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Scandal flares up over State Department manipulated investigations/ “called off cases of illegal behavior of diplomatic staff.”

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The State department is trying to cover up a scandal over allegedly altered or dismissed investigations into illegal behavior of multiple government officials worldwide.

 A memo obtained by CBS from the State Department inspector general showed incidents when the State Department manipulated or called off cases of illegal behavior of diplomatic staff.

 Such cases are generally investigated by the Diplomatic Security Service, the State Department’s internal security force. Instead, the DSS agents were told to back off.

 In Baghdad, an “underground drug ring” allegedly supplied drugs to State Department security contractors.

 In Beirut, members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s former security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries.”

 Responding to questions from journalists, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki assured that “all the cases mentioned in the CBS memo have been thoroughly investigated or are under investigation”.

 Voise of Russia, TASS

http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_11/Scandal-flares-up-over-State-Department-manipulated-investigations-5981/