Another day, another scandal hits the Obama Administration as newly uncovered docs show the U.S. State Department has been busy covering up allegations of highly illegal activities from prostitution to an underground drug ring – report.
CBS News reports that they have has unearthed documents from the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), an internal watchdog agency, implicating the State Department in a series of worldwide malfeasance.
The memo cites eight specific instances, including shocking allegations that a State Department security official in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” with foreign nationals hired as embassy guards and the docs also charge that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries”. The reports says that the overseas use of hookers was an “endemic” problem.
Department internal investigator Aurelia Fedenisn told CBS News, “We also uncovered several allegations of criminal wrongdoing in cases, some of which never became cases.”
CBS also reported that other DSS agents were simply told to back off of investigations of high-ranking State Department members.
Fedenisn told the news net that “hostile intelligence services” allow criminal behavior to continue.
According to the bombshell memo detailing the cover-ups, State Department investigators were told to stop probing the case of a U.S. ambassador who was believed to be soliciting prostitutes in a public park.
The memo reportedly states that the ambassador was permitted to return to his post despite having, “routinely ditched…his protective security detail” in order to “solicit sexual favors from prostitutes.”
A draft of the Inspector General’s report on the performance of the Diplomatic Security Service, obtained by CBS News, states, “Hindering such cases calls into question the integrity of the investigative process, can result in counterintelligence vulnerabilities and can allow criminal behavior to continue.”
Two hours after the bombshell report was made public, investigators from the State Department’s Inspector General showed up at the home of Special Investigator Aurelia Fedenisn who was part of the team that drafted the whistleblower memo that was made available to CBS.
“It goes without saying that the Department does not condone interference with investigation by any of its employees,” a statement was released to CBS.