Feds cleared Spanier after information from Freeh

Published October 7, 2013
Louis Freeh

Federal investigators cleared former Penn State President Graham Spanier for secret government work last year after Louis J. Freeh turned over information he said should have disqualified him for the post.

Commenting on Spanier’s involvement with a project for an undisclosed government agency, Freeh expressed surprise in an April 12 e-mail that his national security clearance was renewed.

“Very interesting–we have done our job notifying the Federal prosecutors regarding the latest information,” Freeh wrote to former secretary of education Ron Tomalis, trustee Ken Frazier and Freeh deputy Omar McNeil.

Tomalis and Frazier led the Board of Trustees committee that oversaw Freeh’s investigation.

The federal investigation lasted four months and involved interviewing many of the same people who talked to Freeh’s investigators, Spanier’s attorneys said in a July 2012 statement. They criticized Freeh’s final report for not mentioning that the Federal investigation resulted in Spanier’s clearance being renewed.

It’s unclear what information Freeh turned over to federal prosecutors, or why he thought it should have disqualified Spanier from secret government work. But it doesn’t appear to have been enough to sway the Federal government’s opinion of the ousted university president.

Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers didn’t respond to an e-mail seeking information about what was turned over to the feds.

Tomalis concurred with Freeh’s opinion. “Seems someone might not have done their homework,” he told Freeh, Frazier and McNeil.

The limited impact of Freeh’s investigation on the federal government’s opinion of Spanier calls into question his final report, which concluded Spanier and three others intentionally declined to protect children from Jerry Sandusky for 14 years.

Federal prosecutors have been investigating Sandusky since he was arrested in November 2011, but haven’t filed charges against the former coach or anyone else.

  • Dan Bernitt

    “Federal prosecutors have been investigating Sandusky since he was arrested in November 2011…”
    First I’ve heard about this. Why are Federal prosecutors investigating Saandusky?

    • Katrina

      It is because of Corbett & the BOT of Penn wanting to keep things that he and his crowd has rode to fame on and have committed crimes along the way in order for personnel gain for themselves. They just paid an so called victim that no name given, Sandusky’s don’t know this person, nothing to do with second mile, but said he was abused at a bowl game that he was WAY TO YOUNG TO ATTEND… talk about RAILROAD JOB this is one of them. Sure Sandusky showered with an young child BUT NOTHING HAPPENED he admits to that but all the rest can be proven lies but Corbett has leaned on the appeals judges not to eve look at the case. Time to get Sandusky out of prison and Corbett behind bars… We have the truth and can prove it but Corbett is blocking the courts.

      • Doug Robb

        The name of the school is PENN STATE, NOT Penn.” What is your information and where did you get it? This post assumes Dan and others who read it know what references you’re alluding to and what evidence you are citing. We don’t. Give references and links to info to back up your claims, please.

    • smokeybandit

      For taking that one kid across state lines to the bowl game, I’d imagine.

    • RevealTheFacts

      It’s been a well-known fact that the federal investigation is ongoing. I’m not really sure how you missed that. Ray Blehar has been reporting it quite regularly.

  • jwz

    “Seems someone might not have done their homework.” Indeed.

  • mouse24

    Maybe it was Louis who didn’t do the homework.

  • Ellen Thomas

    Feds cleared Snowden too, I believe the Feds will remove Spanier Status!

    • Ymanj

      Freeh accused Richard Jewell of Atlanta Olympic bombing, too. He likes being Judge AND Jury. Whoops….another one wrongly accused.

    • jwz

      Difference is that Snowden’s acts were done after he was given clearance. Spanier’s clearance was given after the Freeh-ring circus report came out, and King Louie wrote his e-mail to the Feds. Apparently they don’t take too much stock in his opinion or his “facts.” Try again, hater.

      • RevealTheFacts

        No, his clearance was given years prior to the information on Sandusky coming out. You need to do some research. He was RE-reviewed specifically because of the Sandusky allegations. He passed with flying colors AFTER the Freeh Report was issued. Sounds like the feds know a little about Lying Louis.

        • jwz

          Reveal, you and I are on the same page here. It doesn’t matter what month or year or how many times the clearance was reviewed. Ellen is trying to make the point that Spanier’s clearance will (should) be revoked because of the info that King Louie sent them. Her argument is trying to equate Spanier’s re-review with someone like Snowden who receives a clearance and commits a transgression after the fact.

