Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Emails reveal an apperent Hillary pay-for-play scheme

NY Post:   In an April 2009 message to Abedin and Mills, Doug Band, who was overseeing the Clinton Foundation at the time, urgently asked for a meeting between a top US official and Gilbert Chagoury — a major donor to the Clinton family charity.

“We need to speak to the substance person re Lebanon. As you know, he’s [Chagoury] key guy there and to us and is loved in lebanon,” wrote Band, in a clear attempt to suck up to a big donor to the foundation.

“Its jeff feltman,” Abedin wrote back, referring to America’s former ambassador to Lebanon who went on to become assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009.

“I’m sure he knows him. Ill talk to jeff,” said Abedin.

Less than 20 minutes later, Band replied, “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”

Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.

The construction magnate, a close pal of Bill Clinton’s, has financial interests around the world. He was convicted in Switzerland in 2000 of money laundering and paid a $66 million fine in a plea deal.

Abedin’s quick response to Band paid dividends down the road.

In June 2011, Band formed the Teneo consulting firm, with Bill Clinton as the paid honorary chairman. And in 2012, Abedin won permission to work as a $15,000-a-month consultant for Teneo in a special arrangement that allowed her to remain on the State Department payroll. (read more)


AprilApple said...

Clinton used her time at State to enrich herself, she sold the U.S. down the river to the highest bidder, she gave loyal donors connections and tax payer funded jobs within her department. She lied and placed a film maker in Jail, and Citizens United, which is about a anti-Clinton film, is her #1 priority if she gets in the WH.

hey Trump - you should mention that.

edutcher said...

This is where the Millennials come in.

They don't like the Ozark Mafia, they don't remember the phony "peace and prosperity" of the 90s, and the scandals are all news to them.

This is just another nail in the coffin. They don't have to vote for Trump (it would be nice), but, if they stay home or vote Green (remember Ralph Nader?), it's the same effect.

edutcher said...

AprilApple said...

hey Trump - you should mention that.

Crooked Hillary ring a bell?

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AprilApple said...

I'm still waiting for examples from poor nations like Haiti, or the Congo - to showcase all the prosperity and aid they have received from the Clinton Foundation.

Isn't it curious that all those million and millions of dollars poured into that crooked slush fund never really materialize into a net positive for anyone?

Sixty Grit said...

Once again, so?

AprilApple said...

Sixty captures it. Nobody cares anymore. which is sad.

Leland said...

hey Trump - you should mention that.

Trump? Hell, the entire GOP should be trumpeting this every time someone gets near them with a microphone. Instead, we have most of the GOP worried about Trump. We even have supposed GOP operatives working to throw Utah against Trump to keep him from winning, which only serves to help Hillary. Those people won't bring up these disqualifications of Hillary, because they don't want to help Trump.

edutcher said...

Sixty, I think the point is you're getting documentary proof.

If you want prosecution, you're going to have to vote another party in there.

Some people who say they want prosecution don't want to do that.

Sixty Grit said...

What other party might that be? I voted and my state now has 2 RINO senators - they are all over that case, no doubt. One of them is Mel Tillis, well maybe not Mel, per se, but he is a stuttering fluster cuck of a doormat for liberals. I have seen worms with more backbone.

edutcher said...

Point took (which, I believe, is over by Point Mugu).

Perhaps I should have said an insurgent movement within another party.


Sixty Grit said...

Judean Popular People's Front or maybe the People's Front of Judea. They all have my votes.

ndspinelli said...

When Trump said "I can shoot someone on Park Ave. and my supporters wouldn't care" he was also speaking the truth of Hillary supporters, the MSM being her most avid supporters.

Trooper York said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the revelations of the crimes that will be revealed in these emails. They will be coming drip drip drip every day until the election.

The media will try to obfuscate and cover this up but they have a cumulative weight that might tip the balance. Not to get Bernie voters to vote Trump. But it might depress her turnout and turn the Bernie Bros to Jill Stein or the pothead guys.

edutcher said...

Kinda like this: Cacklepants' desire to build a Russian Silicon Valley may have opened American firms to Russian spying.

And, yes, we're talking outfits like Boeing.