- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The whistleblower who came forth with claims that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton helped cover up misconduct that occurred in the department during her tenure now says law enforcement agents are harassing her.

Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator in the State Department’s Office of Inspector General, said through her attorney that in the days that followed her testimony she has seen “law enforcement officers camp out in front of her house, harass her children and attempt to [get her to] incriminate herself,” Breitbart reported.

Ms. Fedenisn was the whistleblower who brought forth an internal departmental memo that indicated “recent [State Department] investigations were influenced, manipulated or simply called off” despite the egregious nature of some of the alleged acts. One dropped investigation, for instance, focused on allegations that members of Mrs. Clinton’s security force engaged with prostitutes during “official trips in foreign countries,” the memo detailed, as Breitbart reported. Another dropped investigation dealt with accusations about a drug ring by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that supplied U.S. contractors.

Ms. Fedenisn said investigators from the OIG have gone to her home and interviewed her children — one of whom is a minor — without her presence. The investigators also asked for her place of employment and her contact number and then sat in parked cars outside her home for hours, Breitbart reported.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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