None of this takes away from the absolutely stupid way Team Trump has handled the legal meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and anywhere up to five Russians. But it would be an unexpected pleasant case of the MSM actually doing their jobs if they covered the latest examples (or any of the earlier ones) of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using the State Department (thus taxpayer money) to help the Clinton Family Foundation, make tons of cash.
On Friday, Judicial Watch, one of the few organizations digging for the truth, released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new examples of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to the former state dept. chief providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns. Much of the explanation below comes directly from the Judicial Watch explanation of the emails.
The documents were heavily redacted and includes an email from Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, to Abedin revealing that he acted as a go-between for a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park. And they reveal Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructing Abedin to “show love” to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris. On the bright side Abedin’s soon to be ex-husband didn’t get a copy of the email because chances are he would interpret the phrase, “show love.”
Six of the Clinton email exchanges were not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 439 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails had been turned over to the State Department.
A number of emails show how open they were in requesting and granting favors between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
- In July 2009, in reference to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Clinton Global Initiative head Doug Band told Abedin that she “Need[s] to show love” to Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical. Band also asked for Liveris to be introduced to Hillary, “and have her mention both me and wjc”. Dow gave between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. Band also pushes for Clinton to do a favor for Karlheinz Koegel, a major Clinton Foundation contributor, who wanted Hillary Clinton to give the “honor speech” for his media prize to “Merkel.”
- On June 19, 2009, Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, passed a long a letter for Hillary Clinton for Clinton donor Richard Park. Park donated $100,000 to Bill Clinton as far back as 1993 and is listed by the Clinton Foundation as a $100,000 to $250,000 donor.
In March 2012, Bill Clinton received an invitation to speak at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea…. Richard Park’s friendship with Tony Rodham earned him a direct line to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state. In January 2013, the Korean businessman sent Rodham an email and asked him to “forward this to your sister.”
- On November 14, 2009, Clinton donor Ben Ringel, who has appeared in numerous prior emails asking for favors, emailed Abedin to get help in getting an Iranian woman a visa to come to the United States. He writes: “We need to get her clearance even only temporary to be with her granddaughter.” Abedin forwarded the request to Lauren Jiloty, asking her “Can U help Monday with consular affairs?” Jiloty replies, “Sure. Will look into it.” Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. In May, Band, working through Abedin, attempts to help Canadian concert promoter and Foundation donor Michael Cohl with the processing of a visa. Abedin passes the request to Monica Hanley, Clinton’s “confidential assistant.”
The emails show that the Clinton Foundation operative Doug Band was also involved in Clinton State Department personnel…