Hillary Clinton sought contracting deals for Chelsea Clinton’s friend while Secretary of State
Despite Hillary Clinton’s claim that there is allot of smoke but no fire regarding her email scandal the more we learn about this scandal the more we realize there is a fire and it is getting bigger. This has been a productive day on the email front because earlier we learned about the possibility Patrick Kennedy was actively involved in evidence tampering and now we are finding out that Hillary Clinton allegedly used her position as Secretary of State to try to help her daughter’s friend attain State Department consulting contracts.
Here is more:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter’s friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.
Clinton in 2009 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, according to emails from Clinton’s private server made public recently by the State Department. Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department’s director of policy planning, according to the emails.
Deal is a close friend of Chelsea Clinton, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. Emails between the two were included among the thousands recovered from a private email server used by the secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. Chelsea Clinton has described Deal as her best friend. Both Clintons attended Deal’s 2011 wedding.
As the article states there is nothing technically illegal about this however it does appear to violate rules which in my opinion does make it illegal but who am I to say? Move along, nothing to see here…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium