Recently uncovered emails have shed more light on one of team Hillary’s more significant ethical lapses.
In 2011, Rajiv K. Fernando was added to the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB).
According to the State Department:
“[The] International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) provides the Department with independent insight and advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy…Board members are national security experts with scientific, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds.”
Fernando had absolutely no background in nuclear arms or national security, however, he was a major donor to the Clintons. Before being appointed to ISAB, he’d donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, as well as tens of thousands to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and post-campaign debt relief group.
The newly released documents show that after ABC News dug into Fernando’s appointment, a flurry of emails were sent among staffers. In the emails, it was revealed that Secretary Clinton’s longtime legal advisor and then-Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills added “Fernando’s name to the list of ISAB nominees.”
Shortly after ABC’s inquiry, Fernando resigned. A statement by Mills attempted to justify Fernando’s place on the board:
“As President and CEO of Chopper Trading, Mr. Fernando brought a unique perspective to ISAB. He has years of experience in the private sector in implementing sophisticated risk management tools, information technology and international finance.”
In essence, Rajiv Fernando donated a bunch of cash to the Clintons, and was likely rewarded for it. When it was discovered that something fishy was going on, he was quickly forced out so as to protect Clinton’s name.
Fernando was the CEO of Chopper Trading, a firm that specialized in high-frequency stock trading. He had no reason to be on a panel that advised the Secretary of State on matters of national security.
Though ABC notes that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to tie Clinton herself to Fernando’s appointment, that’s not unexpected. If you think of Hillary Clinton as a Mafia Don, it all makes sense.
The Don is never caught because he never gets his hands dirty. He speaks about what he wants done, and his underlings do all the legwork. This way, if the operation is ever uncovered, the Don remains clean, while his underlings get the hammer. There’s no way Clinton would be stupid enough to put her intentions in writing.
Hillary likely made it known to Cheryl Mills that she wanted Fernando appointed to ISAB, and Mills followed orders. No traces. No fingerprints. No accountability.
Due to the nature of the job, members of the International Security Advisory Board have extremely high-level security clearance. If Fernando did, in fact, buy his way into ISAB, who knows what vetting process he went though–if any. Hillary Clinton could very well have doled out a favor to a dangerous individual.
What if Fernando had sold intelligence to the highest bidder, or accidentally leaked classified information to individuals without clearance? It doesn’t stretch credulity to think Fernando could have behaved unethically if his first act was to purchase his position on a high-level national security board.
What scares me most is that Hillary is so deeply corrupt that selling influence is like breathing to her. This story came to a harmless ending, but who knows what similar things Clinton has done that could create severe problems in the future? In her sociopathic climb to power, Clinton appears willing to cross any and every ethical boundary.
Power-hungry people do reckless things, no matter how deliberate their plans. What has Clinton done that could put U.S. citizens in jeopardy? What we know is surely just the tip of the iceberg. What will she do if she’s elected president? To whom will she sell influence? What will she be willing to do to get what she wants?
These are the questions that make my blood run cold.