Will Julian Assange Drop the big “Email Bomb” on this Corrupt Clinton Campaign and the Democratic Party? by Thomas Baldwin

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“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!” 

—–George Orwell

For weeks now, Julian Assange has been releasing devastating emails and documents disclosing the magnitude of the corruption of the Democratic National Party and Hillary Clinton.  The origin of the “intervention” in the present campaign was essentially the Congressional investigation of the Benghazi fiasco in which four Americans, including an Ambassador, lost their lives following the bombing and destruction of Libya by U.S. and NATO forces.  There was also the brutal murder of Gaddafi in the streets which provided Hillary Clinton with a joyful psychopathical laugh:  “We came, we saw, he died”. 

What was finally uncovered in these extensive investigations was that Hillary Clinton had used a private email server (and address) in her home to conduct both private and business related communications for essentially all communications during her time as Secretary of State.  This was analogous to the discovery that Richard Nixon had collected audio tapes of illegal activities in his administration.   The results of that investigation eventually led to threats of impeachment and Nixon’s resignation from the presidency.

The “lost” emails, some of which were deleted after the State Department demanded all work related emails be returned to them has been a primary challenge of both the State Department and finally the FBI.  On the surface this appears to be a blatant Obstruction of Justice.  Many thousands of Clinton emails while she was at the State Department were never turned over and some were said to be deleted.  Many of those suggest that a large numbers of communications were made regarding the Clinton Foundation in addition to those dealing with Libya during that time of disaster.  Clinton clearly lied before Congress during the Benghazi hearings and now the FBI has been asked to investigate the charges that she perjured herself. Unfortunately, which no one understands, the FBI did not question her under oath during their inquiry.

Some of these emails have been made public through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) from suits brought by Judicial Watch.  However, there are still many thousands to be released to the public for viewing.  All of this time, Julian Assange from his exiled position in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK has also been releasing emails regarding both Clinton’s tenure at State and also from the DNC showing they had planned from the beginning to rig and prejudice the upcoming elections in Clinton’s favor against Bernie Sanders. Those were released just before the Democratic Convention and led to some personnel being fired at the DNC, including the Chairperson, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz.

Assange has continuously explained that he has thousands of  more emails, cables and other communications relevant to these investigations that have never been seen or released.  In fact, he has suggested that he has seen enough information to clearly indict Clinton, but he is skeptical that AG Lynch will do so because she is operating a corrupt Justice Department on Clinton’s behalf.

When FBI Direcctor James Comey made his public announcement giving the status of their investigation as to whether Clinton violated national security law he gave a damning report but said he could find no evidence of “intent” to violate the law. But many documents were “confidential” or extremely sensitive.  But the legal language only requires “gross negligence’ and Comey said they concluded she was “extremely careless”, as if those are different things.  But Comey gave no indication that he had or intended to examine how the private servor was also used by Clinton to conduct the Clinton Foundation “Pay to Play” scandal (racket) where billions of dollars of weapons were approved for countries who had blatantly violated human rights.  These weapon sales were strongly correlated to  huge millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation.  All kinds of donation increased immensely during Clinton’s tenure at State and their speaking fees mushroomed  also.  Their net work is well over 100 millions dollars now and the Foundation has acquired billions of dollars of “donations.” 

Clinton and the Democrats supporting her maintain that doesn’t “prove” pay to play and they expect us to believe that!  The remaining emails may well contain that information and the circumstantial evidence is already huge.

So my best guess (and hope)  is that Julian Assange will drop the Big Bomb soon.  People are impatient, but Assange has explained what a massive task it is to go through as many as 100,000 emails (with few staff).  He has assured us it will be before the election and even suggested it will start before the debates.  One thing I’ve observed:  Julian Assange doesn’t exaggerate and he has never misled us.  So my bet is with him, not the corrupt politicians who are leading the Democratic Party and the Clinton crime syndicate.  We may soon know the results even before the first presidential debate and it will be hard for even the corporate media to ignore that! The corporate media and the pundiets have shown no indication they even know this is coming.  So the last laugh may come with those of us who support whistle blowers like Julian Assange who are the real heroes of truth tellers!

