Clinton Foundation

Podesta to “victory” party crowd: Go home and get a good night’s sleep

Featured image They will go home, but they won’t get much sleep. Hillary is going to take heat for sending Podesta out, rather than appearing herself. I don’t blame her, though. She must be devastated beyond our ability to comprehend. Assuming she loses, Hillary will, I hope, give a gracious concession speech tomorrow. If she doesn’t, then she can fairly be criticized. Trump needs to be gracious too. There shouldn’t be any »

The downside of corruption

Featured image Senior Clinton campaign strategist Joel Benenson appeared on FOX News Sunday yesterday. As the interview concluded, Chris Wallace raised a particularly interesting question based on one of the revelations from John Podesta’s hacked email account. Benenson acknowledged in February 2015 Clinton would be “very vulnerable” to attacks over the Clinton Foundation’s foreign contributions, which he said would be viewed as “unseemly” by Republicans and some Democrats, according to one hacked »

Clinton Foundation accepted $1 million without telling Clinton State Department

Featured image The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department. Clinton had promised to let the Department review new or materially increased support from foreign governments. The Clinton Foundation claims that this did not violate Hillary’s promise because the $1 million gift did not “materially increase” Qatar’s support for the operation. Apparently, it »

The Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting — even worse than we thought

Featured image It now appears that the FBI has been investigating the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation for more than a year. This casts the informal meeting last summer on an airplane between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in an even worse light than before. As one reader puts it: It would seem rather inappropriate [for Attorney General Lynch] to be meeting with someone without staff if the person is not just »

Report: Clinton Foundation investigation a high priority at FBI

Featured image Fox News reports that the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, an investigation that’s been going on for more than a year, now has a “very high priority.” According to Fox’s sources, FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people (some for the third time) in the Foundation case to determine whether there was a “pay to play” interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The »

The Clinton cash nexus

Featured image Is there anyone in Clintonworld who is out defending the massive corruption revealed in the latest tranche of WikiLeaks/Podesta emails? Last night the Democratic flack Bill Burton appeared on The Kelly File to take up the question from a Clintonian perspective. I would love to include a video or transcript here but cannot find one. Writing from memory, Burton’s response was: RUSSIA, followed by Clinton’s going to win, followed by »

Clinton corruption, two articles

Featured image No one who has been paying attention doubts that the Clinton Foundation is a corrupt enterprise or that Hillary Clinton is a party to the corruption. But two new articles, if read in tandem, drive home the point. The first article is from the Washington Post, no less. It’s called “Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income.” The memo in question was written by »

Clinton Foundation employed senior Muslim Brotherhood official

Featured image Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s “Freedom and Justice Party,” was paid by the Clinton Foundation even as he promoted the Brotherhood’s interests as an adviser to Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi. So reports Patrick Poole at PJ Media. Poole calls Gehad “the Baghdad Bob of the Arab Spring.” According to Poole, while serving Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government, Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled »

Patrick Kennedy, Hillary Clinton’s fixer

Featured image Patrick Kennedy, the State Department official who tried to get the FBI to change email classifications in exchange for helping the FBI meet its staffing needs in Bagdhad, is what they used to call a “fixer.” A fixer is not quite the same thing as a henchman. Cheryl Mills played that role at the Clinton State Department. Kennedy has been a fixer in both Democratic and Republican administrations. But until »

Hillary’s State Dept. cemented lucrative gig for Bill

Featured image The Washington Post reports that Bill Clinton made millions of dollars through an “honorary” job with a for-profit education firm. This doesn’t strike me as problematic. If a company thinks the Bill Clinton name is worth millions to it, why not pay the millions? And, if you’re Bill Clinton, why not accept them? But here’s the rub: Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State to help cement the »

Clinton Foundation exec sought diplomatic passport from Clinton State Dept.

Featured image Judicial Watch today released 510 pages of new State Department documents. The documents include a request by Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band for diplomatic passports for himself and an associate. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (22 CFR 51.3) limits the granting of diplomatic passports to members of the Foreign Service, their family members, or those working on U.S. government contracts. Clearly, Band and his associate were not entitled to »

The Clinton bribery standard

Featured image Charles Krauthammer devotes his weekly column to “The Clinton bribery standard.” Charles is disgusted by the evidence of corruption that is revealed in the latest tranches of Clinton emails. He accurately states the defense advance by Hillary Clinton and her retainers: “There was no quid pro quo.” Krauthammer comments: “What a long way we’ve come. This is the very last line of defense. Yes, it’s obvious that access and influence »

Clintons Already Planning Next Stage of Corruption

Featured image Geez—Hillary Clinton hasn’t even won the election yet, and the Clintons are already planning to cheat on their promise to “scale back” the Clinton Foundation. From the Wall Street Journal this morning: The Clinton Foundation is considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations and reduce family involvement as a way to insulate Hillary Clinton from potential conflicts of interest if elected president. . . While »

Madam Hillary phones it in

Featured image In a telephone interview with Jake Tapper on CNN last night, Hillary Clinton addressed her meetings with Clinton Foundation donors as Secretary of State. She explained: “I know there is a lot of smoke, and there is no fire. This AP report? Put it in context. This excludes nearly 2,000 meetings I had with world leaders, plus countless other meetings with U.S. government officials when I was secretary of state. »

Hillary’s Emails and Clinton Cash: the Scandals Come Together

Featured image If you feel that you are hopelessly behind on the news regarding Hillary Clinton’s many breaches of security through her home-brew server as well as the Clinton Cash pay-to-play scandal, in which Hillary more or less auctioned off the State Department, Glenn Reynolds’ latest USA Today column is a good way to catch up. Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “there is »

Emails show that Clinton Foundation donors got improved State Dept. access

Featured image For once, the front page of the Washington Post isn’t dominated by reports about Donald Trump scandals real and imagined (the latest Post probe had a team of reporters poring over local property records to check the value of Trump’s golf courses). Instead, the Post shifts its attention to the question of access by big Clinton Foundation donors to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The story is called “Emails reveal »

Report: Clinton Foundation under federal investigation after all

Featured image A few days ago, CNN reported that the FBI asked to investigate the Clinton Foundation earlier this year, but the Department of Justice said it did not have enough evidence to open a formal probe. I wrote about this report here. But now, the Daily Caller is saying that several investigations of the Clinton Foundation have been launched, including one led by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Civil Frauds »