While looking through the newest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, one finds a disturbing anti-Israel trend. Her advisers regularly criticized Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the "US. Jewish community," and AIPAC.
Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal sent Clinton an article titled, "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment." Blumenthal added, "The hysterical tone of much of the Israeli leadership and US Jewish community is partly rooted in this long-term and profound development." Clinton replied, asking that he "Pls print 3 copies."
This largely redacted email from Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan includes the subject line, "Dealing with Netanyahu." "Dealing with" is a strange way to talk about working with an American ally, and it isn't any wonder why it's redacted.
Blumenthal reminded Clinton not to let Netanyahu set the terms at Camp David. "Don't operate from blank slate or allow Bibi to set the terms. There are already terms." He also sent Clinton some ideas, noting, "This puts the burden on Bibi to repudiate Barak in principles and details if he pushes back, splitting his coalition, and appearing to be the rejectionist." The email subject line was, "an idea, perhaps useless, but nonetheless..." Clinton ensured him the idea was "Not useless--thx."
This email from Blumenthal told Clinton to "Hold Bibi's Feet To The Fire" in her AIPAC speech. He also added that, "...while praising AIPAC, remind it in as subtle but also direct a way as you can that it does not have a monopoly over American Jewish opinion. Bibi is stage managing US Jewish organizations (and neocons, and the religious right, and whomever else he can muster) against the administration."
Sullivan also sent Clinton an article about Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer straying from the Obama administration on Israel.
In yet another, Blumenthal emails Clinton, talking about Likud "propaganda." "The New Republic is a preferred cutlet for the highest level Likudineocon propaganda."
The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession.
Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finds herself under growing scrutiny over the classified contents of dozens of emails (perhaps hundreds once the State Department finishes releasing them all) she sent and received as head of the State Department. As it turns out, Mrs. Clinton could have avoided this pitfall by following her own guidance while she was still in office.
In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends.
Hillary Clinton is a scandalous candidate for president of the United States. Most people acknowledge this, at least judging by her plummeting poll numbers. A raft of stories gives the distinct impression that she and her husband have been running an elaborate pay-to-play operation. Donations to the Clinton Foundation may have produced favorable State Department policies dealing with Russia-owned U.S. uranium deposits, Haitian relief efforts, and foreign banking interests.
NBC's Kristen Welker reported that Hillary Clinton's email issue has eroded the trust of voters. And that it's "becoming a big political problem for Secretary Clinton. Everytime she wants to be talking about one of her policies, it's overshadowed by more questions about her use of a private email account while she was secretary of state."
Speaker of the House John Boehner is calling on Hillary Clinton to turn over her private email server "immediately."
“Two inspector generals appointed by President Obama have now called on the Justice Department to investigate Secretary Clinton’s mishandling of classified email. If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record," Boehner says in a statement to the press.
The elite media types have been in bed with the elite national Democratic party types for so long that one hardly bothers to note it any longer. Still, it is a little jarring when the Hillary Clinton e-mails reveal this kind of panting sycophancy
A little more than three hours after the State Department released 848 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Daily Beast had seen enough to render its judgment: “Sorry GOP. There’s No Smoking Gun In Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Emails.” The subhead: “Conspiracy-minded conservatives, be warned: The trove of Clinton emails doesn’t prove much about her culpability for the infamous 9/11 anniversary attacks.”
Among the emails released by the State Department today was one sent by Hillary Clinton to Jake Sullivan on April 8, 2011. Clinton was forwarding a private intelligence report that Sidney Blumenthal had sent her with the subject line: "UK game playing; new rebel strategists; Egypt moves in."