By Douglas J. Hagmann

Being a whistleblower under the tyrannical rule of Barack Hussein Obama seems to be getting a bit “dicey” these days. So too is being a law firm representing such whistleblowers. If you’re not subjected to extravagant 21st-century NSA surveillance technology, you might be the victim of a less-glitzy, low-tech 1970s Watergate-era-style burglary. According to the mainstream media under Obama, of course, these things don’t happen. Oh, except that they do, but you’re just not supposed to know about them.

Behind the Watergate whistleblower curtain

While Americans were mesmerized by the Zimmerman trial, a law office in Dallas, Texas, was burglarized—twice in two days over the June 29-30th weekend. It was no ordinary burglary, either. And, it was no ordinary law office. The law office of Schulman & Mathias, one of many offices in a large office building within a business park in Dallas, represents a high-level whistleblower named Aurelia Fedenisn, a long-time investigator for the State Department’s Inspector General’s (IG) office. Ms.  Fedenisn’s duties included investigating fraud, corruption, and mismanagement, possibly constituting either criminal wrongdoing or internal violations of State Department regulations involving some 260 embassies and diplomatic outposts across the globe.

She did her job well—perhaps too well, and found many instances of alleged wrongdoing and reported them, except the allegations were covered up at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of State. Among the criminality includes but is not limited to prostitution and sex crimes involving diplomats and minor children, and numerous instances of one U.S. ambassador who allegedly visited prostitutes as a matter of routine after bypassing a perimeter of security.

When nothing was done by the Department of State and the alleged criminality was covered up, she reported her findings to Senator Cruz of Texas. After that, not only was Ms. Fedenisn herself harassed but so were her children. Such harassment included agents of the U.S. Department of State IG’s office approaching her children and asking them about their mother, her current workplace, and her cell phone number. They never once identified them as government officials and engaged in this behavior to harass or intimidate, according to some reports.

The situation becomes even more convoluted, however, when concurrent with the claims of Aurelia Fedenisn, Fox News reporter James Rosen reported that two top officials of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DS), the federal law enforcement agency that protects American diplomats and investigates allegations of criminal misconduct by State Department employees, provided sworn testimony that could lead to perjury charges against them.

At the epicenter of this case is DS agent Richard Higbie, a 15-year veteran of the force presently detailed to the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas. Mr. Higbie is suing Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as former U.S. Secretary of State, alleging that DS sought to demote Higbie after he declined an overseas position due to a chronic and terminal illness of his daughter. The most curious aspect of this is that Richard Higbie, like Aurelia Fedenisn, is represented by the law firm of Schulman & Mathias—the firm that experienced a most unusual burglary or series of burglaries.

The unusual burglary of Schulman & Mathias

It was 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 29, 2013, when two burglars—an unidentified man and a woman, entered the office building where the law offices of Schulman and Mathias are located. Security cameras caught footage of the pair entering and leaving the office building.

After gaining entry, the pair then made their way to an upper floor, where they reportedly entered the law office through an adjacent empty office by cutting or punching a hole through the wallboard. Once inside, they stole three computers and files from a locked file cabinet they broke into using some crowbar-like device, never touching valuable silver bars and other items of significant, if not untraceable monetary value.

Hours later, at approximately 3:30 on the morning of June 30, the man returned to the law office and was observed leaving with a large box, although the contents of that box were not disclosed. The story does not end there and becomes even more puzzling.

Although the burglars left many other valuables untouched and focused only on the computers and files, one of four credit cards was reportedly stolen from one of the adjacent desks. But here’s a real head-scratcher… that credit card was reportedly used for several retail purchases at Dallas’ Valley View Center mall around 4:45 p.m. on June 29… some four hours before the security cameras caught the burglars entering the office building.

According to Dallas police, the crimes remain unsolved. Still, detectives are seeking to acquire store surveillance footage in an effort to determine the identity of the individual who went on the shopping spree. Due to the potential political ramifications of the burglary, the FBI has also been called in to investigate.

Second-rate burglary?

This was no second-rate burglary, stated one investigative source close to this writer with knowledge about the case. “While you have two people who look very ordinary and unprofessional, it was likely set up to look that way. This was a very precise burglary—the perpetrators knew exactly what to look for and take, and were likely told what to take,” stated this source. Also, there was an unlocked office full of valuable items right across the hall of the law office. They could have hit a burglar’s lottery, but they chose not to. In fact, they were quite obvious as to what they were after, and the connection here is to the State Department whistleblower records,” added this source.

“It’s surreal to think that it was that brazen.”

Additional information will be forthcoming. Please follow this investigative reporter’s further reports of this matter via Canada Free Press & The Hagmann Report.


Richard Higbie v. Hillary Rodham Clinton (acting in her official capacity as Secretary of State) [Civil Action No. 3-11-CV-2636-L].
Statements of U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service made by:
1. Scott Bultrowicz, former Director of Diplomatic Security Service (through February 1, 2013)
2. Tracy H. Mahaffey, Executive Director of DS.

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