Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WikiLeaks: 'Friends of Bill' and Hillary State Department

From ABC News:

In a series of candid email exchanges with top Clinton Foundation officials during the hours after the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (friends of Bill Clinton) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs).

“Need you to flag when people are friends of WJC,” wrote Caitlin Klevorick, then a senior State Department official who was juggling incoming offers of assistance being funneled to the State Department by the Clinton Foundation. “Most I can probably ID but not all.”

“Is this a FOB!” Klevorick writes later, when a Clinton Foundation aide forwards a woman’s offer of medical supplies. “If not, she should go to,” she adds, directing the person deemed not to be a Clinton friend to a general government website.

Klevorick and Amitabh Desai, the director of foreign policy for the Clinton Foundation, exchanged dozens of emails, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Republican National Committee and then shared with ABC News. ABC News independently authenticated the emails.

The new emails have surfaced as the Clinton Foundation has once again mobilized a response to the latest humanitarian crisis in Haiti — the death and destruction following Hurricane Matthew. That effort is part of an ongoing commitment by the Clintons to help the Haitian people dating back nearly a decade.

However noble the motives of the officials working to get supplies into Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, numerous messages show a senior aide to then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton coordinating with a Clinton Foundation official to identify FOBs. The Clintons have said repeatedly that the State Department never gave favorable treatment to foundation supporters in Haiti or anywhere else.

“Nothing was ever done for anybody because they were contributors to the foundation,” Bill Clinton told CBS News’ Charlie Rose in September. “Nothing.”

...The emails appear to show a State Department process that at times prioritized — and, some argue, benefited — people with close ties to the Clintons.
Hillary is shown to be corrupt and a liar. When serving as secretary of state, she conducted the business of the State Department to aid Clinton Foundation friends, FOBs.

Will Democrat politicians rescind their endorsement of her candidacy because of this?

No. That's not what Democrats do when confronted with wrongdoing.

Will Democrats in the media abandon Hillary and report this scandal to the American people properly?

No. They're in the tank for Hillary. End of story.

Will Never Trump people quit helping to elect Hillary Clinton, a morally detestable act?

No. They hate Trump more than they love their country.

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