Howard Gutman gave the Democratic Party money. In return he got what many other donors got, a plushy ambassadorial gig in a European capital, which he used to justify Muslim anti-Semitism creating an instant scandal.
Meanwhile in a less prominent scandal, he was also doing something even worse.
A DS agent was called off a case against US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman over claims that he solicited prostitutes, including minors.
“The agent began his investigation and had determined that the ambassador routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” says the memo.
“The ambassador’s protective detail and the embassy’s surveillance detection team … were well aware of the behavior.”
Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation ceased, and the ambassador remains in place, according to the memo.
Gutman was a big Democratic donor before taking the post, having raised $500,000 for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helping finance his inaugural.
What’s a little sexual abuse of children when you’ve raised half a million for Barack Obama. Now a State Department investigation has belatedly found undue influence by Hillary.
A State Department investigation has found that aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contributed to the “appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in three departmental investigations related to alleged sexual conduct by officials in the field.
n the highest-level case, the department’s inspector general found that senior State Department officials declared an allegation that the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium had solicited a prostitute in a public park as a “management issue.” The move effectively halted an investigation by the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The ambassador, Howard Gutman, was recalled to Washington from Belgium to meet with Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy and Clinton Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, according to the report.
The investigation of Howard Gutman mentions the prostitute case, not the accusations of sexual abuse of children so the whitewashing is still in place. There’s also no mention of whistleblowers being intimidated.