The Clintons have had a long history of allegations of corruption ever since the Whitewater scandal of the 70’s. When Bill went on to become governor of Arkansas in the 80’s, there were heinous accusations of drug trafficking through Mena Airport, money laundering under the cover of social welfare programs and with the help of the Rose Law Firm, and even the murder of two teenage boys who had supposedly witnessed one of Bill’s planes landing at Mena. But those things are not confirmed. These leaks, on the other hand, may not contain anything as bombastic or macabre as the Arkansas allegations, but they give us a look into exactly how the Clinton political machine works to seek out rich, friendly donors and maintain Hillary and Bill’s global network.
Updated 10/18/16 07:01
In a memo to oligarch George Soros outlining key points in Hillary’s 2008 election strategy, Podesta talks about snuffing out political discourse and debate in favor of an echo chamber.
“Control the political discourse. So much effort over the past few years has been focused on better coordinating, strengthening, and developing progressive institutions and leaders. Now that this enhanced infrastructure is in place—grassroots organizing; multi-issue advocacy groups; think tanks; youth outreach; faith communities; micro-targeting outfits; the netroots and blogosphere—we need to better utilize these networks to drive the content of politics through a strong “echo chamber” and message delivery system.”
I wonder if this “message delivery system” is also a part of the “enhanced infrastructure” of “developing progressive institutions and leaders.”
Politico’s Glenn Thrush
One very unscrupulous, unprofessional journalist sent to Podesta for approval an entire section of his article to be published on Politico.
Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains
Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this
Tell me if I fucked up anything”
And here is the article Thrush wrote:
Public and Private Positions
In a lovely private speech to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) in 2013, Hillary admits what we all knew – that she’s duplicitous.
“I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
“An Unaware and Compliant Citizenry”
Alex Jones received his Christmas and Birthday present on the same day when an email from Bill Ivey revealed that manipulation and pacification of the populace is a common strategy roundly accepted as producing satisfactory results for those in power. Ivey notes correctly that Trump has much more charisma than Hillary, who lacks instincts and social skills.
“Secretary Clinton is not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold; what can she do to offset this? I’m certain the poll-directed insiders are sure things will default to policy as soon as the conventions are over, but I think not. And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking – and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.”
Happy Birthday, Bill
One email from April of 2012 features a request for 5 minutes of access to Bill Clinton by the Qataris to present a check worth $1 million for his birthday. Normally, this isn’t that big of a deal, the check would have gone into the Clinton Foundation slush fund and it would have been business as usual for the corrupt Clintons. But the AP has been unable to confirm if the check actually went to the foundation rather than into Bill’s pocket, which would make this a clear example of quid pro quo for access and maybe influence.
Note the inquiry over donations for Haiti, another potential scandal waiting in the wings for the Clinton Foundation.
Most Clinton Foundation Donors Not American
At another 2013 speech to Mediacorp, Clinton admitted that most of her donors are from foreign countries- mostly Canada.
“Canadians per capita are the biggest supporters of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, so it’s great to be supported by so many Canadians,” Clinton said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Podesta files: Top 10 revelations from leaked Clinton campaign emails
After Debbie Wassermann-Schultz was drummed out of the DNC for rigging the Democratic presidential primary in favor of Clinton and against Bernie Sanders, Donna Brazile was charged with taking her place. Now, Ms. Brazile in being accused of helping Hillary Clinton cheat at a town hall by leaking a question to the campaign. It should be noted that Ms. Brazile has been one of the few to refute the accusations.
“Here’s one that worries me about HRC.
19 states and the District of Columbia have banned the death penalty. 31 states, including Ohio, still have the death penalty. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S. That’s 11% of Americans who were sentenced to die, but later exonerated and freed. Should Ohio and the 30 other states join the current list and abolish the death penalty?”
This email matches verbatim a question that Roland Martin sent to CNN producers to give to an audience member to be presented at the town hall. The question was later shortened and a few of the statistics were edited out, but receiving it ahead of time would have still benefited Hillary.
19 states and the District of Columbia have banned the death penalty. 31 states, including Ohio, still have the death penalty. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S. That’s 11% of Americans who were sentenced to die, but later exonerated and freed. Should Ohio and the 30 other states join the current list and abolish the death penalty?
-Email from Roland Martin to CNN producers
Podesta’s Russian Business Connections
One email replete with financial and investment jargon suggests that John Podesta failed to properly disclose his business interests before becoming a senior advisor to President Obama.
“The disclosure that Clinton Chair John Podesta transferred his shares in Putin-backed Joule Unlimited to an anonymous holding company when he joined the Obama Administration is extremely concerning,” Donald Trump Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller said in a statement.
Trump Campaign to John Podesta: Resign or Come Clean on Owning Shares in Putin-Connected Company
The relevant question is who is the anonymous holding company that has Podesta’s 75,000 stocks in Joule Unlimited, and if there is a connection with Russian oligarchs. Podesta is now known to be obsessed with alternative energy and, bizarrely, zero point energy. Considering how merely mentioning ZPE among scientists and intellectuals results in mockery and condemnation, Podesta may be the most powerful advocate for ZPE we’ve ever seen thanks to Wikileaks. Considering the currency war between the US and Russia and the oil glut we’re in, ZPE is just one of many paths the US could take to return itself to global primacy. But the fact that somebody at the top wants to go straight to ZPE is a little disconcerting as the possibility of generating formally infinite amounts of energy will have the potential to change everything.