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Hillary Clinton staff John Podesta’s leaked emails

Hillary Clinton staff John Podesta’s leaked emails.

Hillary for prison1. Policy

Transcripts from Hillary Clinton’s lucrative closed-door paid speeches delivered to elite financial firms and other special interests groups (which she has refused and failed to disclose to the public after much demand) have finally surfaced:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927 (See Attachment)

Clinton staff conspiring to stage ‘leaking’ of favorable excerpts from wall street speech, in efforts to calm down the public while leaving out more damaging parts:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8086#efmAYqAgR

Leaked private speech, Clinton: “You Need Both A Public And A Private Position”
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmAaQAdiFjUFkd

Leaked private speech, Clinton: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmFjUFkd

Mocking environmentalists in private meeting with unions, Clinton: “I want to defend fracking.” Climate change environmentalists should “Get a life”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9617 (See attachment)
Politico article

Leaked private speech transcript shows Clinton’s warm ties to Wall Street’s most powerful figures: Clinton: “There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives” The pressure on officials to sell or divest assets in order to serve, she added, had become “very onerous and unnecessary”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmDEMDKk

Leaked private speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton: Wall street was only accountable for the financial crisis for political reasons. The blame placed on the United States banking system for the crisis “could have been avoided in terms of both misunderstanding and really politicizing what happened”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmA2YA5Q

Leaked private speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton: I mean, right now, there are so many places in our country where the banks are not doing what they need to do because they’re scared of regulations, they’re scared of the other shoe dropping, they’re just plain scared, so credit is not flowing the way it needs to to restart economic growth.”
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11011

Leaked private speech, Clinton: US will “ring China with missile defense” and has right to rename Pacific Ocean the “American Sea”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927 (See attachment)

Hillary Clinton flipped her public position on TPP after her team discussed how she would be “eaten alive” by Labor:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8452#efmAH1APRA0NA5c

Clinton speechwriter: “We are trying to find a good way to leak her opposition to the pipeline without her having to actually say it”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3855#efmAAGADH

 

2. Fake ad on Craigslist

Craigslist fake ad against Donald Trump, planted by Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign team put fake ad on Craigslist 6 months before election, and 5 months before hiring fake female victims to make false accusations of sexual impropriety against Donald Trump .

 

 

3. Foreign Affairs

Hillary admits Qatar & Saudi Arabia are funding ISIS:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774#efmBA5BDeQatar gifts Bill Clinton $1,000,000 for his birthday:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8396#efmAEOAGWSaudi Sheikh won’t donate money to Clinton Foundation unless he receives a phone call from Bill Clinton. Staff responds: Bill won’t do it “unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6775#efmACoADwAIqAJzAOXASMLeaked private speech transcript: Clinton: Syria no-fly zone (her position) would mean “killing a lot of Syrians”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#attachments (See attachment)Iran Deal (which Hillary negotiated and defends) “condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf”. John Podesta responds with “Yup”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/727#efmAAGAAJABQAELClinton campaign chairman John Podesta owned 75,000 shares in Putin-connected energy company:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4635#efmAFyAGUAWLAYP

 

4. Media Collusion

Clinton Staff hosts private “off-the-record cocktail party” with 38 “influential” reporters, journalists, editors, and anchors (from 16 different mainstream media outlets including CNN, NBC, CBS, NYT, MSNBC, & more) with the stated goal of “framing the race”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5953 (see attachment)

John Podesta hosts a dinner with reporters: I’m “Cooking for 30 of your reporter friends”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4543#efmAAGABu

Donna Brazile (CNN contributor at the time, and current DNC Chairman now) leaked a CNN town hall question to Hillary’s staff:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5205#efmAD-AMa

Hillary Clinton reads directly from script during Phone Interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4274#efmAEcAWc
Video: https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/786158412119707648

Clinton campaign and the New York Times coordinating attack strategy against Trump:
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4664

Boston Globe colludes with Clinton campaign to give Hillary a “big presence”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4180#efmAJhALE

John Podesta receiving drafts of New York Times articles before they’re published:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/844

