June 10, 2016

"Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field..."

"... a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff," ABC News reports.
The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

48 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

Oh, gosh, it looks like Hillary's secret emails were kept secret because they reveal all sorts of shenanigans.

I'm torn between quoting "This is my surprised face" & "I'm shocked... shocked to find that gambling is going on in there.", so I'll just quote both for effect.

Psota said...

We need a Woman!

Rusty said...

This just gets better and better.

Gahrie said...

Oh I am sure this is all just a big misunderstanding....

AprilApple said...

So what? - because Clinton.

AprilApple said...

VRWC

Tom said...

Imagine an indictment,
It's easy, if you try,
No law below her,
And prosecution for a lie.

Imagine all the people,
Facing what is true,

You might say she needs prison,
And you're not the only one,
I hope some day Bill will join her,
And the world can live as one.


Saint Croix said...

Friday dump.

The idea of a Friday dump is that nobody is paying attention, because it's the weekend.

But the people who are doing the Sunday talk shows are paying attention!

I'm not sure Friday dump is a brilliant strategy. I would go with a Tuesday dump. It's not like people are sitting around the breakfast table and reading the newspaper. What newspaper?

The kids are in class and the adults are in school. Tuesday dump.

No charge for this suggestion, Hillary fans!

EMD said...

CNN has nothing on this. I think you are lying.

PB said...

I hope people realize that other than the revelation in the emails, that ABC News was on to this story over 5 years ago, knew about the guy, knew about the contributions, knew about the fellow board members views of the guy and knew about the resignation, but only now is reporting it.

Way to go ABC. What next, news of the Titanic sinking?

eric said...

Here's the thing. This same guy is back at it again. He is a bundler for Clinton's campaign. He has donated over a million dollars to the Clinton charity.

When they tried to talk to him he was mum.

Why don't hey go after his guy? Ask him how the hell he got into such a place and why he wanted to be there.

Hillary wants us to think Donald is unhinged and shouldnt be near the button. But here is Hillary letting people buy their win in to our national security.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

A Clinton spokesperson addressing the issue of appearance of influence peddling by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated there were no specific State Department rules against "Secretary Clinton" exchanging official government policy level appointments for donations to the "Clinton Foundation". There might have been some vague general rules but nothing specific to Clinton. She continued that the government bureaucrats are now trying to retroactively change the rules, now declaring the acceptance of bribes by Secretary Clinton via the Clinton Foundation illegal after the fact when no specific law referring to "Secretary Clinton" existed.

Later the Clinton spokesperson pointed out Secretary of State Colin Powell had made appointments and yet other people had made donations to charitable foundations which Powell liked and Colin Powell was never questioned about this.

Sebastian said...

"... a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff," ABC News reports." Very naive. Not baffling at all.

"The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later." This is "news"? Do the Clinton cronies ever operate any other way?

What difference, at this point, does it make? Progs are impervious to evidence. No Dem will change her mind about Hill. The shenanigans will not figure into a "how Hillary lost me" post.

Jane the Actuary said...

What's creepy is this: why did this donor want a national security-related post? Usually it's a matter of buying an ambassadorship, for the prestige and glamour of the post. But what else was going on here? What did the donor aim to do once placed in this post? Did it provide him with classified information for him to make use of?

MadisonMan said...

why did this donor want a national security-related post?

He's in Commodities. I assume he wanted info to leverage into money.

David Begley said...

Wait until the IT guy with the immunity deal rats out Cheryl Mills. Will Mills take the rap for Hillary? I think not.

Henry said...

I love that not only did this guy buy a ridiculous favor from the Clintons, but he was a freaking high-frequency trader. This is almost a parody of the Clinton milieu. Couldn't the Clintons find a good industrialist or cattle rancher to milk?

No! Like Willie Sutton, they go where the money is.

Michael The Magnificent said...

She could auction off potential cabinet positions, ambassadorships, judgeships, federal land and stays in the Lincoln bedroom on eBay, and idiot Democrats would STILL vote for her because vagina, Trump, VRWC...

Static Ping said...

Sometimes I don't know if Hillary knows how corrupt she is. She's forgotten more corruption than most of use will ever know ourselves.

Bobby said...

David Begley,

"Wait until the IT guy with the immunity deal rats out Cheryl Mills. Will Mills take the rap for Hillary? I think not."

I actually think Mills would take (at least some of) the rap- grudgingly and not without the appropriate golden parachute, of course, especially if the plea deal will require prison time. Jake Sullivan is the one I wonder about- he's spent his entire life believing he was the Irish Kissinger, and expecting him to kiss it all goodbye is going to be quite a bit more expensive.

Original Mike said...

Nuclear smuchlear. He was a paying customer.

jacksonjay said...

But the people who are doing the Sunday talk shows are paying attention!

I'm sure, fellow Clinton Foundation donor Little Georgie, will be all over this on his Sunday morning show! ABC and all!

gspencer said...

"But Madame Secretary, we don't understand this appointment."

"He gets a seat and prestige. I get money. What's so difficult to understand. It's called the selling of indulgences. The Catholic Church knows that game, and so do I."

StoughtonSconnie said...

And he's a super delegate. Of course.

Virgil Hilts said...

Its just so hard to believe that Cheryl Mills would allow herself to be involved with something that was unethical and raised serious conflicts of interest.

Achilles said...

Whatever. Nothing new here. Hillary will never be president. The question is whether or not she is the nominee. I don't think she will make it past the next two months. She did her job and kept Bernie from winning.

