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U.S. Ambassador Allegedly Used Underage Prostitutes



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Do you have room for another scandal? Because this looks like a really big one:

The State Department responded to claims that internal investigators dropped a probe into alleged misconduct by department personnel, including an ambassador, who were accused of inappropriate activities including prostitution and pedophilia in a government memo.

The ambassador who came under investigation “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” according to documents obtained by NBC News.

The alleged misconduct took place during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, according to the documents, which also say those activities may not have been properly looked into.

Top state department officials directed investigators to “cease the investigation” into the ambassador’s conduct, according to the memo.

NBC reports, “A state department spokesperson would not confirm the specific investigations, but told NBC News ‘the notion that we would not vigorously pursue criminal misconduct in a case, in any case, is preposterous.’”

Keep in mind that an ambassador would have diplomatic immunity from prosecution in the host country.

The ambassador that this government memo refers to is named by the New York Post in this article; as detailed here, the ambassador named in the article is an extremely generous donor to the Democratic party, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton.


Tags: Hillary Clinton , State Department , Scandal


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