Ad for Hillary Clinton secretly pitched by ‘right-leaning’ Heat Street ‘journalist’ Louise Mensch:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5740#efmAMvAUe

More media collusion: NYT and AP “helpful” to Clinton campaign:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5502

Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) warns John Podesta about possible Hillary attacks and that not talking to the press is killing her support: “I’m not going to raise this publicly, but..”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6453#efmARBAUVAVJAXBAfNAhWAkaAl4

Huffington Post contributor Frank Islam writes to John Podesta in email titled “My blogs in the Huffington Post”, says “I am committed to make sure she is elected the next president.” “Please let me know if I can be of any service to you”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5988#efmADmAE6AF-AG1

Clinton staff colluding with New York Times and Wall Street Journal to paint Hillary’s economic policies in a “progressive” light:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9007#efmAcTAdS

CNBC panelist colluding with John Podesta on what to ask Trump when he calls in for an interview:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7710#efmAakAd6AjgAlR

Clinton staff “Placing a story” with Politico / New York Times: “place a story with a friendly journalist” “we have a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico” “we should shape likely leaks in the best light for HRC”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7524#efmA14A2IA3AA36A9fA-kA-6BAICwpCx4

Clinton staff “placing a story with a friendly at the AP (Matt Lee or Bradley Klapper)”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9272#efmBKsBMU

CNBC/NYT Journalist John Harwood (was a Republican Primary debate moderator) reached out to John Podesta on numerous occasions, writing “congrats”, “she looked so much more comfortable today” and more:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2591

Clinton staff appearing to control the release times of Associated Press articles:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8460

 

5. Campaign Strategy

Clinton strategist: We need to “produce an unaware and compliant citizenry” to defeat Trump:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599#efmARKATm

Democrats prepared fake Trump “grope under the meeting table” Craigslist employment advertisement in May 2016:
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12803

Worried about Hillary’s health getting attention: “Hard to think of anything more counter productive than demanding Bernie’s medical records.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2953#efmAAvACJ

Clinton Campaign Insiders Fear Bill’s Sex Life Could Sink Hillary. Podesta says they should “shut the hell up about this”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2301#efmAPjARK

Major concern over Hillary’s shady financing. It can “bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6900#efmAAGAD3ALmASb

Hillary campaign desperate to generate fake “USA!” chants, calls Trump supporters “angry white guys”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4518

Advisor to John Podesta: “Apologies are like her Achilles heel. But she didn’t seem like a bitch in the interview.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8961#efmADnAFD

Worrying about Hillary’s low turnout at events:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6370#efmAU2AWj

Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) acting as an advisor again: Warns Podesta: “Almost every message being projected outward from her campaign is negative, and a candidate with high distrust ratings should not be doing this. My phone has been ringing and my email box is full with democrats who like me who support her, but like me, are appalled and losing confidence” “This campaign is in very, very big trouble”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7742#efmAAGAE0AlqAnx

John Podesta tells Hillary Clinton she needs to reach out to “needy Latinos”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6777

Clinton allies pondered polling in 2008 about Obama’s cocaine use, his father’s Muslim faith:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7860#efmAQTASMAYtAZ-

Gathering information on Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her:
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10275

Senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin in leaked email: ‘Can we survive not answering questions’ from press?:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5621#efmAUYAUjAcyAdj

 

