• State Dept Whistleblower Email Hacked and Laptops Stolen from Lawyer’s Office

    January 29, 2014

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    Probably just a coincidence but…

    The personal Gmail account of a State Department whis­tle­­blower, Richard P. Higbie, a diplomatic security agent, was hacked, and four years worth of messages — some detailing alleged wrongdoing at the agency — were deleted. The emails allegedly included evidence about misconduct by top officials at the Department, communications with other potential whistleblowers, and correspondence with members of Congress who are investigating allegations of misconduct by State Department employees to include use of prostitutes, soliciting child sex and more. See the sleazy details here.

    According to the New York Times, information hacked raises a flurry of questions about the management of the State Department under Hillary Rodham Clinton. Higbie, a senior criminal investigator and the second-highest-ranking agent with the service’s Dallas office, has an employment lawsuit against the State Department, alleging it retaliated against him.


    Another Coincidence

    Another coincidence is that in July 2013 Higbie’s lawyer’s office was broken into, though only three laptops were taken. Other valuables in clear sight were left untouched. The burglars entered the law offices by busting through a wall. The burglars were seen on surveillance video, and the lawyers claim they know where the laptops may be via IP tracking software, but so far no arrests have been made.

    Another Coincidence

    Another coincidence is that at the time of the break-in and stolen laptops, Higbie’s lawyers were also representing another State Department whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator for the Department’s inspector general. She revealed in June a pattern of alleged cover-ups by top department officials. The alleged cover-ups included keeping quiet separate IG investigations that found that members of then-Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security detail had engaged hookers and that the U.S. ambassador to Belgium solicited underage prostitutes. These were among a string of investigations by the service, responsible for protecting dignitaries and investigating crimes within the Department, that were allegedly derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills. Mills is expected to play a significant role in a Hillary administration, and was also rumored to have squashed any investigation into the sexual shenanigans of State Department employee Brett McGurk.

    Another Coincidence

    The lawyers for both State Department whistleblowers made an interesting comment concerning the break-in at their offices. ““We do not believe the federal government officially authorized the actions. We are very suspicious and do believe it definitely has the insinuations of a political crime. Meaning, the individuals who broke into our office were looking for information that has significant ramifications.”

    Legal folks are familiar with the term cui bono, commonly used to suggest that the person or people guilty of committing a crime may be found among those who have something to gain. That said, any speculation that the email hacks and the break-ins have anything at all to do with protecting the reputation of Hillary Clinton are without evidence. For now.

    2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Hey, do you think there’s a story here? Maybe Amazon (WP)should look into it. State is getting more like the military everyday.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-investigations-point-to-military-system-that-promotes-abusive-leaders/2014/01/28/3e1be1f0-8799-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

      01/29/14 1:04 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      Earth Date: Jan 21, 2017. Location: Heaven’s Gate.

      St Peter: Ah yes, Mrs Clinton…

      Hillary: Hillary RODHAM Clinton!

      SP: As you wish. I see from our records, you were 89 years old when you died.

      H: I was 69!

      SP: We were calculating from your law firm’s billing records. Now, before your Judgement, do you have anything to say in your defense?

      H: (to God, sitting behind Peter) Pardon ME, sir, but I think you’re in my chair!

      SP: No, your proper chair was electric but you evaded that. Like a lot of things. And we are not amused.

      H: Patriarchy! (Here the Mother of God sighs wearily and walks away.)

      SP: Nothing to say in your defense? That’s your choice, granted. Based on our records, you have an eternal reservation in the 9th circle of Hell, the level of traitors, encased in ice up to your neck. We grant you the choice of a neighbour to be encased eternally next to you, for eternal company. Your heads above ice can talk to each other.

      H: I am SO proud of my husband, our President, Bill Clinton!

      SP: Granted.

      Scene two, 9th circle of Hell, two heads above bodies encased in ice, shouting at each other eternally:

      Hillary: SHUT UP!

      Bill: SHUT UP!

      …and so Divine Justice will preserve Hillary Clinton’s love of secrecy, forever. In eternity, no one will speak of her or of the evils she has done – except for Bill who will keep telling her to shut up. Because in the long run, the Author of Justice always gives you whatever you ask for.

      01/29/14 3:29 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      But then to be totally clear, here is what Hillary Clinton wants to turn all Humans into, in the long run:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPjozTQ2iR8

      01/29/14 7:54 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      4

      …and PS, in the above clip, the dead are “collateral damage”, because as Peter has recently said (sarcastically), “freedom isn’t free!”

      And in Hillary Clinton’s America, the price of “freedom” is to kill lots of innocents who don’t matter to the powers of This World.

