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Clinton Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents

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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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“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.”
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According to the affidavit in support of the complaint and arrest warrant, which was unsealed today, Claiborne began working as an Office Management Specialist for the Department of State in 1999. She has served overseas at a number of posts, including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. As a condition of her employment, Claiborne maintains a Top Secret security clearance. Claiborne also is required to report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency.

Despite such a requirement, the affidavit alleges, Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years. According to the affidavit, the gifts and benefits included 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. Some of these gifts and benefits were provided directly to Claiborne, the affidavit alleges, while others were provided through a co-conspirator.

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Candace Marie Claiborne should be charged for treason for conspiring with foreign agents and receiving money and gifts in exchange for her working with at least 2 Chinese spies.

The sentence she would receive if indicted includes:


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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.
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According to Caiborne's journal, she could generate $20,000 a year by committing treason and working for Chinese spies.

Is anyone wondering how deep the rabbit hole goes? And why only low level lackeys of Hillary Clinton are being charged, but the "big fish" are allowed to continue?

We have all heard how the Clintons have also been receiving gifts, including money being "donated to their foundation" in exchange for "government favors" to foreign officials including Saudi Arabia, among many others. This is known as the "pay to play scandal". Not to mention the secret information which she allowed people working for her, who had no clearance to view or handle that information, yet Clinton was cleared by Comey, who was put at the head of the FBI by ex-President Obama, and the second in command of the FBI who also received 2 promotions in the FBI within a year, and his wife received over $600,000 U.S.D. for her campaign from HIllary's longtime ally in the DNC.

Maybe the following story has nothing to do with this, but thought it had to be mentioned in here as well.

DoD-Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties

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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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Not to mention the wikileaks emails from January 2016 about the Chinese government wanting to meet with HIllary Clinton officials, because they wanted an "off the records meeting" because of "concerns" about next year and " the current state of US-China affairs."


Mark Tapscott 1:23 PM 02/17/2017

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai requested a meeting with Hillary Clinton’s top aides in January 2016, according to an internal email circulated among the former Secretary of State’s senior presidential campaign officials.

“Chinese Ambassador Cui invited me over to the residence Tuesday for a coffee and to make a request. He wants to have an informal, private, off the record get together with a few of us to discuss the next year and the current state of US-China affairs,” wrote Clinton campaign aide Kurt Campbell in the Jan. 7, 2016, email.

“He asked me to host a social meal at my house in the next month. He was fairly insistent and indicated that he wanted to pass along some perspectives. I told him I’d reach out to you all to see about your judgement on this and possible availability. I’m happy to make some chili and cornbread by the fire but let’s first decide whether this makes sense. Please let me know your thinking,” Campbell said.
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Read more: dailycaller.com...

Most of us probably also know about the "money" that the Chinese government had been giving to the Clintons when Bill Clinton was the U.S. President, meanwhile the U.S. was "losing" classified information which the Chinese were receiving meanwhile they "donated money to the Clintons."

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Perhaps the latest scandal of a Hillary Clinton employee, Candace Marie Claiborne, working with Chinese spies really has nothing to do with the past "activity of the Clintons for which anyone else would have faced time in prison and well deserved".

Knowing that the Chinese government had asked to meet off the records with Clinton staff in 2016, and that "they had concerns for next year and the current state of US-China affairs". Is it only a coincidence that yet another Clinton official is being investigated, and in this case for treason for working with Chinese spies, or is she part of a bigger scandal involving Hillary Clinton? I guess only time can tell.


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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Notice they gave her a phone and a laptop. Want to bet they had access to everything she did?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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Here is another report. Apparently she had at least one more co-conspirator.



By Chris Bucher
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Candace Marie Claiborne, an employee of the Office of Caucasus Affairs in the State Department, was charged by the Department of Justice with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the F.B.I. She pleaded “not guilty” to the charges in a federal court March 29.

The DOJ unsealed a federal complaint March 28 that says Claiborne, 60, allegedly concealed contact that she had foreign with foreign intelligence over a period of years. Officials said that she and aco-conspiratorreceived lavish gifts from the agents in exchange for information pertaining to Chinese and U.S. relations.
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heavy.com...

I wonder who is the "co-conspirator" that hasn't been named yet.


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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And so it begins....

So many around The Clintons, yet they always seem to
remain unscathed, well hope that changes, and soon.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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Another arrogant winner !!

Drain the swamp.

This one might clog the pipes, so we need Drain-O.




posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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Apart from money, she was receiving other gifts and she was working with the Chinese spies for five years.


