SINCE THE MOMENT PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT ELECTED THERE WAS AN INCREASED NUMBER OF OFFICIALS FROM THE GOVERNMENT WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO BRING HIM DOWN BY LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
The disturbing amount of corruption within our government turned out to be enormous because of this and it was affirmed this week when a member of staff from the State Department got arrested and charged because they obstructed an FBI investigation in her communication with foreign intelligence officials.
It was reported from Western Journalism that Candace Clairborne who is a 60-year-old member of staff who worked in the State Department since the year of 1999 was imprisoned on Tuesday.
She was charged because she boycotted an official procedure and she made false accusations to the FBI – both things are criminal offenses.
Namely, she pleaded not guilty to the charges in her Wednesday appearance in court.
IN A STATEMENT MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THEY ANNOUNCED THAT CANDACE GOT ACCUSED OF COMMUNICATING WITH 2 CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS WHO “DELIVERED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PRESENTS AND BENEFITS TO CLAIBORNE AND HER FAMILY FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.” THROUGHOUT HER CAREER, CLAIBORNE WORKED IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ, KHARTOUM, SUDAN, AND BEIJING AND SHANGHAI, CHINA.
Moreover, the State Department commanded that Claiborne reports her contacts, but she did not do so.
The Department of Justice stated that Claiborne got amounts of money together with “an Apple iPhone and laptop computer, Chinese New Year’s presents, dinners, international travels and vacation trips, a Chinese fashion school paid tuition, a completely furnished apartment, and a monthly scholarship.” It also said that when she found out that she was being investigated, Claiborne “advised her co-conspirators to erase evidence linking her to the (Chinese) agents.”
“Candace Claiborne is accused of violating her oath of office as a State Department employee, who was entrusted with Top Secret information when she purposefully mislead federal investigators about her significant and repeated interactions with foreign contacts,” told Andrew W. Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office. “The FBI will continue to investigate individuals who, though required by law, fail to report foreign contacts, which is a key indicator of potential insider threats posed by those in positions of public trust.”
“AS A STATE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE WITH A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, SHE RECEIVED TRAINING AND BRIEFING ABOUT THE NEED FOR CAUTION AND TRANSPARENCY,” U.S. ATTORNEY CHANNING PHILLIPS DECLARED IN A STATEMENT. “THIS CASE DEMONSTRATES THAT U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAILING TO HONOR THE TRUST PLACED IN THEM WHEN THEY TAKE ON SUCH SENSITIVE ASSIGNMENTS.”
If she is gets charged, Claiborne could face around to 25 years in prison.
This is an excellent reminder of how everyday corruption has made roots in our administration.
Barack Hussein Obama made it even graver by enabling such incidents to happen right beneath his nose and doing nothing to end them.