This certainly falls under the “you can’t make this stuff up” category:

From the Navy Times:

Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of the Information Dominance office, have been hamstrung since November 2013, when their high-level clearances were suspended amid an investigation into their ties to “Fat” Leonard Francis, the Malaysian contractor at the center of the largest bribery scandals in Navy history.

Branch, who has less access to secrets than an ensign, has retained his job heading the Navy’s intelligence gathering and assessment, despite his inability to see much of the work they produce.

According to the story, in a letter sent to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has asked what effect this “might have on the Navy’s operational effectiveness.”

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