An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation, FoxNews.com has learned.
Diana Tejada, Reid’s Hispanic Press Secretary, admitted to receiving payment for “some of her expenses” in exchange for fraudulently marrying Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini in 2003, strictly so he could obtain permanent U.S. residency, according to court documents.
Read the whole story for more. It’s like something out of “24″ or, more accurately, the plot for Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger. In the latter, an official with Cuba’s General Intelligence Directorate seduces a low-level government official and convinces her to unwittingly divulge information regarding a War On Drugs-crusading FBI Director’s visit to Columbia.
Here, we have a press secretary for the Senate Majority Leader–a woman affiliated with La Raza, by the way–who has engaged in unlawful conduct–a sham marriage–intended to facilitate a suspicious Lebanese national’s continued stay within the United States.
How is this not the story of the day?