6. Bernie Sanders
Donna Brazile, now the current DNC chairwoman & replacement for Debbie Wasserman Shultz (who was forced to resign because of being anti-Bernie/Pro-Clinton), leaked insider Bernie Sander’s campaign information to Hillary’s staff:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3023#efmAMFAMSAM-ANBAOIAOhAOiAPV  7 months before Hillary earns nomination over Bernie Sanders, Donna Brazile pledges to John Podesta that “as soon as (Hillary’s) nomination is wrapped up. I will be your biggest surrogate” “Look forward to working with you to elect the first woman President of the United States” says Podesta:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5616#efmACTADd Concessions given to Bernie Sanders & his supporters were a false illusion of a victory for Bernie’s “self righteous ideologies”. Clinton Advisor: “Bernie and his people have been bitching about super delegates” “Throw Bernie a bone…[…]….his people will think they’ve “won” something from the Party Establishment. It doesn’t make a difference. We don’t lose”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5423#efmAMyAPDAoKAqBAshAs8AzAA2x Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aid, Huma Abedin, writes to Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta and her campaign manager Robby Mook about receiving insider information about the DNC convention and organizing a private call with Debbie Wasserman Shultz:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7741 Clinton staff discusses Hillary only supporting a carbon tax to knock Bernie Sanders out of the primaries: “To be clear: it’s lethal in the general, so I don’t want to support one. But don’t want to give bernie contrast right now.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8248#efmAAGAHuHillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook, in an email to other staff, calls New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a “terrorist” after Bill de Blasio speaks kindly of Bernie Sanders and stalls on his endorsement for Hillary Clinton during an interview:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7796#efmABDACG Former Clinton Foundation official reprimands Super Delegate Tulsi Gabbard for endorsing Bernie Sanders and being “disrespectful” to Hillary Clinton:
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3609 Hillary’s huge debate prep book against Bernie Sanders (Prepared answers to anticipated debate questions):
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8009 (See attachment)

 

7. Criminal Liability

State Department tipping off Hillary’s staff about upcoming investigation details regarding her case:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6185#efmAH_AJdANKAPC

Hillary campaign desperate to “get ahead of the narrative on this email issue”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5344

Hillary’s campaign manager, Robby Mook: “it’s a little troubling” that meeting of Clinton Foundation was held at Goldman Sachs HQ:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1381#efmAAwACA

John Podesta to top Clinton aid Cheryl Mills: Asks if they should “hold emails to and from the President of the United States? That’s the heart of his executive priviledge.” Email dated only a few hours after being served subpoena:
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9545

Expresses concern that the Correct The Record superpac is pushing its legal boundaries and may be colluding directly with the campaign:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10068#efmAAGAA4AEFAFn

 

8. Other

Top Clinton aid Doug Band details how female Clinton Foundation Chief Laura Graham nearly commits suicide by plunging her car into ocean depths because of treatment from Bill & Chelsea Clinton. Staffers write each other about how Chelsea won’t even care about it:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3332#efmAdAAmB

Ron Klaine (Joe Biden chief of staff) betrays Joe Biden and acts as a mole for Clinton camp. (Note: Ron Klaine was former Chief of staff for Al Gore in 1999 and was let go because of his conflict of interest/loyalty to the Clintons) Joe Biden was rumored to replace Hillary Clinton as the nominee. “I am definitely dead to them but I’m glad to be on team HRC”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5690#efmACsAE4

Top Clinton Aid Doug Band calls Chelsea Clinton a “spoiled brat”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2874#efmANUAObAb9AgY

Clinton Staff mocking conservative catholics. Advisor to Podesta: “severely backwards gender relations” “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4364#efmADtAGCALpAPaAPcASW

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking Clinton staff for approval/input about what he will say when asked about Hillary Clinton by interviewer:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5817#efmANjAcC

Podesta speaking about top Clinton aid Sid Blumenthal: “Sid is lost in his own web of conspiracies. I pay zero attention to what he says.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7432

Curiel family is friendly with Clinton staffers. Gonzalo Curiel is the judge ruling over a case where Trump is sued. His cousin, Carolyn Curiel, raves about John Podesta; “Carolyn Curiel was just here with a group of Purdue students that visited the debate site. She and I exchanged raves about the two of you.” Podesta replies “Wow! Small world.”:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10205#efmAC4AFE

Hillary Clinton decided on Tim Kaine as VP in July 2015. “A little unseemly.” (She didn’t officially announce Tim Kaine as her VP publicly until July 2016):
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2986#efmABHAB3AB6ACN

Clinton staffer shares campaign road trip story of Hillary ordering food at a Chipotle restaurant and nobody recognized her:
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8126#efmARTAZ-

 

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10 facts about the Clinton Foundation

10 facts about the Clinton Foundation.

From Donald Trump’s press release

10-facts-about-Clinton-Foundation1. There Are Major Overlaps Between Clinton’s Campaign Donors And Her Foundation Donors, Raising Ethical Red Flags.

