Two releases by Judicial Watch Wednesday outlined sordid, and possibly criminal, activities by the Clinton State Department. Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked for both the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, was found to have stored classified information on her unsecure email accounts.
A number of emails show the free flow of information and requests for favors between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation and major Clinton donors.
For example, Howard Buffett, Jr., grandson of Warren Buffet, sought a meeting for his father, Howard Sr., with Hillary Clinton to discuss “food security.” The Buffett family, including Warren, his son Peter, and his late wife, Susan, through the Susan Buffett Foundation, all donated heavily to the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. On behalf of Howard Buffett Jr., Bill Clinton aide Ben Schwerin asked Abedin to get Howard Buffett Sr. a meeting with Clinton. He says, “Any chance of a brief meeting?” Abedin replies, “we will take care of this.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in one statement:
Pay to play, classified information mishandling, influence peddling, cover ups – these new emails show why the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s conduct must be resumed. The Trump Justice Department and FBI need to reassure the American people they have finally stopped providing political protection to Hillary Clinton.
A second statement summarized 417 pages of documents requested by Judicial Watch related to meetings between Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. Efforts to manage the story, along with press talking points (which were redacted by the government) paint a very suspicious picture.
One email exchange shows that Former Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik was brought in to assist with public relations issues on June 28, 2016, the day after the tarmac meeting. (Kadzik is a longtime friend of John Podesta and a Hillary Clinton donor, who was criticized as being conflicted when he was assigned as the Justice Department attorney to oversee the probe of Hillary Clinton’s and her aide Huma Abedin’s emails found on Anthony Wiener’s computer.)
It’s possible the information was blacked out because Trump’s Justice Department is pursuing an investigation. Or maybe another independent counsel is needed to weed out the Clinton loyalists still lurking at Justice.