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NEW EMAILS: Clinton Foundation VIP donors buy access – while Hillary was Secretary of State

21st Century Wire says…

In the old days, this scandal would be filed under ‘gross conflict of interest’ or ‘government corruption’. In the America in 2016, it’s simply filed under ‘news.’

Far from being a great ‘charity’ organization, the Clinton Foundation appears to be merely a vehicle for those who want access to a US-based syndicate of international oligarchs, elite financial institutions, foreign governments, and even dictator-friendly Lebanese-Nigerian billionaires.

As 21WIRE reported last week, this international syndicate stretches right through the heartland of Islamist radicalization and state-sponsored terrorism… to the feudal monarchs in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and others.

To be sure, this is only the tip of a much larger political iceberg…

Clinton Foundation Scandal
RT

Newly released emails reveal more ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, showing that major donors received special perks – including lunch with the Chinese president.

The State Department emails were released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United. The documents were then shared exclusively with ABC News.

“After more than two years of Freedom of Information Act requests and lengthy litigation, the truth is finally coming out,” David Bossie, president of Citizens United, said in a statement. “Hillary Clinton’s senior staff at the State Department routinely worked with the Clinton Foundation to reward big donors with special access and favors for four years.”

The emails seem to suggest that some of the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors were given special treatment, including seats at a meal attended by Chinese President Hu Jintao.

One particular email chain dated December 2010 includes correspondence between Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band.

The email gives names of those expected to attend a State Department lunch with the Chinese president scheduled for January 2011 – and some of the foundation’s biggest donors were on the guest list.

The list included three executives from organizations that have donated millions to the Clinton Foundation – Bob McCann, then-president of wealth management at UBS; Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and Hikmet Ersek, the CEO of Western Union.

According to the Clinton Foundation’s website, UBS has contributed between $500,000 and $1 million to the organization. The Rockefeller Foundation has donated between $10 million and $25 million, and Western Union and its foundation has given between $1 million and $5 million.

Nearly two weeks after the initial email, Band sent a follow-up requesting that Rodin be seated at Vice President Joe Biden’s table.

“I’ll ask,” Abedin wrote in response.

In a separate email, Abedin forwarded Band an attachment titled ‘Updated China RSVP Guest List 1-5-11.’ The attachment itself was not included in the documents seen by ABC…

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