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Well more trouble connecting the State Department security agency chief Washington correspondent James Rosen has the latest problem.
For group already under the microscope for alleged illegal and unprofessional conduct acts.
When diplomatic security agent Rick -- B of Dallas a fifteen year veteran of the federal law enforcement agency cited the chronic illness of his daughter.
As his reason for declining overseas assignments.
His superiors he claims sought to demoted and he sued the State Department the department rejects take these claims -- a trial in Texas is slated for October.
This past February DS is former director Scott -- -- -- and DS executive director Tracy and a half -- we're deposed in -- big -- case and each gave testimony that appears invasive it best at worst knowingly false.
-- -- -- was asked if he knew of any government agency that has criticized DS for violating -- None have -- in my mind that perhaps he was asked if she knew of any investigations into whether DS administers its policies properly and I'm not aware of -- But Fox News has learned that on December 14 two months before they're sworn testimony.
-- to -- -- the half he met with officials from the state department's Office of Inspector General.
The departments outside watchdog and reviewed their preliminary findings from an OYG inspection or investigation into DES operations a YG had concluded that DS lacks a firewall to prevent higher ups from interfering in DS probes.
And that high level department officials may have once or twice a year brought pressure to bear to improperly halt or influence investigations.
It undercuts the credibility of the entire agency in this case the diplomatic security.
Bureau and undercuts the testimony of other DS agents that they might have to provide and other law enforcement matters.
If there is an allegation of misconduct.
Of which I'm not aware -- for those two individuals.
We would certainly take a look at that as we would in any case but you're also referring to.
-- few lines as I understand it from.
A multi hour closed the door deposition.
Which I had it is likely taken out of context.
Fox News has also learned that a self proclaimed whistle blower from the OYG investigation team that scrutinize the operations of DS.
Was debriefed at length on Monday by investigators for the house oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman.
James thank you.
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