According To The Washington Post, Nearly Half Of The Major Donors To Ready For Hillary And Nearly Half Of Her 2008 Campaign Bundlers Have Given At Least $10,000 To The Foundation.

“Nearly half of the major donors who are backing Ready for Hillary, a group promoting her 2016 presidential bid, as well as nearly half of the bundlers from her 2008 campaign, have given at least $10,000 to the foundation, either on their own or through foundations or companies they run.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

“The Clintons Have Relied Heavily On Their Close Ties To Wall Street, With Donations From The Financial Services Sector Representing The Largest Share Of Corporate Donors.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The The Washington Post, 2/18/15

The Foundation “Has Given Contributors Entree, Outside The Traditional Political Arena, To A Possible President.” “The financial success of the foundation, which funds charitable work around the world, underscores the highly unusual nature of another Clinton candidacy. The organization has given contributors entree, outside the traditional political arena, to a possible president. Foreign donors and countries that are likely to have interests before a potential Clinton administration — and yet are ineligible to give to U.S. political campaigns — have affirmed their support for the family’s work through the charitable giving.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

The Washington Post’s Review Of The Foundation’s Seven Biggest Donors Found “That There Is Strong Overlap Between The Family’s Political Base And The Foundation,” And That A Substantial Number Of Its Donors Are Based Outside Of The U.S. “The review found that there is strong overlap between the family’s political base and the foundation and that a substantial number of the foundation’s largest donors — those who have given at least $1 million — are based outside of the United States. Financial institutions also make up the largest portion of the foundation’s corporate giving.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, “Here Are The Seven Biggest Donors To The Bill, Hillary And Chelsea Clinton Foundation,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

Bill Allison Of The Sunlight Foundation: “The Clinton Foundation Is A Unique Non-Profit That Can’t Be Separated From The American Political System.” “Bill Allison, senior policy analyst at the Sunlight Foundation, a campaign finance watchdog group, says the Clinton foundation is a unique non-profit that can’t be separated from the US political system. ‘If there is foreign money coming into the Clinton Foundation, it will raise the question of – is the president going to be doing favors for a foreign business, a foreign government, a foreign individual? And you just cannot have that in the American system of government, where the president is supposed to represent the American people,’ Allison said.” — Julianna Goldman, “Chinese Company Pledged $2 Million To Clinton Foundation In 2013,” CBS News, 3/16/15

2. Several Major Clinton Foundation Donations Came From Companies Lobbying The Federal Government.

Corporate-donors-to-Clinton-FoundationAs Secretary Of State Clinton “Was One Of The Most Aggressive Global Cheerleaders For American Companies…” “Among recent secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton was one of the most aggressive global cheerleaders for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants such as General Electric Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Boeing Co.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At The Same Time, Those Companies Were Among The Many That Gave To The Clinton Family’s Global Foundation…” “At the same time, those companies were among the many that gave to the Clinton family’s global foundation set up by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At Least 60 Companies That Lobbied The State Department During Her Tenure Donated A Total Of More Than $26 Million To The Clinton Foundation…” “At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public and foundation disclosures.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At Least 44 Of Those 60 Companies Also Participated In Philanthropic Projects Valued At $3.2 Billion That Were Set Up Though A Wing Of The Foundation Called The Clinton Global Initiative…” “At least 44 of those 60 companies also participated in philanthropic projects valued at $3.2 billion that were set up though a wing of the foundation called the Clinton Global Initiative, which coordinates the projects but receives no cash for them.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“As Secretary Of State, She Created 15 Public-Private Partnerships Coordinated By The State Department, And At Least 25 Companies Contributed To Those Partnerships.” (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15)

Clinton “Has A Web Of Connections To Big Corporations Unique In American Politics—Ties Forged Both As Secretary Of State And By Her Family’s Charitable Interests.” “As Mrs. Clinton prepares to embark on a race for the presidency, she has a web of connections to big corporations unique in American politics—ties forged both as secretary of state and by her family’s charitable interests.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“Those Relationships Are Emerging As An Issue For Mrs. Clinton’s Expected Presidential Campaign As Income Disparity And Other Populist Themes Gain Early Attention.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

3. The Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions From Foreign Governments.

“Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments. Clinton formally joined the foundation in 2013 after leaving the State Department, and the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.” — Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.,” The Washington Post, 2/25/15

4. The Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions From Other Foreign Sources While Clinton Served As Secretary Of State.

