Well, this is awkward. Damning emails AND audio have surfaced that nail ‘poor Hillary’ to the wall.
Somehow, this chapter didn’t find it’s way into her retelling of the 2016 election.
Keep telling us how shocked and outraged you are about Trump ‘conspiring’ with foreign powers makes you, Hildebeast. Someone’s sure to believe you eventually.
The Blaze broke a story that the so-called ‘big players’ couldn’t be bothered to dig up.
Remember how Politico told a story about Ukranian interference in the 2016 election that disappeared as quickly as it was raised?
We do. It turns out that there was a whole LOT MORE to that story.
Glenn read a leaked email from Alex Chalupa, a lawyer hired by Democrats to “investigate” then-candidate Trump in Ukraine, addressed to Louise Miranda at the DNC.
Hey, a lot coming down the pipe. I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last night at the Library of Congress, the Open World Society forum. They put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort. I invited Michael Isikoff, who I’ve been working with for the past few weeks, and connected him to the Ukrainians. More offline tomorrow, since there was a big Trump component you and Lauren need to be aware of that will hit in the next few weeks. Something I’m working on that you should be aware of.
“What was crazy, was the Isikoff article that came out was stuff from the dossier from Fusion GPS,” Glenn pointed out. “This is why Tony Podesta shut down the Podesta Group, like on the day that Paul Manafort was arrested. Okay? As soon as they arrested him, the biggest lobbying firm, the Clinton lobbying firm, millions of dollars, [Podesta] walks into the office in one day, and says, ‘close the doors.’ Not like, ‘Hey, at the end of the week, or at the end of the month, we’re going to wrap things up,’ [he said ] ‘Close the doors.’ And he shut his firm down. Well, why? Because he’s working with the same group of people, that Manafort [was.]”
“So, you’re expecting me to believe that Manafort got money under the table, but the Podesta Group didn’t?” Glenn asked. “No way. No way.”
“They [the Podesta Group] only existed from 1988 to 2017. It’s just a coincidence they happened to stop the thing right there,” Stu joked. “It was a fly-by-night operation, one of the biggest lobbying firms in Washington for 30 years.”
Tony Podesta, you may remember — the brother of Hillary’s campaign manager, by the way — was given immunity by the Mueller investigation, while Manafort was hit with a pre-dawn FBI raid of his home. Probably a coincidence, right?
He went on to play an English translation of an audio recording of a conversation betweeen Artem Sytnyk and some friends. Sytnyk was the Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine who was convicted of tampering with US elections in… 2016.
Kolya: Did they, those Russians, help Trump? Your people?
Sytnyk: I think they did. Yeah. I helped him, too. Not him, but Hillary. I helped her.
Kolya: Yeah. Right. Then her position tottered, right?
Sytnyk: Well, this is how they write about it, right.
Ivan: Hillary’s humanitarian aid … [indiscernible.]
Kolya: Well, I’m about … the commentaries. At the time, we were not [indiscernible.]
Sytnyk: Trump … his purely inner problem … issue … they dominate over the external matters. While Hillary, she is — how shall I put it? She belongs to the cohort of politicians who comprise the hegemony in the US. Both in the US and the entire world, right? For us, it’s … sort of … better. For Americans … what Trump is doing is better for them.
Looks like he is saying that Trump’s loyalty is to America, while Hillary’s loyalty is to an undefined larger network of political interests.
That sure does fit with who had been throwing money at the Clinton Foundation, doesn’t it?
Pinchuk, a billionaire steel magnate who is a former member of Ukraine’s parliament and son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president, has donated far more generously to Clinton’s foundation, with gifts of $10 and $25 million. According to The New York Times, Pinchuk let the Clintons borrow his private plane, attended former President Bill Clinton’s birthday party in 2011, and met with State Department officials several times while Hillary Clinton ran the agency.
That placed Pinchuk at the center of accusations that the Democratic presidential nominee operated a “pay to play” scheme at the State Department while Clinton was secretary of state. Critics viewed gifts from Pinchuk, who favors closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union, as attempts to steer policy at Foggy Bottom.
The Hildebeast has had a lot of fun pointing fingers at Trump for the last couple of weeks. Let’s watch how she tries to ‘Clinton’ her way out of this one. We’ve got her on record doing the very thing she’s so publicly denouncing Trump for.
Their tried-and-true recipe for escaping all responsibility, if you have forgotten is …
1) Deny, deny, deny…
2) Drag the story out until it feels like ‘old news’
3) Deflect it as ‘old news that really doesn’t matter’ now.
(Hell, until their Silicon Valley allies helped scrub the internet for them, Clintonian was literally synonymous with duplicitous lying to get out of trouble.)
Someone even put it to music the last time she did it…
Oh hi there, Jim. Are you looking forward to that IG report as excitedly as the rest of us?