Thursday, June 13, 2013

Why Did The U.S. State Department Hire Agents With Criminal Backgrounds?

(Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

State Department Has Hired Agents With Criminal Records, Memo Reveals -- New York Post

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.

The problems in the bureau are the latest revelation in an exploding scandal that also involves accusations that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security detail and those of the US ambassador to Belgium solicited prostitutes overseas.

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Update: Revealed: State Department employs 'TWO THOUSAND agents with criminal records or checkered backgrounds' -- Daily Mail

My Comment: Couple this with recent reports that senior officials in the U.S. State Department were covering up overseas misconduct .... it makes you wonder on what was then U.S. Secretary of State Clinton doing when she was the senior official of the State Department.

Update: Clinton confidante at center of Benghazi damage-control tied to probe of suspected diplomat crimes -- Washington Times

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