Complete with the Watergate-style break-in. Except this one is a bit less Hollywood and a bit more downscale than the Nixonian version…
As the video states, the law firm which got hit over the weekend represents a State Department whistleblower who threw sunlight on all kinds of nefarious deeds the higher-ups have tried to keep quiet…largely so that the former Secretary of State could stay in the game for the 2016 presidential race, perhaps.
Last week’s leaks by Aurelia Fedenisn, a former State Department inspector general investigator, shined a light on alleged wrongdoing by U.S. officials around the globe. But her attorney Cary Schulman tells The Cable that Fedenisn has paid a steep price: “They had law enforcement officers camp out in front of her house, harass her children and attempt to incriminate herself.”
Fedenisn’s life changed dramatically last Monday after she handed over documents and statements to CBS News alleging that senior State Department officials “influenced, manipulated, or simply called off” several investigations into misconduct. The suppression of investigations was noted in an early draft of an Inspector General report, but softened in the final version.
But the State Department’s spokescritter, Jen Psaki – whom you may remember as one of the most shameless and breathtaking liars in American political history for her work on behalf of the Obama re-election campaign last year – says that it’s inconceivable anybody at State would have participated in a break-in like this.
“We hold all employees to the highest standards. We take allegations of misconduct seriously and we investigate thoroughly.”
“Any allegation that the Department of State authorized someone to break into Mr. Schulman’s law firm is false and baseless,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Maybe this break-in had nothing to do with the White House or Hillary Clinton. Maybe it’s pure chance.
Maybe these two people who were savvy enough to cut a hole in a wall to get from a vacant office space to Aurelia Fedenisn’s attorneys’ offices ran out of brains once they got in and laid hands on the computers and the files, and didn’t bother trying to steal things they could fence.
That certainly happens every day, right?
Naturally, you won’t see much coverage of this interesting little coincidence in the mainstream media. It will float below the radar. It will be passed around a little on Facebook and Twitter and in the conservative blogosphere, and perhaps somebody like Alex Jones will mine it for traffic among the conspiracy crowd, and the late-night talk radio shows will kick it around.
But at the end of the day it’s just a third-rate burglary signifying nothing, right?