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Chinese agents wired cash to her bank account, according to the complaint. They also showered her with a long list of gifts and benefits that included an iPhone, a laptop computer, meals, international travel and vacations and tuition at a Chinese fashion school, the F.B.I. said. In addition, she also received a fully furnished apartment and a stipend.
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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Here is a link to the court documents regarding this case.

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This court document says there were more than one co-conspirators, but they are not named.

It actually names 3 co-conspirators. Although their names are redacted, there are descriptions of where these co-conspirators graduated, their expertise etc. They are referred in the court documents as co-conspirators A, B, and C.

Co-conspirator A is an American, the other two are Chinese and work for the PRC intelligence services (PRCIS), specifically the Shanghai State Security Bureau (SSSB).


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8. (name redacted), who is Co-Conspirator A, is (redacted). He is a United States citizen, who currently lives in Los Angeles California, thou he previously lived (reacted). Co-conspirator A graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland with a major in fine arts. Co-Conspirator A lived in China from 2000 through 2005, and then again from approximately January 2012 through August 2013.
During the latter stay, Co-Conspirator A studied fashion design at the Raffles Design Institute at Donghua University in Shanghai.

(name redacted), who is Co-consplrator B, is a Shangai-based importer/exporter who runs a spa and restaurant in Shanghai.
A citizen of the People's Republic of China (PRC), he has known and regularly communicated with Claibome and Co-Conspirator A since at least 2007. Co-Conspirator B works closely with Co-Conspirator C (see next paragraph). Co-Conspirators B and C, both of whom are assessed to be agents of the PRC intelligence services (PRCIS), specifically the Shanghai State Security Bureau (SSSB), have provided Claiborne and Co-Conspirator A with numerous gifts since 2011.

10. (name redacted), who is Co-Conspirator C, is a PRC citizen and an agent of the PRCIS. Co-Conspirator C works closely with Co-Conspirator B
and has had frequent communications with both Claibome and Co-Conspirator A since 2012.
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www.scribd.com...


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Found this YT clip



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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I bet Hillary sold state secrets to China and CMC who agreed to this genius plan got caught. Please let her flip on the Clintons. She could safe a lot of lifes in doing so.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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It appears this woman has been working for the SD long before Clinton was it's head. I've not seen anything yet that states when she began taking gifts in exchange for information.

I'd like to see when it began.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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They began receiving gifts in 2011.

BTW, Hillary Clinton began working as Secretary of State in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013.


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: introvert

They began receiving gifts in 2011.

BTW, Hillary Clinton began working for ex-President Obama as Secretary of State in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013.




Thanks for the info. That would mean that it continued after Clinton left the SD.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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You know what's amazing? When you hear stories of politicians and govt workers selling out they are usually bought cheap, real cheap. Come see what she and one other person acquired.



According to the criminal complaint, over the span of five years — starting in 2011 — Claiborne and a male co-conspirator requested and received numerous gifts from the two intelligence agents in China. Those include cash being wired directly to bank accounts, an iPhone, international vacations, a fully-furnished apartment, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a sewing machine, medication, slippers and a monthly stipend.


So worth! A sewing machine!!!
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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Thanks for that youtube link.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

You know what's amazing? When you hear stories of politicians and govt workers selling out they are usually bought cheap, real cheap. Come see what she and one other person acquired.



According to the criminal complaint, over the span of five years — starting in 2011 — Claiborne and a male co-conspirator requested and received numerous gifts from the two intelligence agents in China. Those include cash being wired directly to bank accounts, an iPhone, international vacations, a fully-furnished apartment, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a sewing machine, medication, slippers and a monthly stipend.


So worth! A sewing machine!!!


Doesn't appear they were the brightest bulbs in the box.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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They never are and they must think they'll never get caught. I mean, in this day and age how does think they won't get caught when everyone is being spied on? And too boot, she held a Top Secret clearance and every 5 years it must be renewed which means you must be investigated all over again!!

But, a sewing machine!!!!!!!
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
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They never are and they must think they'll never get caught. I mean, in this day and age how does think they won't get caught when everyone is being spied on? And too boot, she held a Top Secret clearance and every 5 years it must be renewed which means you must be investigated all over again!!

But, a sewing machine!!!!!!!


If I had to take a guess, I'd say they weren't trying to make themselves rich, but instead were just trying to improve their everyday lives just a little bit.

Asking for a sewing machine is just...stupid.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:22 PM
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Well, if you're gonna break the law in a Bigly way you may as well go all out because when you do get caught maybe you'll have something to show for it when you get out of prison, if you're smart enough to hid your newly acquired wealth from the Feds.

But they never are and they never do.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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Hope she works at a prison pig farm.



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