RUSH: Now to these Clinton emails. What’s fascinating about this is that many of these are the emails the FBI says they couldn’t find. These emails are from the 33,000 that Hillary deleted after she herself and her staff read through them and decided they were not relevant to whatever investigation was ongoing.
They were not relevant to whatever the State Department, the FBI, whoever wanted. They had to do with, whatever, yoga lessons. Yeah, 15,000 emails about yoga. And then there were e-mails about Hillary’s daughter’s wedding — that’d be Chelsea. About 3,000 emails, I guess, about the wedding, another 2,000 emails about the reception, and maybe 1500 emails to deal with where Chelsea and Mezvinsky were gonna be registered and so forth. Well, Judicial Watch and Citizens United were not satisfied.
The emails that she deleted were not about yoga or Chelsea’s wedding. They were about selling access to Hillary to foreign donors and Wall Street fat cats. Now, what does the FBI do now that they have been found? “The State Department has turned over 44 previously-unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that [she] failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year.”
These 44 new emails “show her interacting with lobbyists, political and Clinton Foundation donors and business interests as secretary of state.” She was commingling funds, commingling the jobs, commingling responsibilities. In one case, “Judicial Watch obtained the emails as part of its lawsuit against the State Department. They cover Clinton’s first three months as secretary of state in early 2009, a period for which Clinton did not turn over any emails to the State Department last year.
“The government found the newly disclosed messages during a search of agency computer files from longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin” Weiner! Many people said at the time, “Well, okay, if Hillary claims she threw hers away, the people she sent them to may still have them. Those emails are somewhere. They’re on a hard drive. They’re in a cloud or a server somewhere,” and it turned out that they were. “The new Clinton emails include a February 2009 message to her from Stephen Roach, then-chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, saying he planned to testify to Congress that week and was ‘happy to help in any way I can.’
“Roach later met with Clinton over the summer for 30 minutes, according to Clinton calendars obtained by The Associated Press. In another email, Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, informed her that National Security Agency and State Department officials discussed an attempt to develop a modified blackberry for Clinton that might be used when she worked in a restricted State Department office that did not allow private phones.”
What this is, is a SCIF. That’s the acronym for a special room where certain frequency signals don’t penetrate. It’s for security. If you know what an air-gapped computer is, an air-gapped computer network… Okay, you have a computer. If you get an email, if you can log on to the internet, then you are connected to a network — in this case, the internet — and that means you can be reached. An air-gap network is two or more computers connected only to each other.
She wanted to be able to take her BlackBerry. BlackBerry frequencies did not penetrate protection of the SCIFs. I’m simplifying the discussion of the technology here. It’s more complicated than this. But basically she wanted to be able to use her BlackBerry where nobody else could. She wanted to be able to go into top-secret rooms in the State Department or wherever and still have her BlackBerry work when no one else’s BlackBerries would, and they tried to accommodate that. So all this idea that Hillary Clinton didn’t know what was classified is BS! It’s always been BS.
The assumption has to be, as secretary of state, everything you’re dealing with is classified.
Here’s another take on this. This from Bloomberg: “Newly released e-mails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton show evidence of contacts between Clinton’s State Department and donors to her family foundation and political campaigns. The e-mails released Tuesday by the conservative group Judicial Watch included a 2009 exchange in which Doug Band, a senior staff member at the Clinton Foundation, told a top Clinton aide at the State Department that it was ‘important to take care of’ an individual, whose name was redacted.”
Now, this is, I mean, this is how Inside Washington works with connections and so forth. And this, in and of itself, is not unique. I mean, using connections to help out big donors and so forth, but what is unique here is that this was a donor to the Clinton Foundation which was a donation to a future Clinton presidency. And the guy at the foundation was getting hold of the State Department telling the State Department, not the Clintons, we gotta take care of this guy. So what’s the State Department gonna do for the guy, whoever it was? His name happened to be redacted.
So here’s another donor to a private foundation being asked to receive special consideration from the State Department. They wanted this donor to be put in touch with somebody of substance in Lebanon. This is pay for play. This guy gives between one and $5 million to the foundation, the foundation goes to Hillary’s chief of staff, “We gotta do something for this guy.” The foundation is supposed to be doing something for the guy, not the State Department. So Hillary once again is taking an advance payment on her presidency from this guy who’s obviously donating for that reason, to the Clinton Foundation.
And there are gobs of these. And again this is from emails that Hillary claimed were not relevant that were about yoga and weddings and receptions and so forth. So after doing this deal, next up is the Daily Caller, and they followed a string of emails that showed that Bill Clinton received a big bunch of speaking fees while the State Department went out of its way to benefit a foundation donor.
“Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly defended an embattled banker during an official visit to Bangladesh while Clinton Foundation officials tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker’s coffers.”
Folks, what these emails document is that people from all over the world, what I’ve told you, were sending money to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for favorable treatment by the US government, State Department at the time, and for future consideration should Hillary be elected president.
Now, don’t forget the name Gilbert Chagoury because his name pops up here in yet another email trail. Remember this Uranium 1 deal? The Uranium 1 deal did not just personally benefit the Clintons. That deal moved control of much of the United States uranium supplier assets into the hands of the Russians. This is the guy in Canada who wanted an introduction to somebody in Kazakhstan. And the Clintons put the deal together in exchange for personal payment and the arrangement of huge speaking fees for Bill Clinton.
And at the end of this process, a good portion of the United States’ uranium assets ended up under the control of Vladimir Putin and the Russians, all so that Bill Clinton could score huge speech fees and these people could have purchased influence with Hillary Clinton, ostensibly the future president of the United States. Clinton was going to Scotland making speeches for $500,000, a group called Business for Change.
Now, the connection for much of this was the previously mentioned Gilbert Chagoury, who turns out to be a partner of Marc Rich, who was pardoned by Bill Clinton. So it’s an intricately woven web of deceit, and if you read all of this and dig deep in any of these — Ed Morrissey described this properly, any of these would be bombshells because it is pay for play. It is people who are donating to the Clintons personally, and the US government is responding and paying them back and benefiting them and greasing the skids.
“Rush, that stuff goes on all the time.” No, it doesn’t. That’s the point. And the other point is, Clinton lied about. She said these emails didn’t exist. There was nothing on them worth seeing. She said she threw them out.