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Emails Show Friend of Hillary Clinton Got Payola

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It should come as no surprise that a friend of Hillary Clinton got the hook up.

The fact that the Podesta brothers remain free showcases just how powerful a crippled crooked Hillary remains. The same is true of the family’s crime organization, The Clinton Foundation.

And if any real reporters dug into the Clintons, they would discover an amazing amount of crime. Actually, no real digging need occur, as the crime is almost always at the surface. Take for example Clinton Ambassador, Joe Wilson:

According to The Daily Caller:

While serving as secretary of state in 2011, Hillary Clinton visited a power company in Africa at the urging of former Ambassador Joe Wilson, a longtime Clinton friend who happened to serve as a director at the company Symbion Power.

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Emails released by the State Department since 2015 have showed Wilson lobbied Clinton heavily on behalf of Symbion, which he joined in June 2009. By September 2010, a foreign aid agency chaired by Clinton awarded Symbion a nearly $47 million contract to build a power plant in Tanzania.

But while Symbion and the agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), have downplayed Wilson’s influence on Clinton, an email recently released by the Department of State shows Clinton heard of the company through Wilson, the former ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Clinton also paid a diplomatic visit to Symbion’s facility in Tanzania at Wilson’s request.

“You did not oversell Symbion. I was very impressed by the project and the people who are part of the team. Thx for bringing the company to my attention and then pushing for me to make the stop,” Clinton wrote in an email to Wilson on June 12, 2011, just after a visit to Symbion Power’s energy plant in Dar es Salaam.

The first dot is connected, as Wilson got a fat deal with the company.

I’m no investigative reporter, but I suggest to those who are: follow the money.

Did the company receive any more funds? Here’s an easy one: see if they made a “contribution” to The Clinton Foundation and Racketeering Group. My bet is there will be some connection between the two, as the Clintons do nothing without quid pro quo.

Others connect a few more dots, and invoke a familiar name: Sydney Blumenthal.

As Vice News reported,

When long-time Clinton confidante Ambassador Joe Wilson appeared in a political advertisement endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, he assured voters that she would “get the job done.” Three years later, he was looking for Clinton to help him get his job done, when he asked the then-secretary of state to help his new employer — the American energy company Symbion — to win a US government energy contract in Africa.

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As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton maintained a protracted correspondence with Wilson, then a consultant for Symbion Power an energy company that specializes in risky markets like Iraq, Afghanistan, and, recently, Sub-Saharan Africa. Beginning in 2009, Wilson lobbied Clinton on behalf of his company’s business ventures in Africa, and at one point even asked the secretary of state to phone the CEO of General Electric (GE) to help resolve a business dispute.

The emails show that the correspondence between Clinton and Wilson began with an introduction from Clinton’s ubiquitous advisor and confidante, Sidney Blumenthal, who emailed Clinton nearly every day during her tenure as secretary of state with links to articles, personal anecdotes, and geopolitical analysis.

Interestingly, Politico reported on how Clinton said that Wilson’s company had a good track record for “building in Iraq”.

Clinton forwarded Wilson’s note and a memo from the company’s CEO, Paul Hinks, to her aides Jack Lew (then an under secretary), Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills. “Please check out what Joe is saying here,” she said. “He is now working for a company that has a good track record building in Iraq and wants to do so in Afghanistan. Let me know. Thx.”

As The Intercept reported, this wasn’t true.

Wilson also wrote about the failed reconstruction efforts. He explained that his energy infrastructure firm Symbion won contracts through a competitive bidding process and was at one point the country’s top fixed-price contractor — meaning that it agreed on a fixed price for services that includes costs and profit. Many of Symbion’s competitors, he complained, were “cost plus contractors,” meaning that the government reimbursed them for costs then provided more funds on top of that for profit. That form of contracting creates incentives for companies to spend more to increase profits. And Wilson said that in Iraq, they were trying to “run up the costs they can bill” to taxpayers.

Let’s see if the current investigation of The Clinton Foundation tells us what we already know.

 

 

 

 

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