Foreign Country Donations To The Clinton Foundation“More Than 40 Percent Of The Top Donors To The Clinton Foundation Are Based In Foreign Countries.”

“More than 40 percent of the top donors to the Clinton Foundation are based in foreign countries, according to an analysis by McClatchy.” — Anita Kumar, “Clinton Foundation Limits Foreign Donations,” McClatchy, 4/15/15

According To The Wall Street Journal, While The Clinton Foundation “Swore Off Donations From Foreign Governments,” It Was Still Raising Millions From “Foreigners” With Connections To Their Home Governments.

“The Clinton Foundation swore off donations from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. That didn’t stop the foundation from raising millions of dollars from foreigners with connections to their home governments, a review of foundation disclosures shows.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

While Bill Clinton Promised The Obama Administration To Stop Accepting Money From Foreign Governments, The Agreement Did Not “Place Limits On Donations From Foreign Individuals Or Corporations.”

“Former President Bill Clinton promised the Obama administration the foundation wouldn’t accept most foreign-government donations while his wife was secretary of state. The agreement didn’t place limits on donations from foreign individuals or corporations.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

The Donors Have Personal, Familial, And Business Ties To Foreign Governments.

“Some donors have direct ties to foreign governments. One is a member of the Saudi royal family. Another is a Ukrainian oligarch and former parliamentarian. Others are individuals with close connections to foreign governments that stem from their business activities. Their professed policy interests range from human rights to U.S.-Cuba relations.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

During Clinton’s Tenure At The State Department, Foreign Donors And Their Organizations Accounted For Between $34 And $68 Million In Donations And $60 Million In Commitments To The Foundation.

“All told, more than a dozen foreign individuals and their foundations and companies were large donors to the Clinton Foundation in the years after Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, collectively giving between $34 million and $68 million, foundation records show. Some donors also provided funding directly to charitable projects sponsored by the foundation, valued by the organization at $60 million.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

5. Last Week The Clinton Foundation Announced They Wouldn’t Take Foreign Or Corporate Money If Clinton Is Elected, But Other Charities Still Will Be Allowed To.

Last Week Bill Clinton Said The Clinton Foundation “Would Only Accept Contributions From U.S. Citizens And Independent Charities” If Hillary Clinton Is Elected President.

“The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. … Bill Clinton said if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, the family’s foundation would only accept contributions from U.S. citizens and independent charities.” (Ken Thomas, “Clinton’s Foundation To Alter Donations Policy If Elected,” The Associated Press, 8/18/16

Other Clinton Charities Will Continue To Take Foreign And Corporate Donations Should Clinton Become President.

“Big chunks of the Clinton family’s charitable network would be exempt from a self-imposed ban on foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, loopholes that highlight the complexity of disentangling her from the former first family’s myriad potential conflicts of interest.” — Annie Linskey, “Not All Clinton Charities Bound By New Set Of Rules,” Boston Globe, 8/20/16

These Charities Include The Clinton Health Access Initiative, The Alliance For A Healthier Generation And The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership.

“The most prominent of the exceptions applies to the Boston-based Clinton Health Access Initiative, which in 2014 accounted for 66 percent of spending by the Clinton network of charities. … They include the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an entity cofounded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, a joint venture between Bill Clinton and Canadian mining billionaire Frank Giustra.” — Annie Linskey, “Not All Clinton Charities Bound By New Set Of Rules,” Boston Globe, 8/20/16

6. The FBI Wanted To Open An Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation, But The Effort Was Scuttled By The Obama Administration.

The FBI And Department Of Justice Met In Early 2016 To Discuss Opening A Public Corruption Case Into The Clinton Foundation.

