New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton Foundation Donors
AMERICA, THIS IS CALLED INFLUENCE PEDDLING AND ITS CORRUPT AND A CRIME …
As reported at the WAPO, the new emails from the FBI not previously released by Hillary Clinton, even though she claimed to have done so, reveal how foundation donors got access to Hillary Clinton and her close aides at the Obama State Department. Oh, but nothing to see here, unless you actually care about crime, corruption, collusion, quid pro quo and influence peddling at the highest levels of American government. As the emails plainly show, in each case, according to emails released Monday from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state, the requests were directed to Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and confidante, Huma Abedin, who engaged with other top aides and sometimes Clinton herself about how to respond. Just admit it America, Hillary Clinton used her perch in the Obama administration to trade favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.
The new documents included 20 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 191 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”
Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band that when she went through “normal channels” at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours. According to the Clinton Foundation website, in 2005, Salman committed to establishing the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) for the Clinton Global Initiative. And by 2010, it had contributed $32 million to CGI. The Kingdom of Bahrain reportedly gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum also gave an additional $25,000 to $50,000.
Corruption & Unethical Behavior at the Highest Level: Top Clinton State Department Aide Cheryl Mills Helped Clinton Foundation
YOU CANT WORK FOR THE STATE DEPT AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AT THE SAME TIME, ITS CALLED A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, UNETHICAL, COLLUSION AND CORRUPTION …
CNN is reporting that top Hillary Clinton State Department aide, Cheryl Mills, a U.S. government employee was operated as an employee of the Clinton Foundation at the same time. After months of stonewalling, CNN has learned the truth. America, what more do you need for proof that Hillary Clinton is unethical and committed crimes as Secretary of State? The Clinton State department and Clinton Foundation has been nothing for that an unethical, incestuous relationship that has practiced in unethical and corrupt behavior that monetarily benefited Hillary Clinton.
CORRUPT, CORRUPT, CORRUPT.
A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview job candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found.
The fact that the aide, Cheryl Mills, was taking part in such a high level task for the Clinton foundation while also working as chief of staff for the secretary of state raises new questions about the blurred lines that have dogged the Clintons in recent years.
Upon entering office as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation agreed to a set of rules to ensure any activities by the foundation would not “create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State.”
On June 19, 2012, Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, boarded a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Washington’s Union station.
On June 19, 2012, Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, boarded a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Washington’s Union station.
The next morning, at the offices of a New York based executive search firm, Mills would interview two high-level business executives. Her mission was to help the Clinton Foundation find a new leader, a source told CNN.
Krauthammer Discusses the Corruption and the Clinton Foundation
Charles Krauthammer: Clinton Foundation’s Access to State Department a ‘Form of Corruption’.
Krauthammer was asked by Sandra Smith if he thought that there would be an “October surprise” related to more emails being released related to the Clinton Foundation and the State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
“Well, no one knows, but if it is, if it does happen, it won’t be a surprise because we’ve seen a small sample, a small number of emails that were not declared,” Krauthammer said. “We know that even within that small sample, there were at least two examples of self-dealing between the Clinton Foundation, which is a sort of a machine for siphoning money from rich, foreign, sometimes unsavory sources into an organization whose one purpose is to create a network self-funded for Clinton cronies and hangers-onners, the administration in waiting and that it was dealing getting favors for the people who are contributing to it from the State Department.
“Now, that is so obviously, it may not be illegal, you may not be able to prove a quid pro quo, but this sort of use of the Foundation and then working with the State Department, whether it was Hillary personally or not, does not matter, to get favors is a form of corruption at the least.”
State Department Spox Elizabeth Trudeau Can’t & Won’t Answer Questions of Relationship between Clinton State Dept and Clinton Foundation (VIDEO)
STATE DEPT SPOX AT A LOSS FOR WORDS WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS REGARDING CLINTON STATE DEPT AND CLINTON FOUNDATION.
Watch the State Department cover up for Hillary Clinton. Fast forward to the 9:00 minute mark of the video below and watch Director of Press Relations Elizabeth Trudeau during her daily press briefing at the Department of State on August 10, 2016 twist, contort and bend over backwards in not answering the questions presented to her regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails and the inappropriate relationship between the Clinton State department and the Clinton Foundation.
She stated she couldn’t speak to specific cases, since when?
QUESTION: Right. I think she was trying to skip out before this came up. (Laughter.) But all right, so I want to ask you about one of the emails, and I know you addressed this briefly yesterday. One came from – that the critics have seized on came from Doug Band of the Clinton Foundation, asking Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills in an email to, quote – it’s saying, “It’s important to take care of” – and then the name is redacted, and he is obviously pushing to get this person a job in the State Department. And then Huma replies, basically, they’re working on it.
Can you tell us why the State Department redacted that name, and whether or not this person wound up getting a job or not?
MS TRUDEAU: Okay. Well, I can’t speak to specific case – cases. I’m also not going to speak to specific redactions. I will note though, broadly, the department regularly hires political appointees with a range of skill sets for a broad variety of jobs. It’s not unusual for candidates to be recommended to the department through a variety of avenues.
QUESTION: The –
QUESTION: Hold on, because that answer –
QUESTION: Let me just follow up, Matt. Sorry.
QUESTION: All right.
MS TRUDEAU: Hold on one second, and then I’ll get there, Matt.
QUESTION: The Clinton campaign is on background saying today it’s a – it was a young advance staffer, not a donor or a foundation employee. I guess I just – I need a little help understanding why this person’s name cannot be shared.
MS TRUDEAU: I can’t speak to specific cases, and I certainly can’t speak to comments from the – from the campaign.
QUESTION: Would it be wrong to assume that, then, that this is a case simply of nepotism or something like that? I mean, what – how are we then supposed to interpret what –
MS TRUDEAU: You – I can’t speak to specific cases, Justin.
Matt, did –
QUESTION: But it’s the State Department’s decision to redact those names, and nobody else’s decision.
Newly Released Clinton Emails Shed Light on Inappropriate Relationship Between Hillary Clinton State Dept. and Clinton Foundation
JUST ONE INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP … THE HILLARY CLINTON STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.
As reported at CNN, the newly released Clinton emails show just how inappropriate the relationship was between the Hillary Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Connections to Hillary Clinton and payments to the Clinton Foundation seemed to get individuals access with the U.S. State Department. Unbelievable, this is nothing more than using one’s position within the government for one’s own person gain.
These new emails show an obvious conflict of interest and quid pro quo of influence and corruption. Good grief America, is this what you really want as president of the United States? Seriously! Isn’t it amazing that these new round of emails had not yet been previously released.
Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin asks the ultimate question that needs to be answered, “Hey MSM, how many times do Hillary’s emails need to ‘renew questions’ about Clinton graft before they’ve answered them?”
Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department’s relationship with the Clinton Foundation.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation’s influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure.
Pay for Play … If this is allowed, this Country is lost
In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone else in the State Department. In the email, Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the department — Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — that it is “important to take care of (redacted).” Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options.”
The emails were obtained by the group through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the State Department in 2015. The group did not respond to a CNN request for comment.
The Trump campaign seized at the new batch of emails, citing them as evidence of Clinton being corrupt. The prolonged investigations into her use of a private email server while at the State Department has fueled public distrust of her and plagued her presidential bid. But the Justice Department declined to press charges against Clinton for her handling of classified information related to the server earlier this year, with FBI Director James Comey saying while she was “extremely careless,” it was his judgment that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
New Clinton Emails Reveal Connection Between Clinton Foundation and State Department
Judicial Watch Uncovers New Batch of Hillary Clinton Emails That Hillary Didn’t Turn Over … Clinton Foundation Pay for Play Scheme as Secretary of State
Judicial Watch releases more emails that Hillary Clinton did not … At what point do all of these scandals become an obvious pattern of corruption and intent?
The Hillary Clinton emails scandal will not go away. Why, because it was never a scandal, it was a crime and now we see that it was political corruption at the highest level. As Powerline reports, the emails, in the words of Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, “show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton [while she was Secretary of State] in potential violation of the law.” No wonder Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts, and Congress. Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State as a pay for play scheme to line the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. How this woman is not in prison is a crime unto itself.
Judicial Watch today released 296 pages of State Department records, of which 44 email exchanges were not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 171 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
The new documents reveal that in April 2009 controversial Clinton Foundation official Doug Band pushed for a job for an associate. In the email Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the State Department Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin that it is “important to take care of [Redacted]. Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options.” Band was co-founder of Teneo Strategy with Bill Clinton and a top official of the Clinton Foundation, including its Clinton Global Initiative.
Included in the new document production is a 2009 email in which Band, directs Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury in touch with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon. Band notes that Chagoury is “key guy there [Lebanon] and to us,” and insists that Abedin call Amb. Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury.
Chagoury is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and a top donor to the Clinton Foundation. He has appeared near the top of the Foundation’s donor list as a $1 million to $5 million contributor, according to foundation documents. He also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. According to a 2010 investigation by PBS Frontline, Chagoury was convicted in 2000 in Switzerland for laundering money from Nigeria, but agreed to a plea deal and repaid $66 million to the Nigerian government.
Clinton’s top aides’ favors for and interactions with the Clinton Foundation seem in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State. For example, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton on January 5, 2009, in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin:
“For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….”
The evident effort at job placement may add to criticism that the State Department was too close to the foundation during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, despite her pledge not to take actions benefiting her family’s charitable organization. The Republican Party has said that Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, sought to help contributors to the foundation in a “pay-for-play” scheme.
In 2011, Band became co-founder of Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm with international clients. Abedin at times held overlapping jobs with the State Department, Teneo and the Clinton Foundation, an arrangement that Judicial Watch has questioned through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
In another 2009 exchange released Tuesday, Band asked Abedin and Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury in touch with a State Department “substance person” on Lebanon. The Chagoury Group co-founder has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to a list of donors posted online.