• State Department Emails Reveal How Unqualified Clinton Donor Was Named to Intelligence Board

    June 11, 2016

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    Emails recently released by the State Department give more information on how a securities trader and big-money Clinton donor was appointed by her office to the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), a group that advises the Secretary of State on nuclear weapons and other security issues.


    According to the State Department’s own website, members are “national security experts with scientific, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds.” The current members show a lot of generals, ambassadors and academics.

    So it seemed odd to ABC News that Clinton felt that Rajiv K. Fernando, above, qualified for the group, since his background is in high-frequency stock trading and Internet “ventures.” He has donated heavily both to the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s two presidential campaigns, and the Obama campaigns.


    The newly released emails show he was added to the panel by then Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills. ““Raj was not on the list sent to [the Secretary of State]; he was added at their insistence” reads one 2011 email from Wade Boese, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, to a press aide.

    Fernando’s appointment even confused some staffers, the emails reveal. One press aide wrote internally, “it appears there is much more to this story that we’re unaware of,” and “it’s natural to ask how he got onto the board when compared to the rest of the esteemed list of members.”

    That press aide wrote in a separate email: “We must protect the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s name, as well as the integrity of the Board. I think it’s important to get down to the bottom of this before there’s any response.”

    — Fernando declined to comment at the time, and promptly resigned from ISAB.

    — The Clinton campaign declined to comment. Why did she decline to comment on a person she hand-selected to advise her? If it’s all just a witch hunt, say so, and explain why.

    — The State Department put out a statement saying the ISAB is meant to reflect “a balance of backgrounds and points of view.” Including apparently unqualified points of view. That’s diversity, Clinton-style!


    BONUS: Raj Fernando is a superdelegate for Clinton!



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  • Recent Comments

    • chuckeggs said...

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      Hope to see Raj in Philly !

      06/11/16 9:01 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      “BONUS: Raj Fernando is a superdelegate for Clinton!”

      Oh, man. It figures

      Love the emphasis, too on, protecting S and U/S’s names. Who cares about real security? It’s the money-making gravy train. Nice patriots

      06/11/16 9:06 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      I said it before and I’ll say it again, Hillary Clinton is the PERFECT candidate to lead the DUMBEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET.

      06/11/16 9:23 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Trump wants to see this guy’s birth certificate.

      06/11/16 9:35 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      What is the point Peter? We’re living in Hillary’s world not ours. We need to just drop the need to try and induce some sort of compassion for the downtrodden in Hillary’s world.
      Her indifference to suffering of innocents (drone collateral damage) cannot be rectified. Time to move onto something different. Forget Depart of State,
      Maybe, THEY NO LONGER MEAN WELL. could be your new blog.

      06/11/16 10:51 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Hell, I still can’t get over the fact that Bill Clinton is a super-delegate.

      06/11/16 12:57 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      “Hell, I still can’t get over the fact that Bill Clinton is a super-delegate.

      Well, we know Hillary won’t have to blow him to get his vote.

      06/11/16 2:49 PM | Comment Link

    • Helen Marshall said...

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      WE never “Meant Well.” Try reading “Overthrow,” by Stephen Kinzer, tracing the history of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq (the book was published before Libya, Ukraine, etc…). Only in the sense that some of those arranging the regime change/invasion/annexation of various places believed that they were doing the “little brown people” a favor, as they could not ever be self-governing and could only benefit from our civilizing mission.

      I can hear Shrub intoning this now. And Herself, with Ms Power humming along in the background.

      06/11/16 5:07 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      CLINTON’S Nuking FUT$ !

      06/11/16 7:44 PM | Comment Link

    • chuckeggs said...

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      Uma ,want them scrambled?

      06/11/16 9:50 PM | Comment Link

    • chuckeggs said...

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      Rise Up for Truth and Justice. Keep on… and thanks! Time Out!

      06/11/16 9:52 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”That press aide wrote in a separate email: “We must protect the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s name, as well as the integrity of the Board. I think it’s important to get down to the bottom of this before there’s any response.”unquote

      Down to the bottom. right. Of the DOS cesspool.
      God, the corruption never cease to amaze me. Meanwhile, the Dumbest Country On The Planet votes Clinton for the D’s candidate. But wait till she becomes POTUS.. fuk.. I can’t even imagine.

      teri said…

      “Hell, I still can’t get over the fact that Bill Clinton is a super-delegate.”

      Insert double face palm smiley here.
      sheeezus. I wonder how much they paid Debbie Wasserman. I mean, she even shills for the Paycheck Cashing crooks. fuk

      Rich said:
      “Well, we know Hillary won’t have to blow him to get his vote.”

      Hahahahaha! Perfect. 🙂

      06/12/16 3:46 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Meanwhile, Clinton campaign confirms Elizabeth Warren under Consideration’ For VP Slot.

