FRESH BATCH: MORE HILLARY EMAILS SHOW ‘PAY FOR PLAY’ ‘A serious criminal investigation is required’
More than eight months after Hillary Clinton’s election loss, her use of a private email server and other conduct during her tenure as U.S. secretary of state continue to haunt her.
A newly released batch of documents obtained by Judicial Watch showcases numerous instances of Clinton Foundation donors receiving favors from the State Department.
In one email exchange, Huma Abedin, Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff in the State Department and longtime aide, negotiated who the next the U.S. ambassador to Barbados would be after Clinton Global Initiative executive Doug Band recommended a candidate to fill the position.
“I know, he’s emailed a few times,” Abedin said in reply to Band’s request. “But she wants to give someone else.”
Another exchange shows Band instructing Abedin to “show love” to Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical.
Judicial Watch pointed out Dow gave between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.
Band also pushed for Hillary Clinton to do a favor for Karlheinz Koegel, a major Clinton Foundation contributor, who wanted the secretary of state to give the “honor speech” for his media prize to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The emails show Tony Rodham, Clinton’s brother, acted as a liaison between Abedin and Korean businessman and Clinton Foundation donor Richard Park. Rodham facilitated the State Department’s approval of an invitation to President Bill Clinton to speak at a North Korean industrial complex that allegedly funds the country’s rogue nuclear program.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton argued the newly released documents substantiate accusations that Clinton and her team engaged in criminality.
“I’m not sure how much more evidence of pay for play, classified information mishandling and influence peddling from Clinton’s email server one would need to show a serious criminal investigation is required,” Fitton said.
To obtain the documents, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in May 2015 against the State Department requesting “all emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from Jan. 1, 2009, through Feb. 1, 2013, using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.”
Lets call it what it actually is. Bribery. In other words…