State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals
WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals.
The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers.
The problems in the bureau are the latest revelation in an exploding scandal that also involves accusations that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security detail and those of the US ambassador to Belgium solicited prostitutes overseas.
A whistleblower charges that State tried to cover up multiple scandals by removing them from an inspector general’s report.
“Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo to State Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel from a team leader in the IG’s Office.
One man’s bug is another man’s feature, and that also applies to women.
Don’t doubt me here — It wasn’t a “flawed hiring process” which led to this. Any time “criminal or checkered backgrounds” are ignored in hiring law enforcement officers or any job for that matter, you can bet race and affirmative action is behind it. Why do you think one-ago Mayor of Kansas City, Mark Funkhouser, wanted to eliminate the prohibition on people convicted of felonies as adults being KCPD cops? He said it himself — The KCPD has “too few” black men.