I had these unreasonable hopes that once Barack Obama finally left the presidency, we would never have to hear about him again. Unfortunately, my naive thinking got the best of me, and I’m stunned that months after President Trump has taken office, we are still talking about Obama.
I guess it is not too surprising. I mean, I love to hear about all of the Obama legacies that Trump is obliterating, knowing that each legacy gone is a win for all Americans. However, since we are slowly but surely discovering all of the heinous, deep state tactics that Obama put together prior to his leaving office, in order to stop Trump at every turn, is shocking.
And now another layer of these deep state connections has appeared. Thankfully, it is in the form of a formal indictment with a potential prison term of twenty years. Unfortunately, it’s not Obama receiving the charges, but one of his State Department cronies, Candace Marie Claiborne.
From the US Department of Justice website:
A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents…
“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.”
“Candace Claiborne is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements in connection with her alleged concealment and failure to report her improper connections to foreign contacts along with the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits they provided,” said U.S. Attorney Phillips. “As a State Department employee with a Top Secret clearance, she received training and briefing about the need for caution and transparency. 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.”
Although I’m glad we’re catching these in-house criminals, I cannot wait for the day that Obama will be next in line for all of his crimes!