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
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Mai Bad, 6/13/2013 6:48:48 AM (No. 9373554)
Yo..yo....These clowns aren´t being hired inspire their being criminals...They are being hired BECAUSE they ARE criminals.. Hillary and Bam are more comfortable with fellow criminals in their employ. Probably smoke weed with the DSS!
Hillary learned a trick or two from the criminal currently Occupying the WH. Pretend it had nothing to do with her. She was too busy traveling the world to actually run the State Dept. She had toadies to do that and they obviously screwed up. She is every bit as outraged by it as we are.
The memo sites eight cases involving Diplomatic Security agents who resort to “false, misleading or incomplete statements in reports,” “privacy-act violations” or “lack of objectivity” in investigations.
I recall complaints from the Right about our State Dept. going back to Bubba´s Administration. It´s long been a beehive of questionable activities, usually peppered with leftists.
But it´s easy to conclude that State is a deliberate haven for miscreants, people who can be relied upon to break the law and take extreme measures, so the Affirmative Action hiring of "criminals" rather than minorities seems deliberate to these eyes.
You want people in there who will not be hampered by conscience so you hire them based on the fact they have criminal records . Not only do we have a criminal enterprise in the IRS and possibly the NSA, but in State as well. Hillary is well-placed because she is a particularly good liar.
Classically Clintonian. Don´t forget that State Troopers in Arkansas had one duty while "serving" Bill Clinton--bring in the chicks and babes. Hill looked the other way. She looked the other way in State as well. It´s a pattern that is undeniable. These people are downright despicable.
It´s really not surprising. Besides the inherent corruption of Clinton and the Democrats, the EEOC issuance of new guidelines discouraged background checks because they could be considered as discrimination. They can just say they were following the guidelines of the EEOC. There is not one agency that has not been corrupted or ruined 0bama and the radicals in his regime.
The OEO is suing Dollar General for doing criminal background checks. The OEO maintains its racist. Apparently, more blacks have feloney convictions for drinking, beating their wives, etc. -- all due to discrimination by whites.
Big government and criminal corruption are synonymous. Our "elite" elected officials pervert the law, ignore our Constitution, and regard us as serfs. This culture of corruption emanates from both political parties, which emasculates our traditional political remedies. In my mind they have broken the social contract thereby releasing me from any fealty or obligation to follow their edicts.
Of COURSE background checks are discriminatory! That´s what it´s all about. It´s intended to find out who has a criminal background and who doesn´t. They want to turn it (and everything else) into a race issue.
I remember working in a Communications organization and reading messages relating to Clinton´s guys not being able to get security clearances because of drugs or other disqualifying actions, later messages ordered the Military to grant them clearances anyway... so much for security guidelines...NOTHING has changed except for the worse...
Reading this I´m reminded of another loud-mouth, in-your-face, know-it-all by the name of Madalyn Murray O´Hair. Like Hillary - she was a tough-talking, ugly, broad & a law unto herself. She actually bragged about hiring felons & criminals to work for her at American Atheists. If you aren´t familiar with her story, look it up & read how her defiant insistence on associating with the criminal element worked out for her.
I get this notion to say to you "forget it"......you will never make anything you see or know or hear or acquire any other way, stick. It will never happen. Obama will continue to look and smell like a rose in the eyes of one half of the American People who don´t really listen to the news and don´t really care about these stories. Forget it guys and ladies, you are just spending your time, doing nothing that means anything because Obama is absolutely above the law and knows it.
Old Chipmunk Cheeks knows all about criminal backgrounds, trying to pawn off cliffsides in Whitewater, AR as "waterfront property."
State sounds much like the AA security force that I had the misfortune of joining about ten years back in the ME. If the officers were bad, management looked the other way. Management was the worst of them all. I see a pattern here.
I am surprised that hires for the State Department´s Bureau of Diplomatic Security did not involve getting security clearances. I´ve read several posts where people questioned how Edward Snowden received "top secret" security clearance, but I´m not surprised that he received such a clearance because he seemed to have led a pretty clean life without anything nasty in his background, and I think that has a good deal to do with his getting such a clearance. If he did not have a conscience (which may not be a criteria for anything anymore) he would not have spilled the beans.
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