Hillary's heel is her Clinton-ness

Cheryl Sanders
August 30, 2016

This week, the GOP seemed to focus a little less on Hillary Clinton's emails and a lot more on her schedule from her time as secretary of state.

A top Clinton Foundation official defended its "lifesaving work" Sunday amid new criticism and pay-to-play accusations over Hillary Clinton's connections to its top donors.

But with questions mounting about Clinton's State Department relationship with the Clinton Foundation, the new delay in complying with a court order looks like a mere cover-up for Clinton. "I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right". But Clinton isn't the only politician who submits to the siren song of a charity. For the most part, the Foundation works through partnerships with private and public institutions as well as individuals who share its vision and goals. "What we're trying to do is transition the program", he said, acknowledging that "obviously there's a different environment now - a different media environment; a different set of criticisms and critiques".

The AP's lawyers late Friday formally asked the State Department to hasten that effort so that the department could provide all Clinton's minute-by-minute schedules by October 15.

A State Department spokeswoman, Elizabeth Trudeau, declined to discuss the ongoing case and noted the agency is struggling with thousands of public records requests.

"The State Department does not believe it is inappropriate for the administration to consider individuals suggested by outside organizations when deciding who to invite to an official function", State Department Director of Press Relations Elizabeth Trudeau said in a statement.

Donna Brazile, the interim head of the Democratic National Committee, said it's not unusual for supporters and activists to seek out private meetings and that there's no evidence Clinton did any favors on behalf of foundation donors.

Band forwarded an email to Abedin from South American businessman Gerardo Werthein, which was sent ahead of the ambassador's meeting with the Admor in Malta.

Abedin then forwarded it for the ambassador's assistant, adding: 'Just want to pass along for info.

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence countered that because foreign donors can't contribute to a presidential campaign, it's possible they were seeking political leverage within the USA government by donating to the Clinton Foundation. As is their custom, they are indifferent to the importance of the foundation to world health, and they refuse to acknowledge the gratitude owed to President Clinton.

Former President Bill Clinton said last week that if she is elected president, the foundation will no longer accept foreign or corporate donations. "When Democrats do that, they call it a conflict".

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Sunday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should release Hillary Clinton's schedules from her tenure as secretary of state.

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