Hillary Clinton: Influence Peddler. ABC News: How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

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    Just another in the litany of crimes and reasons why Hillary Clinton will be indicted.


    How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-donor-sensitive-intelligence-board/story?id=39710624

    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff.

    The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

    Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act after more the two years of litigation with the government.

    A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando’s only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues.

    “We had no idea who he was,” one board member told ABC News.

    Fernando’s lack of any known background in nuclear security caught the attention of several board members, and when ABC News first contacted the State Department in August 2011 seeking a copy of his resume, the emails show that confusion ensued among the career government officials who work with the advisory panel.


    Fernando himself would not answer questions from ABC News in 2011 about what qualified him for a seat on the board or led to his appointment. When ABC News finally caught up with Fernando at the 2012 Democratic convention, he became upset and said he was "not at liberty" to speak about it. Security threatened to have the ABC News reporter arrested.

    Fernando's history of campaign giving dated back at least to 2003 and was prolific -- and almost exclusively to Democrats. He was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008. He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid. After Barack Obama bested Clinton for the 2008 nomination, Fernando became a major fundraiser for the Obama campaign. Prior to his State Department appointment, Fernando had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation, and another $30,000 to a political advocacy group, WomenCount, that indirectly helped Hillary Clinton retire her lingering 2008 campaign debts by renting her campaign email list.

    The appointment qualified Fernando for one of the highest levels of top secret access, the emails show. Among those with whom Fernando served on the International Security Advisory Board was David A. Kay, the former head of the Iraq Survey Group and United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector; Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, a former National Security Advisor to two presidents; two former congressmen; and former Sen. Chuck Robb. William Perry, the former Secretary of Defense, chaired the panel.

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    I'm shocked. A large donor given a cushy job. That never happens, does it? Its advisory -- so I assume no on has to listen to him -- and can listen to the more knowledgeable folks on the board.
     
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    This actually is a serious issue. And I want to see this guy’s NDA with the U.S. government to handle and view top secret material. Funny how you tried to defensively claim in previous thread that you’re not really a Hillary supporter, yet all that you do is try to play defense for Hillary.
     
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    I'm not supporting this (nor am I a huge Hillary fan), but I don't see it as a big deal. One guy out of a dozen on an "advisory" board? Who cares -- and who are they advising -- Hillary. So she can listen or not listen. I think its shady when any politician does stuff like this -- but it certainly doesn't warrant switching to Trump.

    I wouldn't care if Trump did this either. What I do care about are regular average Americans who are ripped off by Trump, including blue collar workers, who did work on his casinos or desperate people paying for his real estate ("Trump U") program.

    One rich guy on a board where he doesn't belong -- and doesn't get anything from it but a resume line -- not a huge deal.
     
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    Sing the lyrics to Alice's Restaurant, but insert Hillary's name.
     
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    Jess always makes the best threads here.

    Without him I'd honestly not even hear about all of Hitlary's crookeries.

    She's so corrupt that normal folks don't even have the time to keep up with all her ****.
     
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    When Hilary starts a war and gets engineering/construction contracts, then I'll listen. But every accusation towards her so far has been a bunch of cry baby whining.
     
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    I think it's funny people still think Hillary will be indicted.

    The sitting President just endorsed her. The sitting President also runs the DOJ.

    She's not going to be indicted. Politics as usual.
     
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    Exactly. What'd anybody think, Obama's gonna sic the Internal Revenue Service after Hillary? We know that only conservatives were expressly targeted.
     
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    If you're talking about the audits. That was proven to be false.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    So in return for his donations to the Clinton Foundation, etc. - this guy got an unpaid job on an advisory board. Primarily because of his expertise and knowledge about electronic communications systems.

    Its really hard for me to see much evidence of corruption here. If there was a conflict of interest , in that the guy would have access to information he could use to enrich himself, there might be an argument.

    But he was just a rich guy who a) gave money to the Clinton Foundation and b) offered to serve his country as an unpaid advisor on a board with no power other than advising the Secretary of State.

    Who are you supposed to put on advisory boards? People who hate you?
     
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    You tell that to the millions of refugees and other victims of the various wars she started and was involved in.

    You should go and tell them what whinny crybabies they all are.
     
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    "The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing."

    "The Obama administration’s decision, outlined in a Friday afternoon letter to Congress, said the IRS did mishandle nonprofit status applications from conservative groups but said the bad behavior wasn’t criminal."

    "Still, the decision does not end the legal jeopardy for the tax agency, nor does it quell the political battle in which the IRS has lost billions of dollars in funding from a Congress that remains troubled by employees’ behavior."

    "Tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist for IRS after Justice ends probe."

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    Libya was Hillary’s war. Hillary also helped to make Iraq happen then continue.
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Fine, but tell me what number in the extremely long line does Hillary stand for the blame? Hint: Single or double digits need not apply.
     
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    I assume you are talking about Syria and Libya. Oh, I see. So people in Syria and Libya were holding hands and singing folk songs, all but for Hillary.

    Civil war in Libya and Syria wasn't started by the U.S. or Hillary. It was started by those people in those countries. Whether you like how we responded to it, doesn't really matter. The refugees and killings were happening no matter what.

    To blame one single individual in the Obama administration for Syria and Libya is absurd. Is FDR at fault for WWII and all the refugees and killing then too?
     
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    Yawn.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2014/04/23/3429722/irs-records-tea-party/

    Article is heavy with supporting documents and links, including the lists themselves hosted on SCribd.
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    You are aware that we've been funding rebel groups in both countries for over a decade right? I'll need to grab my sources when I'm not at work but at least in Syria we've been running CIA destabilization efforts since at least 2006.
     
  19. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Libya was a multi state war. Not a Hillary war. Explain how you think it was Hillary's war.
     
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    It's well documented that she as Sect. of State pushed hard against the generals and military advisors opinions on Libya and was the crucial player in persuading Obama to act.
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yes but so did other states of NATO, without Hillary's influence.
     
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    If he hadn’t given the Clintons hundreds of thousands of dollars, he would never have been placed on board involved in sensitive national security matters and dealing with top secret material. Influence peddling.
     
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    Classic Fielding. Posting claims that have been clearly debunked and proven false. Not a surprise.
     
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    To fund something, it has to exist right - or are we creating something out of thin air with the funds? Moreover, your statement says we've doing it since the Bush administration. So how is that Hillary's fault?

    Regardless, its not like those countries were known for butterflies, flowers and camp fire songs. Violence and rebellion is a way of life there. Doesn't matter who we fund or don't fund.
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    Yeah, and the same could be said for virtually every ambassador post ever.
     

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