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A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses.

Claiborne is being charged 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,” a Justice Department release said.

Claiborne, who has a top-secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad despite being required to do so.

“Claiborne also is required to report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency,” the press release said.

“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,” it added.

Claiborne is accused of repeatedly contacting two Chinese intelligence agents, who “provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years.”

The press release said the agents provided Claiborne with gifts, including “cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, an Apple iPhone and laptop computer, Chinese New Year’s gifts, meals, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend.”

Claiborne also wrote in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” if she continued working with one of the agents, an affidavit says.

Claiborne was arrested Tuesday and appeared in a D.C.-based district court on Wednesday afternoon.

Claiborne has worked with the State Department in various posts since 1999, “including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China.”

The FBI’s investigation of Claiborne included surveillance done under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Reuters said in a tweet, citing a federal prosecutor.

Claiborne could face a maximum of 25 years in prison.

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  1. Barbara

    May 14, 2017 at 8:48 am


    • p

      May 20, 2017 at 3:30 am

      not under obola, it seems

    • p

      May 20, 2017 at 3:31 am

      Look at the ones in congress that won’t stand.. Bet you can get felonies for most of them

  2. Lloyd

    May 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Slowly but surely the Law is catching up with these coyotes.Clean the swamp Mr.President.

    • Wynell

      May 15, 2017 at 1:29 am

      I know its going to be a long & tough job to find & arrest all of them but please dont quit til you have got every last one. Thanks for all that you have already done for ‘We the people of USA.

      • Cindy Bruce

        May 15, 2017 at 2:13 am

        That’s right they deserve it. All their wealth, ones should be considered confiscated and given to Israel.

      • Paul

        May 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        Straight Up!

  3. John

    May 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

    If this is true, then she needs to go to jail, as dose Hillary, her as abase,Bill and their daughter.

  4. John C Glennen

    May 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Root out all of the rotten fish,they are even good for fertallizer!

  5. Bonnie Grady

    May 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    How can we have a decent government if we dont punish people such as this. obama has committed great treason. He and Hillary need to be held accountable. It sets a poor example for our nation

  6. Jerry Todd

    May 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    It should be okay. She’s a Democrat.

  7. Misaleilani

    May 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I always have respect for President Trump he has done so much for this country , Thank You and keep the hard work.

  8. Danny Lay

    May 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Small fish in a much larger swamp but you gotta start somewhere let’s hope this minnow leads us to the trophies

  9. donald.callicoatt

    May 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Get going FBI im sure you guys & girls have alot more in the swamp

  10. Viamae McKnight

    May 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Good job. Now catch the BIG ones.

  11. Jimmy Johnson

    May 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    You don’t hear the MSM mentioning this.They make false allegations against Republicans but hide the truth about Democratic corruption.
    What a crooked party.

  12. Timothy de la Paz

    May 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    so, is she a Democrat ?
    I asked because I got to this website through a Facebook link in which you headlined Top Democrats are being arrested….IT’S HAPPENING.
    You know what’s worse than a mainstream fuk’n subservient media ?
    A FALSE conservative media whose headlines are mostly clickbait.
    Are ALL State Department or government employees Democraps and Returdlicans ?
    Give us TRUTH….not some fuk’n sensationalist click baiting news headline.
    Will she be put in prison ?
    Why should she be put in prison for lying when the no-integrity former fbi chief comey said hillary did not lie and then turn around and say in so many words that she DID lie, whether intentionally or not, out of ignorance, yadayadayada ….
    this traitor you have in your news is not even a freakin TOP DemocRAT like clinton or warren or waters or brown of California…

  13. Janet rogers

    May 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Keep them coming I know there are many, many more. Good jobr. President Trump!!

  14. Sharen

    May 15, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Praise God, he will help PTrump to drain the swamp !

  15. Ricky

    May 15, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Let’s go after all those that don’t think the law applies to them

  16. Barbara jones

    May 15, 2017 at 3:59 am

    When they go after Hillary for her pay to play when she was Sec. of State and the foreign countries that made donations to the Clinton Cartel, maybe we can believe you commit crimes in this country you pay for those crimes no matter who you are!!!

  17. Pete

    May 15, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Cleaning a cesspool is dirty work. Creating a self clensing one would be ideal! Maybe this is a good start? O
    One can imagine how many of the thousands of State employees are availing themselvesvo of the similar opportunities? Whether or not there is any breach of confidentiality, there certainly is a severe stretch of any loyalty oath ever taken.
    Hopefully, those guilty, or even contemplating to be , will take the opportunity to flush themselves…quietly?.

  18. William. Luttrell

    May 15, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Mr.Trump my man. Gettin it done for real. I personally thank you for all your hard work and hope you have the energy to continue till all the slime and trash have been brought to justice.

  19. Rosie Eiler

    May 16, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Good to see the hammer coming down on the crooks. Go Trump!

  20. carolyn orman

    May 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    makes my day.Thank you MR,President.carolyn

  21. Dan

    May 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Hillary herself said “if that bastard gets elected, We’re all gonna hang!”.

  22. Coll

    May 18, 2017 at 6:02 am

    That’s why they’re trying to get rid of President Trump is fast as they can because they are so crooked they do not want to get caught it’s really what it comes down to liars

  23. Ron

    May 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    The Demoncratic Libtards get upset over being confronted with truth
    Conservatives get upset when we are lied to!

  24. Mario Sr

    May 20, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Don’t forget to take all jer shot away from her whether from ill gotten or not then a long term in the slammer.

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