Latest Hillary Email Scandal Reveals State Department "Favors" To Clinton Foundation

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In the latest installment over Hillary Clinton's email scandal, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released 296 pages of new emails from Hillary's personal server, most of which were not handed over as part of the 30,000 emails originally provided to the FBI.  The emails were provided to Judicial Watch pursuant to a FOIA request.  These new emails, among other things, demonstrate how the Clinton Foundation and it's top donors sought favors from the State Department within 3 months of Hillary taking the Secretary of State position. 

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal:

“That the Clinton Foundation was calling in favors barely 3 months into Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department is deeply troubling, and it is yet another reminder of the conflicts of interest and unethical wheeling and dealing she’d bring to the White House,” said Michael Short, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, in a statement Tuesday.

The first request for a "favor" came in April 2009, just 3 months after Hillary was confirmed as Secretary of State on January 21, 2009.  The request came from Doug Band, a long-time adviser to Bill Clinton who helped him setup the Clinton Foundation after his Presidency.  Per the email exchange, Mr. Band reached out the State Department to ask a "favor" on behalf of a person who the Clinton Foundation had recently setup with a trip to Haiti which he found "eye-opening" (the name of the person seeking the favor was redacted from the email exchange).  Yes, well trading taxpayer dollars intended for earthquake relief in exchange for lucrative gold mining contracts from the Haitian government can be quite "eye-opening" indeed (see our post "Clinton Cash: "Devastating" Documentary Reveals How Clintons Went From "Dead Broke" To Mega Wealthy").

In an exchange from April 2009, a longtime aide to Mr. Clinton told three of Mrs. Clinton’s top advisers that it was “important to take care of” a particular person, whose name has been redacted from the document. That person had written the aide, Doug Band, under the subject line “A favor…” to thank him for the “opportunity to go on the Haiti trip,” which the person called “eye-opening.” Mr. Band was a chief adviser in helping Mr. Clinton launch the Clinton Foundation after leaving the White House.

Another request came from Gilbert Chagoury, a long-time associate of the Clintons with a checkered past.  Chagoury is known for his ties to Nigeria’s military dictator, Sani Abacha, who was instrumental in helping him secure some lucrative construction contracts in the mid-90s.  In 2003, Chagoury helped organize a trip to the Caribbean where former President Bill Clinton was "paid" $100,000 for a speech.  Chagoury has also made bribes contributions to the Clinton Foundation of between $1-$5 million.  Per the Wall Street Journal:

“We need Gilbert Chagoury to speak to the substance person re Lebanon,” Mr. Band wrote in April 2009. “As you know, he’s key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon. Very imp.”

Mr. Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, according to its disclosures.

Ms. Abedin responded with the name of the State Department official, Jeff Feltman, who had served as a U.S. ambassador to Lebanon before becoming U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs. “I’m sure he knows him,” she wrote. “I’ll talk to Jeff.”

Fifteen minutes later, Mr. Band shot back: “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important.”

In yet another email, Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills wrote to Hillary to inform her that the NSA was working on a modified blackberry that could be used for personal emails while working in restricted State Department offices.  Even though Clinton thought this was "good news" she continued to just use her personal server anyway.  Per the AP:

In another email, Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, informed her that National Security Agency and State Department officials discussed an attempt to develop a modified blackberry for Clinton that might be used when she worked in a restricted State Department office that did not allow private phones.

So why were these emails not included in the original disclosure to the FBI?  Could it be possible that Hillary believes that using her position as Secretary of State to setup meetings between former U.S. Ambassadors and shady international businessmen is somehow "personal" in nature?  Makes you wonder what else was excluded from the FBI disclosures that was purely "personal."  Guess we'll just have to elect her to find out if we can trust her

The emails obtained by Judicial Watch can be reviewed in their entirety below:

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Looney's picture


Hillary is addicted to lithium.

Her daily dose is 200 Lithium-ion AAA-batteries.  ;-)


froze25's picture

I wonder if that is what causes the seizures? Seriously though this "woman" might as well be the founding member of the Legion of Doom.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Three month before first favor? What is for take so long!?

y3maxx's picture

American Archduke Ferdinand moment coming...

Hillary retires, Trump is suicided....leaves status quo for President.

