Tuesday, August 23, 2016

So State was Play to Pay Under Hillary

Ignore my sensationalist headline folks!

Don't worry folks, Crooked Granny Cankle's State Department was NOT a pay to play operation under her leadership!

The State Department said so. In fact they are so certain of this I am quite positive they would be willing to conduct an unmonitored internal investigation!

Here is the deputy assistant emergency back up spokesman for State, Mark Toner, to tell you all about it.


At times, Mark C. Toner...looked at his shoes or had his eyes closed as he took deep breaths between answers to reporters asking about revelations from 725 pages of emails released by Judicial Watch. The FBI turned over to the State Department 14,900 emails to and from Clinton that were discovered by the FBI during its investigation into the former secretary of state’s private email scheme.

Inside the 725 pages are rare looks into how Clinton insiders operate, as this batch was tied to a specific Freedom of Information Act request by the Washington-based watchdog for all emails of official State Department business received or sent by Clinton confidante Huma Abedin from Jan. 1, 2009 through Feb. 1, 2013, using a “non-state”.gov email address.

One exchange was between Abedin and Doug Band. Band is a long-time confidante ofPresident William J. Clinton, who followed the president to the foundation.

Band told Abedin Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain needed to meet with Secretary Clinton, but when the prince went through official channels he got no appointment.

It should be noted that the prince committed $32 million to Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program for the Clinton Global Initiative and the Kingdom of Bahrain donated between $50,000 to $100,000 to the foundation as did Bahrain Petroleum.

Some email messages between Abedin and Band include:


June 23, 2009 email Band to Abedin: “Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday. Asking to see her. Good friend of ours.”

June 23, 2009 email Band to Abedin: “Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday. Asking to see her. Good friend of ours.”

June 23, 2009 email Abedin to Band: “He asked to see hrc thurs and fri thru normal channels. I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel. Also she says that she may want to go to ny and doesn’t want to be committed to stuff in ny…”

June 25, 2009 email Abedin to Band: “Offering Bahrain cp 10 tomorrow for meeting woith [sic] hrc. If u see him, let him know. We have reached out thru official channels.”

Other requests included helping a group of English footballers with criminal records through the visa process and a pitch to help Bono broadcast a concert from the International Space Station.


Toner was asked directly by the State Department if these email conversations with Band advocating for Clinton Foundation donors and Abedin looking for ways to make things happen constituted a pay-for-play gambit between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.


Toner said the State Department had reviewed all of the emails released to Judicial Watch for wrongdoing and they found none.


“There was no impropriety,” he said. “This was simply evidence of the way the process works, in that a secretary of state has aides getting emails or contacts by a broad range of individuals and organizations.”


Toner said,” These were important people with information to convey to the secretary of state. There is nothing that we have seen to indicate an untoward relationship.”


Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton had a different view when he said Monday: “These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foundation donors.”


Fitton said he did not want the State Department in charge of the investigation into Clinton and her team.


“There needs to be a serious, independent investigation to determine whether Clinton and others broke the law,” he said.


This is the tenth set of records produced for Judicial Watch by the State Department from the non-state.gov email accounts of Huma Abedin. The documents were produced under a court order in a May 5, 2015, Freedom of Information lawsuit against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) requiring the agency to produce.


Reporters also asked about 180 pages worth of call logs from the desk of Cheryl Mills, which shows that the lawyer, who was then serving as Secretary of State Clinton’s chief of staff, was constantly trading calls with Laura Graham, the president of the Clinton Foundation.


Toner said although he had no knowledge about the phone conversations, he would speculate that the heavy phone traffic was related to Mills leading the effort to relieve the suffering of the Haitian people after that country’s 2011 earthquake.


In one message Graham made a reference to Mills about “our boss.”


It's not amazing that Hillary did this. I'm quite certain it was a spinal reflex for her. You shouldn't blame the poor old doddering, senile, drunken, Nixonian power mad old dear for that.

You could blame Barrack Obama for it but he famously, never finds out about anything until the after rest of have because he read about it in the evening paper. Perhaps he could get a little farther ahead if he could just cotton on to this internet thing but it's probably a little late for that.

You could blame the FBI for refusing to do its fucking job and I damn well do.

You could blame State but the Mandarins of Foggy Bottom are ultimately powerless do anything they do want to do, let alone something they don't so looking there was pointless from the get go.

You could blame the media for refusing to do their jobs but you see they have queitly rewritten their job description to read, "propagantastic Democrat operative who happens to have a byline." So by not doing their jobs...they have.

No.

I blame the Democrats themselves. They have the candidate they wanted. There are really no surprises here at all. They knew what they were getting all along and they were just fine with it.

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