Friday, April 14, 2017
'Draining The Swamp' State Dep't Employee Charged With Concealing Contacts With Chinese Agents
TapWires by Jake Baker --
Michael W. Chapman
Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, a long-time employee of the U.S. State Department -- starting in 1999 under the Clinton administration -- was arrested and charged with obstrucing an official proceeding and making false statements about her alleged contacts with agents of Communist China, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Claiborne started at the State Department as an Office Management Specialist and she held a "Top Secret" clearance. Claiborne served in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, and in the first two months of the Trump administration. Over the years she held posts at embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. She was arrested on March 28, 2017. She can speak Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.