      01/29/14 8:03 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      5

      PPS, now here’s a link to the WHOLE movie I referred to above!…

      …and I say, fast forward to 1:49, to see the rest of the story. After Pasquale comes home after the war (WW II), he finds his sisters AND his former lover have all become prostitutes. And I can translate for you, the final lines: When his lover who became a prostitute tells him, “You’re alive!” he says, “Yes, I’m alive” – but with no joy, because he has become spiritually dead…

      …just like today’s American Empire:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaavovuCV74

      01/29/14 8:17 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      PPPS, in light of all the above, here’s a reprise of what I truly believe in…

      …seriously. Oh and this includes a shout-out to several US Consular officers whose actions have violated my daughter:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfbYp9oaIT8

      01/29/14 8:52 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      7

      From 3:40 et seq, “Do you renounce Satan?”

      I do. And I renounce the US State Department too.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfbYp9oaIT8

      01/29/14 9:04 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Holy mother of laughter. Someone help me up.

      Goddamn…

      melov..you were in the wrong occupation. sheezus.

      no time for the links at the moment. Too much going on with Clapper et al at the “threats” hearing. Haha. Sides are still sore. Unbelievable.

      Listen, the other day I just happened to come across something that to me..explains EVERYTHING happening now. I was going to watch a movie on Netflix. Instead, I saw a documentary called MONARCHY. Holy fuck. Couldn’t stop watching. And here I thought America was different all this time. It never stopped. Same shit..different century..different continent. I have a whole new perspective now. Anyway, if you get a chance, you might wanna check it out.

      As to Peter’s latest post.. I give up. This shit is getting really fucking weird. But, in light of what I saw on MONARCHY, Henry the 8th had nothing up on the USG. Except his executions. And we may even see that shit eventually too. In fact, if some people in the NSA were given a chance, I believe they would do it..to Snowden.

      01/30/14 4:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Pitch,

      Mea culpa, the USA is no longer the DUMBEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET. That honor goes to ITALY, which made Nancy Grace and her Duke lacrosse witch hunt look reasonable in comparison when the Italian “justice system” convicted Amanda Knox and her boyfriend for murder. Anyone considering a visit to the land of the Mafia should be advised to stay away. Them Eye-talians is fucking stupid and crazy.

      01/30/14 10:39 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      No way Rich, USA still holds the belt. One lucky punch doesn’t make you a contender.

      U-S-A! U-S-A!

      01/31/14 12:20 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      What do a laptop break in with theft of Higbie and Fedenisn’s, two whistleblowers, computers and a recent invitation to another whistleblower, Peter, for a ceremony have in common?

      That there are some worried people inside State. Both tactics fall woefully short, using an an institution that should know better. Maybe corrupt should try a Plan C and stop embarrassing State?

      That was an interesting article, Rich. Yes State has a similar problem. There are talented people who get promoted at State but too often, there are alot of bad apples promoted and careers ruined to make these bad apples look good. It helps to have connections, too.

      A person who advocated at a public function putting a bomb under the chair of a secretary was promoted in my office at the expense of a good manager, who was suddenly transferred for carrying forth to our political appointee concerns and red flags I had raised to plans by local officials to cancel the Fulbright Gaza program.

      The IG office was fraught with problems, documented in the media at the time, of abuse and investigation issues during the prior administration. The IG was eventually removed after Congress got involved, and concerns about investigations pertaining to Iraq were raised. It was amazing the IG was removed but guessing not much more happened because here we are

      01/31/14 8:52 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      *corrupt officials should try a plan C

      01/31/14 8:54 AM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      13

      PVB wrote, tongue in cheek: “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

      Except for when the Canadians won their war against the USA:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKwgmyEAJs

      01/31/14 2:03 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Rich said:
      “.. the Italian “justice system” convicted Amanda Knox and her boyfriend for murder.”unquote

      The Italians are just pissed because they couldn’t catch those CIA dudes that Italy prosecuted and convicted in absentia. But yeah, I feel for that gal. From what I read during the first trial..looks like a mockery of “justice” to me. But then..theres some of our “own” mockeries too. Like Obama’s murder program. And this is PRECISELY why I mentioned the MONARCHY documentary above. After watching every episode, it finally dawned on me exactly what is going on with the Murder program. In essence, the USG is no different than the Kings in England. It’s all about claiming ABSOLUTE power by virtue of AUTHORITY . Always has been…always will be. What is amazing though, is the role of the MAGNA CARTA. I can’t explain in a short paragraph, but watch the documentary to see why. It was instituted and discarded and rewritten over and over..depending on HOW MUCH MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE any one King had. And that is precisely what is happening with the Murder program. LEGALLY..the Obama administration knows it is patently ILLEGAL. However, even with the Executive control of DOJ to write “memos” that cover their ass, the only power that could be brought to bear is within the DOJ itself. Ha! EXACTLY how Henry 8th was able to claim IMPERIAL MONARCHY status. If you tried to fight it..he simply had you hanged, disemboweled, quartered and distributed over the land to SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF ANYONE WHO DARED CHALLENGE HIS POWER.

