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Monday, October 17, 2016

Clinton aides agree to take the foreign money but get no argument from her

Luckily for Hillary Clinton, she never has a clue when it comes to things that could get her in trouble with the law. She was totally "in the dark" in April 2015 when her top aides decided to accept tons of money by lobbyists who represent the interests of foreign countries. The aides did the dastardly deed without telling Clinton, according to newly leaked emails.

One of Hillary's top advisers simply wrote: "The the money!"

And Hillary never knew jack, because she probably didn't want to know. It's called 'plausible denial'.

The money discussions raised by lobbyists under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) began on April 13, the day following Hillary's announcement that she was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in hopes of becoming "THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!"

Dennis Cheng, Hillary's Finance Director, initially raised the subject of the money. He wasn't sure if the campaign was indiscriminately allowing "those lobbying on behalf of foreign governments to raise" money for the campaign or if the issue would be decided on a case-by-case basis.

General Counsel Marc Elias referred to the decision as "a straight up political call" and an aide, Jesse Ferguson, asked: "How much money we're throwing away" if they turned down foreign lobbyists.

It is illegal for an American campaign to accept money from foreign donors in order to protect the country from their influence. 

But if Hillary Clinton cannot even protect her emails and confidential documents because she illegally used a private server, how can we expect her to protect us from foreign actors after they bought their influence in her presidency?

The following day, aide Karuna Seshasai noted that of the 370 prospective bundlers, 27 had already been flagged as registered with FARA. Among those countries were: Iraq, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Libya and the United Arab Emirates.

Campaign Manager Robby Mook, John Podesta, Huma Abedin and others held a conference call and at first voted not to allow anyone currently registered as a foreign agent to contribute or raise money, but anyone who terminated with FARA would be allowed to contribute.

But Cheng said in an April 15 email that some of "our friends who happen to be registered with FARA are already donating and raising." He then added that the campaign would be "leaving a good amount of money on the table" if the Mook-Abedin-Podesta plan was followed.

Cheng then wrote: "How do we explain to people that we'll take money from a corporate lobbyist but not them; that the [Clinton] Foundation takes $ from foreign govts but we won't"?

Elias then advocated for a case-by-case decision process and on April 16th, Mook wrote that he was convinced: "So . . . in a complete U-turn, I'm ok just taking the money and dealing with any attacks."

Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri wrote the following morning: "Take the money!"

A week afterward, Abedin emailed Mook to say that Clinton learned about the plan to accept foreign lobbying money by reading about it in the newspaper. 

But she went along with it and is just as guilty. This is what is referred to as "pay to play."

The worst thing, however, is that the liberal media hasn't even reported any of this, and there is no greater journalistic sin than that of omission. This is the beginning of the erosion of our nation, unless things change quickly.