          As you pointed out, the Feds renewed the clearance after and despite whatever Freeh sent them. They weren’t interested in whatever Freeh, Tomalis, and Frazier cooked up– much to their surprise and chagrin.

  • http://thorsteinveblen.blogspot.com/ veblen

    I applaud your work on getting information through RTK requests. Keep up the good work.

    However, there isn’t much to this story. The only source for the claim that Spanier received a security clearance following the release of the Freeh Report is a press release from Spanier’s lawyer’s. This is as true today as every. The email chain that you link to contains Freeh’s response a heads up by Tomalis about that press release.

    This does nothing to discredit Freeh’s work, since one would have to accept the press release at face value to do so. Having followed Spanier’s career for along time, I can tell you there is no reason to take that press release at face value. In fact, I believe that there is far, far less to his claim to have received a security clearance, than Graham wants you to believe.

    • ryanbagwell

      Actually, the e-mail from Freeh was in response to a newspaper report that Spanier’s clearance was renewed. The renewal was widely reported in early 2012.

      • http://thorsteinveblen.blogspot.com/ veblen

        Read the first paragraph of the news report included in the email chain. The source for the information about the renewal was Spanier himself. There has never been any independent verification of his claim. The fact that it was widely reported does not change that.

        • ryanbagwell

          I suppose Spanier could have been lying, but his government job was obtained through Penn State and confirmed by PSU’s spokesman, and that job required a security clearance. So it’s more likely than he did have a security clearance at that time. Otherwise, Spanier, PSU, and Spaniers attorneys all lied about it, and that’s not likely.

    • ibwonderful

      “This does nothing to discredit Freeh’s work, since one would have to accept the press release at face value to do so.”

      Sort of like accepting a Grand Jury Report at face value, as if it were the actual truth and the final word? One in the same I am guessing.

      • http://thorsteinveblen.blogspot.com/ veblen

        Are you being intentionally obtuse or do you really don’t understand the difference between a press release and a grand jury presentment?

        • blues_cat

          Door number two.

          • Doug Robb

            blues moron=complete waste of time in an intelligent discussion.

          • blues_cat

            Doug Robb=blathering idiot.

        • ibwonderful

          Good question. I’m smarter than the average cat here, so……

        • Doug Robb

          veblen, answer your own question. No, on second thought, don’t waste my time with more of your drivel. Freeh’s Report has been completely discredited and debunked by a former US attorney general and former PA Gov. who, as a former federal prosecutor himself, has meticulously proven and demonstrated how Freeh’s conclusions DO NOT follow from the so-called “evidence” presented. veblen, if you want to continue to waste YOUR time defending a know liar and “bough and paid for” phony investigator like Freeh, go ahead. But don’t involve the rest of us in your pointless farce..

        • RevealTheFacts

          A press release with documentary evidence attached….

          • RevealTheFacts

            That’s something the AG’s Grand Jury “Presentment” did not contain.

    • RevealTheFacts

      So you didn’t look at that press release did you? The documents are attached. If you had read it, you would have seen them at the end. Very sad. Tsk. Tsk.

  • NAL

    Wait! – why was it Louis Freeh’s “job” to inform federal prosecutors? He made it crystal clear who hired him and what they were to investigate – correct? Didn’t Freeh NOT concern himself with oh – THE SECOND MILE – because out of the scope of his job??? Or the CHILD AGENCIES that are still not accountable???? Hmmmmm can’t have it both ways….

  • JJinPhila

    Well, he IS good at keeping secrets. :)

    • RevealTheFacts

      That snide comment was not in the least bit funny JJ. You’ve been posting on every Board and article in the country to try to keep the existing narrative going….DESPITE THE FACTS. I’m beginning to wonder whether YOU have something to hide. Spanier’s security clearance, as you very well know, was being RE-reviewed because of the revelations about Sandusky and the SANDUSKY crimes. Why do you keep doing this JJ? Don’t give us a song and dance. Facts please…..TRUTH please????

      • JJinPhila

        It is funny because it is true; Spanier is good at keeping secrets, which would be a requirement for a national security job. The fact is, he kept the information from the Board.

        I think a better question is why would you complain about it over three months after the comment?

        • RevealTheFacts

          I just saw it???? He didn’t have any facts or even allegations indicating Sandusky was a pedophile.