And trust me on this, the best leaks are yet to come. She was selling surface to air missiles in Libya to Syrian "freedom fighters." She sold some pretty pieces to some nasty countries. She made several awful deals for donations to that foundation. Some have been printed, many have not.

She could have won against a Walker or a Cruz. Neither would have gone there. But Trump? No she is not going to skate through.

walter said...

ADAD..was just tryin' to do him a solid.

walter said...

Hillary Clinton ‏@HillaryClinton 2h2 hours ago
"She’s a fighter. She’s out there. She’s tough." —@elizabethforma on Hillary: http://hrc.io/1RZvc9M

Also..hipsters are referencing Fargo. Cutting edge.

Fabi said...

These things happen.

openidname said...

From your tag to God's ears.

Terry said...

I used to know this one guy who was an electrical contractor at the White House. He was working on the living quarters, and he went into the bathroom just after Hillary came out and you know what?
The seat was up.
He wasn't the kind of guy who would lie or whatever, either.
The seat was up.
Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.

TCom said...

None of these facts matter. Hilldawg told Trump to delete his account.

Sickest burn in the history of burns. But then Warren also told him to delete his account. Sorry, it's over folks.

Time to pack it up boys, we can't win this one.

Drago said...

"Lifelong republican" Chuck hardest hit.

Achilles said...

@Drago

There are a lot of "conservatives" that seem to not care about Hillary's foibles.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

No matter how much the Dems shit on the Media, the Media still love the Dems. Embarrassing!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Not a smidgen of corruption!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Too bad the State Dept says it will take 75 years to release all the emails...I wonder what we'll learn five or six decades from now.

furious_a said...

I hope people realize that other than the revelation in the emails, that ABC News was on to this story over 5 years ago.

The ABC News report cited a Citizens United FOIA request as the lever that pried loose the emails exposing this arrangement. Citizens United.

Terry said...

Too bad the State Dept says it will take 75 years to release all the emails
Well, yeah, because only one email can be looked at at a time. So if there are 30,000 emails, and it takes a lawyer one day to clear each email, that's 75 years.
There is absolutely no way the process can be sped up. None.

tim in vermont said...

It sure takes me back to the good old days to hear one of the Clinton's several corrupt acts described as "old news"! I would have thought that their shills would have updated their manual, but on reflection, it's a nice touch.

Meade said...

"No matter how much the Dems shit on the Media, the Media still love the Dems. Embarrassing!"

In a brilliant critique that I've stolen from a young family friend of ours who recently earned his degree in psychology, Clinton supporters are analogous to the wife in Battered Wife Syndrome. Go ahead and look up BWS -- you'll see it works. Now plug in Media for Wife and you'll see the same. Trumpians too, though to a lesser degree because the abusive relationship is still in its early stage of dating -- romantic steak dinners, careful grooming, fancy golden hotels, and tender sexy words whispered in their hopeful ears.

damikesc said...

People keep saying "well, she's a better option than Trump". I still don't see how. Trump seems less overwhelmingly corrupt.

I'm still hoping the GOP simply slaps Walker in Trump's place at the Convention, but the conservatives who are considering her because Trump is so "Bad" are just insane.

Later the Clinton spokesperson pointed out Secretary of State Colin Powell had made appointments and yet other people had made donations to charitable foundations which Powell liked and Colin Powell was never questioned about this.

Not shocked. And I'm betting the media didn't mention that the charity wasn't run by Powell's family directly. The press has carried her water as much as any group conceivably can.

There are a lot of "conservatives" that seem to not care about Hillary's foibles.

Any Republican voting for her (as Collins appears to be considering and Kirk most likely will end up doing) aren't even worthy of the epithet of RINO.

Rusty said...

Meade @ 6:26

I see it more as; Can't-ugh-get-umph-this goddamn-ugh-banana-out-(shit)ugh-out-umph-of this goddamn jar!

narciso said...

Fernando was a subsequent Obama bundler 500,000 in 2012, on ten board with cirincione of plowshares

MaxedOutMama said...

Jane - the guy was a high frequency trader. The information RE the region could give prior warning of oil price swings (every time output changed the oil price moved).

The information on commodities involved in such a panel would literally be priceless to someone in trading.

"Chopper Trading" was going to make huge moola off this. I'm sure some of it would continue to find its way over to the Clintons.

Yancey Ward said...

The most damning thing in this story besides the story itself is this- ABC News had investigated this 5 years ago, and yet it only surfaced today because someone other than ABC News was plucky enough to dredge up the e-mail trail. Investigative journalism at its finest. Sheesh!

damikesc said...

The most damning thing in this story besides the story itself is this- ABC News had investigated this 5 years ago, and yet it only surfaced today because someone other than ABC News was plucky enough to dredge up the e-mail trail. Investigative journalism at its finest. Sheesh!

It's the Clintons. The media always does this. Drudge made his name because Newsweek tried to suppress the Lewinsky story.

Achilles said...

damikesc said...

"I'm still hoping the GOP simply slaps Walker in Trump's place at the Convention, but the conservatives who are considering her because Trump is so "Bad" are just insane."

You don't seem to get it. You don't seem to understand why veterans are overwhelmingly supporting Trump. It is your last chance at a peaceful reformation. The GOPe is obviously complicit with the open borders crowd.

Just because you wont fight doesn't mean others will not. We would rather not fight, but we will not go kneeling like Walker or Romney.