Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying on behalf of foreign governments.
Gee, I wonder which foreign government she may have been spying for?
Details of federal counterintelligence investigations are typically very closely held and can span years. Although Raphel has spent much of her career on Pakistan issues, it was unknown whether the investigation, being run by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, was related to her work with that country.
The spokesman, Andrew Rice, said her security clearances were put on hold last month and that she is no longer employed by the State Department.
Raphel was recently exposed by Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir for as having in 1995 convinced then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to support the Taliban and its leader Mullah Omar: