- October 06, 2016 -
STATEMENT ON LATEST HILLARY CLINTON CORRUPTION REVELATIONS
Three New Reports Highlight More Unethical Wheeling And Dealing At The Clinton State Department
“The more that comes out, the clearer it is that the Clinton State Department was for all intents and purposes an arm of the Clinton Foundation. The fact that Hillary Clinton was handing out government contracts to family friends, siding with Clinton Foundation donors over human rights activists in Burma and having her aides coordinate activity between the State Department and her foundation is deeply troubling. A Clinton White House would be more of the same but worse: the highest office in the land would be brimming with corruption and compromised by undue foreign influence.” – Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor
The Daily Beast Reported On Major Corporate Donors To The Clinton Foundation That Successfully Lobbied The Clinton State Department To Look Past Human Rights Abuses And Open Burma Up To U.S. Businesses.
In May 2012 Clinton Lifted The Investment Ban In Burma For American Businesses. “On May 17, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a quietly consequential move: She announced that American businesses would soon be able to invest in Burma.” (Betsy Woodruff, “Hillary Clinton ‘Went To Bat’ For Chevron,” The Daily Beast, 10/6/16)
“More Than Two Dozen Corporations Who Donated” To The Clinton Foundation “Have Moved To Invest In Burma Since The Investment Ban Was Lifted.” “The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre tracks foreign investment in Myanmar. The Daily Beast cross-referenced their list with Clinton Foundation donors and found that more than two dozen corporations who donated to the foundation have moved to invest in Burma since the investment ban was lifted.” (Betsy Woodruff, “Hillary Clinton ‘Went To Bat’ For Chevron,” The Daily Beast, 10/6/16)
“Many Of Those Corporations Lobbied The State Department During Clinton’s Tenure There” To Lift The Burma Sanctions. “And many of those corporations lobbied the State Department during Clinton’s tenure there, and many are board members of the National Foreign Trade Council, whose project USA*Engage advocated energetically for the roll-back of American sanctions on Burma.” (Betsy Woodruff, “Hillary Clinton ‘Went To Bat’ For Chevron,” The Daily Beast, 10/6/16)
The Washington Free Beacon Reported That Hillary Clinton Helped Arrange Pentagon And State Department Contracts For A Close Friend Of Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton.
Clinton “Sought To Arrange Pentagon And State Department Consulting Contracts For Her Daughter’s Friend, Prompting Concerns Of Federal Ethics Rules Violations.” “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter’s friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.” (Bill Gertz, “Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts For Chelsea’s Friend,” Washington Free Beacon, 10/6/16)
In 2009 Clinton “Arranged Meetings Between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, A Friend Of Chelsea Clinton,” With Pentagon Officials “That Involved Contracting Discussions.” “Clinton in 2009 arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions, according to emails from Clinton’s private server made public recently by the State Department.” (Bill Gertz, “Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts For Chelsea’s Friend,” Washington Free Beacon, 10/6/16)
“Clinton Also Tried To Help Deal Win A Contract For Consulting Work With The State Department’s Director Of Policy Planning.” “Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department’s director of policy planning, according to the emails.” (Bill Gertz, “Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts For Chelsea’s Friend,” Washington Free Beacon, 10/6/16)
The Washington Examiner Reported On Newly Released State Department Emails That Highlighted The “Pains Clinton’s Staff Took To Accommodate Her Husband's Paid Speeches And Her Family's Foundation.”
Emails Released On Wednesday Show “The Pains Clinton's Staff Took To Accommodate Her Husband's Paid Speeches And Her Family's Foundation.” “A new batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department offered fresh evidence Wednesday of the pains Clinton's staff took to accommodate her husband's paid speeches and her family's foundation — just hours after Sen. Tim Kaine dismissed the possibility that the Clinton Foundation had wielded influence over his running mate.” (Sarah Westwood, “New Emails Show Intersection Of Clinton Foundation, State Dept., Paid Speeches,” Washington Examiner, 10/6/16)
Emails Show Clinton Aides Teamed With The Foundation On Donor Maintenance And Messaging. “Emails showed Clinton's aides teamed up with the foundation to perform donor maintenance, craft messaging on key policies and put together guest lists for both diplomatic and philanthropic events.” (Sarah Westwood, “New Emails Show Intersection Of Clinton Foundation, State Dept., Paid Speeches,” Washington Examiner, 10/6/16)
State Department Staffers Were Asked To Advise Bill Clinton “On How To Handle Politically-Fraught Speaking Engagements Or Foundation Events.” “State Department staffers were often asked to advise Clinton's husband on how to handle politically-fraught speaking engagements or foundation events, such as an effort to bring the new Libyan president to a Clinton Global Initiative meeting that was held less than two weeks after the 2012 Benghazi attacks.” (Sarah Westwood, “New Emails Show Intersection Of Clinton Foundation, State Dept., Paid Speeches,” Washington Examiner, 10/6/16)