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Saturday, June 3, 2017


Top Hillary aide was working for State Department at the time

Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin


Among 2,078 pages of newly obtained State Department documents are emails showing Huma Abedin doing favors for a Russia-connected group on behalf of the Clinton Foundation while her boss, Hillary Clinton, was secretary of state.
Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the time, also provided a government plane and hotel reservations to Chelsea Clinton for a trip to Germany while Chelsea was employed at the Clinton Foundation, the emails show.
In one email exchange, Abedin tells Clinton Foundation director Doug Band that she has “hooked up” people from the Russian American Foundation with “the right people” at the State Department
The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch Thursday in response to a court order from a May 2015 lawsuit, reveal more instances of Hillary Clinton sending and receiving classified information via an unsecured email server.
The new documents included 115 Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to at least 432 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, Judicial Watch said.
The Washington watchdog pointed out that the records further appear to contradict Clinton’s claim that, to her knowledge, all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
“These shocking new Clinton emails show why the Justice Department should reevaluate, reopen, or reinvigorate Clinton, Inc. investigations,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘corruption central’ in the Obama administration,” he said. “No wonder Clinton’s allies in the State and Justice Departments had been slow-walking and hiding these emails.”
During the 2016 presidential race, the FBI concluded an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server without referring charges to the Justice Department, even though FBI Director James Comey found Clinton had been extremely careless with national security.
Judicial Watch said that on Dec. 6, 2010, Secretary Clinton shared classified information with non-U.S. government employees Justin Cooper, then-aide to President Bill Clinton who helped manage Hillary Clinton’s unsecure email system, and Clinton Foundation director Doug Band
Neither Cooper nor Band held security clearances.

The new Abedin emails also reveal additional instances in which Clinton’s then-scheduler Lona Valmoro forwarded Hillary Clinton’s detailed daily schedule to top Clinton Foundation officials.
In a May 2010 email exchange, Abedin tells Band she has “hooked up” people from the Russian American Foundation with “the right people” at the State Department. The Russia-American Foundation, staffed by Clinton political supporters and operatives, received more than $260,000 in grants for “public diplomacy” from the Clinton State Department.
Its leadership was supportive of Obama’s Russia policies, Judicial Watch noted.
In July 2011, when Chelsea Clinton — a fully employed Clinton Foundation executive at this time — was planning to fly to Germany to see the U.S. women’s soccer team play, Abedin arranged for Chelsea and Bari Luri, Chelsea’s Clinton Foundation chief of staff, to be made part of the “official delegation” going to the match. She would “fly on official govt plane both ways and they will take care of hotels and all transportation.”
Judicial Watch noted a Dec. 15, 2012, email chain showing a committee of Clinton staffers, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines, was required to draft a “doctors statement” explaining why Hillary fainted due to “dehydration,” causing her to hit her head and suffer a “concussion.” The same committee later drafted a “discharge statement” when Hillary was released from the hospital.
One month ago, WND reported Judicial Watch obtained nearly 1,000 pages of emails sent by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton through an unsecured email system, prompting a renewed call from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton for a criminal investigation.
The cache of emails included previously unreleased exchanges in which Clinton was sent classified information through her unsecure email account by top aide Huma Abedin.
“These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material,” said Fitton.
“The initial investigation into this criminal matter was compromised by Barack Obama’s corrupted FBI and Justice Department. This new information should spur new federal criminal investigations,” he said.
WND reported in January the Justice Department inspector general started an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the case involving Clinton’s wayward email strategy.
It’s rare for the inspector general to publicly disclose investigations, but Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz did just that when he announced the probe in a statement. Horowitz said the Justice Department will look into “allegations that department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information” and whether some officials should have removed themselves from the probe.

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