The lead investigator later told Senate staffers that he felt pressure from his superiors in the office of Charles K. Edwards, who was then the acting inspector general, to withhold evidence — and that, in the heat of an election year, decisions were being made with political considerations in mind.

‘We were directed at the time . . . to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election,’ David Nieland, the lead investigator on the Colombia case for the DHS inspector general’s office, told Senate staffers, according to three people with knowledge of his statement.

Nieland added that his superiors told him ‘to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration.’

…Whether the White House volunteer, Jonathan Dach, was involved in wrongdoing in Cartagena, Colombia, remains unclear. Dach, then a 25-year-old Yale University law student, declined to be interviewed, but through his attorney he denied hiring a prostitute or bringing anyone to his hotel room. Dach has long made the same denials to White House officials.

Dach this year started working full time in the Obama administration on a federal contract as a policy adviser in the Office on Global Women’s Issues at the State Department.

The “most transparent” administration in history maintains its spotless culture of corruption.

Meanwhile, the fact that such a taxpayer-funded position as “Policy Adviser in the Office on Global Women’s Issues at the State Department” exists tells all anybody needs to know about government and bureaucracy run amok. What the hell?

via Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal – The Washington Post.

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