Whistleblower says State Department trying to bully her into silence

I’m shocked, SHOCKED that the Obama administration’s State Dept. would try to bully and intimidate a whistleblower:

FOREIGN POLICY – 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.”

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.


(h/t: Fox Nation)

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  • Laurel A

    Well since Clinton is involved she had better be doubly careful because people have a way of disappearing around them.

    • deTocqueville1

      Laurel A That’s the truth!

  • Stehekin912

    The more these courageous whistleblowers tell the truth and expose the intimidation tactics, the safer they will be.  Do not be afraid to tell the truth!

  • coralchristie

    Guess the “Gestapo” is alive and well in America.

  • kong1967

    Sneak peak of what’s coming in our future.  Communist tactics in full swing.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Where have they sequestered Joe Biden? Is he missing?

  • PapaLouie

    Where is the anti-bullying czar Dan Savage when you need him? Maybe he’s too busy bullying Christian school children and calling them pansies to stick up for Aurelia against these Foggy Bottom bullies.

  • doofuschmartz

    That’s what ya git when ya go to bed with mangy dawgs, lady…ya wake up flea bit…Anyways, I’m feelin yer pain..glad ya saw the light…

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Ho hum another scandal yawn yep.