Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord’s revelations about an Obama official selling Intel to the Chinese government is just one more nail in the coffin of democratic oversight. For almost the entirety of Obama’s terms in office, Candace Claiborne was handing sensitive material to the Chinese government in exchange for cash, holidays, gifts and apartments. This has come out, but what hasn’t?
According to reports, she also asked accomplices to help her cover up the crimes. So this means that there was more than one person in her department actively involved in collusion with the Chinese. Yet the media harps on about Russian collusion with the Trump administration.
There are almost constant leaks coming out of the State department, there are direct efforts to frustrate the implementation of government policy; these are the operations of the Deep State. But the Deep State may not be the shadowy conspiracy you think it is. Self-serving careerists who believe they know better than the electorate, whose hypocrisy knows no bounds are entwined in the very heart of government administration.
They are a cancer. And the only way to effectively deal with this kind of cancer is to cut it out. Excise the bureaucrats and the officials who effuse to cooperate in the work of governance. Start fresh with professional people who can act with political neutrality. Only then can the President do what he was mandated to do.
Claiborne used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal profit. Pursuing those who imperil our national security for personal gain will remain a key priority of the National Security Division.
Candace Claiborne is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements in connection with her alleged concealment and failure to report her improper connections to foreign contacts along with the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits they provided,’ said U.S. Attorney Phillips.
As a State Department employee with a Top Secret clearance, she received training and briefing about the need for caution and transparency. 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’ ”
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,” said Assistant Director in Charge Vale.