          • JJinPhila

            He did have the facts regarding his own activities in 2011. 2001 is a fairly simple summary offense. The perjury and obstruction is from 2010-11.

          • RevealTheFacts

            I’m finding it difficult to understand why you intentionally misrepresent time and time again. He was using his memory from 10 years earlier. Geez, you people are truly unbelievable. You can’t remember facts disclosed within the last year, yet you expect him to remember exact words from 10 years prior.

          • JJinPhila

            Did Spanier ever attempt to say, “I don’t recall,” or “Let me refresh my memory?” Did he fully comply with subpoena and attempt to get the documents? No.

          • RevealTheFacts

            Gee, I suppose we’ll find out at the trial. Until then, he’s innocent.

          • JJinPhila

            And I think he will be found guilty, at least on the obstruction charges.

          • PlatosCave2

            You’ve got ZERO credibility Mr. Jacobs. Go continue the search for Mr. Gricar

          • Platinum68

            Jacobs? You know who this troll is?

          • JJinPhila

            You should find out Foolsgold IQ 68.

          • Platinum68

            OK, Mr. Jacobs.

          • Platinum68

            Ewwwww … I just did. You are an ugly dude!! Seems like you are unemployed too … which would explain a lot.

          • JJinPhila

            Not unemployed. You should check Who’s Who.

          • Platinum68

            But, you admit you ARE ugly!!

            lol

          • JJinPhila

            No, especially since I keep seening photos of myself in print.

          • Platinum68

            Me too, Jonathan Jacobs. You look like a horse. An ugly one.

          • JJinPhila

            Better to look like a horse that to be the backside of one,, like you Foolsgold IQ 68.

            Now, why did you lie when talking about Williams and Fina.

          • Platinum68

            You actually look more like an old mongoloid. Women clearly do not like you. Which explains a lot.

            Poor thing. I feel bad for you.

          • JJinPhila

            Acttually I look a bit like Gomez Adams or Vyacheslav Molotov. :)

          • PlatosCave2

            “Did he fully comply with subpoena and attempt to get the documents?”

            Oh, you mean the subpoena that was in the possession of Cynthia Baldwin – who was the one responsible for complying, getting the documents and informing Spanier about the subpoena in the first place?

        • PlatosCave2

          Jonathan is confusing Spanier with Baldwin here. Its easy enough to fact check his bogus claims – clearly he has some agenda to push the AG version of the story. I wonder if he is a paid PR shill working for Corbett.

          • JJinPhila

            Yes, since Judge Hoover already said there was enough to charge.

        • PlatosCave2

          “The fact is, he kept the information from the Board.”
          The fact is that Cynthia Baldwin, former MEMBER of the BoT, was the one in posession of the subpoena – and she was the one specifically hired to serve as counsel for Penn State BY the Board.

          In other words, Cynthia Baldwin (and YOU) are lying and misrepresenting the facts.

          • JJinPhila

            Which she had to turn over to Spanier, who had the control of the staff to search out the records. Sorry, if you’ve missed that.

        • PlatosCave2

          WHO gets the subpoenas, Jonathan? Cynthia Baldwin gets the subpoenas – that’s her job. Which she failed to do.

          And she’s going to get a lot MORE: http://www.psu.edu/ur/2012/openness/DOJ_subpoena.pdf

        • PlatosCave2

          http://www.law.com/image/cc/BaldwinStatement.pdf

          Her own statement: “The Attorney General asked Cynthia Baldwin, as General Counsel, to accept subpoenas for the President and other administrators at the University, who were agents of the University.”

          And…what did she do next?

          • JJinPhila

            She “accepts” them, and instructs the President what documents to get. Do you really think that Baldwin was capable of doing the searches like the IT people could? Do you really believe that?

        • PlatosCave2

          Baldwin Perjury: Never told PSU Officials About Subpoena 1179
          http://notpsu.blogspot.com/2013/04/baldwin-perjury-never-told-psu.html

          • JJinPhila

            According to the grand jury, she did. There should be a record. Spanier has never claimed that he never saw the subpoena.

          • JJinPhila

            The claim, which relates to Schultz, not Spanier, was refuted by Schultz’s secretary.

        • PlatosCave2

          Heck, even that Fraud Louis Freeh concluded that it was Baldwin who “didn’t brief the Penn State board about the grand jury investigation or the risk to the university.”

          http://www.insidecounsel.com/2012/07/17/penn-state-gc-criticized-in-report
          You’re getting nowhere if you defend Cynthia Baldwin or this ridiculous narrative peddled by Corbett’s cronies.

