Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pay to Play---The Continuing Clinton Scandal

Hillary Clinton on email server: "It wasn't my best choice"

Given that a breach in Mrs. Clinton's private server caused the removal of the DNC's top gun, (Wasserman-Schultz), and leaving many within the party uncomfortable with this ongoing scandal, perhaps the Associated Press would have never looked into Clinton's Calendar during her tenure at State, and discovered these startling revelations:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. 
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million."
For the journalistically-challenged liberal media, this is called pay for play, quid pro quo, and corruption at one of the highest levels of our federal government. And, according to AP, this did not include Mrs. Clinton's "official duties":
"The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity, but they were not included in AP's calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties."
An Appearance of Improprieties

In the spirit of the Potomac two-step, AP posits, (in this next paragraph), the open-door access to the State Department only required a deposit into the Foundation, but nothing was illegal:
"The meetings between the Democratic presidential nominee and foundation donors do not appear to violate legal agreements Clinton and former president Bill Clinton signed before she joined the State Department in 2009. But the frequency of the overlaps shows the intermingling of access and donations, and fuels perceptions that giving the foundation money was a price of admission for face time with Clinton. Her calendars and emails released as recently as this week describe scores of contacts she and her top aides had with foundation donors."
 Now let's make one point perfectly clear, (which the drive-by liberal media will explain to the public in the days ahead)---nothing Mrs. Clinton did was illegal.  And, for the record:
"Clinton's campaign said the AP analysis was flawed because it did not include in its calculations meetings with foreign diplomats or U.S. government officials, and the meetings AP examined covered only the first half of Clinton's tenure as secretary of state."
Got that?  We've still got a whole second half to play, so pay no attention to the tanking poll numbers, or the media spin.  Mrs. Clinton, and her Foundation, could make "better choices"---like reviving a game-show classic:


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