“Officials from the FBI and Department of Justice met several months ago to discuss opening a public corruption case into the Clinton Foundation, according to a US official.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

Three FBI Field Offices Wanted To Investigate If Suspicious Banking Activity From A Foreigner Was Involved A Criminal Conflict Of Interest With The State Department And The Clinton Foundation.

“At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official. FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton’s tenure. The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book ‘Clinton Cash,’ but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

Obama’s Department Of Justice Pushed Back Against Opening A Case.

“As a result, DOJ officials pushed back against opening a case during the meeting earlier this year. Some also expressed concern the request seemed more political than substantive, especially given the timing of it coinciding with the investigation into the private email server and Clinton’s presidential campaign.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

The FBI Field Offices Were “Waved Off” By The DOJ.

“Accusations that Clinton has committed crimes, and gotten away with them, have colored Republican campaigns for decades. They’ve picked up since the FBI announced that it would take no further steps to investigate her ‘careless’ use of a private email server after a year-long probe; they’ve gained more steam after reports that three (of 56) FBI field offices wanted to probe the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation over a foreign donation but were waved off by a DOJ that had come up empty in a similar probe.” — David Weigel, “‘Lock Her Up’ Sentiment Comes To A Congressional Campaign,” The Washington Post, 8/12/16

7. Clinton’s Chief Of Staff At State Had A Deep And Simultaneous Involvement In The Clinton Foundation.

It Was Discovered That Clinton’s Chief Of Staff At The State Department Cheryl Mills Went To New York In 2012 To Interview Executives For A Top Position At The Clinton Foundation.

“A CNN investigation found that Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was involved in the Clinton Foundation while she was also employed as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State. On a trip to New York in 2012, Mills interviewed two executives for a top position at the Clinton foundation. The State Department said she was on personal time. Mills’ attorney says she was, doing ‘volunteer work for a charitable foundation. She was not paid.’” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

“The Fact That The Aide, Cheryl Mills, Was Taking Part In Such A High Level Task For The Clinton Foundation While Also Working As Chief Of Staff For The Secretary Of State Raises New Question About The Blurred Lines That Dogged The Clinton As Secretary Of State.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

The State Department Has Been Stonewalling Congressional Investigators On This Matter.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, has tried to get answers about Mills’ New York trip as well. Grassley sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter in January asking the purpose of Mills’ trip. The State Department did not officially respond to the letter.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

8. Sidney Blumenthal Collected $10,000 A Month From The Clinton Foundation While Providing Libyan Intelligence To Clinton.

Clinton Wanted To Bring Blumenthal On Board To The State Department In 2009, But The Hire Was Turned Down By The Obama White House Because Of His “Harsh Attacks” In The Democratic Primary.

“As White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel was the one to bring the hammer down on Sidney Blumenthal. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wanted to hire Mr. Blumenthal, a loyal confidant who had helped her promote the idea of a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ more than a decade ago. But President Obama’s campaign veterans still blamed him for spreading harsh attacks against their candidate in the primary showdown with Mrs. Clinton last year. So Mr. Emanuel talked with Mrs. Clinton, said Democrats informed about the situation, and explained that bringing Mr. Blumenthal on board was a no-go.” — Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny, “Emanuel Wields Power Freely, And Faces The Risks,” The New York Times, 8/15/09

[Blumenthal] “Earned About $10,000 A Month As A Full-Time Employee Of The Clinton Foundation” While At The Same Time He Provided Intelligence On Libya To Then-Secretary Clinton. “Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

Blumenthal Was Added To The Clinton Foundation’s Payroll In 2009…

“Not Long After Advising Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign — At The Behest Of Former President Bill Clinton…” “Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clintons’ global philanthropy in 2009 — not long after advising Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10K Per Month While He Advised On Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

Some Clinton Foundation Officials “Questioned” Blumenthal’s “Value And Grumbled That His Hiring Was A Favor From The Clintons.”

