7th Floor Group
- 1 Background
- 2 Relationship to #Pizzagate
- 3 External Links
- 4 See Also
A group of individuals from the 7th floor of the State Department which the FBI refers to as "The Shadow Government."
FBI Records: The Vault
From page 56 of the FBI Vault's Hillary R. Clinton Part 04 of 06.[Archived Link for Information Purposes]
PDF of the complete Hillary R. Clinton Part 04 of 06 is available via the FBI Vault link:
The staff member who's first name is missing is Patrick Kennedy (not to be confused Ted Kennedy's son, Patrick Kennedy, though part of the same Kennedy family).
Additional Relevant Facts
Tillerson fires the 7th Floor
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report. Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News. Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.
Removal of Criticisms from Inspector General Reports in 2013
The 7th Floor Group is known to have forced the removal of criticisms from inspector general reports related to State Department coverups of sexual abuse and pedophilia.
- State Department Inspector General officials edited out passages of a high-profile report in 2013 that could have embarrassed Hillary Clinton just days before she quit President Obama's Cabinet. The officials excised details of a cover up of misconduct by Clinton's security team. The edits raise concerns that investigators were subjected to "undue influence" from agency officials. The Washington Examiner obtained earlier drafts of the report which differ markedly from the final version. References to specific cases in which high-level State officials intervened and descriptions of the extent and frequency of those interventions appear in several early drafts but were later eliminated.
"One case, which triggered outraged comment from several [special investigations division] sources, relates to allegations that a Regional Security Officer engaged in serious criminal conduct including sexual abuse of local embassy staff during a series of embassy postings. Sources also reported that a senior [diplomatic security] official successfully protected some agents on the Secretary's Detail from investigations into misbehavior while on official trips," the November 16 draft said.
- "Sources reported that a senior '7th Floor' Department official ordered [diplomatic security] to stop the investigation of an ambassador accused of pedophilia, and another such senior official had [diplomatic security] stop an investigation of an ambassador-designate," the draft reads. The seventh floor is the location of the secretary of state's office, as well as the offices of the deputy secretary and the undersecretaries, according to the State Department's website. If any of these details were removed because of exculpatory information, this is never stated. The same section of the final report, titled "Need for Independence," makes no reference to the pedophilia allegations or the sexual abuse charges that were covered up by State Department staff. A subsequent passage that is completely redacted in the published document, but is revealed in the November 16 draft, shows investigators were concerned about their physical proximity to the subjects of their investigations at the agency. Many of the bureau of diplomatic security officials whom the investigators probed "often return to work" with firearms in tow.
Whistleblower Richard “Rick” Higbie
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Hillary Clinton
The 7th Floor Group of the State Department, or - as the FBI refers to them - "The Shadow Government", operated on behalf of, and likely under the direction of, then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Connection to John Kerry
Chief of Staff for Secretary of State, John Kerry, was a known, consistent attendee of the meetings of the 7th Floor Group or "Shadow Government."
- Wikispooks, 7th Floor Group