Friday, April 28, 2017

Grand Jury Investigated Hillary

Grand Jury Investigated Hillary

by Stephen Lendman

According to Judicial Watch (JW), newly released State Department documents revealed she “was the subject of a grand jury investigation related to her BlackBerry email accounts.”

Released information followed JW’s lawsuit, “seeking to force Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to take steps to ‘recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’ “ - along with those of other State Department employees.

JW’s lawsuit was initially filed against John Kerry. “The Trump State Department filing includes details of the agency’s continuing refusal to refer the Clinton email issue to the Justice Department, as the law requires,” JW explained.

Its lawsuit was dismissed at the district court level, revived on appeal by a US District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on December 27, 2016.

As secretary of state, Hillary improperly used her unsecured email server and accounts for official government business. So did her top aides and advisors.

JW president Tom Fitton issued a statement, saying “(t)he FBI convened a grand jury to investigate Hillary Clinton in 2016. Why is this information being released only now?” 

It’s “disturbing that the State Department, Justice Department and FBI are still trying to protect Hillary Clinton. President Trump needs to clean house at all these agencies.”

Separately, JW sued to obtain records showing US government funding of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, saying:

One reason he’s so politically active is because “he is handed a lot of our tax dollars to fund his (destructive) activities.”

He’s gotten millions of USAID dollars. JW sued because the State Department and the agency ignored its February 2017 request, seeking “records (and communications) related to any grants, contracts, or disbursements of funds by the State Department” and USAID to Soros.

In February, JW’s Corruption Chronicles said Washington “quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with…billionaire…George Soros, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.” 

Barack Obama’s US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess L. Baily, has worked behind the scenes with Soros’ Open Society Foundation to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the US Ambassador in (the country’s) domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.”

“It’s clear from what we have already learned that the Obama administration freely used our tax dollars for political purposes, including support of the Soros operation.”

Trump’s State Department and USAID operate the same way in multiple countries, violating international law - US taxpayers none the wiser.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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