The same people who want you to believe that man-caused global warming is real want you to believe Hillary Clinton has done nothing wrong. It’s called suspension of disbelief. At the moment Clinton is attempting to bury Donald Trump in negative ads. It is a typical Clinton tactic – a smokescreen meant to cloud the truth about the degree of Clinton corruption which is so baldly evident. Nothing epitomizes that corruption as this article:
Emails Show Clinton Foundation Donor Reached Out To Hillary Clinton Before Arms Export Boost
Emails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top military leader of Bahrain — a Middle Eastern country that is a major foundation donor. Soon after the correspondence about a meeting, Clinton’s State Department significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests.
In a statement quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a Clinton spokesperson, Josh Schwerin, said of the newly released correspondence: “The fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the Clinton Foundation.”
The emails, which were obtained through a lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, detail how foundation operations and State Department business intersected, even though they were supposed to be walled off from one another. Last week, Clinton’s campaign said the foundation would stop accepting foreign government donations if she is elected president — but did not explain why it accepted that money while Clinton was America’s top diplomat.
Keeping an eye on weapons sales to countries is a specific responsibility of the office of Secretary of State
A 2015 International Business Times investigative series examined how, in that role, Clinton ran an agency that is responsible for regulating U.S. arms exports, and how those State Department exports approvals substantially increased to governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation. Federal law explicitly designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, and early in her term, the State Department called one arms deal a “top priority” for Clinton.
All you needed to do to procure weapons to suppress democracy is buy off Hillary Clinton
The email exchange about Bahrain shows the Clinton Foundation’s top executive Doug Band in 2009 asking Clinton’s State Department aide Huma Abedin to set up a meeting between Clinton and Crown Prince Salman, who had recently been named the deputy supreme commander of Bahrain’s armed forces. Band referred to Salman as a “good friend of ours.”
Abedin told Band that Clinton had initially rejected a previous request for a meeting with Salman because “she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel.” Soon after, though, Abedin told Band that the State Department was now offering Salman a meeting with Clinton.
Salman has directed $32 million to a Clinton Foundation program, and the Kingdom of Bahrain has donated up to $100,000 more. As Bahrain money flowed into the Clinton Foundation, State Department documents showed that between 2010 and 2012 the Clinton-led State Department approved $630 million worth of direct commercial arms sales to Salman’s military forces in Bahrain. That was a 187 percent increase from the period 2006 to 2008, and the increase came as Bahrain was violently suppressing uprisings.
Clinton approved the sale of $70,000 worth of “toxicological agents” to a country using them at the same time on their own people and further tried to push additional sales of missiles and armored vehicles to Bahrain.
It’s probably just the tip of the iceberg of the obvious. Clinton’s office was an open door for bribery:
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Clinton’s aides were working for the Foundation and Clinton knew it. She allowed it despite a pledge to do otherwise. Clinton has lied repeatedly about everything surrounding the Foundation and her actions, but her perfidy has never been more clear. At Philly.com Will Bunch properly asks “What does Hillary have to do for it to be ‘corruption’?”
But giving people special “access” because they can write a $32 million check is appalling — exactly the reason that millions of voters are up in arms this year. I’ll bet the activists who were choking on tear gas and getting rounded up and beaten by by the cops in the streets of Bahrain would have loved the kind of access that Hillary Clinton gave to Prince Salman. And Salman wanted that access because he wanted to ask for something: Approval to obtain more weapons to crush the pro-democracy movement. And he got what he was asking for.
It cannot be more obvious. This is the smoking gun.
Only the utter and absolute prostitution of the media can take a pass on it.