DOJ and FBI Considered Clinton Foundation Probe Months Ago

Carla Harmon
August 13, 2016

A number of emails that the former first lady failed to turn over to the USA government, but were released after a Freedom of Information Act request, show donors and associates of the Clinton Foundation and its Global Initiative seemingly having special access inside the State Department.

The latest reports come amid continued scrutiny over whether the Democratic nominee's family foundation interfered with Clinton's ability to serve as the nation's chief diplomat, specifically the relationships between foreign donors to the foundation and the State Department. In a 2009 email, Band wanted a "right hand" of the former Secretary of State Huma Abedin to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury in touch with a proper person at the Department.

Abedin responded a few hours later that the "substance person" was Jeffrey Feltman, who was the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon at the time. "Everybody I know. helps their friends", he said. "I'll talk to Jeff", she wrote. "As you know, he's key guy there and to us and is beloved in lebanon.
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Several months ago, FBI and Justice Department officials met to discuss opening a criminal investigation into potential public corruption at the Clinton Foundation, CNN reported Thursday, citing "a US official". But you've never heard of him selling access like this.

The Clinton Foundation could be in deep trouble now! The report raises further questions about interactions between people who worked for the two organizations while Clinton was secretary of State. In response, Clinton requested that Roach connect with her in Asia via the embassy or other state event.

Mills' trip from Washington, D.C., to NY by a top Clinton aide in 2012 seems to raise the same potential issues. It hints that Band might have been acting in his capacity as a Bill Clinton aide.

The documents - some 296 pages - were released earlier this week under a public records request by Judicial Watch. Clinton signed a classified information non-disclosure agreement when she took office in January 2009 in which she acknowledged that classified information should be considered classified whether it is marked or unmarked. The emails obtained by Judicial Watch are not part of the batch handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lashing out at the bearer of bad news - whatever the bearer's motive - addresses nothing.

The FBI has already cleared Clinton of criminal wrongdoing after refusing to recommend charges be filed for her mishandling of classified emails via a private server built inside her home while she was Secretary of State.

Mills told the attorneys she spoke with a Clinton IT staffer in 2013, after learning the email account of a close Clinton confidante, Sidney Blumenthal, had been compromised by a hacker. Voters can draw unflattering conclusions from either.

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