Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More Emails Show Clinton Foundation Ties to State Department (Democracy Now)
     Hillary Clinton is facing questions after a new round of emails released Monday again reveal the close ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. The 725 pages of emails were released by the conservative group Judicial Watch, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act request earlier this year. They show Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, corresponding with multiple Clinton Foundation donors, including Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, whose scholarship program committed $32 million over five years to the Clinton Global Initiative. He was seeking a meeting with Hillary Clinton. Another email shows Abedin corresponding with a Los Angeles-based sports executive who had donated between $5 million and $10 million to the foundation. He wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player. The visa was never granted. On Monday, Bill Clinton said he would remove himself from the board of the foundation if Hillary Clinton becomes president.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And thus the major horror is . . . .

Anonymous said...

No "horror," just intrigue, so far. Why has team Clinton worked so hard to keep these emails from us? And now, it seems, we'll actually get to look at some of the emails she's thus far managed to obscure. The emails that have already surfaced reveal at the very least that, as SoS, Clinton was providing access and other benefits based on contributions to the Clinton foundation. Who says? Not right-wingers, but progressives, such as Democracy Now (whose blurb this is) or Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Grimaldi.
And what's with the crude fallacies? If someone reveals curiosity about these emails, they are ipso facto identifying "major horror"? Of course not. Get a clue, man. --RB

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. Admit it. You'd love to see some major influence peddling or illegal nuclear bartering. It's ok to let it out. If it's just some mundane accessibility matters, well then, not so satisfying, eh?

Anonymous said...

9:15, you are an incorrigible irrationalist, apparently incapable of discussing issues in good faith. Please go away. --RB

Anonymous said...

So why the obsession? So a successful charity is approached by influential people--why is this your cause? Any evidence of anything corrupt--at all? Didn't think so.

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