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State Dept Security Agents Have Criminal Records

Two more pieces on the burgeoning State Department scandals from the New York Post. Which seems to be the only media outlet besides CBS News that is interested in covering this story.

From the New York Post:

State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

By S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE | June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals.

The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers

Bear in mind that the Senate’s amnesty bill promises that criminal background checks will be done on all of the 11 million illegal aliens in our country before they are ‘legalized.’

“Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo to State Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel from a team leader in the IG’s Office.

The memo goes on to state that the troubling backgrounds can pose a problem if the agents are needed to testify at trials to assist prosecutors.

“Too many people entering the [Diplomatic Security and Information Management] communities end up as subjects of [Special Investigation Division] investigations and HR adjudications, become Giglio-impaired [sic] and can play only limited roles thereafter,” according to the memo.

“Giglio” refers to a US Supreme Court case dealing with jury notification that witnesses have made deals with the government to induce testimony.

Some Diplomatic Security field offices “have major problems just waiting to be discovered,” the memo adds…

A 2012 letter to State’s labor-management negotiator from the union for foreign-service agents, also obtained by The Post, asserts a pattern of “questionable tactics and unprofessional conduct” by Diplomatic Security agents…

The memo sites eight cases involving Diplomatic Security agents who resort to “false, misleading or incomplete statements in reports,” “privacy-act violations” or “lack of objectivity” in investigations.

Lest we forget, these Diplomatic Security Agents are the people who are supposed to be investigating the other State Department scandals.

And here is more from the New York Post:

State Department stymied probe into shooting of four Hondurans, whistleblower says

Hill’s team eyed in Honduras-slay ‘coverup’

By GEOFF EARLE and S.A. MILLER | June 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — A top State Department official stymied investigators trying to get to the bottom of four killings in Honduras involving DEA agents and local police — yet another revelation from internal memos leaked by a whistleblower claiming a pattern of coverups.

The incident ended in the deaths of two pregnant women and two men last year, after Honduran national police opened fire from a State Department-owned helicopter on a small boat.

Honduran police said drugs were involved, but locals said the boat was full of fishermen. The killings were referenced in a whistleblower memo obtained by The Post.

So there are now four more deaths on Hillary’s conscience. (If she has one.)

Two Drug Enforcement Administration agents were involved, an agency spokeswoman said, and they were accompanied by Honduran national police on two State helicopters with contractors as pilots.

According to an internal 2012 document, the DEA agents were under the authority of the State Department chief of mission in Honduras, funded by a counternarcotics program, and were “subject to investigation” by State investigators.

But when those inquiries began, “despite requests by the US ambassador to Honduras and congressional pressure, DEA reportedly [was] not cooperating.”

The memo says an agent interviewed William Brownfield, the assistant secretary for international narcotics and law-enforcement affairs, “who reportedly was not forthcoming and gave the impression” that State “should not pursue the investigation.” …

It’s almost as if a pattern of covering up inconvenient problems at the State Department was a pattern under Mrs. Clinton.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “State Dept Security Agents Have Criminal Records”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    One look at who the chief was ……
    “You are who you associate with”
    Thick as thieves. …… all.

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