Congratulations, Joe and Jane Taxpayer: It turns out you covered the costs of setting up that homebrew email server Hillary Clinton used to evade the Freedom of Information laws while mishandling classified information.
And that was just part of Thursday’s fresh news on the Clintons’ relentless comingling of the public’s business with their own.
Thanks to a 1950s law, ex-presidents get public support for whatever office they set up in retirement. Bill Clinton — surprise surprise surprise — took this as license to bill the taxpayers for staffers and expenses tied to the Clinton Foundation (and an associated business) — including the tech involved in satisfying Hillary’s demand to keep her communications “private,” in defiance of federal rules.
Credit Politico for the investigation that exposed Bill’s exploitation of a loosely written law to fund the very staff and office stock “now at the center of email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.”
As is typical with the Clintons, none of it is illegal — just unseemly. Yet it’s also, as Politico’s Kenneth Vogel put it, “fresh evidence of how the Clintons blurred the line” between everything they touched — the foundation, Hillary’s State Department, Bill’s business dealings, their political needs . . .
Add to that another email dump from the clean-government group Judicial Watch, with yet more line-blurring, including:
- A 2009 request from Clinton Foundation exec Doug Band for diplomatic passports for himself and two aides. Non-diplomats don’t remotely qualify for such documents — but Huma Abedin merely replied, “Ok will figure it out.”
- More emails from Hillary that recklessly exposed classified info.
- A chain in which Hillary’s aides satisfy Bill’s demand that the secretary of state meet with a big Clinton Foundation donor.
With this dump, Judicial Watch has now found 228 Hillary work emails that she failed to hand over to the State Department, despite her claim to have supplied everything.
If it’s a day ending in “y,” expect more Clinton-scandal drips to drop.
source-the new york post, post editorila board