This just in–the US Department of Justice has just announced that Candace Marie Claiborne, who possesses a top secret security clearance, has been arrested.
She failed to report her ties to the Chinese government, which allegedly gave her thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits. Here’s the official scoop from the DOJ website:
“ ‘Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S. State Department employee who possesses a Top Secret security clearance and allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,’ said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord.”
“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.
“ ‘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.’ “
WOW! So Obama basically put a Chinese mole into our government, who had a top secret security clearance! Jeez, it’s not like he’s a traitor or anything, right?
In addition to this, Candace has also been charged with lying to the FBI. She lied about receiving ‘lavish gifts,’ from the Chinese government, which if you ask me, means that she should be thrown in jail indefinitely.
How does somebody like this ascend the ranks of power? I’ll tell you how—with the permission of those higher up. So, when Americans elected Donald Trump to be president in November of 2016, what changed?
What changed, is that before, all of the true patriots in government couldn’t speak out. When your President (Obama) is a traitor, you can’t speak out lest you want to be labeled a “whistle blower,” or thrown in jail.
But now that Trump’s in office? It seems that the patriots in our government are getting more and more courage to stand up for what’s right. In addition to this, Trump also has a meeting with Chinese officials next week, so I’m sure he’ll have a lot to talk about.
As usual, this story erupted first on Twitter before the News blogs picked up on it:
FULL TEXT: State Department employee arrested and charged with concealing extensive contacts with foreign agents. pic.twitter.com/N1XUce1dXN
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) March 29, 2017
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 29, 2017
Candace Marie Claiborne ruined her life and betrayed her country for gifts and money.
— Thomas Wictor (@ThomasWictor) March 29, 2017