I don’t think anyone expected an end to signs of Hillary Clinton’s corruption anytime soon, but these latest revelations are sure to undermine her claims of purity.
CNN reports that conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has released almost 300 pages of Clinton emails suggesting she used the State Department to get favors for Clinton Foundation donors and officials:
In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone else in the State Department. In the email, Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the department — Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — that it is “important to take care of (redacted).” Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options.”
In a 2009 email, Band directs Abedin and Mills to put Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor, in contact with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon.
“We need Gilbert Chagoury to speak to the substance person re Lebanon,” Band wrote. “As you know, he’s a key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon. Very imp.”
“It’s jeff feltman,” Abedin responded, referring to Jeffrey Feltman, who was the US ambassador to Lebanon at the time. “I’m sure he knows him. I’ll talk to jeff.”
Hillary’s campaign, of course, insists that there’s absolutely nothing to see here, that they were merely communications between aides that didn’t pertain to the Foundation’s work. Yeah, right.
But that’s not even the most interesting part of the CNN report — that would be the fact that the FBI actually requested an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, separate from the Emailgate investigation…and the Justice Department said no.
The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross points out that this “helps settle a question that government officials have largely avoided addressing” — whether the Clinton Foundation was also under investigation.
Opposition to the FBI’s request — if the report is accurate — is likely to raise even more questions about whether the DOJ is acting impartially. Attorney General Loretta Lynch came under fire last month after it was revealed that she met in secret on her government airplane with Bill Clinton in late June.
FBI Director James Comey declined last month to say whether an investigation into the Clinton Foundation was underway.
Clinton’s campaign spokesman Brian Fallon recently said that there is “no evidence” that the Clinton Foundation is or was under investigation.
So it turns out the lack of an investigation isn’t because Hillary is just so darn innocent — it’s because her allies in the Justice Department chose not to look…even though the same FBI that chose not to indict her over her email server. Though one was warranted.
So again, we see that if your last name is Clinton, you get to live under your own set of rules. Expect a lot more of that if she becomes our next President.