      • JJinPhila

        BTW, Schultz secretary HAS testified in open court (at the preliminary hearing). It was under oath.

    • PlatosCave2

      Jonathan Jacobs must be a paid shill for the PA Attorney General. He also likes to think he is a lawyer – when he is nothing more than a self-proclaimed expert on Robert’s Rules of Order.

      • JJinPhila

        In MY case, I simply READ the presentment. Why do you defend Spanier, and a coverup, so much?

        • PlatosCave2

          Jonathan, Jonathan – again pretending to be a lawyer. You DO know what a Grand Jury presentment is? Certainly not facts – certainly not subject to cross-examining or a defense.

          You really DO work for Tom Corbett don’t you? Let me guess – the Parliamentary Expert thing isn’t paying the bills so you take a little extra from the Corbett Admin to troll multiple boards pretending to be a legal expert

          • JJinPhila

            I can’t speak for this Jacobs fellow here, but unlike all other Republican candidates for governor, I didn’t even contribute to Corbett. I’m not a particular fan, and I neither work for him or the CURRENT AG, Kane.

            I don’t make any representations of being a lawyer.

          • Platinum68

            Duh. You are an idiot.

          • JJinPhila

            Foolsgold IQ 68, what don’t you understand that I did not contribute to Corbett, either time he ran. I really didn’t like him all that much.

          • Platinum68

            As if I care … LOL …

          • JJinPhila

            You must have, because you decided to comment on it, Foolsgold IQ 68.

          • JJinPhila

            I though your tendencies were more for an older woman. How is Katy?

          • Platinum68

            You are thinking of your boss, Fina. Ask him about the videos he watched at his desk!!

          • JJinPhila

            No, I’m thinking about Katy. Are you Rocco, and we won’t be hearing from you after March.

          • Platinum68

            Oh – I am sure you are!! By the looks of you, you probably fantasize about beautiful women a lot … in between your Revolutionary War re-enactments!!!

            LOL @ you. You are pathetic.

          • JJinPhila

            Oh, sorry that you honoring dead veterans is bad. I don’t. I tend to be pro-American. Sorry your not.

          • Platinum68

            Who will you dress up as and parade around as this weekend?!?

            LOSER

          • JJinPhila

            I will be next weekend, but I’m not part of the color guard, so I won’t be in uniform.

            If you think a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier is somehow bad, they you both pathetic and un-American.

            Why do you hate America?

          • Platinum68

            I don’t.

            I just hate stupid idiots.

          • JJinPhila

            You must hate America if you object to a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.

          • Platinum68

            Lay your wreaths, Clown-Boy. And parade around some more in your costumes!!!

          • JJinPhila

            Why do you hate America so much?

          • Platinum68

            I love America; I hate FOXtards like you.

          • JJinPhila

            No, you don’t even like a wreath on tomb honoring an unknown soldier. You must hate American.

          • Platinum68

            LMAO … “hate American” …

            You have one of your costumes on right now?

          • JJinPhila

            Actually, I’m not in the Color Guard, so I don’t wear any.

            Why do hate America so much?

          • Platinum68

            Why are you a FOXtard?

          • JJinPhila

            I;m not. Obviously you are too stupid to understand Fox.

            Now you have complained a color guard putting a wreath on a tomb to honor war dead. Did you get this screwed up by hanging with Katy Kane? Were you raised in the same household?

          • Platinum68

            No. I am complaining about you being a stupid idiot who “hates American”

          • JJinPhila

            You have already complained about it. So, whydo you hate America. or perhaps, why do you hate honoring America’s war dead?

          • Platinum68

            I only hate stupid idiots (American and otherwise).

          • JJinPhila

            Are you calling war dead “idiots?”

          • Platinum68

            Are you “war dead”??

            If so – yes.

          • JJinPhila

            You do seem to hate America. Pretty much tells the kind of person who would support Kane.

          • Platinum68

            // YAWNNNNN //

            Stupid people are boring.

          • JJinPhila

            You must put people into comas.

          • Platinum68

            Not anymore …

    • Platinum68

      Feds clear Spanier.

      PA Superior Court rips Fina.

      See a trend here, moron?

      • JJinPhila

        The feds ae still investigating. They won’t give Bagwell anything they have.