      Holy moly. I can see it now. Clinton becomes Potus. Only to be indicted by the FBI, to which the GOP impeaches her.. leaving Warren as Potus.

      God, if only. But I can dream can’t I?

      06/12/16 3:52 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Pitch,
      Sure didn’t take Liz long to get in the swing of things down there in DC. She went from saying that Hillary served the big banks (this was before Liz was a senator) to endorsing her and seeking the VP slot under her now. Which would take one of the few “progressive” senators out of Congress, where she is needed, to a position where she would basically do nothing, under a woman who is nothing like “progressive” or holds any concern for the commoners. Either Warren’s a sell-out, or she is mulling over her own eventual presidential run. Or both. In any case, I am not impressed.

      And I may be the only person in the known universe to say this, but I found Warren’s speech attacking Trump the other night – at least the parts I saw as the highlights, didn’t get to see the whole thing – to be juvenile. (“Shame on you, Donald Trump! Shame!”, etc., etc., blah, blah.) It was clearly someone’s idea to start presenting Warren as Clinton’s attack dog and “progressive credentials verifier”. Too bad Warren can’t keep herself from scraping and bowing in order to get the queen’s favor.

      Wait’ll she starts carrying Clinton’s purse to events for her; no end to the number of sycophants sucking up in the hopes of being the Bearer of the Royal Handbag.

      06/12/16 9:34 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Helen- PVB’s title was of course purposely snarky. Only Americans continue the charade of claiming the moral high ground. Our true intentions- global hegemony at any cost to those who foolishly resist our grand ambitions- is well understood by everyone from the Finns to some Central African strongman. We’re globally famous for our hypocrisy.
      Maybe Hillary’s campaign slogan will just be: “WE MEAN IT!”
      when we’ve put some new enemy in our cross-hairs.

      06/12/16 9:44 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Pitch: “Holy moly. I can see it now. Clinton becomes Potus. Only to be indicted by the FBI, to which the GOP impeaches her.. leaving Warren as Potus.”

      Pitch, In this “MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD” it’s a race to the finish for the Big W. Warren.

      Comey: Hillary, you’re finished.

      http://11oclocknews.typepad.com/the_11_oclock_news/2016/06/2016-belmont-stakes-harbinger-of-2016-president-race.html

      06/12/16 10:49 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Comey: Hillary, you’re finished.

      Comey used that line from the “Dead Zone.”

      06/12/16 10:53 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Meanwhile, in our real MAD MAX WORLD:

      U.S. citizen Omar Mateen of Port Saint Luice, Florida, born to Afghan immigrant parents, killed 53 people with an assault rifle at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. His father said MAD MAT was mad at the sight of men kissing. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, with more than 100 people shot.

      MAD MAX was an Australian post-apocalyptic movie. They don’t shoot mass-killer movies in Australia like this anymore. Those fools got rid of assault rifles.

      06/12/16 11:18 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      I’m sure the NSA and DHS were on top of this “terrorist.” It’s worth it to give up our privacy to keep US safe.

      06/12/16 12:39 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Here’s a deal for the pro-assault rifle crowd who “need them to protect against the government who is coming to get you”,we will get rid of the NSA and DHS if you get rid of your assault rifles.

      06/12/16 12:41 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      This sign should be posted at every port-of entry to warn visitors to this sick country:

      “BE ADVISED: YOU ARE ENTERING A COUNTRY THAT IS AWASH IN ASSAULT RIFLES AND MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE. THE US GOVERNMENT CANNOT PROTECT YOU. STAY AWAY FROM ENCLOSED CROWDED PLACES THAT ARE PERFECT KILL-ZONES. GOOD LUCK, AND GOOD NIGHT.

      06/12/16 1:01 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Shooter guy was a mercenary-type, not just a security guard somewhere. An American mercenary. Which may be more relevant than any commentary on the faith of his parents.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-12/orlando-shooter-worked-security-company-which-tranports-illegal-immigrants-deep-insi

      06/12/16 5:06 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      From the above article:

      “Officially, DHS denies this (releasing illegal aliens ) is occurring and in fact earlier this year U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske blasted Border Patrol union officials for denouncing this dangerous catch-and-release policy.”

      SERIOUSLY, we will get rid of DHS if you get rid of your assault weapons.

      06/12/16 5:39 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      The undeniable truth is killing is entertaining and PROFITABLE in this sick country:

      http://11oclocknews.typepad.com/the_11_oclock_news/2016/06/fifty-people-murdered-in-our-real-mad-max-world.html

      06/13/16 9:21 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      This video should be required viewing after EVERY mass murder:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UFyNy-rw4

      06/14/16 11:48 AM | Comment Link

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