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New Wave Of Stories Fuels Clinton Scandals

- August 9, 2016

The FBI's Investigation Into Clinton's Emails Was Prompted By Espionage Fears

Vice News Headline: "FBI Probe Of Clinton's Emails Prompted By Espionage Fears, Secret Letters Say" (Jason Leopold, "FBI Probe Of Clinton's Emails Prompted By Espionage Fears, Secret Letters Say," Vice News, 8/9/16)

Two Newly Revealed Secret Letters Signal That The FBI Investigation Into Clinton's Secret Server Stemmed From A Concern That Clinton's Emails Had Been "Compromised" And Shared With "A Foreign Power…" "Two secret letters the FBI sent to the State Department have revealed for the first time that the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, and the classified emails sent through it, stemmed from a so-called 'Section 811' referral from the Intelligence Community's Inspector General (ICIG). The ICIG determined that classified, national security information in Clinton's emails may have been 'compromised' and shared with 'a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.'" (Jason Leopold, "FBI Probe Of Clinton's Emails Prompted By Espionage Fears, Secret Letters Say," Vice News, 8/9/16)

The "Section 811" Referral Grants The Authority For Executive Branch Departments To Coordinate Counterespionage Investigations When Unauthorized Information…May Have Been Disclosed To A Foreign Power." "Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995 'is the statutory authority that governs the coordination of counterespionage investigations between Executive Branch departments or agencies and the FBI.' A Section 811 referral is a report to the FBI about any unauthorized information that may have been disclosed to a foreign power." (Jason Leopold, "FBI Probe Of Clinton's Emails Prompted By Espionage Fears, Secret Letters Say," Vice News, 8/9/16)

At The State Department, Clinton's Aides Were Asked To "Take Care" Of A Clinton Foundation Insider

The Hill Headline: "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate" (Julian Hattem, "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate," The Hill, 8/9/16)

When Clinton Was Secretary Of State, Her Senior Aides Were Pressed By A "Long Time Confidante With Deep Ties To The Clinton Foundation" To Give A Job To An "Unidentified Male." "Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the reins as U.S. secretary of State in 2009, a longtime confidante with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation pressed her senior aides to give a job to an unidentified male associate." (Julian Hattem, "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate," The Hill, 8/9/16)

In An Email From Doug Band With The Subject Line "A Favor…" Clinton's Aides Were Told It Was "Important To Take Care Of" The Individual. "'Important to take care of' the person, Douglas Band told Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Nora Toiv in an April 22, 2009, email with the subject line 'A favor…'. The name of the aide is redacted." (Julian Hattem, "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate," The Hill, 8/9/16)

  • Band Had Previously Served As An Aide To Bill Clinton And Has Performed "Multiple Duties For The Clinton Foundation." "Band previously served as an aide to former President Bill Clinton and has performed multiple duties for the Clinton Foundation. He is also a founding partner and president of Teneo Holdings, the consulting firm." (Julian Hattem, "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate," The Hill, 8/9/16)

Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Responded Saying "We Have All Had Him On Our Radar…" "'We have all had him on our radar,' Abedin responded. 'Personnel has been sending him options.'" (Julian Hattem, "In Email, State Asked To 'Take Care Of' Clinton Foundation Associate," The Hill, 8/9/16)

Clinton’s State Department Aides Were Also Asked To Set Up A Meeting With A Top Clinton Foundation Donor Who Was Convicted Of Money Laundering

The New York Post Headline: "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary" (Daniel Halper, "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary," The New York Post, 8/9/16)

The New Emails Reveal Clinton "Aides Doing Favors For Billionaires..." "Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Tuesday - exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state's daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room. The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton's emails under Freedom of Information Act laws." (Daniel Halper, "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary," The New York Post, 8/9/16)

Former Bill Clinton Aide Doug Band Urgently Asked Clinton Aides Cheryl Mills And Huma Abedin To Set Up A Meeting With An Ambassador For A Major Clinton Foundation Donor. "In an April 2009 email to Clinton's State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton's former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the Clinton Foundation." (Daniel Halper, "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary," The New York Post, 8/9/16)

The Meeting Was For Gilbert Chagoury Who Is A Lebanese-Nigerian Billionaire Who Has Given Between $1 And $5 Million To The Clinton Foundation. "'We need Gilbert Chagoury to speak to the substance person re lebanon. As you know, he's key guy there and to us and is loved in lebanon.' Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and a Clinton Foundation donor, giving somewhere between $1 million and $5 million." (Daniel Halper, "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary," The New York Post, 8/9/16)

  • Chagoury Was Convicted Of Money Laundering In 2000, And Paid A $66 Million Plea Deal. "The construction magnate has financial interests around the world and was convicted in Switzerland in 2000 for money laundering. He paid $66 million in a plea deal." (Daniel Halper, "New Emails Show Huma Scheming For Hillary," The New York Post, 8/9/16)

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