Pick from two VP's or even Obama gets helicoptered in for third term.

TeaClipper's picture

At this stage in the game who would want to be the fall guy. Which if nothing else explains why out of 300m people, not one person of any quality is in the mix

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) TeaClipper Aug 10, 2016 7:51 AM

Why's Trump sleeping so late? We need tweets and lunacy damnit

Richard Chesler's picture

I can hear the sheeple....

She ain't dun nuffin wrong.

philipat's picture

I have no political affiliations. But I can recognise corruption when I see it and the CLintons have a long history of corruption, arrogance and disrespect for we the people. Do Hillary's supporters not care about corruption (in recognition of the new reality in America), or are they badly informed or are they totally stupid?

Still, with her "Health issues" the chances of her getting through the Debates with Trump are close to zero? Even then, if Hillary beaks down or has another seisure (With her "handler" responding on stage with the Valium shots) Trump will presumably be accused by the MSM of being a big bad misogynist? Pathetic really.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

This, I think, is where things are headed.

Croesus's picture

This is getting crazier by the day. One "prediction" sticks in my mind, more than any other, and that is Civil War 2.0.

It doesn't take much to push many people over the edge. 

The idea of SNAP being turned-off is one.

So is the idea of a 'gun ban'. 

The more complex a system gets, the more fragile it becomes. 

The government, is sitting underneath a 'societal egg', and beating it with a hammer. 

Here's egg on your face!

Handful of Dust's picture

Adding to the craziness is the media's blantant lies. they are so obvious that more and ore people who were borderline now hate them also.

css1971's picture

There are other candidates as well.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Three month before first favor?


It's called cushion.

FMR Bankster's picture

Grandma Nixon, at least when she's elected people will know what they voted for. And it ain't pretty.

boattrash's picture

It's called law, but we know the bitch is above that...(unsure how this copy/paste will work out, but here it is)


Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton's private email server illegal, it "disqualifies" her from holding any federal office.   Such as, say, President of the United States. Very, specifically, it points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.   For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here's what it says:
(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.   (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”   Yes, it explicitly states "shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States."        
Bob's picture

Holy shit, boattrash!  Nothing I've read has focused upon why she should have been charged, because she was clearly guilty.  But THIS . . . wow, that certainly brings into full view the reason she had to be held immune!

Source check, btw:

Friedrich not Salma's picture

That argument was retracted by its author. The Constitution states the requirements for prez election (US born, 35 yrs old, etc) and 18 USC 2071, a law, can't override the requirements as stated since the Constitution is [was!] the supreme law of the land.  Crazy as it sounds, Hillary could be convicted of this and still be elected. The only way to stop it would be an ammendment to the Constitution. Not saying I agree in principle, just helping the ZH brotherhood with additional info.

Bob's picture

Thanks, FnS!  You got me looking further . . . and it appears you've corrected the error:

WillyGroper's picture

fixed?  begin @ page 29

And they clearly didn't foresee how loopholes in the rules of Article 1 would lead to exploitation of

those loopholes, which is precisely what happened in 1865.


with helliary goin spaz, is it any wonder...the play, stage, light, slight of hand then mind?

lasvegaspersona's picture


blah blah blah...laws....blah blah blah

Really? Laws? Laws are to extract funds from motorists and to prevent anyone else from getting what 'they' got.

Keep are 2 decades behind.

Clinton i did away with ROL with the crime bill in his first term.

Laws...funny stuff...

Pumpkin's picture

Silly boy, laws are for poor people.

TeaClipper's picture

His original email went into the spam folder

Crash Overide's picture

"Three month before first favor? What is for take so long!?"


They had to get all her servers setup.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

What took so long?  It took a while to get the Clinton-Foundation funded hitmen in place.

No wonder it only spends 10% of 'Donations' on charity, while the rest goes to 'Expenses'.  What a racket!  Get the IRS after them.

ItsyBitsy90's picture

took that long to set up the off-shore accounts evidently

TruthHunter's picture

What is for take so long!?  


Mostly by phone?

newdoobie's picture

She needed to set up secure communications before receiving any requests

BandGap's picture

If she is on carbidopa-levodopa the seizures are due to the onset of Parkinson's.

An interesting note is Janet Reno also took carbidopa-levodopa for the same reason. Extended use of this medication leads to mental, emotional and physical breakdown if taken for years. Also punishes the liver.

harmonymonkey's picture

I'm reminded of my all-time favorite name for a band:  "Bad Livers"

Chumly's picture

I hope it punishes the hell out of her liver and she dies a wicked, slow and painful death, bleeding from every orafice.

Did I mention that I did not particularly like that satanic bitch?

Consuelo's picture



Still using L-Dopa for Parky...?   30 years+ that drug has been prescribed.   I thought a bit more progress might have been made.

Countrybunkererd's picture

She still uses old method of chopped up pig thyroids rather than synthetic levothyroxine(sp) too.

Parrotile's picture

There are many "newer" agents - Selegiline, Pramipexole, Entacapone, but we still use DOPA / peripheral DOPA decarboxylase inhibitors as a key component for Parkinsons' management.


For the really bad / end-stage customers, Apomorphine (via external or internal implanted "pumps") provides some semblance of a normal life. The "Apo-Go" system is the one our Neurologists use the most, and Patient acceptance is very good (well, in view of the consequences of "rejection", we're not too surprised).

ebear's picture

You guys are missing the obvious.

Someone's beaming high intensity microwaves at her brain. 

Bitch needs to shave her head and wear a tinfoil wig.

The Gun Is Good's picture

Maybe she wears one of those butterfly vibrator things, since Willy won't dip in that shit anymo' ....

TeamDepends's picture

Clinton ship is sinking and will sink. Hil's usefullness to the elites is evaporating, and she will therefore be fed to the wolves. With a Trump presidency, they can blame the collapse on conservatives and freedom-lovers.

froze25's picture

The scum see her health conditions as weakness and are turning on her as they always do. There is no loyalty between people that are out for themselves. 

new game's picture

maybe, lol, don't think they are that well orchestrated. but i'm all in on h to win, because she butters there toast...

not to mention 100 million free shitters of all backgrounds. conservative base shrinks as progresive village building continues...

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) new game Aug 10, 2016 7:23 AM

Psychiatrist who has treated world leaders and was head of some psych program in the State Dept said she either has a brain tumor or early onset of Alzheimer's and is not fit to run the country. Said congress should demand a full medical and psych evaluation. He said her response to Libya tells him she has Alzheimer's disease.

And they want her finger on nuke button?

NoPension's picture

And a hearty thank you, to the 50 pieces of shit, who composed and signed the letter in an effort to torpedo Trump.

These motherfuckers know exactly what a criminal Hillary is. SHE responsible for people being killed!!! But they line up lockstep behind her, in an effort to keep the criminal charade going. Each and every one of those traitorous POS knows exactly what would happen to the Supreme Court if she gets in.

Thanks for the list, dimwits.

They are all also the cabal behind the Middle Eastern clusterfuck we are in. But they ALL made bank on the sceme.

Trump was dead on, with what he said. My advise would be to tone it down a little.....the media is just jerking each other off....on camera ...anymore. They got him...this time.

There is a long way to go. Don't want to peak too early. Shit will come out. It's got to be close to lever time though. These cacksuckers are expert at covering for her ass.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) NoPension Aug 10, 2016 7:40 AM

Their problem is how do they replace her passing up Bernie?

NoPension's picture

Uncle Joe has been conspicuously absent lately.

No way that dude wouldn't like some of this action.

Cardinal Fang's picture

They replace her by declaring 'health reasons' and putting Michele Obama on the ticket by acclamation.

That way Hillary still gets 'First Woman' nominated status and Michele gets first 'First Black Woman' nominated.

Then she will be elected.


End of story.

harmonymonkey's picture

Get a clue! Trumpf loses regardless of Hillary's (significant) shortcomings.

harmonymonkey's picture

Get a clue! Trumpf loses regardless of Hillary's (significant) shortcomings.

harmonymonkey's picture

Get a clue! Trumpf loses regardless of Hillary's (significant) shortcomings.

USisCorrupt's picture

Most likely those 50 POS are also GUILTY as SIN !

harmonymonkey's picture

I'll bet Hil is healthy as you!

harmonymonkey's picture

I'll bet Hil is healthy as you!

harmonymonkey's picture

I'll bet Hil is healthy as you!