 

We Cannot Live Without Water by Lee Burkett + DA PL Controversy

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 Here’s the thing:
Who can pretend not to understand?
We cannot live without water.
What I see now is one of the last great exploitations. The Earths resources have been exploited, with all the destruction we’re living in. Take a walk, and before you go too far, you’ll see the Earth scarred for mining or fracking, you’ll see pipelines, you’ll smell the bad air.
Food has been exploited. Homes have been exploited. Labor has been exploited. Entire generations have been exploited.
This has happened. Who can pretend not to understand?
We cannot live without water.
Now what is being exploited is our belief, our faith that despite all the evidence of our eyes and our intellect to the contrary, the still lingering hope that somehow the people deciding our future will make the right choice.
They have lied and lied and lied, and we forgive or forget, because we want to believe. They do what they will and we are tasked with following them, creating our justifications for doing so.
Who can pretend not to understand?
We cannot live without water.
This, what is happening now, is the last great exploitation, the last great harvest they will ever make.
The water is disappearing, the land is destroyed, our labor now amounts to slavery, but still we have had hope.
Now they are taking even that, by their actions, by their hubris and pride. They now take even our hope to use as another tool against us.
Who can pretend not to understand?
We cannot live without water.
What can we do? Stop giving them your hope. Take it away from them. Don’t believe them anymore. Don’t believe in them anymore.
Who can pretend not to understand?
We cannot live without water.

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Erased By False Victory: Obama Hasn’t Stopped DAPL

 

(Insert by Rita Stanley.)  Remember to read the fine print especially when Obama–or any other pol–sets himself up as helping the People. And with the corporate media’s compliance, of course.

What’s not to trust?

The illusion of victory is designed for illogical cheering and for the People to let their guards down, so things will slip through quietly in the night. And after the next election.

excerpts:

“…So what did the federal government do? Probably the smartest thing they could have: They gave us the illusion of victory….”

Headlines like, “Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop” and “The Obama Administration Steps In to Block the Dakota Access Pipeline” began to fill my newsfeed, with comments like, “Thank God for Obama!” attached to them.

Clearly, a major plot twist has occurred. But it’s not the one that’s being sold.

To understand that this isn’t the victory it’s being billed as, you have to read the fine print in the presently lauded joint statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior:

“The Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions regarding the Lake Oahe site under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other federal laws.”

Note what’s actually being said here, what’s being promised and what isn’t.

What is actually being guaranteed?

Further consideration.

But this next section is a little more promising, right?

“Therefore, construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time. The Army will move expeditiously to make this determination, as everyone involved — including the pipeline company and its workers — deserves a clear and timely resolution. In the interim, we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahu.”

So things are on hold at Lake Oahe until the powers that be think it through some more — with no assurances about how they’ll feel when it’s all said and done. The rest is a voluntary ask being extended to the company…

Here’s the real story: This fight has neither been won nor lost. Our people are rising and they are strong. But the illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. Some embrace it because they don’t know better, some because they need to. We all want happy endings. Hell, I long for them, and I get tired waiting. But if you raise a glass to Obama and declare this battle won, you are erasing a battle that isn’t over yet. And by erasing an ongoing struggle, you’re helping to build a pipeline.”

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The Bill and Hillary Clinton Giant Pay to Play Scandals by Thomas Baldwin

Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of… 
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This post is supplemental to the primary publication by David Sirota in IBTIMES.COM listen above below the Clinton photo.  These are tables of data which Sirota published over a year ago and did not easily reproduce in earlier publications.  They are VERY STRONG CIRCUMSTANTIAL  EVIDENCE FOR AN OFFICIAL “PAY TO PLAY” RACKET RUN BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.  And from other publications beginning to appear these data are only the tip of the iceberg, as more emails are about to be released.  For example they do not include many other donations which may have been corporate and made by the very wealthy individuals (the .01%).  Hopefully, the next release of information from Julian Assange will disclose more strong evidence for the vast crimes the Clintons committed.

And perhaps FBI Director James Comey will reopen his investigation and do his job. Perhaps then he will ind the INTENT of the Clintons in establishing her private server in her home and sending “personal emails”, many of which were said to be “deleted or not forwarded to the State Department as required by law.  Many of those “missing” emails . were clearly directly related to Clinton Foundation business.  Bill and Hillary Clinton should both be prosecuted and sent to prison for many years.

It is reported that Attorney General Lynch denied the authority to Comey to investigate the Foundation.  Someone should confront Lynch AND Obama and ask WHY?  They clearly are giving the impression that they are participating in a COVERUP!  Obama must have known about this “Pay to Play” racket as it was going on right underneath his nose for at least four years!

