by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
It is often said that when an agency or department is failing, it’s because there is a failure at the top, that there is something wrong with the leadership. Nowhere is that more evident than at the beleaguered Department of Homeland Security where, under the tutelage of former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, an agency with an already dubious resume has gone from bad to worse to despicable.
A new federal audit of the monstrous agency, created in the heat and passion of the moment in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, 2,527 DHS employees and co-conspirators have been convicted of either being corrupt or engaging in outright criminality since 2004, CNSNews.com reported, citing written testimony submitted to Congress recently by the department’s inspector general, Charles Edwards.
During his Aug. 1 testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform’s subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management, Edwards told lawmakers that, as of July 15, his office was dealing with 1,591 open criminal cases involving DHS employees and some of their accomplices.