“While Blumenthal’s foundation job focused on highlighting the legacy of Clinton’s presidency, some officials at the charity questioned his value and grumbled that his hiring was a favor from the Clintons, according to people familiar with the foundation.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10K Per Month While He Advised On Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

“When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight.”– Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

Blumenthal’s Work With Clinton Has Been “Wide-Ranging,” “Complicated,” And Embodied “The Blurry Lines Between Business, Politics And Philanthropy That Have Enriched And Vexed The Clintons And Their Inner Circle For Years.”

“But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.” — Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

“[I]t May Be Difficult To Determine Where One Of Mr. Blumenthal’s Jobs Ended And Another Began.” “But interviews with his associates and a review of previously unreported correspondence suggest that — once again — it may be difficult to determine where one of Mr. Blumenthal’s jobs ended and another began.”– Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

“[T]he Clintons’ Past Does Provide Some Evidence That When It Comes To Friends And Politics, They Prize Loyalty Over All Else.”

“Why didn’t Clinton do either of those things? Who knows. But, the Clintons’ past does provide some evidence that when it comes to friends and politics, they prize loyalty over all else.” (Chris Cillizza, “Hillary Clinton Is Defending Her ‘Loyal Old Friends.’ Here’s Why That’s A Mistake.,” The Washington Post, 5/19/15

9. The Clinton Foundation Failed To Disclose $26.4 Million In Speaking Honoraria While Clinton Was Secretary Of State.

money-laundering-Clinton-FoundationIn May 2015, The Clinton Foundation Reported That It Has Received As Much As $26 Million In Previously Undisclosed Speaking Fees.

“The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups … The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why they had not been included in the public listings of its contributors published as part of the 2008 agreement.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

“The Clinton Foundation Confirmed Thursday That It Received As Much As $26.4 Million In Previously Unreported Payments From Foreign Governments And Corporations For Speeches Given By The Clintons.” — Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, “Clinton Foundation Didn’t Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees,”CNN, 5/21/15

The Disclosure Came As The Foundation Faced Questions “Over Whether It Fully Complied With A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Reveal Its Donors And Whether Any Of Its Funding Sources Present Conflicts Of Interest.

“The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

The Disclosure Of Speaking Fees Was “The Latest In A String Of Admissions From The Foundation That It Didn’t Always Abide By A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Disclose Its Funding Sources Publicly.”

“It’s the latest in a string of admissions from the foundation that it didn’t always abide by a 2008 ethics agreement to disclose its funding sources publicly. That agreement, penned as Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, is certain to continue the headache that the foundation’s work and donors have become for Clinton as she makes another run at the White House.” — Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, “Clinton Foundation Didn’t Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees,” CNN, 5/21/15

The Clinton’s Paid Speaking Honorariums Included Six Figure Speaking Fees From Foreign Companies And Wall Street Banks.

“The paid appearances included speeches by former president Bill Clinton to the Nigerian ThisDay newspaper group for at least $500,000 and to the Beijing Huaduo Enterprise Consulting Company Ltd., an investment holding company that specializes in the natural gas market, for at least $250,000. Citibank paid at least $250,000 for a speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

Clinton Herself Delivered 15 Speeches On The Foundation’s Behalf…

“Including One Address To Goldman Sachs And Another To JPMorgan Chase.” “But the new disclosure indicates that the former president has also spent considerable time speaking on the foundation’s behalf — 73 times since 2002. Hillary Clinton has delivered 15 such speeches, including one address to Goldman Sachs and another to JPMorgan Chase.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

10. Since 2003, The Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel.

From 2003 To 2012, The Clinton Foundation Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel.

“Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

In Just 2011, The Clinton Associated Foundations Spent $12.1 Million On Travel.

“The web of foundations run by the former president spent an eye-opening $12.1 million on travel in 2011 alone, according to an internal audit conducted by foundation accountants. That’s enough to by 12,000 air tickets costing $1,000 each, or 33 air tickets each day of the year.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

The William J. Clinton Foundation Spent $4.2 Million On Travel In 2011.

“That overall figure includes travel costs for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are now attached) of $4.2 million on travel in 2011, the most recent year where figures are available.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

“The Clinton Global Health Initiative Spent Another $730,000 On Travel In 2011, While The Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI) Spent $7.2 Million On Travel.”(Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13