This latest FOIA release very well could be what puts Hillary Clinton in jail as State Department documents prove that the former Sec of State gave official political favors in return for Clinton Foundation donations.
While there has been smoke that this was the case, these State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch prove it to be fact.
The legal investigative think tank Judicial Watch recently released the 448 pages of documents that it dug up from the U.S. State Department. It was the fruit of months of Freedom of Information Act requests and document-digging. The documents are damning, showing even more instances of Hillary Clinton performing official favors for those who donated to the Clinton Foundation and certain political campaigns.
To put it even more bluntly, the emails make a prima facie case for a criminal prosecution of Clinton. As Judicial Watch notes:
“In July 2009, in reference to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Clinton Global Initiative head Doug Band told (Huma) Abedin that she “Need(s) to show love” to Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical (DOW). Band also asked for Liveris to be introduced to Hillary, “and have her mention both me and wjc.” Dow gave between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. Band also pushes for Clinton to do a favor for Karlheinz Koegel, a major Clinton Foundation contributor, who wanted Hillary Clinton to give the ‘honor speech’ for his media prize to ‘Merkel.’ ”
Further, “The emails reveal that on June 19, 2009, Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, passed a long a letter for Hillary Clinton for Clinton donor Richard Park. Park donated $100,000 to Bill Clinton as far back as 1993 and is listed by the Clinton Foundation as a $100,000 to $250,000 donor.”
This wasn’t all, not by a long shot. Ben Ringel, a Clinton donor, emailed top Clinton aide Huma Abedin seeking a U.S. visa for an unnamed Iranian woman. Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Foundation head Band shows up in numerous emails, seeking favors, including trying to get people jobs in the State Department. At times, the Clinton Foundation’s top executive seems almost to be an adjunct State Department official.
Still other emails show a stunning contempt for any notion of protecting classified information. Emails reveal sensitive matters being routinely exposed on Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s unsecured email server. Classified emails from U.S. ambassadors to the planned schedule for President Obama while in Cairo, Egypt and a sensitive document of a Clinton phone call with “Chinese Foreign Minister Yang.” are involved.
Mind you, all on a server that many experts believe was probably hacked by the Chinese, the Russians, or both.
Collusion? There’s plenty of it. As we’ve noted repeatedly, the conflicts of interest and criminal collusion between Hillary Clinton’s State Department, the Clinton Foundation and the Russians, among others, are numerous and profound. They warrant a thorough investigation.
Maybe this latest set of documents will do just that. We can continue to hope to see Hillary in an orange jumpsuit. Her list of crimes are very long. But giving official political favors in return for Clinton Foundation donationsis blatant.
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