Hillary’s judgment has already been compromised … and winning the presidency won’t change that.
The announcement by former President Bill Clinton that the Clinton Foundation would not be taking in corporate or foreign donations should Hillary win the presidency is really a worthless promise.There is evidence that the Clinton Foundation have been corrupted and no promises today can fix the past.
There is the implication from publicly available documents that Hillary has already acted in a corrupt manner to use her position as secretary of state under President Obama to funnel large foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. And there is the perception that her future decisions will be influenced by her past misdeeds.
How the main stream media can obsess on tweets and speeches when a pattern of potential corruption is laying right before their eyes is unconscionable. There is an allegation that one of the candidates for president of the United States is corrupt.
And once a politician is corrupted, they will always be corrupt.
According to recently released emails obtained by Judicial Watch, there were some donations to the Clinton Foundation that probably led to actions taken by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times reported on one controversial donation:
Mr. Trump has already talked of a 2009 series of emails that showed Douglas J. Band, a chief adviser to Mr. Clinton, seeking to arrange a meeting between a senior American government official and Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian developer and foundation donor.
“As you know, he’s key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon,” Mr. Band wrote in a message obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative advocacy group, through public records lawsuits.
The New York Post reported on August 11, 2016, that Hillary played favorites with large numbers of Clinton Foundation donors:
Frank Giustra, a billionaire mining magnate from Vancouver, pledged $100 million to the foundation in 2005 — and then reaped a fortune from the relationship.
Giustra had dinner in 2010 with Bill and Hillary Clinton right before the Clintons met with the president of Colombia.
Shortly afterward, a company Giustra partially owned acquired the lucrative rights to conduct logging operations in an ecologically sensitive area along the Colombian coast.
Giustra and Bill Clinton also jetted off to Kazakhstan in 2005 to meet with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Giustra’s mining company later signed a deal giving him stakes in three state-run uranium mines in the country.
The mines were acquired by the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, in a deal that got State Department approval on Hillary’s watch.
Judicial Watch argues that the interactions between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department violated an ethics agreement reached between the two:
Clinton’s top aides’ favors for and interactions with the Clinton Foundation seem in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State. For example, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton on January 5, 2009, wrote in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin: “For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….”
When this all plays out, expect a slew of former Hillary staffers to go under the bus. The campaign will find low level staffers to blame, and will make sure that the blame for corruption is pointed at staffers, not Hillary or Bill Clinton.
Hillary has been further damaged in the eyes of the American people thanks to this new controversy — she may have disqualified herself from being president in the eyes of the American people.
The American people didn’t trust her before this controversy, and they certainly trust her less now.