Reports On Hillary Clinton are “Deeply Troubling” as Trump Support Grows
Donald Trump said Saturday “I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” in a phone interview. There’s “zero chance I’ll quit” and the “support I’m getting is unbelievable.” That in response to a leaked video from Y 2005 that has evoked a firestorm of criticism in the liberal media.
Thursday, Donald Trump’s campaign flagged 3 “deeply troubling” news reports on the alleged influence of Clinton Foundation donors on the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.
Mrs. Clinton oversaw the lifting of an investment ban in Burma that benefited Clinton Foundation donors, tried to arrange government contracts for her daughter’s friend, and had aides coordinate activity between the department and family foundation, according to reports.
The accounts were based on the almost 200 pages of emails released by the State Department Wednesday.
“The more that comes out, the clearer it is that the Clinton State Department was for all intents and purposes an arm of the Clinton Foundation,” senior communications adviser said in a statement.
“The fact that Hillary Clinton was handing out government contracts to family friends, siding with Clinton Foundation donors over human rights activists in Burma and having her aides coordinate activity between the State Department and her foundation is deeply troubling.”
According to the reports the May 2012 investment ban lift in Burma for US businesses resulted in more than 12 corporations who donated to the Clinton Foundation investing there, and “many of those corporations lobbied the State Department during Clinton’s tenure there.”
Separately, in Y 2009, Mrs. Clinton arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions.
The e-Mails also showed she tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department’s director of policy planning.
Also, Mrs. Clinton’s staff tried to accommodate former President Bill Clinton’ paid speeches and her family’s foundation, and aides “teamed up with the foundation to perform donor maintenance, craft messaging on Key policies, and put together guest lists for both diplomatic and philanthropic events.”
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