        The court did nothing to Fina.

        Try again.

        • Platinum68

          LOL. OK.

          But the Superior Court found that Fina’s conduct in the Penn State case was “highly improper.”

          You can look it up. If you can read, that is …

          • JJinPhila

            No, actually, while included in the body of the opinion, which is being appealed, it was not a “finding.”

          • Platinum68

            SHILL ALERT !!

            SHILL ALERT !!

            SHILL ALERT !!

            Fina your boss, Shill-Boy?

          • JJinPhila

            No, Foolsgold, but I’d be happy to. He will have a job in the law while Kane wioll have one sweeping up at Muncy SCI.

          • Platinum68

            Where?? What law firm would be foolish enough to hire that POS? Everyone now knows that he is dirty … LOL

          • JJinPhila

            He’s working now, in the field. Actually practicing law. Half the city would want him as a defense attorney.

          • Platinum68

            Oh really??? He got a job as a lawyer at a law firm? I didn’t read that … LOL

            Wait … that’s because it is not true. He got demoted at the DA’s Office … where he was already a lowly ADA …. Now he isn’t even handling criminal cases anymore. Serves him right.

          • JJinPhila

            He;’s with the DA’s Office, but he could go private with ease.

          • Platinum68

            Nah.

          • JJinPhila

            Yes. He has no problems there, amd he still has a law license.

          • Platinum68

            No problems where? Seth Williams was just on CNN saying he may fire him after all.

            His lawyer is the same lawyer he negotiated Tyron Ali’s sweet plea deal with. That was in the 11th hour … right before Kane took office. What was the rush??

          • JJinPhila

            Link please. Or are you lying again.

          • Platinum68

            Find it yourself, moron. You clearly have an internet connection.

          • JJinPhila

            Then you are lying again.

          • Platinum68

            Wait … you don’t have an internet connection??

            lmao

          • JJinPhila

            You make the claim, prove it. You are lying.

          • Platinum68

            LOL. You are incredibly pathetic.

          • JJinPhila

            No, I just caught you in a lie.

          • JJinPhila

            It wasn’t a demotion but a transfer, for the same money. You know, money, the Kane is spending on her legal bills.

          • Platinum68

            LOL. He was demoted. It was embarrassing. He went from top deputy at AG’s Office to begging for his job as a lowly ADA in Philly. Pathetic.

            And it’s obvious that no law firm will hire him, or he would have already left the Philly DA’s Office – where no one likes him and he is not allowed to touch criminal cases that would take him to court.

            It is truly shocking that he has so little regard for his boss. A real man would have resigned already and spared his boss the embarrassment. But we are talking about Frank Fina – the guy who sent this to his white male buddies only:

            https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

            How friggin’ racist is Fina ….

          • JJinPhila

            No, but if you lie about him, he must be pretty good.

          • Platinum68

            Where are the lies?

            He is a racist pig (see his e-mails).

            He is unethical (see Superior Court’s words – “highly improper”)

            And he has been demoted. He went from top deputy at OAG to lowly demoted ADA in Philadelphia. What’s so hard to understand? They are just facts.

            When you see him next – tell him to get fitted for his orange jump-suit. The Repervlican Senate’s EPIC FAIL means the Special Prosecutor’s work will continue!!

          • JJinPhila

            The ones I saw came from Ellen and went to her sister Katy Kane,

            Gansler is not to practice law in PA, but is already facing complaints with ODC.

          • Platinum68

            Scroll up. You will see one of Frank Fina’s e-mails. The one he sent to his white male buddies from his State computer.

            How friggin’ racist is Fina???

          • JJinPhila

            Nothing there. And, how do you know there both White and male?

          • Platinum68

            You =”Cowardice at it’s Finest”

            You a boring DB. Here’s Fina’s e-mail to his white male buddies:

            https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

          • JJinPhila

            Not overly racist. Further, some of these e-mails were distributed and circulated by women. I don’t know the ethnic background of who sent this e-mail.

          • Platinum68

            I do. It was the pasty-white Frank Fina. And he sent it only to his white male buddies. From his government computer. On the taxpayers’ dime.

          • JJinPhila

            I don’t and I think Ellen’s were worse, but still don’t reach ther racist level.

            Further, the state does permit some personal use,

          • Platinum68

            The Supoerior Court threw out most of the charges against the last people Fina tried to rail-road. They went out of their way, in a published opinion, to say that Fina’s conduct was “HIGHLY IMPROPER.”

            And it was. He lied to the Court. And he got caught. Just like he has now been caught using his State computer to send racist e-mails.

            LMAO. Orange jump-suit better be ready.

          • JJinPhila

            Well, they did, but there was no actual “finding.” Nor would it be a criminal offense. Foolsgold IQ 68.

            Fina did not testify to any couiurt, much less the “high” one. You must be high to think so.

          • Platinum68

            “HIGHLY IMPROPER”

            LOL … Deal with it. That is how he will be known. Well — that and as a racist pervert woman-hating creep.

  • ibwonderful

    Sounds to me like Louie got spanked again! Time and time again his farce of a “report” is undermined or proven to be blatantly wrong. What is it about this that is inconsistent with Mr. Freeh’s previous works of art?

    Just another nail in the coffin of the Freeh Opinion.

  • http://thorsteinveblen.blogspot.com/ veblen

    I will concede that it is likely that Spanier took a job following his separation from Penn State as president that required a security clearance. I am even willing to concede that it is likely that the clearance was renewed after a review.

    However, there is no reason to think that this renewal is tantamount to the “feds” clearing Spanier of any wrong doing. During the period that he was investigated for the renewal Spanier had not yet been indicted and the Freeh Report had not yet been released. The only blemish on his record at the time was his firing/resignation from Penn State as president. It is likely that the investigation centered on the circumstance of his separation and not anything deeper, since nothing at that point hinted at anything deeper.

    As far as the information that Freeh turned over to federal prosecutors goes, there is no reason to think that the investigators conducting the security clearance investigation–these are not federal prosecutors– were made aware of it. The information turned over by Freeh did not concern an arrest or conviction, hence it is highly unlikely that it was entered into a database which the security clearance investigators could access. The prosecutors would have had to actively seek out the security clearance investigators to pass on the information. The big question is why would they?

    Frankly, there is even reason to question the rigors of the entire security clearance process as illustrated by this.

    Despite a checkered record while enlisted and an arrest record, Navy
    Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had a “secret” security clearance that allowed
    him access to the secure facility, where he killed 12 people Monday
    morning before being shot dead by law enforcement officers.

    Hagel said that the reviews will attempt to determine how Alexis was able to
    get and maintain that clearance level in spite of his arrests.

    “Obviously you go back in hindsight and look at all this and there were some red flags, of course there were,” Hagel said. “Should we have picked him up?
    Why didn’t we? How could we? All those questions need to be answered.”

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for a federal investigation into how Alexis obtained the clearance despite a history of misconduct and
    previous arrests

    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/18/20562666-pentagon-announces-probe-of-security-clearance-process?lite

    Is Spanier guilty of the crimes he stands accused of? My informed guess is yes, but he very well may be found innocent at trial.

    No matter what the outcome will be, I really look forward to this trial which will pull back the opaque curtain which hides the inner working of Old Main from the general public.

    • Doug Robb

      Making some opaque reference to others with security clearances who have committed crimes and Spanier is the sort of “character assassination” and insinuation that proves NOTHING. Federal investigators have had over two years now to investigate Spanier and ANY information involving Spanier’s security clearance. You have no proof but your “guess” that Spanier is guilty of something. The flimsy and insinuating manner in which you make accusations toward Spanier is inappropriate and proves NOTHING of substance against Spanier.

    • RevealTheFacts

      You should pay attention and check your facts. Spanier had his security clearance long before the Sandusky scandal was revealed. It was BECAUSE of the Sandusky case, that Spanier’s clearance was being RE-reviewed. Geez, you people who jump to conclusions and then try to pass them off as facts are truly disgusting!

      • mouse24

        clearances are routinely re-certified every so many years.

        • RevealTheFacts

          This was a four-month investigation brought about as a result of the allegations surrounding Sandusky. It was not a “routine” re-certification.

      • RevealTheFacts

        Wrong again. The Freeh Report was issued PRIOR to the approval of Spanier’s security clearance. Freeh had also provided the feds with all of the evidence he used in the Freeh Report…which did not hinder Spanier’s approval because it was CRAP. In fact, the release of the Freeh Report was expedited. Could that have been because the feds were investigating Spanier’s security clearance renewal in light of the allegations about Sandusky? YEP, YES and ABSOLUTELY.