover-up was underway. Fedenisn called the level of purported pressure and influence from higher-ups “very disturbing.”
In one example, State Department agents claim that they were told not to investigate a U.S. ambassador who was suspected of seeking out prostitutes in a public park. In a memo, the ambassador is said to have regularly “ditched” his detail in an effort to gain sexual favors from these women.

Now, I could be wrong as I sometimes am, but when I read this my immediate thought was, "oh, here we go. Low level staffers in the State Dept. How convenient to lay the Benghazi blame on them and their ineptness." And while everyone is running around trying to figure out who the high ranking officials were that covered up their deed, who is left to investigate the root of Benghazi? What about Fast and Furious? The IRS? The AP and James Rosen? What about Obama's real past?

Tune back in tomorrow for the next scandal. They seem to be coming at a breakneck speed now.

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