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Former Hillary Clinton employee arrested on treason charges

Candace Marie Claiborne has become the first Clinton-era State Department employee indicted on treason charges, after a federal grand jury indicted her for conspiring to defraud the U.S. government, concealing contact with foreign spies, obstructing an official proceeding, and making false statements to the FBI.

Claiborne, a veteran State Department employee who possessed a Top Secret security clearance, concealed her extensive contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, who for years lavished her with thousands of dollars in gifts as part of a pay-for-play scheme, according to a Department of Justice press release.

In addition to cash payments, Chinese spies provided Claiborne with vacations, an apartment, Apple electronics, and tuition to a Chinese fashion school, according to the indictment. Suggesting she learned tricks from Hillary Clinton, her former boss, Claiborne allegedly told co-conspirators to delete all emails and evidence after getting caught.

The bill of charges contains numerous felonies and Claiborne, 60, is facing spending the rest of her life behind bars, as prosecutors warn she is “the first of many” corrupt Clinton-era State Department employees that will be bought to justice by a reinvigorated DOJ.

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.”

He added: “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.”

The grand jury found Claiborne’s Washington, D.C. home and her savings account are subject to forfeiture, if she’s convicted.

She wrote in a journal that she could “generate 20k in 1 year” through one of her Chinese agents, according to an affidavit. She was allegedly wired nearly $2,500 shortly after and was asked to provide the U.S. government’s analyses of its 2011 economic talks with China.

According to the Department of Justice’s press release, Claiborne is facing decades behind bars for her crimes:

“The maximum penalty for a person convicted of obstructing an official proceeding is 20 years in prison. The maximum penalty for making false statements to the FBI is five years in prison. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.”

(Yournewswire.com)

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  • Bill Jefferson

    Leftist democRat traitors always have the ugliest wigs, don’t they?
    Reminds me of Hillary Milhaus Felon.

  • frenetic74

    The noose is tightening around Hillary and Obama

  • captbuzzkill

    This site, which also posts “Nostradamus saw Trump as the Antichrist…”, is something people consider reliable?

  • ann

    One hopes so. Congressional hearings slideshows are substituted for grand juries, felony indictments, serious nonpartisan prosecution, incarceration and financial penalties. For Decades of DoJ/FBI. refusal to prosecute abusive and corrupt insiders has enabled a traitorous subculture to thrive at the heart of American power. The credibility and funding of NSA, depends on restoring trust. Symbolic prosecution of low hanging fruit isn’t enough.. The Clinton Obama network is infamous; their huckstering crippled our national interests and international reputation. Take them down !

  • cyou

    I agree and the beginning of the end for ‘ol lop-ears and “lard ass” may come sooner than I think. When these lower level personnel start getting picked off, indicted or arrested, they will see how much (they) have to lose in addition to the jail time they face.

    I believe these lower level people will begin to name others higher up in the “lard ass” State Department involved in wrongdoing. Some of the lower level personnel, possibly not all, will become “informants” and “deal” with the DOJ.

  • EdTyler

    Well….you don’t need to be a friggin liberal halfwit all your life ….google her name, do a little research on your own and you’ll quickly discover the truth.

  • captbuzzkill

    Why don’t you put some skin in the game?

    Show me what “the truth” is.

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