State Department assists with Hillary’s corruption

Hillary Clinton CORRUPTWe already know that it took three years for the Associated Press — AP — to get records from the US State Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s meetings

The first story, from the NationalReview.com:

Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years

by NRO Staff

It was a long wait. Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules three years ago, but delays led the AP to sue the State Department last year in federal court for those materials and other records.” Three years ago. The long wait was in keeping with a practice of slow-walking such requests for information.

Why was the AP stonewalled?  Because they suspected this:

Over 50% of the persons who met Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State ended up donating to the Clinton Foundation.

See my Thursday post entitled, Hillary’s corrupt “pay to play” — a three year AP story.

The very picture of corruption from Hillary Clinton and the Obama Department of State.

There is an update to this, clearly indicating more corruption and coverups from the Barack Hussein Obama Department of State, in order to assist fellow Demorat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Let us not forget this cringeworthy video where the State Department shows its embrace of obfuscation and contempt for actual worthwhile questions.  “Am I not speaking English?” you have to admit, is likely one of the all-time greatest journalistic questions.

From the AP:

US: CLINTON CALENDARS WON’T BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER ELECTION

by Ted Bridis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won’t finish the job before Election Day.

Please note the word “won’t” as opposed to “can’t.”

The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said in a phone conference with the AP’s lawyers that the department now expects to release the last of the detailed schedules around Dec. 30, weeks before the next president is inaugurated.

Perfect.  Just in time to shield Hillary Clinton as much as possible.

Under the present rate, a government attorney working on behalf of the State Department notified the AP’s lawyers, it will take about four and one-half months – or until Dec. 30 – to release all the remaining schedules through the end of Clinton’s term, in February 2013. The government’s notice late Thursday was the first time the State Department has provided the AP with a measure of how many pages were remaining and when it expected to complete the job.

Ladies and gentlemen, you would have to be a brain-addled dolt to not see the corruption that bleeds from Hillary Clinton, from the State Department and the Obama administration which surely is complicit.  All Mr Obama would have to do is make one telephone call in order to light a fire under the State Department.

But he won’t do it, because it’s part and parcel of the partisan cover-up and corruption endemic with Demorats and the Obama administration.

There is only ONE reason why the job won’t be finished until after the election.

Can you imagine a Republican administration or Republican former Secretary of State being able to get away with this in front of the American Media Maggots?

BZ

Hillary Clinton Muslim Contributions

Hillary’s corrupt “pay to play” — a three year AP story

Hillary Clinton Common Good

“Then I’m going to give them to the Clinton Foundation and, specifically, me and Bill.”

What a grand week for Hillary Clinton!

After all, isn’t it said that “any publicity is good publicity”?

Hillary has certain earned her publicity this week.

The phrase “pay to play” was brought back to the forefront this week when AP broke the story — after three years of legal wrangling against the US State Department.

From Yahoo.com via AP:

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.

And that is the real story; let it sink in and percolate about in your brain pan:

Over 50% of the persons who met Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State ended up donating to the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the better portrayal is this: “donating.”  Air quotes.

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.

The Clinton Foundation has already “taken in” — air quotes — more than $2 billion dollars in funding since its creation in 2000.  In that time, there have been roughly 6,000 “donors” — air quotes — to the foundation.

“There’s a lot of potential conflicts and a lot of potential problems,” said Douglas White, an expert on nonprofits who previously directed Columbia University’s graduate fundraising management program. “The point is, she can’t just walk away from these 6,000 donors.”

This is Orwellian Newspeak for “these people paid cash and they expect something in return.”  You know.  Pay to play.  And they expect some play for their pay.

Here’s a little clincher buried deep in the story.  Read it and interpret it.  I can interpret it no other way than one.

Former senior White House ethics officials said a Clinton administration would have to take careful steps to ensure that past foundation donors would not have the same access as she allowed at the State Department.

What does that say to you?  To me it screams: she did it.  She took money for access to her in her role as Secretary of State.  Corruption.  No other word for it.

Some of Clinton’s most influential visitors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and to her and her husband’s political coffers.

Now it’s personal money — not just to the foundation, but to the Clintons themselves.

Please read the story in full — a story that took the AP a full three years to acquire because of legal obstacles placed in its way by the State Department.  You know: the same State Department from which Hillary was Secretary.  From the NationalReview.com:

Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years

by NRO Staff

It was a long wait. Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules three years ago, but delays led the AP to sue the State Department last year in federal court for those materials and other records.” Three years ago. The long wait was in keeping with a practice of slow-walking such requests for information.

As in: the State Department did its level best to block, stall and obfuscate the acquisition of the truth about Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Associated Press.

Let’s see; this past week’s Hillary publicity included:

Ah yes.  What a wonderful, engaging and revelatory week it was for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

BZ

 

John Kerry: the Islamic State is not Islamic

Proving once and for all that John Kerry is clinically insane.

From FoxNews.com:

Islamic State not Islamic? Kerry, Obama questioned over ISIS claims

Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Thursday that the Islamic State is not Islamic, underscoring the effort to distinguish the terror group from mainstream Muslims – but also causing consternation that the administration may once again be underplaying the threat of radical Islam.

“They’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam,” Kerry said in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Of course.  ISIS or ISIL does not represent Islam any more than George Soros represents Leftist cash.

Or crocodiles represent teeth.

Islam is as Islam does” — as I have insisted for years — exists because it happens to be a fundamental truism.

Kerry almost became judgmental for a moment, but corrected himself thankfully:

At several points during the hearing, Kerry sought to describe the group in other terms. He called them a “militant cult masquerading as a religious movement.” At another point in the hearing, he used the phrase “Islamic radical groups” but immediately corrected himself.

“Islamic is the wrong word — radical religious extremists,” he clarified.

Thanks for the clarification.

BZ

 

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

Kerry has said: “the bombing begins Thursday.”

Here is an important headline from Tuesday, from the UK Telegraph:

Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.

The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $112 a barrel. “We are only one incident away from a serious oil spike. The market is a lot tighter than people think,” said Chris Skrebowski, editor of Petroleum Review.

Leaked transcripts of a closed-door meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan shed an extraordinary light on the hard-nosed Realpolitik of the two sides.

That said, where does it leave the United States?  Hanging precariously?  Promises of oil contracts denied?  Broken?

Or does Saudi Arabia fear Russia — and its potential response — more than it fears the United States?

President Putin has long been pushing for a global gas cartel, issuing the `Moscow Declaration’ last to month “defend suppliers and resist unfair pressure”. This would entail beefing up the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), a talking shop. 

Apparently, a clear Russian intervention if the US and/or other countries involve themselves in Syria.

The Putin-Bandar meeting was stormy, replete with warnings of a “dramatic turn” in Syria. Mr Putin was unmoved by the Saudi offer, though western pressure has escalated since then. “Our stance on Assad will never change. We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people, and not those liver eaters,” he said, referring to footage showing a Jihadist rebel eating the heart and liver of a Syrian soldier.

Prince Bandar in turn warned that there can be “no escape from the military option” if Russia declines the olive branch. Events are unfolding exactly as he foretold.

Are you listening, Mr Obama?

BZ

 

 

Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 US Missiles Stolen in Benghazi

Clinton & Benghazi Lies

From Breitbart.com:

On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”

DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”

He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.

Is this the unspoken nasty secret surrounding Benghazi and the reason the current administration thinks those four deaths mean nothing?  And why they’ll do anything to cover it up and minimize it to their best extent?

Perhaps this paragraph will shed some light:

Months earlier, following then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s February 7 testimony on Capitol Hill about the Benghazi attacks, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested that one of the causes behind the terrorist attack “may have been that there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and [distributing] arms to the [Syrian] rebels.”

As may perhaps my previous posts here and here and here and here.

But no one seems to care.

Which tells me one thing: never work for the federal government.  Your death means nothing.

BZ