IT’S TIME THAT THE OBAMA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STAND FOR JUSTICE!

—-Thomas Baldwin

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From the David Sirota article in IBTimes:

Clinton Foundation Donors Get Big Weapons Deals

Note:  Since these figures were first published by Sirota more ahn a year ago, many of them will need to be revised UPWARD!. For example, Bahrain was separately reported to have donated 35 million dollars and Saudi Arabia gave tens of millions of dollar in additon to the amounts listed.  These won’t be known accurately, including the dates at which the donations were made until the books of the Clinton Foundation are seized and analyzed in detail. 

17 out of 20 countries that have donated to the Clinton Foundation saw increases in arms exports authorized by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Country Donation Min. ($) FY2006-FY2008 ($) FY2010-FY2012 ($) Difference (%)
Algeria 250,000 649,943,709 2,431,535,005 274
Australia 10,000,000 8,030,754,085 23,953,849,391 198
Bahrain 50,000 219,718,802 630,586,020 187
Brunei 250,000 101,239,902 19,256,846 -81
Canada 250,000 20,975,621,915 24,844,128,294 18
Germany 100,000 9,147,637,319 9,839,619,231 8
Ireland 5,000,000 144,929,678 107,064,341 -26
Italy 100,000 6,195,891,571 12,274,692,168 98
Jamaica 50,000 18,572,209 11,360,582 -39
Kuwait 5,000,000 1,895,298,212 2,109,893,611 11
Morocco 2,000,000 250,045,824 253,096,156 1
Netherlands 5,000,000 3,069,131,994 4,655,490,802 52
Norway 10,000,000 2,718,237,833 3,351,140,380 23
Oman 1,000,000 170,597,237 547,003,781 221
Qatar 1,000,000 271,325,915 4,291,824,236 1,482
Saudi Arabia 10,000,000 4,105,561,815 8,094,719,012 97
Taiwan 500,000 2,612,251,394 3,811,233,565 46
Thailand 250,000 656,266,680 1,113,283,489 70
UAE 1,000,000 2,261,801,903 24,998,754,760 1,005
United Kingdom 1,000,000 26,225,307,395 38,015,933,065 45

Source: U.S. State Department and Clinton Foundation donor data Get the data

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Defense Contractor Donation Min. ($)
Boeing 5000000  
Lockheed Martin 250000  
General Electric 1000000  
United Technologies 50000  
Goldman Sachs (Hawker Beechcraft) 500000  
Honeywell 50000  

Scary (not really): Hillary Clinton’s “Nanna Nanna Boo Boo” Speech Demonizes Folks for “Thinking Outside the Norm”

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by Scott Creighton

Well OK then.

Hillary Clinton’s team has apparently decided to counter all the horrible news that came out about her this past week regarding her “pay to play” policy at the State Department by pointing a finger at Donald Trump and proclaiming “nanna nanna boo boo, you’re racist doo doo”

That’s literally all they have. That’s it. That’s what they got. “Don’t pay attention to our Republican-leaning neocon-backed warmongering “Democratic Party” candidate’s VAST record of MAJOR criminal activity because… Trump knows some racists”

That’s it. That’s the campaign strategy, apparently scripted by the dim-witted middle school kids running her campaign.

This is nothing new, really. Whenever another Clinton family crime is rudely mentioned during this campaign, suddenly The Donald magically becomes even more racist than he was the day before and it’s always by some form of 6 degrees of separation:

“The Donald is supported by David…

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Emails Show Clinton Foundation Donor Reached Out To Hillary Clinton Before Arms Export Boost by David Sirota

 

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Hillary Clinton addresses local officials in Flint, Michigan, about the city’s water crisis at the House of Prayer church Feb. 7, 2016. Photo: Getty Images/Sarah Rice

 

Reproduced from International Business Times
BY DAVID SIROTA @DAVIDSIROTA ON 08/22/16 AT 7:03 PM

Emails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top military leader of Bahrain — a Middle Eastern country that is a major foundation donor. Soon after the correspondence about a meeting, Clinton’s State Department significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests.

In a statement quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a Clinton spokesperson, Josh Schwerin, said of the newly released correspondence: “The fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the Clinton Foundation.”

