It’s no wonder Democrats want their supporters to vote early (and often, but that’s another story). Every day brings a new revelation of the utter corruption of Hillary Clinton, and her husband, and their friends, and campaign staff. You never know: some people might get to the point where they say “no more.” Best get ’em to the polls before any more hits the fan.
The latest news is the Journal’s [WSJ] report Monday that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of Hillary and Bill, steered money to the campaign of the wife of a top FBI official. Political organizations under Mr. McAuliffe’s control gave more than $675,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of Jill McCabe, the wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Mr. McCabe, director James Comey’s right-hand man, helped oversee the probe into whether Mrs. Clinton mishandled classified information on her server.
Some $467,500 of the money came directly from Mr. McAuliffe’s political action committee, Common Good VA, while $207,788 came from the Virginia Democratic Party, which the Governor essentially controls. The funds amounted to more than one-third of all the money Mrs. McCabe raised.
Mrs. McCabe announced her candidacy the same month (March 2015) as the news broke about Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. Mr. McCabe was running the FBI’s Washington field office at the time, and he was promoted to the No. 3 FBI slot not long after the formal FBI investigation began in July 2015.
. . . Campaign-finance records show that 98% of the McAuliffe donations to Mrs. McCabe came after the FBI launched its Clinton probe.
In their “investigation” of Clinton’s home-brew server, the FBI gave Clinton special treatment that contrasts sharply with that given Gen. James Cartwright, now facing felony charges that could mean five years in prison. In Hillary’s case, no grand jury was convened, her aides were all give grants of immunity –and a completely unnecessary promise to destroy their laptops and other devices once the investigation was complete –and she herself was only interviewed when the investigation was almost completed.
Though Mrs. Clinton didn’t leak to reporters, her personal server exposed national secrets to potential hackers, and she gave a number of people (including some of her attorneys) without proper clearances access to that information. When Gen. Cartwright became the subject of an investigation, he was stripped of his security clearance—which never happened to Mrs. Clinton.
Maybe the general should have run for the Democratic nomination. Enough red flags have been raised about the McCabe-Comey investigation of Mrs. Clinton that it deserves to be the subject of an investigation by Congress. Let’s get some of the FBI agents under oath and see what they think of the Comey procedures. If it’s all on the up and up, they have nothing to fear from public transparency.
And then there is the $66 million paid to Bill Clinton for being married to the then- Secretary of State.
A hacked 13-page memo released Wednesday details how top Bill Clinton aide Doug Band was a central player in going to companies that were represented by his consulting firm to obtain donations to the Clinton Foundation, the Washington Post reported.
Band wrote that Teneo partners had raised in excess of $8 million for the foundation and $3 million in paid speaking fees for Bill Clinton. He said he had secured contracts for the former president that would pay out $66 million over the subsequent nine years if the deals remained in place.
Even MSNBC couldn’t stomach that one:
The server scandal has also implicated the current resident of the White House, who claimed to have found out about the existence of Hillary’s personal server from the media. But emails have shown that Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Clinton. And that Cheryl Mills advised that “We need to clean this up — he [Obama] has emails from her — they do not say state.gov.”
When Obama told a lie that could easily be disproven while trying to distance himself from Hillary, Mills quickly fired off a warning that he had better get his story straight. And his people did. That makes Obama complicit before and after the fact. He knew what Hillary was doing when she was doing it. And his people participated in the effort to cover it up afterward, not just to protect her, but to protect him.
Hillary’s attempts to deny, to justify, and when both of those ruses failed, to claim memory loss, are implicating some of her powerful friends. At long last, they may also endanger her presidential bid.