A Fox News report indicates that top officials in the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DS) “gave sworn testimony that appears to be evasive at best, and untrue at worst.”
The testimony was allegedly given by former director of DS Scott Bultrowicz and current executive director of DS Tracey H. Mahaffey in February of 2012. At that time, Bultrowicz “claimed not to know about any claims by a federal agency that DS officials [had] failed to follow proper procedures.” Mahaffey claimed “not to know about any pending investigations into DS.”
But Fox News has notes that allegedly suggest both officials “were aware… of a pending investigation into DS and its operations by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG)… at the time they were deposed.”
Moreover, both officials appear to have been aware “of the OIG’s preliminary finding that DS did indeed fail to follow proper procedures in at least eight cases, and possibly more.” This was allegedly due in part to pressure from State Department officials who wanted to halt internal investigations.
Fox News claims evidence shows that both Bultrowicz and Mahaffey were made aware of these facts 60 days before their testimony.
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