This is just too fucking weird for words:
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.A quick Google, the first link is Powerline, seems to indicate that she is a darling of the teabagger set, so I am disinclined to believe her allegations.
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.
That being said, there have been similar allegations about contractors for any number of government agencies overseas (Blackwater, anyone?), and I could see some of these groups not seeing themselves above a black bag operation.
I do not think that our government would do this, because, as Edward Snowden shows, they could get anything they wanted off the computers with a few button presses, but the massive expansion of private contractors started under Clinton is a real petri dish for corruption and malfeasance.
Then one wonders why a lawfirm would have silver bars in their office.
It all makes you say, "Dafuque?"
I'm beginning to wonder if the privatization of our essential government services is a bigger risk to our civil rights than the various three letter agencies out there.