State Department Hire Agents with Criminal Backgrounds

A shocking memo obtained by the New York Post says that the State Department hired an “alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process.” Troubling backgrounds can pose a problem if the agents are needed to testify at trials to assist prosecutors. According to the memo, too many people entering the [Diplomatic Security and Information Management] communities end up as subjects of [Special Investigation Division] investigations and HR adjudications, become Giglio-impaired and can play only limited roles thereafter. “Giglio” refers to a U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with jury notification that witnesses have made deals with the government to induce testimony. On top of hiring criminals, our consulate in Benghazi was left unprotected and it was the State that pushed to turn the CIA talking points surrounding Libya from truth to lie. And it was just a few days ago that CBS News broke the story of the State Department covering up allegations of internal misconduct, including the solicitation of prostitution, drug abuse, and pedophilia.

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