National Security

The Blaze: Clinton Aide Blocked Investigation Into Alleged Pedophilia and Prostitution

Climate of corruption at the State Department

Hillary Clinton
AP

The season premiere of the Blaze TV’s For the Record claims that top Clinton aides at the State Department—including Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff during her time as secretary of state—were directly involved with blocking investigations by the department's Diplomatic Security Service.

BlazeTV’s For the Record, in an episode, which airs Wednesday evening at 8 P.M. EST, reports:

Documents obtained by For The Record show that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy and the Chief of Staff for then Secretary Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, were directly involved with blocking investigations by the department's Diplomatic Security Service. In the October 2012 [Office of the Inspector General] memo, Kennedy is accused of shutting down the investigation into former Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman for his alleged sexual misconduct with prostitutes and children. Mills is mentioned in the same memo as interfering in the investigation into Ambassador-designate to Iraq Brett McGurk. In the memo, McGurk was accused of sharing sensitive government information with his girlfriend, a Wall Street Journal Reporter. Both Kennedy and Mills were also identified as committing similar offenses during the Congressional investigation into Benghazi.

The broadcast accuses the State Department of permitting an environment of corruption and cover-ups, and of ruthlessly punishing whistleblowers.

The broadcast focuses on the whistleblower lawsuit of Rick Higbie, a 15-year veteran of the Diplomatic Security Service. According to the documentary, Higbie’s court filings and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints reveal a major scandal in the Clinton State Department, including interference with investigations of drug use, sexual assault, and pedophilia on the part of senior officials—including at least one U.S. ambassador. Higbie’s suit is ongoing. He is currently still employed by the State Department.

Higbie tells On the Record:

It gives me no pleasure to do an on-camera interview and have to say these things about a person very high above me in the organizational structure of the State Department.  But I took an oath and I take that oath serious. And if people cannot believe that real change can occur, why will they ever bring up solutions?  And I’m terrified that doing this interview will, you know, [lead to] a barrage of abuse of authority, because I’ve seen nothing but that.