9:22 AM, Jun 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, is suspected of soliciting prostitutes and possibly minors, according to a State Department memo. The details are published in today's New York Post.
"A [Diplomatic Security] agent was called off a case against US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman over claims that he solicited prostitutes, including minors," reports the Post.
“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.
4:27 PM, Dec 7, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last night, on Fox News, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reiterated his belief that Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium, should be fired for his remarks on anti-Semitism:
3:13 PM, Dec 6, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic congressman Steve Rothman just released the following statement regarding the comments on anti-Semitism made by Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium:
12:24 PM, Dec 6, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The American Jewish Committee responded today to remarks the U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, made about anti-Semitism last week in Europe.
7:09 PM, Dec 5, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to call for the firing of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The Texas governor announced his decision in a statement released this evening:
5:16 PM, Dec 5, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The last thing State Department spokesman Mark Toner says about Ambassador Howard Gutman, the U.S. diplomat in Belgium, at today's press briefing is: "We have full confidence in him."
10:37 AM, Dec 5, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The entire text of President Obama’s ambassador to Belgium’s remarks on anti-Semitism is a useful case study in the genre of pseudo-sophisticated liberal apologia for Muslim anti-Semitism. Below, Ambassador Howard Gutman says that Israel, the Jewish state, is responsible for a new wave of anti-Semitic beliefs held by Muslims:
1:22 PM, Dec 3, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, recently told a conference hosted by the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.
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