The latest Judicial Watch document release is addition proof the premise of Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash, (coordination between the State Department and the Clinton Family Foundation) is 100% true.
Judicial Watch, which as been the number one source of discovery regarding Hillary Clinton’s scandals released 276 pages of internal State Department documents (embedded below) revealing for example that within 48 hours of the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libya’s National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global Initiative function and “meet President Clinton.” The meeting happened and was approved with the state department, however the meeting had not previously been disclosed. Also within the release details how Ms. Clinton’s staff coordinated with the foundation, to help their boss “thank” foundation donors.
“These new State Department documents show Hillary Clinton and her State aides were involved in fundraising for the Clinton Foundation. It is also incredible that the Libyan president would call and meet Bill Clinton through the Clinton Foundation before meeting Hillary Clinton about Benghazi,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton worked hand in glove with the Clinton Foundation on fundraising and foreign policy. Despite the law and her promises to the contrary, Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into the DC office of the Clinton Foundation.”
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“Dr. Almagariaf will be addressing the United Nations this September in New York as the Libyan Head of State, and he expressed a wish to meet President Clinton and to participate at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting for New York as well.”
Four hours later, Desai emailed Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills asking, “Would USG [U.S. Government] have concerns about Libyan President being invited to CGI [Clinton Global Initiative]? Odd timing, I know.” Mills emailed back: “We would not have issues.”
Perhaps the Libyan President wanted to know what was the video Ms. Clinton claimed caused the Benghazi attack after all he had already informed Ms. Clinton it was a pre-planned terrorist attack.
Four days later, on September 17, Desai emailed Mills again, saying, The Libyan president is “asking for a meeting with WJC [William Jefferson Clinton] next week.” Desai asked, “Would you recommend accepting or declining the WJC meeting request?”
The State Department apparently had no objection to the meeting, because on September 26, Desai emailed Mills, “He had a v good meeting with Libya …”
Of course Hillary Clinton and al-Magariaf did not have a meeting until September 24 a week after he met with former President Bubba.
Other documents within the release show Ms. Clinton’s staff coordinated with the Family Foundation’s staff to so she could thank the foundation’s Global Initiative sponsors for their “commitments” during a Foundation speech on September 25, 2009.
An August 2009 email chain including Hillary Clinton’s then- Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, Mills, then-Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Jake Sullivan shows that the State Department coordinated with Clinton Foundation staff on how Mrs. Clinton to thank Foundation supporters/partners for their “commitments.” Mills asks Desai for a “list of commitments during whole session so she can reference more than those just around her speech.”
Caitlin Klevorick, Senior Advisor to the Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State who previously worked at the Foundation, notes: “one question is if we want to see if there is a decent mass of fs [funds] related commitments to announce together at closing as a ‘mega’ commitment.”
The State Department material includes background information made by Clinton Foundation partners, which include Foundation donors Nduna Foundation, Grupo ABCA, and Britannia Industries. Other CGI partners noted in the State Department documents include a federal agency (the Centers for Disease Control) and various United Nations entities, which also receive U.S. taxpayer funds.
The transcript of Hillary Clinton’s speech on the State Department Internet site confirms that then-Secretary of State did thank those making “exceptional commitments” to her husband’s foundation:
And so I congratulate all who helped to put on this (inaudible) CGI [Clinton Global Initiative]. I especially thank you for having a separate track on girls and women, which I think was well received for all the obvious reasons. (Applause.) And this is an exceptional gathering of people who have made exceptional commitments to bettering our world.
Judicial Watch FIOA requests have built a big story about the links between the State Department and the Clinton Family Foundation. A June 2012 email chain discusses a “firm invitation for President Clinton” to speak at a Congo conference, hosted in part by the controversial Joseph Kabila. Bill Clinton is offered $650,000 in fees and expenses, concerning which, as Desai emails Mills and others, “WJC wants to know that state [sic] thinks of it if he took it 100% for the foundation.”
The watchdog group had previously forced the disclosure of documents that provided a road map for over 200 conflict-of-interest rulings that led to at least $48 million in speaking fees for the Clintons during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. For example, raise questions about funds Clinton accepted from entities linked to Saudi Arabia, China and Iran, among others. America needs to know that the former secretary of state used her office to enrich herself and her family.
In her campaign stump speech Ms. Clinton talks about her commitment to public service. Based on the Judicial Watch document releases and Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash, it seems as if Hillary gets the order wrong. She is not committed to public service; she is committed to the public serving the Clintons. It is reasonable to believe that if she ever becomes POTUS, the “making the Clintons rich” operation will move to the White House.
Note: Along with her emails, the FBI is investigating possible corruption charges against Ms. Clinton based on the foundation/state department “coordination.”
The documents are embedded below: