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State Dept. Creep Busted In Child-Sex Sting

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As longtime readers know, out of all the federal agencies that grab money out of my pocket every minute of every day, by far my favorite is the U.S. Department of State. These fine men and women make me proud to be an American, and Daniel Rosen is no exception.

James Rosen (no relation), Fox News:

A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned.

Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.

Rosen, who is the director of counterterrorism programs and policy at the State Department, was arrested and transported to the D.C. jail and charged with one count of Use of a Communications Device to Solicit a Juvenile.

According to State Dept. spokesbot Jen Psaki, Rosen’s security clearance is being suspended and he’s on “administrative leave.” This might actually be true, even though the State Dept. is saying so. It’s one thing to leave a U.S. ambassador to die in Libya, or even to run over a wingnut blogger, and then lie about it. But these corrupt bastards can’t sweep pedophilia under the rug, can they? I can’t imagine that polls well at all.

You know who this news helps? Marie Harf. She’s no longer the biggest embarrassment in the Truman Building.