I’ve written so much about the Clintons’ corruption over the years, that I really didn’t want to rehash that, but once again the Clinton Foundation was mentioned in the New York Times the other day. The mainstream media reports Trump’s lies daily and keep running tallies, but somehow they miss the Clintons notorious mendacity every time.
So here goes with the latest Clinton news:
The New York Times ran a story, In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clintons, which states that John Durham’s investigation is also looking into the handling of the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation:
“The Clinton Foundation investigation began about five years ago, under the Obama administration, and stalled in part because some former career law enforcement officials viewed the case as too weak to issue subpoenas. Ultimately, prosecutors in Arkansas secured a subpoena for the charity in early 2018. To date, the case has not resulted in criminal charges.”
During 2015 the news broke about Hillary having used a secret, private server in her home to handle her State Department email during her tenure as Secretary of State. The big issue with that investigation was about Hillary using that unsecured server to send classified information, which she and several of her State Dept. staff absolutely did do. Hillary gave her first statement on the server and lied through her teeth about that server and classified emails. That initial statement was the Clinton machine setting up their spin talking points about the server. Hillary lied about every aspect of that private server and the mainstream media bent over backwards to do damage control for Hillary.
Since, I’m a let’s start at the beginning type of person, let’s start with “Hillary’s private server.” Hillary did not set up a private server in her home. Bill Clinton had that private email server set up in the Clinton home in Chappaqua. Around 2007, Bill Clinton had a private email server set up in his home to handle his Clinton Foundation business. According to the FBI Notes released in the fall of 2016, Bill Clinton’s aide, Justin Cooper, explained how he set up the server for Bill Clinton and then in late Dec. 2008 – early January 2009, Huma Abedin coordinated to have Cooper work with Hillary’s campaign IT guy, Bryan Pagliano to upgrade that server.
Right after Barack Obama was elected and Hillary was selected to serve as Secretary of State, the Clintons decided to run Hillary’s State Dept, email on Bill Clinton’s private, unsecured Clinton Foundation server. So, at that point it became the Bill and Hillary server.
Justin Cooper and Bryan Pagliano, both told the FBI that during that server upgrade there were only two email addresses transferred from the original server onto the upgraded server. Cooper remembered it as Hillary Clinton’s email and BLANK (the FBI redacted that name). Pagliano remembered it as Huma Abedin and BLANK. Bottom line is that even if Hillary had Huma handling that email address on the server and Bill Clinton had a trusted aide working for the Clinton Foundation handling his email – that server was for the Clintons foundation email.
As a reminder, Bryan Pagliano was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to show up to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2016.
Abedin also saved thousands of Hillary’s State Dept. emails (some contained classified information) on the Weiner family laptop, which former FBI director, James Comey brushed under the carpet, after reopening the Clinton email investigation days before the 2016 election. Comey quickly closed that investigation after assuring Congress those emails on the Weiner laptop were thoroughly investigated.
From the New York Times story about Durham looking into that 2016 FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation, there’s no concrete information (more anonymous sources) on what Durham is really looking into, but I feel confident it won’t be looking into how much information from the Secretary of State’s official email traffic was shared to aid Clinton Foundation dealings.
Once again, the big Clinton cover-up with the email server wasn’t their concern about Hillary’s State Dept emails on that server – it was about the Clinton Foundation email traffic on that server. David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson searched the server to separate Hillary’s official State Dept. emails from “personal emails”.” The Clinton lawyers told the FBI they used keyword searches to locate State Dept email on the server, but refused to tell the FBI what keywords they used. It seems highly likely their emails searches were more about cleaning up all the Clinton Foundation emails on that server, not about Hillary’s yoga schedule and wedding planning emails.
Huma Abedin, who arranged the server upgrade, right before Hillary became Sec. of State in 2009, told the FBI she didn’t know about the server until 2015, when it was reported in the news. Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills also told the FBI that they didn’t know anything about the email server until it was reported in the news.
The Clintons spun so well that they managed to bury Bill Clinton’s central role in that private Clinton Foundation server, that he had set up in his home around 2007… It’s amazing, but there you go. That’s the truth about Hillary’s private email server – it was Bill Clinton’s personal Clinton Foundation server.
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and we’re not even in October yet…
But I s’pose fair’s fair. NYT comes out with the tax bit the day before the debate then dni comes back with that the day of the debate. And I wasn’t the only guy … person took note:
Neither of these things in the grand scheme of things (ie, for anybody paying attention these recent years) will matter much and, very likely won’t matter much in the petite scheme either – I think everybody’s vote is likely “baked in” at the present.
Pretty sure the “journos/pundits/experts” are all going absolutely haywire on tweeter though. I “sincerely hope” they’re all paying attention to their heart-rates and blood pressures though.
Well that didn’t take long …
JK, today, some Trumpers in the media claimed Gina Haspel is the one blocking release of information on the Steele mess. Brennan hand-picked her to be the London station chief . Think that was her second time serving in that role.
Watched the Comey hearing today. He didn’t look well – and of course, his selective amnesia hit hard whenever the Repubs asked him questions. None of this is going to end up with anyone being held accountable. Even if Trump wins, I don’t expect Durham to ever prosecute any of the big name people.
I sincerely hope you LB, didn’t sit through that shitshow.