This might be the Clinton new emails Smoking Gun?
Newly released emails from the time Hillary Clinton worked as the U.S. Secretary of State show that her aides provided favors and diplomatic assistance for top Clinton Foundation donors, raising questions over how the Democratic nominee used her position to advance their agenda. Is this the Clinton Smoking Gun?
Huma Abedin responded that she would talk to the recent USA ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffrey Feltman, who was then serving as acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs.
Officials from the Clinton campaign and the foundation portray the email communications as innocuous, in some cases even helpful to US foreign policy goals.
The Department’s spokeswoman said she has “no information” and was “unable to speak” on the matter.
Clinton new emails
The 296 emails were released by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group. Some suggest there was a relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department at the time. The FBI is also involved and they are looking to possibly press corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation.
For her part, Mrs. Clinton has always disputed any claims of wrongdoing.
Officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI discussed the possibility of opening an investigation into corruption related to the Clinton Foundation several months ago, according to one US official.
Trudeau repeatedly downplayed the emails and said the department is “regularly in touch” with a wide range of people. “Everybody I know. helps their friends”, he said.
Band insisted to Abedin: “Better if you call” Chagoury and “now preferable”. “Very imp”, Mr Band wrote.
Reporters were curious about an email from 2009 that showed Clinton Foundation official Doug Band asking top Clinton aides to give a job to an associate whose name was redacted. In a separate 10-page email batch uncovered by Judicial Watch, State Department spokesman Brock Johnson flagged in 2012 a “significant” FOIA request to Mills from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). In one undeleted section, however, Band wrote that it was “important to take care of” the associate’s request. And Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin helped him out. Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options”.
Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign has denied that there is any inappropriate overlap, saying Mills’ work was voluntary.
The FBI director told the committee he saw evidence of “great carelessness” in Clinton’s use of a private email server, but that he did not see “enough evidence” to establish a case based on gross negligence. Twice, he declined to say. One thing seems certain: the Clinton Foundation will continue to be a problem for Hillary Clinton even if she was to be elected to the White House. But he decided not to recommend criminal charges in the case because he said it did not appear that she or her aides had meant to violate the law.
Cornyn goes on to pose a series questions for Lynch in his letter, trying to determine the veracity of the CNN report and why the department did not follow the FBI’s recommendation. Mrs Clinton has repeatedly said that no email she sent or received was marked classified. Republicans have asked the Justice Department to open a perjury investigation.
Clinton new emails are trickling out.
A day after releasing 296 pages of emails from Clinton, Judicial Watch released an additional 10 pages on Wednesday.
Judicial Watch is a conservative watchdog group that went to court after making a Freedom of Information Act request for the State Department. The group filed suit against the state department in 2015.
The pages released Tuesday brought up questions regarding Clinton’s time as secretary of state and the relationship between the department and the Clinton Foundation, according to CNN.
Judicial Watch reported that of the 296 pages released on Tuesday, 44 emails were not turned over to the state department.
Clinton’s use of a private server for email and responses to questions regarding the server has been a major controversy for her campaign.
According to RealClearPolitics’ polling data, 53.3 percent of people polled view Clinton unfavorably.
Bill Clinton says it was a mistake for Hillary Clinton to maintain a personal email server even though her predecessors and her successor at the State Department did it.
Former President Bill Clinton greets members of the public after participating in a meeting about economic issues with developer Kem Gardner in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
But the former president says his wife should have known that there would be a different set of rules applied to her if she ran for the presidency.
Bill Clinton defended the Democratic nominee for president Friday during a question-and-answer period at a Las Vegas forum organized by the Asian American Journalists Association and APIA Vote.
Clinton says it didn’t occur to diplomats sending the emails at the time that they should be concerned with records classification.
The former president also says the email server shouldn’t be a cause for distrust, and that people in the national security community wouldn’t endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy if it was.
Clinton’s legal team turned over more than 30,000 emails from her server to the State Department last March, but only after deleting another 30,000 messages that the legal team deemed private and personal. The FBI has reconstructed some of the missing emails.
Can America really trust Hillary Clinton? With all her email lies and total corruption can we even think of trusting her? Is a candidate with this much corrupt baggage what America needs? No we need a true leader that will have our best interest at heart, like Donald Trump, not someone who’s main concern is lining their own pockets.