The Ambassador and the underage hooker?

Ed Lasky
A couple of years ago, Howard Gutman, America's Ambassador to Belgium, ignited a storm of criticism when he blamed Israel for generating anti-Semitism.

There were calls that he be removed from his post, though partisan groups such as the National Jewish Democratic Council stayed mute. But President Obama kept him in the office -- perhaps as a reward for Gutman's success in being a fundraiser and donor to Obama (recall, Obama has defined politics as punish your enemies and rewarding your friends).

So what has Gutman been up to since then?

Apparently, by allowing him to stay in the prestigious post, Obama has unleashed the inner Gutman, a man who allegedly has proceeded to solicit prostitutes, including underage minors.

And this has all been hushed up by the powers-that-be in DC.

S.A. Miller and George Earle at the New York Post report:

A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup - including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes.

A chief investigator for the agency's inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.

Any mention of the cases was removed from an IG report about problems within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), which provides protection and investigates crimes involving any State Department workers overseas.

"It's a coverup," declared Cary Schulman, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, former State Department IG senior investigator Aurelia Fedenisn."The whole agency is impaired.

"Undue influence . . . is coming from political appointees. It's coming from above the criminal- investigation unit," added Schulman, whose client provided the document with the revelations.

Some of the revelations were first reported by CBS News.

Among the bombshell findings:

* 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

Since Gutman proudly seems to consider himself an expert on the source of anti-Semitism perhaps he should ponder the history of that hatred in Europe and beyond.

That history includes grotesque imagery of Jews (especially powerful ones) ravishing women in Europe, being lascivious, and preying on young girls.

So how will Gutman's behavior in Belgium defeat anti-Semitism?

He should have been removed from his post when his ignorant remarks surfaced two years ago. He wasn't and he allegedly has behaved in a way that brings disrepute to America.

He should be removed from his position and the investigation should not be deep-sixed as has been done to date.

But he won't be; Obama can admit no errors, no matter how much damage ensues because of his poor choices.

A couple of years ago, Howard Gutman, America's Ambassador to Belgium, ignited a storm of criticism when he blamed Israel for generating anti-Semitism.

There were calls that he be removed from his post, though partisan groups such as the National Jewish Democratic Council stayed mute. But President Obama kept him in the office -- perhaps as a reward for Gutman's success in being a fundraiser and donor to Obama (recall, Obama has defined politics as punish your enemies and rewarding your friends).

So what has Gutman been up to since then?

Apparently, by allowing him to stay in the prestigious post, Obama has unleashed the inner Gutman, a man who allegedly has proceeded to solicit prostitutes, including underage minors.

And this has all been hushed up by the powers-that-be in DC.

S.A. Miller and George Earle at the New York Post report:

A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup - including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes.

A chief investigator for the agency's inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.

Any mention of the cases was removed from an IG report about problems within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), which provides protection and investigates crimes involving any State Department workers overseas.

"It's a coverup," declared Cary Schulman, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, former State Department IG senior investigator Aurelia Fedenisn."The whole agency is impaired.

"Undue influence . . . is coming from political appointees. It's coming from above the criminal- investigation unit," added Schulman, whose client provided the document with the revelations.

Some of the revelations were first reported by CBS News.

Among the bombshell findings:

* 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

Since Gutman proudly seems to consider himself an expert on the source of anti-Semitism perhaps he should ponder the history of that hatred in Europe and beyond.

That history includes grotesque imagery of Jews (especially powerful ones) ravishing women in Europe, being lascivious, and preying on young girls.

So how will Gutman's behavior in Belgium defeat anti-Semitism?

He should have been removed from his post when his ignorant remarks surfaced two years ago. He wasn't and he allegedly has behaved in a way that brings disrepute to America.

He should be removed from his position and the investigation should not be deep-sixed as has been done to date.

But he won't be; Obama can admit no errors, no matter how much damage ensues because of his poor choices.