By: Marilyn Assenheim
The Diplomatic Security Service is the internal investigating arm of the United States State Department. The DSS, according to CBS News (of all places), has alleged that the United States State Department has covered up world-wide, illegal behavior by their operatives. These shenanigans have occurred under Clinton’s aegis, “ranging from sexual assaults to an underground drug ring.” Not Slick Willy’s administration; these cover-ups took place on Hillary Clinton’s watch.
CBS cites a memo specifying eight examples of misconduct, including that of a State Department official in Beirut: “…who engaged in sexual assaults with foreign nationals hired as embassy guards and…members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries.” The report says the activity was “endemic.”
The DSS was, reportedly, not even permitted to establish cases for the crimes once they were uncovered. Former State Department internal investigator, Aurelia Fedenisn, went on the record: “We also uncovered several allegations of criminal wrongdoing in cases, some of which never became cases. Often times, other DSS agents were simply told to back off of investigations of high-ranking State Department members… hostile intelligence services allow criminal behavior to continue…In one such cover-up, investigators were told to stop probing the case of a U.S. ambassador who was suspected of patronizing prostitutes in a public park. The memo 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.” Those orders, according to Fedenisn and her fellow investigators, came from “high up” in the State Department.
Ms. Fedenisn was not the only one that was upset by the “some-animals-are-more-equal-than-others” treatment that high ranking bureaucrats were getting. In an effort to disinfect the corruption with daylight, Investigator Fedenisn and her fellows issued an internal report. The report, concerned with the broad, negative effects such actions were having on the DSS’s credibility, reached the Inspector General. He, in turn, was angered by the black eye such hanky-panky gave the DSS. He issued his own report. He concluded by stating: “Hindering such cases calls into question the integrity of the investigative process can result in counterintelligence vulnerabilities and can allow criminal behavior to continue.” No kidding? Like the ambassador addicted to trawling for trollops in the park? The Attorney General’s ire didn’t seem to prevent investigator Fedenisn from becoming “former” investigator Fedenisn. Investigators from the State Department showed up at her door, a couple of hours after the charges in her report were filed.
The scandals currently rocking the regime may appear to dwarf these cover-ups; they don’t. Yes, all governments run shady operations; but the corruption of this regime is an order of magnitude worse. The U.S. State Department has been a law unto itself for longer than anyone cares to remember. There is no excuse for putting the fox in charge of the hen house. As long as we are considering ridding ourselves of rotten, government agencies, we should put the State Department on the list.