Corruption drip, drip, drip. Our friends at the essential and relentless Judicial Watch have done it again, this time releasing previously unseen Hillary Clinton emails that show demands from Clinton Foundation donors on the State Department for favors like jobs for associates.
But who cares? The mean, hating hater threatened Hillary Clinton’s life for God’s sake!! The humanity! What about the children?!
From Judicial Watch:
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….”
OK. So Hillary made a mistake, or I should say another mistake, when she said she had turned all of her work-related emails over to the State Department. That’s one way to look at it. Another way to describe what she did is to say, as we have said for years, is that, despite what FBI Director James Comey said about there being no evidence of Hillary’s intent to mishandle classified information, the very setting up of the outlaw server is the evidence of intent. It seems like a no-brainer to me. Am I missing something? Isn’t it pretty obvious why this server was set up? What are the chances that any of those 33,000 emails that Hillary decided to destroy despite being under an order to preserve evidence also contained work-related emails, and more evidence of the stinking corruption of Mrs. Clinton and her reprobate husband?
Or am I being a mean hating hater like Donald Trump, not only committing microagression but sending some readers to their the well-padded fainting couches in their safe spaces?