Just when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton thought it was safe to go back into the political water after her huge email debacle, along come newly released emails — thanks to Judicial Watch — that possibly suggest the Clinton Foundation may have blocked the probe launched into the whole affair.
A total of 44 emails were released as part of a lawsuit filed by the aforementioned watchdog group, which contained one exchange with Clinton Foundation official Doug Band.
The plot thickens.
According to CNN, Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation’s influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure.
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.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Filton said in a press release that Clinton “hid” the 44 emails on purpose.
“No wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress,” he said in a press release. “They show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.”
The Clinton campaign immediately launched into damage control, claiming the emails had absolutely nothing to do with her work at the Clinton Foundation.
The initial investigation into Hillary’s private email server originally contained a request from the FBI to the Justice Department, asking to open an investigation into the Foundation, however the “public integrity unit” decided against it.
Like the the Clinton’s are paragons of “public integrity.”
Say what you want about Trump, but it certainly seems “Crooked Hillary” fits the former secretary of state quite well.
Unfortunately, liberals believe in doing politics the “Chicago way,” strong-arming folks (or worse, as we reported today) into doing their bidding and helping them push their crazy agenda, even (and especially) if it means lawbreakers like Hillary get away with committing actual crimes.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]