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.
WHAT, YOU THOUGHT IRAN RELEASED THE AMERICAN HOSTAGES BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED AND FEARED OBAMA?
The WSJ is reporting that the Obama administration sent $400 million to Iran as Americans were freed from the terror state. However, Barack Hussein Obama claims that there was no quid pro quo, and it was not a ransom as critics have charged. Oh, of course it was just a coincidence. REALLY? And if you believe that one I have a private email server to sell you from Hillary Clinton’s bathroom that did not contain top secret emails. Interestingly enough, the Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment. How sad has it become in America when one believes the Iranian media over the President of the United States?
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.
Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.
The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.
“As we’ve made clear, the negotiations over the settlement of an outstanding claim…were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side, including, in the case of The Hague claims, by technical experts involved in these negotiations for many years.”
But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible.
Powerline points out some of the specifics of the Obama ransom for hostages deal with Iran.
(1) It was indeed a ransom payment – negotiators originally established a formula of people for people: American nationals held by Iran for Iranian nationals held by America. But then the Iranians started demanding billions of dollars as well. Iranian officials later bragged they coerced the ransom out of U.S. diplomates —
The U.S. and Iran entered into secret negotiations to secure the release of Americans imprisoned in Iran in November 2014… The discussions… initially focused solely on a formula whereby Iran would swap the Americans detained in Tehran for Iranian nationals held in U.S. jails… But around Christmas, the discussions dovetailed with… the old arms deal. The Iranians were demanding the return of $400 million… They also wanted billions of dollars as interest accrued since then… a report by an Iranian news site close to the Revolutionary Guard, the Tasnim agency, said the cash arrived in Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on the same day the Americans departed. Revolutionary Guard commanders boasted at the time that the Americans had succumbed to Iranian pressure. “Taking this much money back was in return for the release of the American spies,” said Gen. Mohammad Reza Naghdi, commander of the Guard’s Basij militia, on state media.
(2) The administration hid the details from Congress – Lawmakers have been pressing the administration for six months to provide more details about how and where the money went, among other things because Iran has been transferring money for military purposes. They’ve made little progress —
The Obama administration has refused to disclose how it paid any of the $1.7 billion, despite congressional queries, outside of saying that it wasn’t paid in dollars. Lawmakers have expressed concern that the cash would be used by Iran to fund regional allies, including the Assad regime in Syria and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. The U.S. and United Nations believe Tehran is subsidizing the Assad regime’s war in Syria through cash and energy shipments. Iran has acknowledged providing both financial and military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and deploying Iranian soldiers there.
HOW’S THAT UNIFIED DEMOCRAT PARTY LOOKING AMERICA?
In the wake of the leaked emails via Wikileaks of the DNC playing favorites and being in the tank for the establishment candidate Hillary Clinton, soon to be former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed off the stage this morning as she tried to address delegates. DWS tried to tell the delegates to calm down which only made matters worse.
And the liberal MSM would try and tell you that there was division in the Republican party. Really? Take a good look what the beginning of a full scale revolt looks like in the democrat ranks. The Bernie supporters are pissed and they should be. The establishment Democrats and the DNC screwed all of them and made sure that Hillary Clinton would win the nomination. Sanders supporters, how does it really feel to be “BURNED!!!”
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted and booed Monday as she sought to speak to Florida’s convention delegation.
The Florida lawmaker, who is resigning from the DNC this week after leaked emails showed top members of the organization working to boost Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary bid, had to strain her voice to yell over the flurry of protestors who showed up to interrupt her speech.
“We need to make sure we move together in a unified way,” she said over shouts from the crowd.
As she spoke, people stood on chairs holding up signs that said “emails,” “No!” and “Thanks for the ‘help,’ Debbie.”
Others repeatedly shouted: “Shame.”
The heckling didn’t stop even as Wasserman Schultz mentioned last night’s shooting in Fort Meyers, Fla., that left two dead and more than a dozen injured.