The emails, which were obtained through a lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, detail how foundation operations and State Department business intersected, even though they were supposed to be walled off from one another. Last week, Clinton’s campaign said the foundation would stop accepting foreign government donations if she is elected president — but did not explain why it accepted that money while Clinton was America’s top diplomat.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, May 9, 2012 before a bilateral meeting at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages

A 2015 International Business Times investigative series examined how, in that role, Clinton ran an agency that is responsible for regulating U.S. arms exports, and how those State Department exports approvals substantially increased to governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation. Federal law explicitly designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, and early in her term, the State Department called one arms deal a “top priority” for Clinton.

The email exchange about Bahrain shows the Clinton Foundation’s top executive Doug Band in 2009 asking Clinton’s State Department aide Huma Abedin to set up a meeting between Clinton and Crown Prince Salman, who had recently been named the deputy supreme commander of Bahrain’s armed forces. Band referred to Salman as a “good friend of ours.”

Abedin told Band that Clinton had initially rejected a previous request for a meeting with Salman because “she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel.” Soon after, though, Abedin told Band that the State Department was now offering Salman a meeting with Clinton.

Salman has directed $32 million to a Clinton Foundation program, and the Kingdom of Bahrain has donated up to $100,000 more. As Bahrain money flowed into the Clinton Foundation, State Department documents showed that between 2010 and 2012 the Clinton-led State Department approved $630 million worth of direct commercial arms sales to Salman’s military forces in Bahrain. That was a 187 percent increase from the period 2006 to 2008, and the increase came as Bahrain was violently suppressing uprisings.

 

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Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain (R) speaks as former U.S. President Bill Clinton looks on during a special session on peace in the Middle East at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 21, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

During those Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 — when Bahrain was accused of using tear gas on its own people — the Clinton-led State Department approved more than $70,000 worth of arms sales classified as “toxicological agents.” That compared to just $700 worth of such sales in the immediate prior period.

In the same period, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced proposals to sell missiles and armored vehicles to Bahrain. The office notes that “the Department of State approves individual programs on a case-by-case basis.” The State Department itself says it “is responsible for managing all government-to-government transfers of military equipment to other countries.”

At the time of the armored vehicle proposal, Foreign Policy magazine reported that Clinton’s department “has not released details of the new sale, and Congress has not been notified through the regular process”; instead, the State Department “simply briefed a few congressional offices and is going ahead with the new sale, arguing it didn’t meet the threshold that would require more formal notifications and a public explanation.”

The deal was stalled after congressional opposition — but Clinton’s State Department a year later announced it was again moving forward with arms approvals for Bahrain. That resumption followed a meeting between Salman and U.S. officials including Clinton, according to Reuters.

The Obama-Clinton “Partnership”: Greatest Arms Dealers in World History—“War is Peace”

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August 16, 2016   |   Darius Shahtahmasebi

 

(ANTIMEDIA) On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

It is not an understatement to say Obama’s tears over gun violence are disingenuous considering his administration has enacted a policy of systematically arming the entire world with all manner of warcraft. According to the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), during his first six years in office, the Obama administration entered into agreements to sell more than $190 billion USD in weaponry worldwide. As the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, William D. Hartung, states, this figure is higher than any U.S. administration since World War II. Perhaps that is why the Nobel secretary has voiced serious regrets about awarding the Peace Prize to the president.

While there are a number of companies who are making an absolute killing from these sales — like Lockheed Martin and Boeing —  the fact remains that the U.S. government actively facilitates this industry in more ways than one.

In 2013, the Obama administration loosened controls over military exports so military equipment could be sent to almost any country in the world with little oversight. U.S. companies began to enjoy fewer checks than they had in the past. For example, thanks to the Obama administration, weapons manufacturers can now send military parts to most regions of the world without a license, which makes it easier for companies to extend their market — even to countries that are on the U.N. arms embargo list. This is because, according to Colby Goodman, an arms-control expert with the Open Society Policy Center, once an item is approved for that exemption, there may no longer be any ongoing, country-specific human rights review as had been conducted previously.

As Mr. Hartung observed, all of this raises a number of issues when dealing with global security:

“36 US allies—from Argentina and Bulgaria to Romania and Turkey—will no longer need licenses from the State Department to import weapons and weapons parts from the United States. This will make it far easier for smuggling networks to set up front companies in such countries and get US arms and arms components that they can then pass on to third parties like Iran or China. Already a common practice, it will only increase under the new regulations.”

