When you are the Secretary of State you are mandated to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
Giving donors to your private foundation access to State Department resources and favors when your foundation pays you huge speech fees goes way beyond the mere appearance of impropriety. Giving donors briefings with classified information breaks an entire host of laws. Newly released State Department documents reveal even more of just that.
Of course, the Clinton Foundation being tax free, breaks the law when it engages in partisan politics.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 207 pages of new Department of State documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin worked with top Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) executives to set up group photo sessions for Clinton with “primary sponsors” of CGI and members of the CGI staff. CGI is a project of the Clinton Foundation.
The new records also reveal that Abedin sent classified information concerning “foreign relations or foreign activities of the U.S., including confidential sources,” about Afghanistan to her own unsecured email address. Also included are more instances of the State Department doing special favors for high-dollar Clinton Foundation donors and the distribution of Clinton’s government schedule to members of the Clinton Foundation staff.
The new documents contained seven Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date of such emails uncovered by Judicial Watch to 235 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
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CNS News has more details:
(CNSNews.com) — Newly released Department of State documents show that longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin helped top executives at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) set up then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for group photo sessions with primary sponsors of CGI and its staff members in September 2009.
CGI is a project of the Clinton Foundation. Clinton served as Secretary of State from January 2009 to February 2013. The photo sessions occurred at a CGI meeting on Sept. 25, 2009, just prior to a speech by Secretary Clinton.
The documents were obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. There are 207 pages of State Department material, including a series of email exchanges between Abedin, who served as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff during her time as Secretary of State, and CGI executives regarding a request for a group photo session with Clinton and “about 20” primary CGI sponsors prior to the secretary’s speech.
Although not mentioned by name in the email exchange, the primary sponsors of the 2009 CGI Annual Meeting, according to Judicial Watch and the CGI website, included Tom Golisano; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Laureate International Universities; P&G; Victor Pinchuk Foundation; Grupo ABC; Shangri La Industries; Booz Allen Hamilton; Cisco; Duke Energy; ExxonMobil; Hewlett-Packard Company; Standard Chartered; Swiss Re; Goldman Sachs; The Rockefeller Foundation; CLSA (Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia); Crédit Agricole; The EKTA Foundation; The Economist; Dell; Deutsche Bank; Microsoft; Inter-American Development Bank; Visa; APCO Worldwide; Diageo; Knoll; and PR Newswire.