The Tale of Hillary Clinton & the Clinton Foundation Corruption Continues … Donors Given Special Access to State Department
AMERICA, WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO SEE TO SHOW YOU THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS AS CORRUPT AS IT GETS?
The AP is reporting, not Fox News, the AP, that more than one half, at least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs. This is called influence peddling folks, or as many like to now refer to it as “pay for play.” What is this, the mob and a protection racket? as Powerline opines, “So it wasn’t absolutely impossible to get a meeting with the Secretary of State if you didn’t contribute to her slush fund, but it was extremely unlikely.”
How could anyone in good conscious actually vote for this corrupt woman who sold the State Department out to the highest bidder. What do you think that she will do as president?
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.
The AP’s findings represent the first systematic effort to calculate the scope of the intersecting interests of Clinton Foundation donors and people who met personally with Clinton or spoke to her by phone about their needs.
The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity, but they were not included in AP’s calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties.
What more do the American people need to see before they can put one and one together and get exactly what Bill and Hillary Clinton were doing? You know its bad when even the WAPO raises an eyebrow at the actions of Hillary Clinton. Sorry America, Hillary Clinton has run out of chances to say she didn’t know, she does not recollect and it was just bad judgement, and not a crime. If it was 5 to 10 out of 154 individuals, that might have been defensible. But when more than 55% of individuals overlap between State and the Clinton Foundation donors … sorry, you are guilty as hell. That goes beyond you should have known better and is an act with intent.
But, COME ON, MAN. It is literally impossible to look at those two paragraphs and not raise your eyebrows. Half of all of the nongovernmental people Clinton either met with or spoke to on the phone during her four years at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation! HALF!
And those 85 people donated $156 million, which, according to my calculator, breaks down to an average contribution just north of $1.8 million. (Yes, I know that not everyone gave the same amount.)
It just plain looks bad. Really bad.
No one is alleging that the Clinton Foundation didn’t (and doesn’t) do enormous amounts of good around the world. It does. (That’s for you, my dearest Twitter haters.) But what the Clinton Foundation does with the money it receives isn’t the point here. At issue is whether there was a too-fuzzy line between Clinton’s work at the State Department and the contributions being made to the foundation. And while nothing in the AP story is proof of any wrongdoing, it is proof of bad judgment.
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.
FBI Uncovers 14,900 more Emails & Documents in Clinton Email Probe (VIDEO) … HILLARY CLINTON LIED TO WE THE PEOPLE!!!
FBI UNCOVERS NEARLY 15,000 MORE EMAILS FROM LYING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!
Guess what America, Hillary Clinton lied to YOU when she stated that she had turned over all of her work related emails. The FBI has uncovered 14,900 emails and documents that both lying, crooked Hillary and her attorneys failed to urn over as they stated they did. When does this crap stop and this woman put in leg irons and carted off to prison? WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? The MSM seems to care little of Hillary Clinton’s crimes, thank you Judicial Watch!
The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group. The records are among “tens of thousands” of documents found by the FBI in its probe and turned over to the State Department, Justice Department attorney Lisa Ann Olson said Monday in court.
The 14,900 Clinton documents are nearly 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 emails that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.
Lawyers for the State Department and Judicial Watch, the legal group, are negotiating a plan for the release of the emails in a civil public records lawsuit before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg of Washington.
In a statement after a hearing at the U.S. district courthouse in Washington, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the group was pleased that Boasberg rejected the department’s proposal to begin releasing documents weekly on Oct. 14, ordering it instead to prioritize Clinton’s emails and to return to court Sept. 22 with a new plan.
More from the WAPO, Hillary Clinton is a lying, wrotten, cheat who used her political office to line her pockets with money with influence peddling.
If you scrape away all of the spin and the political positioning that Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server has spawned, you are left with these facts:
1. Clinton is the first secretary of state to exclusively use a private email account for official business.
2. She is also the first secretary of state to have a private email server housed at her home.
3. When asked by the State Department to turn over her emails, Clinton had a team of lawyers go through them to separate those that were purely personal and those that touched on some aspect of her professional life. The personal emails were deleted permanently off the server. The professional ones were turned over to the State Department. Here’s how that broke down:
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.