      And that is precisely the point. The ONLY power that could possibly challenge the USG torture and murder crimes..are another Supranational Sovereign with enough military might to actually invade and destroy our military power. In reality..that is precisely what WE did in WW11, which led to Nuremberg. So here we are. The EXACT same thing that has been going on since time immortal. ABSOLUTE POWER. And we all know what that means. Corrupts absolutely. Period.

      Federal Judge Colleen McMahon summed it up succinctly..
      quote: “I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our Government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret.”unquote

      And there you have it. We will go to our graves having witnessed the ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION of the United States. Until such time as a greater power usurps the USG claims militarily..it will only get worse.

      Here’s two good overviews of the legal aspects.

      http://opiniojuris.org/2010/04/08/lets-call-killing-al-awlaki-what-it-is-murder/

      http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/03/10/18-usc-1119-foreign-murder-and-obama-targeted-kill-white-paper/

      In reality, the Imperial Monarchy of Henry 8th was the bible of modern executive branch insights. Inch by inch. Mile by mile. Usurpation of human capacity of resistance by monopoly of force. Simple. Look around you. And here you thought rule of law was something that ruled your universe. Ha. LOOK AT THE WORLD.

      meanwhile, 7-8 trillion galaxy’s full of the big bang residual laugh in unison.

      01/31/14 2:13 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      15

      Senator Wyden just summed it up….

      quote”If the government extends its definition of relevance from 215 to cell phone tracking, that means the entire country is effectively wearing a GPS tracking bracelet. Is that possible? According to Ron Wyden, “The government’s authority is limitless.”

      Limitless. Well…there you have it. Henry would be green.

      01/31/14 7:14 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      16

      ps..I believe the Framers would have something to say about that though.

      01/31/14 7:15 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      17

      On the bright side, if the US has to extradite Knox as she was convicted by Italian “justice”, I suggest they try some real murderers- BUSH and CHENEY- and demand their extradition for the deaths of 33 Italians.

      01/31/14 11:12 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Knox case was shit to begin with:

      A new prosecutor dropped the erotic-game motive, claiming this time that the violence was rooted in a long disagreement over cleanliness between Knox and Kercher that ignited anew when Guede left their toilet unflushed.

      Really. Suggest the Eye-talians check their wine supply for residual lead poisoning. Much of the food and wine the Romans consumed to such excess was contaminated with amounts of lead far exceeding today’s safety standards. Accumulations of lead in the body can cause one form of gout, a painful and sometimes crippling inflammation of the joints, as well as the mental retardation and erratic behavior normally associated with lead poisoning.

      02/1/14 12:11 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      19

      “Accumulations of lead in the body can cause one form of gout, a painful and sometimes crippling inflammation of the joints, as well as the mental retardation and erratic behavior normally associated with lead poisoning.”

      No wonder.., Barbara Bush shouldn’t have let Georgie boy lick his crib. Too bad someoned didn’t put him out of his misery with an accumulation of another kind of lead.

      Unfortunately, that inflammation between his ears ultimately caused a complete mental meltdown in WDC resulting in a hundred thousand deaths. I submit lead poisoning must be contagious. Of course, that doesn’t account for Cheney. He’s just plain evil.

      02/1/14 12:19 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      In the case of the Dumbest Country on Earth, lead poisoning was something we inflicted on others.

      02/1/14 1:55 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Some people just don’t get it:

      The Kercher family said that if the reinstated convictions are confirmed by the Supreme Court in Rome then they would expect Italy to request the American’s extradition.

      “I imagine it would set a difficult precedent if a country such as the U.S. didn’t choose to go along with laws that they themselves uphold when extraditing convicted criminals from other countries,” said Lyle Kercher, one of Meredith’s two brothers. “It probably leaves them in a strange position not to.”

      Obviously, the Kerchers have been living under a rock for the past fifty years. We don’t need no stickin’ rule of law. And if the Eye-talians or the Kerchers bring it up again, we will send a congressman to throw them off a balcony.

      02/1/14 2:05 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      If the US is going to extradite convicted criminals to Italy, it may wish to begin with the CIA personnel convicted in Italy (in absentia) for kidnapping for their rendition of a person right off the street in Italy. The US flew those people out of Italy via one of our military bases to bypass the Italian authorities.

      02/1/14 2:16 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “The US flew those people out of Italy via one of our military bases to bypass the Italian authorities.”

      The Mafia is not the biggest crime organization in the world. If the Eye-talians were to pick on some of our made-men, we already have our drones stationed over there…

      “Hey, nice country you have here. Would be a damn shame if something were to happen to it.”

      02/1/14 2:59 PM | Comment Link

    • The Fourth Amendment | Dolphin said...

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