Dallas, TX — The law firm representing US State Department whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn was broken into last weekend, and the suspects were filmed on surveillance video leaving the premises with several computers. They reportedly also rifled through the firm’s file cabinets.
The alleged burglars suspiciously left valuables that were in plain view untouched, however, at the Schulman & Mathias law offices in a Dallas high-rise building according to a report from “The Cable” at foreignpolicy.com.
Fedenisn has brought to light issues of State Department misconduct as contained in a draft of an Inspector General’s internal memo that was later watered down. According to allegations in the IG’s internal memo about the Diplomatic Security Service, one State Department official in Beirut, Lebanon, sexually assaulted embassy guards, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards were messing with prostitutes overseas, a US ambassador was roaming around in public park looking for sex, and drug dealing occurred in the backyard of the US embassy in Baghdad. Fedenisn has further claimed that she and other investigators were told to back off by senior officials: “We were very upset. We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went, was very disturbing.”
Said attorney Cary Schulman of the break-in at his Dallas office: “It’s a crazy, strange, and suspicious situation. 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.
A State Department spokesperson in Washington denied that the federal agency had anything to do with the law office burglary. Schulman seemed to agree: “It wasn’t professional enough. It is possible that an Obama or Hillary supporter feels that I am unfairly going after them. And the timing of this is right after several weeks of very public media attention so it seems to me most likely that the information sought is related to that case. I don’t know for sure and I want the police to do their work.” He also claimed, however, that State Department operatives have tried to intimidate Fedenisn after she went public.