Daily Commentary – Friday, August 26, 2016 – Last Sunday, Cher Sounded Off on Trump at a Clinton Fundraiser
- She compared Trump to Hitler and called Trump an idiot. Some wondering if she had gone off the deep end!
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – So What if Anything is Going on With Hillary Clinton’s Health?
- If something is wrong, it could be a problem. We really don’t know much about Donald Trump’s health either.
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.
Donald Trump Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate “Crooked Hillary Clinton” and Clinton Foundation (VIDEO)
IT IS OBVIOUS THAT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT HONESTLY INVESTIGATE HILLARY CLINTON … TRUMP CALLS FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.
As reported at FOX News, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for an “expedited investigation” by a special prosecutor into “pay-to-play” dealings at the Clinton Foundation. Actually America, let’s call it for what it really was … influence peddling. Trump said that if he was elected president, he would appoint a special prosecutor. The Clinton Foundation has been nothing more than a Clinton slush fund and as Trump stated, the Clinton Foundation “is one of the most corrupt enterprises in political history.” Trump stated that the Foundation should be shut down and the money should be given back. Trump went on to say that the Obama administration, FBI and Justice Department have already shown that they are incapably of fairly and without bias investigate Hillary Clinton and her crimes … its time for a special prosecutor now!
Trump discusses the new 15,000 emails and calls for a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for an “expedited investigation” by a special prosecutor into “pay-to-play” accusations involving the Clinton Foundation, amid new allegations the group sought special access for donors with Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
“The Clintons made the State Department into the same kind of pay-to-play operations as the Arkansas government was: pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in some big speaking fees for Bill Clinton and you got to play with the State Department,” Trump said at a campaign rally Monday night in Akron, Ohio.
“The amounts involved, the favors done, the significant amount of time, require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately,” he added.
Trump also called the investigation by the FBI and Justice Department into Clinton’s private email server a “whitewash,” and said the two agencies “cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s crimes.”
A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat, reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012. No other individual or non-profit appears in the logs with anything like that frequency or volume, the review found.
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.