In an ironic Twist of fate, the same State Department that has been hunting for Trump/Russian collusion has just been caught taking bribes from Chinese spies, and there’s an internal effort to cover it up. Not only this, but they’ve been lying to the FBI in a grand cover-up scheme.
The Justice Department has filed charges against a State Dept. employee for taking cash, apartments and holidays from Chinese Government spies for a period of years, and when she was finally caught, she told the others in her group to cover-up the evidence.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
According to a federal affidavit, Claiborne began working as an office management specialist at the State Department in 1999. She then took jobs overseas, including at embassies and consulates in Iraq, Sudan and China. She maintained a Top Secret security clearance, which required her to report any contacts with people believed to be affiliated with foreign intelligence agencies.