State Department Allegedly Covered Up Drug Ring
But documents uncovered by CBS News may reveal a possible systematic coverup of evidence of underground drug rings, illicit prostitution and sexual assaults happening within its own ranks.
When the State Department’s security force, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), tried to look into each matter of misconduct, they senior officials allegedly told them to “back off.” At that point, the DSS agents reported the intimidation to the State Department’s internal investigation agency, the Inspector General…
Since the DSS is charged with ensuring that State Department employees act appropriately, such as, you know, not buying drugs from rumored underground drug rings located next to U.S. Embassies, it makes sense that they would look into matters of criminal allegations.
Aurelia Fedenisn, former investigator for the Inspector General, said she was very upset by the allegations. “We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went, was very disturbing.”
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded by saying that the “notion that we would not vigorously pursue criminal misconduct in a case, any case, is preposterous.”
With those words, she vehemently denied that they would refuse to look into accusations of sexual assaults committed on foreign embassy guards, endemic engagement of prostitutes by Hillary Clinton’s security detail and other grievances.
But what reason would a government agency like the DSS have to make up claims that their investigation was impeded? Is there something else that isn’t being talked about?
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