State Dept “Finds”
323 More Hillary Emails
– Some Classified
The announcement that the FBI had discovered 650,000 emails on a laptop that Crooked Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin’s shared with her estranged husband Anthony Weiner has sent Obama’s State Department into panic mode.
By complete coincidence (if you believe that you’ll believe anything) the newly found emails include messages between Crooked Hillary and Huma Abedin that had not been previously disclosed. At least one of the emails has since been classified.
In it, Clinton asked Abedin to print a sensitive memo from informal advisor Sidney Blumenthal about the political situation in Northern Ireland.
This raises even more questions about how Sid Blumenthal had access to classified information.
Previously their story was that he was on the ground in Libya and was just passing along information he came across. Few believed that explanation when it was offered. Now we have Blumenthal involved with multiple “coincidences” involving classified intelligence, that excuse will be seen for what it always was – another of Crooked Hillary’s many lies.
The State Department was forced to release these messages because of a FOIA demand from Judicial Watch.
Classified and Pay-To-Play
Three of the email exchanges got classified and redacted by the State Department for reasons of national security, but the important thing is that the messages not only show that at least some of the deleted emails contained classified information, they also demonstrate the pay-to-play scheme between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
The emails also include an exchange between Abedin, a Clinton personal assistant Lauren Jiloty, and Iris Anaya, the assistant to sugar magnate and Clinton Foundation donor Alfonso Fanjul concerning a request for special access to Clinton.
In an October 13, 2009, email Anaya wrote to Abedin seeking to arrange a meeting between Fanjul, the CEO of Florida Crystals, and Crooked Hillary. Jiloty responded the next day, asking that Anaya talk with Clinton scheduler Lona Valmoro about “setting up a meeting.”
Fanjul donated more than $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Then in an October 26, 2009, email exchange, power attorney and Crooked Hillary financial supporter, Charlie Ann Syprett, contacted Doug Band, apparently seeking help in getting around U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) restrictions on U.S. citizens’ ability to travel to Cuba.
Syprett ostensibly wanted a waiver from the restrictions to enable people from her organization, SYC Charitable Foundation, to travel to Cuba, noting “we are not asking for something out of the ordinary.”
The emails also show that Clinton scheduler Valmoro sent Crooked Hillary’s government schedule to the unsecure email addresses of numerous members of the Clinton Foundation staff on October 16, 2009, again on October 18, 2009, and on October 25, 2009.
The emails also include discussions of personnel matters and appointments on Crooked Hillary’s unsecure account, a possible violation of federal privacy law.
Some observers are now asking if the FBI knew about these records before Comey’s announced conclusion of the investigation in early July.
It would almost certainly appear that they did, which then makes you wonder why the exchanges between Crooked Hillary and Huma Abedin didn’t prompt the FBI to take a closer look at Abedin and her other devices.
As Judicial Watch’s Chairman Fitton noted, “It is frankly remarkable that the FBI and Justice Department are only now investigating Abedin’s connection to Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.”
But then a lot of that first so-called investigation leaves a lot to be desired in terms of its thoroughness and raises doubts as to whether the reopened case will lead to a diffferent result.