I have always despised Nixon as the antithesis of a conservative President, to the extent that such a creature is possible. But President Obama has already proven himself to be far worse. Still, it almost seems fitting that we now have a report of an incredibly suspicious burglary that looks like it was motivated to cover political corruption.
“The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment. ‘It’s a crazy, strange and suspicious situation,’ attorney Cary Schulman told The Cable. ‘It’s clear to me that it was somebody looking for information and not money. My most high-profile case right now is the Aurelia Fedenisn case, and I can’t think of any other case where someone would go to these great lengths to get our information.’ According to the KDFW report, the firm was the only suite burglarized in the high-rise office building and an unlocked office adjacent was left untouched.”
I have written about the accusations against the State Department before. It is certainly easy, when hearing of the computer robberies, to remember the Watergate burglary.
However, in this case, I don’t think our current “Nixon” is the most likely suspect. Instead, consider the person who is hoping to be “Nixon” in 2016. If Hilary Clinton wants to run for president, and there is no doubt that she does, the last thing she needs is to be involved in a scandal covering up for her ambassador to Belgium. This would be true no matter what the charges are, but if the allegations about soliciting sex with minors are true, then the scandal could destroy her chances.
Of course, the State Department denied ordering the break-in, but that isn’t relevant. None of this would be ordered on Department of State letterhead. Rather, a friend of a friend would be trusted to handle the situation and recruit the burglars. Few or no people presently employed at the State Department would need to have any knowledge of the crime.
We have seen a great deal of condemnation of the whistleblower Edward Snowden for “breaking the law.” Don’t expect to see anyone in government show similar zeal in making sure that these burglars are found and brought to justice.