The Florida congresswoman was defiant, insisting delegates would see more of her.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t open her party’s national convention in Philadelphia today, an official confirmed to ABC News.
The news comes one day after Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from the post at the end of the convention, after the release of internal Democratic National Committee emails by WikiLeaks, which appear to show party officials strategizing how to aid Hillary Clinton and impede Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries. Wasserman Schultz was booed and jeered at a pre-convention Florida delegation breakfast this morning in Philadelphia.
83 Year Old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Crosses the Line … Calls Trump a “Faker” (Update: Trump Responds, “Her Mind is Shot, Resign!)
JUST IMAGINE WHAT THE MSM WOULD BE SAYING IF JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS MADE SUCH A COMMENT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg crossed the line when she made insulting and partisan political comments regarding Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Justice Ginsburg called Trump “a faker” who must release his tax returns and criticized the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for having no consistency and for saying whatever comes into his head at any moment. She went on to say that Trump had an ego and could not imagine the possibility that Trump could be president. In the same CNN interview, Ginsburg suggested she believes the next president will be presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Of course there was no mention from Justice Ginsburg that Hillary was a liar and an unindicted fraud who put the United States national security at risk with the use of her private email server while serving as Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Of course not. But these bizarre comments, that certainly crossed the line, also seem to create the appearance of impropriety that Ginsburg could ever act in an non-bias manner if trump was elected President.
“How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?” Ginsburg said late Monday, according to CNN. “The press seems to be very gentle with him on that
“Every other presidential candidate has turned over tax returns,” she said.
Ginsburg also criticized Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for having no consistency and for saying whatever comes into his head at any moment.
“He really has an ego,” she said.
“I think he has gotten so much free publicity. At first I thought it was funny. To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president.”
Really, who has an ego and who has no consistency and for saying whatever comes into his head at any moment? One might just say that about you RBG. How on earth could this justice ever judge a case fairly?
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg crossed a line attacking Donald Trump.
“It was totally inexcusable and unprofessional for Justice Ginsburg to insult a presidential candidate,” he said Tuesday on the House floor, according to The Washington Examiner. “It hurt the credibility of the Supreme Court and it showed bad judgment.
“It will be difficult for the American people to believe Justice Ginsburg can be impartial in any rulings that involve political issues,” added Smith, who has endorsed Trump. “[It will] only contribute to the public’s feeling that justice system may be rigged.”
In response to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ‘Faker’ comments, Donald Trump called for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted Justice Ginsburg’s “mind is shot” and should “resign.”
My personal opinion is that this may just backfire on the LEFT and be just what Donald Trump needed just ahead of the GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. These are the kinds of things that the GOP needs to be slapped upside the head with, especially the establishment and Never-Trumpers. We all know the political system is rigged, now we are witness the the SCOTUS being rigged too. Justices are never supposed to dabble in the political rhealm for the appearance of bias when ruling on cases. So much for that now. 83 year old RBG embarrassed herself and as Slate reported, may have risked her legacy to insult Donald Trump.
These comments will most certainly be spoken at the RNC and all will be reminded that elections have consequences. Numerous SCOTUS positions will most likely be nominated by the next president, RGB being one of them.
Lying, Crooked Hillary Clinton … Donald Trump Releases Video Contrasting Clinton’s Lies to FBI Director Comey’s Statements
LYING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!
Hillary Clinton may not have been recommended for charges due to politics; however, that did not stop FBI Director Comey from shredding Hillary Clinton and her mountain of lies she has told regarding the emails, her private server and putting America at risk. One can only take Comey’s actions in one way, since she was not guilty of a crime, she was guilty of being incompetent. Do we need an another incompetent president?
The fact of the matter is, FBI Director Comey proved that Hillary Clinton is a liar and that she should never be given access to any of America’s secrets ever again. If this is how reckless and woefully incompetent she was as Secretary of State, one can only imagine how she will act as president.
AMERICA, WAKE THE HELL UP. DO YOU REALLY WANT A LYING CROOK AS PRESIDENT? REALLY?