Clinton Foundation and State Department Alloy

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — A new batch of State Department emails released Tuesday showed the close and sometimes overlapping interests between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.

The documents raised new questions about whether the charitable foundation worked to reward its donors with access and influence at the State Department, a charge that Mrs. Clinton has faced in the past and has always denied.

In one email exchange, for instance, an executive at the Clinton Foundation in 2009 sought to put a billionaire donor in touch with the United States ambassador to Lebanon because of the donor’s interests there.

In another email, the foundation appeared to push aides to Mrs. Clinton to help find a job for a foundation associate. Her aides indicated that the department was working on the request.

Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, which has been shadowed for 17 months by the controversy over the private email server she used exclusively while at the State Department, said that the emails released Tuesday had no bearing on the foundation’s work.

The State Department turned the new emails over to a conservative advocacy group, Judicial Watch, as part of a lawsuit that the group brought under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents included 44 emails that were not among some 55,000 pages of emails that Mrs. Clinton had previously given to the State Department, which she said represented all her “work-related” emails. The document release centers on discussions between Mrs. Clinton’s aides and Clinton Foundation executives about a number of donors and associates with interests before the State Department.

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, charged that Mrs. Clinton “hid” the documents from the public because they appeared to contradict her official pledge in 2009 to remove herself from Clinton Foundation business while leading the State Department.

The documents indicate, he said in a telephone interview, that “the State Department and the Clinton Foundation worked hand in hand in terms of policy and donor effort.”

“There was no daylight between the two under Mrs. Clinton, and this was contrary to her promises,” he added.

One would expect a person who is asking the country to entrust her with the presidency to be able to keep conflicting interests separate (as all ethical persons do). Then again, we’re talking about Hillary Clinton, the would-be incompetent-in-chief. She and her staff “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information…[a] reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those…with whom she was corresponding about these matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation…[fifty-two] email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was top secret,” according to FBI director, James Comey. Now, it appears some quid pro quo was going on between her foundation and the State Department. Though her verbal delivery may be smoother than Donald Trump’s, her buffoonery and depravity make her totally unfit to lead a toilet cleaning team, let alone the country.

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