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Were Big Donors Given Access and Favors by Hillary?

It is not a strange thing in the South.  There is an almost unspoken quid pro quo in most business exchanges.  If you do me a favor, I will do you a favor.  You get me this job, and I will place you on the top of my priority list.  You help me with your boss, and there will be something special for you in the mail.

Whether you like this or do not, where I am from this is the way things are done.  And it is not seen as something that is immoral.  And this explains why many do not see the things revealed by Hillary’s emails are wrong.  This is why there is still support.  For some, this is just Hillary getting things done.

But, what about the new emails?  Are they showing that in her duties as Secretary of State, Hillary was doing more back scratching than we would feel safe with?

Judicial Watch has reported

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 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.”

There are instances that the SoS was made available to people because the foundation director asked her to see them.  She was, in some ways, appeared to be beholden to these donors.  This can only mean that she was also compromised.

But, for many, there will be the continued support because this is just the way you do business.

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