Has the Obama administration gone “full Watergate?” Break in at whistleblower’s law firm.

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Somewhere, G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord are thinking “copycats!”

The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

“It’s a crazy, strange and suspicious situation,” attorney Cary Schulman told The Cable. “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.” 

According to the KDFW report, the firm was the only suite burglarized in the high-rise office building and an unlocked office adjacent was left untouched.

Among the allegations made by Fedenisn , which include accusations of a US ambassador and big Obama donor soliciting underage prostitutes, were charges that high-level officials of the State Department, then run by Hillary Clinton, interfered with eight investigations and then watered-down her report. When she complained to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), State Department agents came to her home and intimidated her children. At that point, she retained lawyers.

And now their office has been broken into.

Did we suddenly travel back to 1972, and no one told me? If so, I’d like to take my algebra final over again, please.

The Watergate break-in was once described as a “third-rate burglary.” Well, whoever undertook this one at Schulman & Matthias would probably be happy to get promoted to third rate, this was such a hack job. Consider: not only did they pass up on silver bars (roughly $18 per ounce), but they ignored an unlocked office with over a dozen computers there for the taking. Other than the minimal disguises one sees in the video, there was no effort to hide their activities or what they were after. Fedenisn’s lawyers insist they just don’t have a case right now as big and as full of potentially explosive political implications as hers.

But, could State agents really be this stupid? I think we can mostly rule out the attorneys’ other clients; the coincidence that they’re also a national-level whistleblower’s lawyers is just too great. But if so, who? People desperate to protect Hillary’s chances for the presidency? Obama flunkies looking to preserve “The Deal?” Friends of the ambassador or other agents named in the probe, or the agents themselves? Was it all just a huge coincidence and these two just a pair of petty burglars?

I don’t know, but there are too many coincidences with this administration for me to blithely write this off as yet another.

Final thought: Regarding the break-in, itself, the initial reaction of myself and others has been one of incredulity — they couldn’t be this lame, right? Not blacking out the cameras, not disguising what they were after, etc. I mean, a good checkout-line thriller novel by James Patterson would at least give you the basics.  If they were agents of the Federal government, they’d at least be competent, right?

Maybe not. Think back a bit and consider the case of CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson and her computers, also a clumsy operation. Attkisson, among other stories, had been digging for the truth like a dog after a bone in the Benghazi scandal. Fedenisn, on her part, exposed major corruption high in the State Department. What both scandals have in common is Hillary Clinton at the top with every incentive one could think of to suppress both. I think we all can see a potential pattern here.

I’m not saying this is what it has to be, but it does kind of make one scratch the old chin and think “hmmm…,” doesn’t it? smiley thinking

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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9 Responses to “Has the Obama administration gone “full Watergate?” Break in at whistleblower’s law firm.”


  1. Obama and his henchmen/women have far passed Watergate in seriousness… they have lied and lied and lied, they are responsible for many problems in the world today, our economy SUCKS and they continue to try (some times succeed) taking our God Given RIGHTS away! I pray for a recovery sooner than 2016… but I know we have to get the BULLSHIT artist out of OUR White house!

    ps excellent article

  2. Note to self: Keep all important data stored in the cloud.

  3. Carlos says:

    Like all thug-related activities, this appears to be the work of semi-literates who aren’t intelligent enough to take any initiative but do only what is minimally necessary (except when inflicting real pain on a victim).

    These clowns are obviously not smart enough to have planned a shoplifting trip to the local supermarket, so now the question is, “Who?”

    As indicated, there are plenty of suspects. The problem is, the Repubs have rolled over and played dead often enough, long enough, that the Chicago thugdom gang will laugh off any attempts to get any information. As always, it will end up in the cold case files, at least until someone like Attkisson breaks it open. Once it is solved by someone who cares, THEN the Repub leadership will be all over it.

  4. Day by day, turn by turn, the myth of Obhammud comes unraveled. With each new day comes a new revelation of the depth of the corruption associated with this crew of incompetents. If a new scandal does not rear its head on any given day, it is simply the O-bots’ way of saving you up for something big.

    “You can wear down a rock with water. Drip, drip, drip.”–Myrna Loy in “The Ambassador’s Daughter” (’56)

  5. Neo says:

    This smells more like a political operation out of the DNC or Team Hillary

  6. Carlos says:

    Actually, I was thinking it just shows the hubris of lib/leftist/statist/elitist thought, that no matter the circumstance (in this case, it’s already been done and resulted in a presidential resignation), they are “so smart” they can actually get away with it because, when all is said and done, their hearts are in the right place.

    And, of course, that’s all that matters because, doggone it, the Constitution is just a bunch of words written by white dudes long dead, but these guys now (the libs/leftists/statists/elitists) are always looking out for the best interests of us poor schlubs what don’t know nothin’ ’bout how to live our lives or make any more than the most basic of decisions, so they have to help us all they can.

  7. benjamin harrison says:

    The video of the two suspects is interesting.Both relatively young,slacker types in appearance,but something doesn’t fit.They seemed to know not to steal anything of monetary value,were familiar with the door and security systems enough to partially obscure their faces without wearing anything on their heads to attract attention.They are staffer/party flacks dressed ‘down’ for this espionage lark.You’ll find them in a Clinton-connected office somewhere.

  8. Usuallyrite says:

    Did either of the burglars have kankles?