Hillary Clinton has repeatedly stated that she believes that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. In response to a court order in other Judicial Watch litigation, she declared under penalty of perjury that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.” This new email find is also at odds with her official campaign statement suggesting all “work or potentially work-related emails” were provided to the State Department.
On August 22, 2016, Judicial Watch released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.
The new documents included 20 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 191 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over.
The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”
If you scrape away all of the spin and the political positioning that Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server has spawned, you are left with these facts:
- Clinton is the first Secretary of State to exclusively use a private email account for official business.
- She is also the first secretary of state to have a private email server housed at her home.
- When asked by the State Department to turn over her emails, Clinton had a team of lawyers go through them to separate those that were purely personal and those that touched on some aspect of her professional life. The personal emails were deleted permanently off the server as speculated. The professional ones were turned over to the State Department. Here’s how that broke down:
- Deleting of emails is not much different than the shredding of classified documents.
- It is a felony to lie to Congress and to be an accomplice.
- High Treason can be punishable by death
- If money for arms ended up in the Islamic State via Clinton’s participation, would you want impeachment or her head?
- We live in a world with so many double standards. If this was not the Clintons but Julian Assange or even myself, or you the reader, the FBI would have ascended upon your house, your business, your cars and even your treehouse with dozens of federal agent with warrant in hand to tear everything apart to secure all servers, phones, electronics, papers, thumb drives, etc.
- Clinton deleted more emails than she turned over. Her team claimed they never actually read all of the emails, skimming subject lines instead. And there was never anyone outside of Clinton’s direct orbit brought in to oversee the process. This is not the facts. The facts are being that Clinton brought in her legal team and a team to discern what was personal and what needed to be deleted in a hurry. The essence of Clinton’s argument regarding this email-sorting process was: Trust me. As in,” my team of lawyers found all of the emails that were even tangentially tied to my day job as the nation’s top diplomat and turned them over to the State Department.”
Which makes this headline in The Washington Post the other day all the more troubling: “FBI uncovered 15,000 more documents in Clinton email probe.” Spencer Hsu wrote:
“The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 15,000 more documents from her time as secretary of state that were not previously disclosed by her attorneys. The State Department is expected to discuss when and how it will release the emails Monday morning in federal court.
“The total — confirmed by the Justice Department — was disclosed by a conservative legal group after the State Department said last week that it would hand over the emails. The number to be released is nearly 50 percent more than the 30,000-plus that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.”
So, the FBI found about 15,000 documents/emails sent or received by Clinton that were not part of the 30,000 emails her own search turned up. It’s not clear, of course, whether any/all of these emails and documents were work-related. It’s possible that all 15,000 were part of the 30,000-plus emails Clinton and her team deleted permanently.
But, we know from FBI Director James B. Comey that during its investigation, the FBI found several thousand work-related emails that had not been previously turned over by Clinton. While these 15,000 appear to be at least part of what Comey is referring to, there’s no way today of knowing how much overlap between those two sets there actually is.
When Comey came to the conclusion that the FBI finds no merit to prosecute Hillary but found that she was “extremely careless” which to me means the same as “grossly negligent”. That was the pinnacle of the worst excuse of a double standard where there is no equal protection under the law. Comey should have outright said “The Clintons are above the law”. There is certainly a lot of that going around to make this nation the most corrupt.
The statement from the Clinton campaign reflects its own uncertainty about what, exactly, is in these emails.
The bottom line is that Clinton stated that she is transparent and promised the American people transparency. The blind American can see that every presidential nominee that became President whose platform was loosely built upon transparency tricked the American people and blinded us with their false agendas.
If you have nothing to hide are transparent, you do not run to your legal advisors to go thru 15,000 emails to determine which are personal and which are private. First, it is not a stretch to guess that Hillary does not have a personal life and if she did, that would certainly rise to “private” or “classified”. Clinton abused her power of office, took certain entitlements and purposely used a private server to conduct nefarious communications she did not want to be known.
Beginning with perjury and moving forward with other charges, Hillary has a track record of untrustworthiness, corruption, abuse of authority and a host of other abuses and crimes. She is certainly not fit for any office much less the top office in this nation or other nations.
With Bill and Hillary, it is all about greed and power. Greed and positioning. It is not so much of a contribution but the origin of the contribution and the timing of that contribution. For example, when we look at when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Huma Abedin (Hillary’s 2016 vice chairwoman for President and Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State from 2009-2013) advised Doug Band (Clinton Foundation top executive who prioritized the preferential treatment provided to donors) that when she went through “normal channels” at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours. According to the Clinton Foundation website, in 2005, Salman committed to establishing the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) for the Clinton Global Initiative. And by 2010, it had contributed $32 million to CGI. The Kingdom of Bahrain reportedly gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum also gave an additional $25,000 to $50,000
Did she lie under oath about her email server and the indigenous nature on her emails? Of course, she did. This is a vicious pit-bull that over the course of 4 decades built a political empire for herself and she wants us to believe she has no recall as to her activities on her private server. Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the political arena for Hillary and not for the American people. If you want a traitor to the American people, cast your vote for Clinton, she’ll do you proud.
Thanks to Comey and the FBI who whitewashed her obvious mishandling of state secrets and high crimes had enabled Hillary the high treasoner to pay back some debts at the cost of national security to the extent we might never know.
For starters, Clinton’s go-to excuse — “Secretary Powell has admitted he did the same thing,” as she told CNN last March — has crashed and burned. She also has claimed that she installed her private server because her predecessor made her do it. “Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Colin Powell told People magazine last Saturday. “The truth is; she was using [the private e-mail server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.”
Despite the assertions of Clinton and her allies, Powell never had a private server. He did have a private AOL account, for sending personal messages to friends and loved ones and also to transmit unclassified e-mails to State Department colleagues.
Alas, a grand total of two classified e-mails wound up on Powell’s AOL account, according to the State Department’s inspector general. This compares to zero, each, for secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice.
As for Clinton, her server held 2,113 classified e-mails — literally more than 1,000 times as many as Powell’s AOL account, thus rendering hilarious her assertion that, “We both did the same thing.”
Judge Boasberg ordered the State Department to develop a plan to expedite delivery of these materials and present it to him on September 22 — just four days before the first presidential debate between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. “The American people will now see more of the emails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated. “Simply put, our lawsuits have unraveled Hillary Clinton’s email cover-up.”
In another U.S. District Court, Judge Emmett G. Sullivan, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, has ordered Hillary Clinton to answer Judicial Watch’s questions in writing, under oath. The group has until October 14 to present its queries, after which she and her brigade of attorneys will have 30 days to submit answers. The Washington, D.C.-based organization tells me that it will ask its questions much sooner. Voters should be able to weigh Judicial Watch’s questions and Clinton’s answers before Election Day.
In closing, I did like Hillary choice of wearing a white dress suit during her speech at the Democratic Party National Convention. It just seemed so right for all the wrong reasons.
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