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WSJ: Clinton Foundation lobbied State on visa for Haitian PM — while exec stayed at his house
Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/20/2016 2:39:09 PM PDT by george76

Don’t call it corruption. Call it … a confluence of interests. In other words, whatever interested the Clintons became what interested the State Department. A new series of e-mails emerging from FOIA lawsuits and reported by the Wall Street Journal show how Clinton Foundation interests took precedence over matters of state during Hillary Clinton’s tenure:

On Jan. 27, 2011, Clinton Foundation Chief Operating Officer Laura Graham sent an email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, voicing concern about a rumor. Ms. Graham had heard that Foggy Bottom was thinking about revoking the U.S. visa of Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive. “Wjc will be v unhappy if that’s the case,” Ms. Graham warned Ms. Mills, using the initials of the former president.

Ms. Graham, who was also chief of staff to Mr. Clinton at the foundation, had other reasons to worry: “I’m also staying at [Mr. Bellerive’s] house fyi so exposure in general and this weekend in particular for wjc on this.”

So Clinton Foundation staff was hobnobbing with a powerful Haitian politician and using connections at the State Department to try to influence U.S. policy decisions involving that same politician. That’s unethical and it is also contrary to what Mrs. Clinton promised when she went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...

Just who is Jean Max Bellerive? Mary Anastasia O’Grady explains:

Bellerive was an important Bill Clinton ally.


Bear in mind that none of these connections got disclosed ... because Hillary Clinton used a secret e-mail system that didn’t come to light until well after she had left office...

VCS Mining had another Clintonista connection — Tony Rodham, Hillary’s brother


culture of corruption that surrounds the Clintons, and which they have gone to great lengths to keep hidden.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cherylmills; clinton; clintonfoundation; clintonista; clintonrico; clintons; comeyrico; corruption; haiti; rodham; sleaze; tonyrodham

1 posted on 09/20/2016 2:39:09 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The Clintons redefine sleaze...downward.

2 posted on 09/20/2016 2:45:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sansaricq accused Bill Clinton of trying to bribe him. He said his visa was revoked after he refused the offer.

A group of Haitian protesters demonstrated against the Clinton Foundation’s actions in Haiti during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

3 posted on 09/21/2016 4:20:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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