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The Real Corruption Behind Hillary’s Email Debacle

Updated on December 23, 2017
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Carolyn Fields is a lifelong learner, musician, author, world traveler, truth enthusiast, and all-around bon vivant.

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The Now Infamous Private Server

When we, the American people, first became aware of Hillary’s “private” as opposed to “official government” email server, it was in the context of the Benghazi hearings, back in March of 2015. Much has been written about this investigation, and I will not spend much time on it here, other than to say that I have come to understand that this particular issue, in actuality, is only the tip of the iceberg.

We all watched Hillary utter the notorious line, “What difference at this point does it make?" Hillary supporters no doubt thought to themselves, “Yeah, she’s right. Why are we drilling her on the timeline, when we should just be concerned with fixing things for the future?” Her political opponents, on the other hand, took that line and ran with it, basically accusing her of callous indifference. Hillary is just trying to “gloss over” her inaction and culpability. And she just keeps going about her business as if nothing had happened.

The Drip, Drip, Drip of Email Content

As the weeks rolled into months, we were regaled with choice tidbits from the emails that were being released based on the freedom of information act. No, I don’t want to know more about what type of yoga poses Hillary uses. No, I don’t care if she helped someone facilitate a shipment of gefilte fish. Yes, I am concerned that although many emails were not “marked” classified, they nonetheless contained classified information. They were, in point of fact, born classified. And she darn well should have known that. And on and on.

Recently, however, it has dawned on me that these issues are far from the crux of the matter. Sure, Benghazi is, and will continue to be a tragedy that Hillary probably could have averted had she been doing her job. Sure, some classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, obtained by spy satellites, was probably leaked. And yes, that does have serious national security implications. The “real” corruption is actually a much larger, more insidious issue.

What Could Be Worse Than Benghazi?

Believe it or not, we are just now getting to the “real” dirt. Hillary was Secretary of State at the same time that her husband and daughter were actively involved in the Clinton Foundation. And business is booming. The Clinton Foundation is a public charity, that had grants and contributions in excess of $144 million in 2013, the most recent numbers available.

The “overlap” of State Department and Clinton Foundation work is not difficult to find. Donations from foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation “may” be correlated with favorable decisions from the State Department, while Hillary was secretary. It is such an obvious conflict-of-interest that it scarcely needs definition. It reminds me of the Wizard of Oz – where the Wizard yells out “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” If you don’t see it, it probably means that you are purposefully averting your eyes.

So here is my point in a nutshell: If you were the leader of a department in the Federal government, and wanted to hand out “favors” in exchange for donations to your family foundation, wouldn’t you want a private email server? This way, you could control who would see those pesky solicitations and “quid pro quo” exchanges. It may not be a smoking gun, but I say that were there is smoke, there is probably fire.

The FBI Doesn’t Care About Politics

The Clinton campaign would love for you to believe that it’s all part of a right-wing conspiracy. That the emails were classified top secret “after that fact,” and that she did everything that she was supposed to do relative to protecting our State Department personnel abroad. They would also have you believe that Bill Clinton is worth 1.4 million for seven days of giving speeches (that was back in May of 2012). In fact, in 2012, her last year at the State Department, he earned more than $16.3 million for 72 speeches. These are documented facts.

According to International Business Times, under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation. It is also a known fact that there is an overlap between the list of Clinton Foundation donors, and those who had business before the State Department when Hillary was running things.

What’s Next?

Here is my prediction. Just before the FBI finally gets around to arraigning Hillary, she will suffer some major “health” issue, that necessitates her dropping out of the Presidential race. Then, she will quietly be put under house arrest, while the wheels of justice slowly churn. If not, well then God help us. Another round of Clintons in the White House will surely sink the U.S.A., more quickly than ISIS.

But I could be wrong.

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