Veteran U.S. diplomat under federal counterintelligence investigation

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(CNN) — FBI agents searched the home of veteran diplomat and Pakistan expert Ambassador Robin Raphel in October as part of a counterintelligence investigation, three U.S. government officials told CNN.

As part of the investigation, Raphel’s State Department office was searched and sealed, two of the officials said. It’s unclear whether she is the target of the investigation, or what agents were searching for. The officials said it is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed.

The investigation was first reported by The Washington Post.

“We are aware of this law enforcement matter. The State Department has been cooperating with our law enforcement colleagues,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said. Psaki added that Raphel is “no longer a department employee.”

At the time of the raid, Raphel, a retired career Foreign Service officer, was an adviser on Pakistan under a limited, renewable contract to the State…

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