The expansion of this industry is already well under way, and the U.S. is at the helm. According to Vice News, as of February of this year, the U.S. had sold weapons to nearly half of the countries in the world. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found American exports reportedly made up a third of the global trade. A congressional report found that for 2014 alone, the U.S. made $36.2 billion in arms sales.

The Middle East region, hardly known for its peace and security, accounts for approximately 40 percent of U.S. weapons exports. Nearly ten percent of U.S. arms exports between 2011-2015 were sent to Saudi Arabia, and a further 9.1 percent went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are primarily responsible for thehumanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen. But Obama is not merely turning a blind eye to the atrocities in Yemen — his policies are enabling its destruction.

The Obama administration is also doling out weapons elsewhere. In May of this year, the White House lifted its arms embargo against Vietnam — a country once ravaged by the United States — and is set to become a rising recipient of U.S. weaponry. The target of the move is China, as Vietnam has been one of the countries participating in a stand-off with China over tensions in the South China sea.

The current U.S. arms industry is worth more than $70 billion a year but no major news outlet is talking about it. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not talking about it, except as far as to state how much more fantastically militaristic they can make the U.S. government.

In spite of politicians’ and weapons companies’ enthusiasm for an arms industry that generates over $70 billion per year, the glut of sales has not provided the world with security. As CNN has reported, the State Department’s 2017 budget request is likely to include more funding for African armies in places like Mali, Somalia, and Nigeria. The U.S. already has a long history of meddling in these nations — and actually helped create the very terror threat they supposedly want to fight there.

Where will this end?

Providing countries with arms so they can confront a nuclear power like China is not going to provide the world with security. There are many who paint China to be the aggressor in the region, however, even if that is the case, provoking these conflicts and making billions of dollars in the process only benefits a select few — none of whom will ever have to feel the pain they inflict on the rest of the world.

This isn’t a case of companies making a profit because the government has little to no say in regulating what goes on. In any given arms sale, the U.S. government is involved in the entire process. Yet this is the same government that claims to passionately care about gun violence domestically while enabling chaos and destruction around the world.

They can hardly be said to be leading by example with their current track record.


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Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

 

This report was first published in December 2015. No criminal charges against Hillary in relation to her emails. The FBI has also been investigating the Clinton Foundation.

By David Sirota and Andrew Perez

July 7, 2016 

“Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.

Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. At a press conference in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally. Shapiro, a longtime aide to Clinton since her Senate days, added that the “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.”

These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 – contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.”

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New Hillary Emails Reveal ‘Pay-To-Play’ Between State And Clinton Foundation By Robert Gehl

 

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The suspicion has lingered that there was a “pay-to-play” connection between the Clinton Foundation and lucrative State Department contracts under Hillary’s leadership.

If you’re a big donor to Hillary’s charity, then you’re first in line to get favors from the State Department.

Now we have proof that this is precisely what was happening.

Newly-released emails show a big-shot donor who wanted a job was referred to the State Department. The subject line of the email read: “A favor…”

Douglas Band, with the Clinton Foundation, sent the message to Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s top aides, telling her that it was “important to take care of [name redacted].”

Abedin responded: “We have all had him on our radar. Personnel has been sending him options.”

In another email, Band sent a message to Abedin and Mills again asking for help getting Clinton Foundation mega-donor Gilbert Chagoury in contact with the State Department’s point man on substance abuse. “This is very important,” Band implored. Abedin dutifully promised to follow orders, Breitbart is reporting.

Chagoury is the Nigerian-Lebanese businessman and Bill Clinton friend who was profiled in Clinton Cash. He is also a convicted felon. Breitbart reports:

In 2000, Switzerland convicted Chagoury of money-laundering and “aiding a criminal organization in connection with the billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria during the [Sani] Abacha years” of military dictatorship, according to a PBS Frontline report. And despite Chagoury’s  being put on the federal terrorist no-fly list, the Clinton Foundation accepted a $1 to $5 million donation from the nefarious figure. Chagoury’s company pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, the same year the Clinton Global Initiative awarded the Chagoury Group its annual prize for “sustainable development.” 

All these favors and interactions between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation are in violation of an ethics agreement Hillary signed when she took the helm. In a letter to the top ethics official, Clinton wrote:

“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…”

That turned out not to be true.

“No wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement Tuesday.

Fitton asserted that Clinton and her aides violated ethics rules and may have broken the law.

“They show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.”

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