August 10, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Thanks to Judicial Watch we now have proof that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke the law on numerous occasions while she held official government office granting large donors to the Clinton Foundation special access to federal agencies.
Picking up on the bombshell story, CNN issued the following:
“Newly released emails…[re: Hillary]…raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from…[Hillary…many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure….
In a 2009 email, Band…[Doug Band, Clinton kingpin]…directs Abedin and Mills to put Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor, in contact with the State Department's "substance person" on Lebanon. ‘We need Gilbert Chagoury to speak to the substance person re Lebanon,’ Band wrote. ‘As you know, he's a key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon. Very imp.’
‘It's jeff feltman,’ Abedin responded, referring to Jeffrey Feltman, who was the US ambassador to Lebanon at the time. ‘I'm sure he knows him. I'll talk to jeff.’ [source, Daniella Diaz, Newly released Clinton emails shed light on relationship between State Dept. and Clinton Foundation , CNN]
The meat of this story is that Chagoury, a substantial donor to the Clinton Foundation, used Hillary’s State Dept. to gain influence, hence both Chagoury and Clinton appear to be in violation of federal law.
Specifically what appears to have happened is that Secretary of State Clinton broke, Title 18 U.S. Code § 201 - Bribery of public officials and witnesses:
“…(a) For the purpose of this section—
the term “public official” means Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, either before or after such official has qualified, or an officer or employee or person acting for or on behalf of the United States, or any department, agency or branch of Government thereof, including the District of Columbia, in any official function, under or by authority of any such department, agency, or branch of Government, or a juror;
the term “person who has been selected to be a public official” means any person who has been nominated or appointed to be a public official, or has been officially informed that such person will be so nominated or appointed; and
the term “official act” means any decision or action on any question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy, which may at any time be pending, or which may by law be brought before any public official, in such official’s official capacity, or in such official’s place of trust or profit.
(1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—
to influence any official act; or
to influence such public official or person who has been selected to be a public official to commit or aid in committing, or collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or
to induce such public official or such person who has been selected to be a public official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official or person;
(2) being a public official or person selected to be a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for:
being influenced in the performance of any official act;
being influenced to commit or aid in committing, or to collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or
being induced to do or omit to do any act in violation of the official duty of such official or person;
directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to any person, or offers or promises such person to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent to influence the testimony under oath or affirmation of such first-mentioned person as a witness upon a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, before any court, any committee of either House or both Houses of Congress, or any agency, commission, or officer authorized by the laws of the United States to hear evidence or take testimony, or with intent to influence such person to absent himself therefrom;”
We aren’t holding our breath in anticipation that DOJ will act. Under Obama the United States’ Department of Justice has been corrupted and politicized to the degree where it is now Team Obama’s big hammer, used to shield the guilty and intimidate its “enemies.”
The resemblance of DOJ to its counterpart in Stalin’s Soviet Russia is stunning and we see the distinct possibility that either the November 8 election will be “cancelled” outright, or that it will be so massively corrupted by Obama operatives that the results will have no meaning.
We are quite concerned that the massive capabilities of the U.S. intelligence services might be brought to bear to rig the election.
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