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A federal judge sentenced former State Department employee Candace Claiborne to more than three years in prison and a $40,000 fine Tuesday for accepting thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from Chinese intelligence agents in exchange for information.

U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama appointee said, “sentencing is never easy,” but also called Claiborne’s crime, “a truly grave offense, a betrayal of her employer and a betrayal of her country” before giving her 40 months in prison in a D.C. courtroom, reported Fox News.

“I still don’t know how I lost myself,” Clairborne said. Then through tears, “I want to apologize to the government… and my family for what I have done,” reported Fox News producer Jake Gibson.

The Department of Justice announced in April that a former State Department employee who also happened to be a Clinton appointee, pleaded guilty to conspiring with foreign agents.

The FBI arrested Candace Marie Claiborne on March 28th, 2017. She made her first appearance in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia the following day.

According to the DOJ, Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in exchange for providing them with internal documents from the U.S. State Department.

Recall, Candace Marie Claiborne had a TOP SECRET security clearance and provided internal State Department documents to Chinese agents in exchange for gifts and benefits.

Claiborne also noted in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” working with one of the PRC agents, who, shortly after wiring $2,480 to Claiborne, tasked her with providing internal U.S. Government analyses on a U.S.-Sino Strategic Economic Dialogue that had just concluded.

Claiborne, who confided to a co-conspirator that the PRC agents were “spies,” willfully misled State Department background investigators and FBI investigators about her contacts with those agents, the plea documents state. After the State Department and FBI investigators contacted her, Claiborne also instructed her co-conspirators to delete evidence connecting her to the PRC agents, the DOJ said.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. SJ

    July 11, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    To bad your last name isn’t Clinton or Biden, you would have got a “get out of jail free pass”.

  2. Joe

    July 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    How Stupid are you. Betrayal of your country. Real stupidity

  3. N

    July 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  4. Linda

    July 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    “I still don’t know how I lost myself,” Clairborne said. Then through tears, “I want to apologize to the government… and my family for what I have done.” But, I want to keep my thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from Chinese intelligence agents in exchange for my information. An enemy of the state, country and American citizens. Traitor. Should have been 50 years at hard labor.

  5. carma

    July 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    She is lucky to get off so lightly. Didn’t traitors used to get death?!

    • Sara Eads

      July 11, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      Excellent point.

  6. Shari Early

    July 11, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Democrats think they don’t have to follow the law like everyone else.

  7. Patrick Rodgers

    July 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    She probably knows where a lot of Clinton bodies are buried. DOJ should now cut a deal with her to provide evidence against the Clinton’s and other Obama Administration traitors for a reduction in her sentence. Of course keeping her alive might be a problem.

  8. Love babies not kill them

    July 11, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Why are these trairors not shot for treason. There wont be any demwits left but hey thats ok

  9. PT

    July 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I know how she “lost herself”. She hangs with the Dems/libs/progressives/socialists that believe they can do no wrong.

  10. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    July 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Hope she enjoys her Chinese gifts. We don’t fell a bit sorry for you, you traitor. Can you say strap on? NO PAY FOR PLAY. When you get out of the clinker Walmart will hire you to negotiate their over seas deals. Bon Voyage loser.

  11. terry

    July 11, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    She should of been executed.

  12. Gordon

    July 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Just another anti-American hypocrite liberal democrat. Hang her for treason.

  13. Rebecca Holstine

    July 12, 2019 at 1:13 am

    A true idiot. A good paying job, a high security clearance, benefits and pension. Wow they don’t come any dumber than this. She “lost herself” alright. She also lost a lot of good things that someone else will be thrilled to have. In about 3 years, let’s see who will hire her. She won’t have all those nice things with her next job, you can bet on that.

  14. RY

    July 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Seriously? Apologies to her family and the government? What about the few hundred million “fellow Americans” she betrayed? This Clintonite is like the rest of the Elites in this country, they don’t give two hoots in hell about the American people. That my fellow patriots is why Donald Trump won in 2016 and -given the current direction of the opposition- has an excellent (maybe inevitable?) shot at repeating in 2020.

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