Thursday, September 14, 2017

Watchdog Group Accuses Clinton State Dept of ‘Pay-to-Play’ After Obtaining New Emails in Lawsuit

Joseph A. Wulfsohn,

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As Fox News reports, the State Department was forced to hand over roughly 1,600 documents from Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. According to Judicial Watch, not only do those emails further show mishandling of classified information, the prove ‘pay-to-play’ took place between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Several interactions between Abedin and Doug Band, an official of the Clinton Foundation and top aide of Former President Bill Clinton, show Band giving orders to the State Dept. employee.
In May 2010, Clinton Foundation donor and developer Eddie Trump (no relations to President Trump) reached out to Band in hopes of getting the Russian American Foundation [JB: see] involved in a State Department program. Band forwarded the request to Abedin, inquiring whether it was possible to “get this done/mtg set.” According to Judicial Watch, the State Department had also granted the RAF more than $260,000 for “public diplomacy.” ... [JB comment: Response from the Russian American Foundation on this news item welcome.]

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