ABC News: Clinton FDN Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for FND Allies

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    Influence peddling is a crime and punishable by years worth of jail time.


    Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies, Emails Show

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clin...te-lunch-invitation-special/story?id=41695275

    A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State.

    The emails -– released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC -- reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment. [Read the emails here.]

    In one December 2010 email chain with Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin, then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band offers names for a State Department lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao scheduled for January 2011.

    On the list were three executives from organizations that have donated millions to the Clinton Foundation: Bob McCann, the then-president of wealth management at UBS; Dr. Judith Rodin, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and Hikmet Ersek, the CEO of Western Union.

    According to the Foundation website, the UBS Wealth Management USA has contributed between $500,001 and $1 million to the Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation has given between $10 million and $25 million, while Western Union and its foundation has contributed between $1 million and $5 million.

    Nearly two weeks later, Band followed up on email, specifically requesting Rodin be seated at Vice President Joe Biden’s table. "I'll ask," Abedin replied.

    In a separate exchange, Abedin forwarded to Band -- outside the State Department -- an attachment entitled "Updated China RSVP Guest List 1-5-11." The attachment was not included in the documents received by ABC, but suggests sharing of information ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao in late January 2011.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clin...te-lunch-invitation-special/story?id=41695275

     
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    Guess they didn't have the BleachBit until later. Now we're also dealing with the State Dept saying they won't release some info until after the election.
     
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    It’s time to appoint a special prosecutor.
     
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    What odds are you give---- never mind the odds, put me down for $1million that Obama/Lynch won't do that before the election. I'll take any odds you give :D
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    Looks like there's a whole lot more to this than that. But it doesn't really matter at this point Dems will never see anything wrong with anything Hillary does.

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/22...man-did-favors-for-clinton-foundation-donors/



    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...-tentacles-on-nyc-s-top-cop-bill-bratton.html

    Clinton Cronies Get Their Tentacles on NYC’s Top Cop, Bill Bratton
     
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    Planning to bring Ken Starr out of retirement? According to wiki, he now works as a college chancellor. It's probably far less stressful.
     
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    LOL and didn't he say at some point he regretted some of his then fairly enthusiastic approach to the assignment?

    Guess that disqualifies him. Need someone to match Gowdy's bite patterns.
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    That someone thinks something criminal happened? Or that someone sat at some special table at a lunch?

    I dunno. Past my pay grade. Aren't we supposed to encourage US business interests abroad? Doesn't sound like anyone was trying to influence the couse of Chinese politics here. What's the big deal? Just asking.
     
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    I’m hoping more for this caliber.



    Reportedly, he is already investigating the Clinton Foundation.


    Report claims DOJ probe of Clinton Foundation, emails ongoing

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-probe-clinton-foundation-emails-ongoing.html

    A fresh report that federal prosecutors are probing the Clinton Foundation revived speculation Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may not be past her email problems, but the Justice Department on Friday declined to confirm the account.

    Despite the official decline, The Daily Caller reported that several investigations were being launched including one led by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Civil Frauds Unit that will focus on Clinton Foundation in New York.

    “We’re declining to comment,” a spokesperson told FoxNews.com about the claims.

    The FBI had investigated the Clinton Foundation’s relationship with the State Department during then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tenure, according to officials at the time.


    There are reports that three FBI field offices also demanded investigation.


    First on CNN: Inside the debate over probing the Clinton Foundation

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/politics/hillary-clinton-state-department-clinton-foundation/

    Officials from the FBI and Department of Justice met several months ago to discuss opening a public corruption case into the Clinton Foundation, according to a US official.

    At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official.

    FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton's tenure. The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book "Clinton Cash," but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case.

     
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    It would be refreshing to see a Dem take down a Dem.
     
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    No, it would be refreshing if the USA put as many bankers in jail as Iceland has done.
     
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    Too bad Obama didn't do that, but the good news is that Obama got more Wall Street money that anyone ever, so there's that...

    I wonder who's taking a TON of Wall Street money in this run... hmmmm.... Starts with an "H" hmmmm...
     
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    Cherry picked, non-sequential emails released by right wing Clinton haters. I'll reserve judgment until everything's available release by a neutral source.
     
  13. Jess13, Aug 27, 2016
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    ABC News reporting is now “right wing Clinton haters”? What’s a “neutral source” to you? Rachel Maddow kindly interviewing Hillary and echoing Her lying words back to viewers?


    2015.



    Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

    http://www.ibtimes.com/clinton-foun...als-hillary-clintons-state-department-1934187

    Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.

    Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

    But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. At press conferences in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally. Shapiro, a longtime aide to Clinton since her Senate days, added that the “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.”

    These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing -- the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 -- contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

    The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.

    Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

    The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.

    American defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.

    The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.

    As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton also accused some of these countries of failing to marshal a serious and sustained campaign to confront terrorism. In a December 2009 State Department cable published by Wikileaks, Clinton complained of “an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority.” She declared that “Qatar's overall level of CT cooperation with the U.S. is considered the worst in the region.” She said the Kuwaiti government was “less inclined to take action against Kuwait-based financiers and facilitators plotting attacks.” She noted that “UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups.” All of these countries donated to the Clinton Foundation and received increased weapons export authorizations from the Clinton-run State Department.

    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Clinton Foundation did not respond to questions from the IBTimes.

    In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible.
     
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    It wouldn't embarrass me if a bunch of bankers got locked up. I voted for Bernie Sanders. That was my message to the front runner, and Clinton seems to have got the message since her policies on how banks should fit into our economic system are more like Bernie's than before he popped into her rear view mirror last spring and kept on keepin' on.

    You keep assuming I am some fanatical devotée of the Clintons when that has never been the case. Maybe you should slow down when you read people's posts.
     
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    Policies, oh, I didn't know that Hillary Clinton was actually elected yet and was already making policies. Oh, wait... you mean she SAID something. Ok, that's something... It's not like she's EVER went back on her word.

    BTW, I think the timeline is pretty much over for doing anything. It's looking like they pulled off the richest scam in world history. Many trillions in assets have been transferred and not much can be done about it at this point. It amazing that people allowed the government to pull this off. I guess Gruber was right about the stupidity of the American voters.
     
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    I'm not sure. I haven't paid much attention to him. The whitewater investigation started something like 20 years ago, so I don't remember every quote.

    His career up to this point sounds interesting. I'm not surprised about Clinton Foundation allegations. Clinton should have kept herself out of all Clinton Foundation business at that point. That would include fundraising, management concerns, and everything else.
     
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    Yeah, Preet Bharara seems like a straight shooter and has no problem taking on anyone regardless of their political affiliation and/or stature in society. We’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the reported NY-based Clinton Foundation investigation he currently leads, if that reporting is accurate.
     
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    From the ABC link in the OP:

    The emails -– released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC -- reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment. [Read the emails here.]
    The entire basis of the article are emails released "by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC." What emails weren't released? Would they change the story or context? The released emails aren't sequential. David Bossie, head of Citizens United, is a partisan extreme right wing hack ("GOP’s shady partisan hit man: How dirty trickster David Bossie is ruining politics"). So, yea, I call BS until ABC and/or we have a better, neutral source and all the emails.
     
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    The Secretary of State was using her position to further the interest of her private foundation. Clearly a conflict of interest. The state department should not have been in communication with the Clinton foundation.
     
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    [Read the emails here.]: http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/082616emails.pdf

    ABC News is publishing “right wing Clinton haters” emails? Oh, whoops. They published the actual emails that support the story, which is why they published the NEUTRAL piece above and BROADCAST a primetime piece about it too. Answer the question: What’s a “neutral source” to you? Anyone who is pro-Hillary? Neutrality means: defend Hillary? You don’t have an answer, because you don’t care. Hillary could drown toddlers in hot sauce outside her rally and still you’d play defense for her: “At least they’re white toddlers!”
     
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    It seems some in the media, led by AP, want to keep this non-scandal going as long as they can. Must prop up Trump. They need the eyeballs and clicks.
     
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    Do you have a comment about what was found in these emails or are you already used to Clinton's corruption?
     
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    Because a story on apparent [illegal] influence peddling that didn’t once mention Trump is a “conspiracy to prop up Trump for click-bait.” Seriously, did you think before posting that nonsense minimization attempt?
     
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    Other emails also show that Bill Clinton sought to give $650,000 speeches to North Korea and Congo.

    The State Department hesitantly refused to approve. Why the **** did Bill Clinton even think it was okay to give speeches to North Korea and Congo?

    (Older news, but linked in that ABC article that I'd not read until now).
     
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    Depends on what he saw that created regret?

    Can't our businesses do their own businesses just like how they regulate themselves without evvvvvvvvvvvvul gubmint holding their hand and giving them corporate welfare? (Businesses want "free market" and said government involvement is bad yet they want it for special privileges...?)
     

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