HOW MUCH HAS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERED FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND DEMOCRATS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 5, 2016) — Four months after The New York Times revealed that Hillary Clinton had used a private server to conduct both personal and government business while she served as Secretary of State, Clinton’s aides coordinated the publication of a story by Politico’s Annie Karni with both on-the-record statements and an off-the-record meeting with the apparent intent of distracting the public’s attention away from “all the email stuff” being released about Clinton email communications.
Stated in an email exchange initiated by Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill to campaign chairman John Podesta and Podesta’s aide, Milia Fisher, on July 2, 2015 was that “Annie Karni came to us about it, said she was writing, so after consulting with Jen and Huma we decided to point Annie to some folks and sit Annie down with Huma off the record. We think there is some value in demystifying her a bit in general, and Politico isn’t a bad place to do it.”
The email continued, “Huma and I saw Annie for coffee yesterday, and the story runs tomorrow. They sped it up in light of all the email stuff making her sort of omnipresent today.”
On July 1, The Guardian published an article titled, “Hillary Clinton emails released by State Department – as it happened” revealing emails from Clinton’s private server released by the U.S. State Department.
Among The Guardian’s findings was that “Senior White House officials knew of Hillary Clinton’s unorthodox system of using a private email server for government business, including then chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and strategist David Axelrod. Officials, including Axelrod, had previously denied knowing of the email system” and that “Controversial advisor Sidney Blumenthal is a persistent voice in the emails, reporting to Clinton on international affairs, particularly relations with Britain. In one email Blumenthal tells Clinton that the “special relationship” is “shattered,” among other revelations.
After the discovery of Clinton’s private, unsecured server by the special committee investigating the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya which left four Americans dead, Clinton pledged to turn over all of her relevant government documents, ultimately producing 55,000 pages of emails. However, recent WikiLeaks releases show that her campaign aides and surrogates admitted to having held back an unidentified number from the State Department.
On the same day, CNN, which was later shown by WikiLeaks releases to be friendly with the Clinton campaign, reported that “The most recent batch of Hillary Clinton’s private emails made public by the State Department per court order revealed no smoking guns on controversies surrounding Benghazi or her relationship with Sidney Blumenthal. But it did show some curious details of life at the State Department, including how hard it can be to work a fax machine or stay in the loop about Cabinet meetings.”
Since October 7, Wikileaks has released tens of thousands of emails from Podesta’s accounts showing apparent connections to an occultist, the Clinton Foundation, foreign donors and Clinton’s contention in a paid speech to a private group that she believed it necessary to maintain both a public and private position on political issues.
While last year’s Politico piece described Abedin in arguably favorable terms, since FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 28 that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton’s use of the private server as it might relate to thousands of emails found on the laptop of Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, this week Clinton has described Abedin as simply “one of her staffers.”
Abedin was designated vice-chairman of the Clinton campaign and has worked for Clinton since she was a 19-year-old intern.
Unconfirmed reports state that the NYPD, which is investigating Weiner for having allegedly sent inappropriate material to an underage girl in North Carolina in September, has found evidence of criminality on the laptop which may implicate Hillary and Bill Clinton, Abedin, several congressmen and Clinton aides in child exploitation and trafficking, reportedly prompting the FBI to reopen its probe into Clinton’s email communications.
Blackwater contracting company founder Erik Prince contended on Breitbart News Daily on Friday that he learned through a source at the NYPD that evidence of money-laundering, child exploitation, the inappropriate handling of classified information and “pay-to-play” involving the Clinton Foundation has been identified.
According to a July 18, 2012 email released by the State Department last week, after having been forced to leave Congress for sending lascivious material over the internet to underage girls, Weiner said that “There’s nothing Huma can’t do.”
Following the newest allegations of inappropriate internet behavior, the couple is now separated.
Although the first to report Clinton’s use of a private server established in her home which circumvented the FOIA process, The New York Times endorsed Clinton on September 25 because of her alleged “intellect, experience and courage.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.