Clinton Campaign Attacks Inspector General

Inspector General State

When Hillary Clinton was first nominated to be Secretary of State there were concerns regarding conflicts of interest and the risk of corruption. Clinton entered into an agreement in which she would disclose all the donors to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton failed to release this information regarding donors as she agreed, and also acted unethically with both the Clinton Foundation and her husband receiving money from parties which Clinton was making decisions regarding at the State Department.

After the email scandals of during the Bush administration, Barack Obama initiated stronger rules regarding use of email. Clinton proceeded to violate these rules, along with older rules dealing with government transparency.

Ethical and legal violations in government agencies are handled by the Inspector General’s office. The office was kept vacant when Clinton was Secretary of State. Since her  actions at the State Department became public, the FBI has been brought in to investigate both her use of a private email server and financial issues regarding the Clinton Foundation at the request of two Inspectors General.

Hillary Clinton loves to claim that all her problems are the result of a vast right wing conspiracy against her. That is getting harder to claim when many of the news reports are coming from the liberal media, and when her actions are being investigated by Inspectors General in the Obama administration plus the FBI in the Obama administration.

What the Clinton camp makes up in chutzpah what they lack in integrity. The Hill reports that the chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign is now attacking the Inspector General:

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, says there are “serious questions” about the integrity of the State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The OIG is locked in an increasingly contentious fight with Clinton’s campaign on a host of issues, including her use of a private email account during her time as secretary of State.

It has also reportedly subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to charity projects and is investigating close Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s work as a “special government consultant” while she worked at State.

A source within the OIG contacted The Hill claiming that the office has grown increasingly partisan, accusing it of having an “anti-Clinton” bias. ..

An OIG official strongly disputed the source’s account.

“Partisan politics play no role in OIG’s work,” the spokesman said Monday…

Clinton campaign officials have argued that the various OIG probes are simply intended to hurt Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“They have mounted several different fishing expedition-style investigations since she decided to run for president,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer last month. “There’s no basis to any of them, and I think that it’s intended to create headwinds for her campaign.”

This is  getting increasingly Nixonian, reminiscent of the means employed by Richard Nixon to stonewall investigations of his criminal acts while president. It is quite troubling to see Clinton’s campaign stoop to such tactics when there is already substantial evidence of ethical violations, violations of regulations intended to promote the publics’ right to know what is occurring in the government, along with possible criminal violations.

The manner in which Clinton kept the Inspector General’s office vacant while she was Secretary of State, and her campaign is now attacking the office for investigating her conduct, also raises serious questions regarding corruption which might occur in the Executive Branch should Clinton be elected. She has made it clear that she does not accept the conventional channels used to reduce government corruption.

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  1. 1
    David Duff says:

    Yes, yes, yes, we all know she's a lying liar but in the meantime, Doctor, what about this:

    "A thorough repudiation of the (Un)Affordable Care Act comes from, of all places, state-run National Public Radio. Timed to be buried by Super Tuesday coverage, NPR this week released a new study that indicates ObamaCare has failed on almost all levels.

    The poll, by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shows that three-quarters of Americans think health care in their state has not improved under ObamaCare. The survey says more people think health care has gotten worse (26%) than better (15%). 49% of people think health care has stayed about the same." 

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    Ron Chusid says:

    All you are showing is how gullible you are with regards to spin from a right wing blog, which is even more dishonest than Clinton. The poll has very little to do with matters which Obamacare even deals with. The vast majority of people still have their coverage from the same employer plan, private plan, or government plan that they had their coverage from before Obamacare. The poll doesn’t really measure the benefits from people who now receive coverage who did not before.

    Plus polls are no way to measure the success of Obamacare as most people who benefit don’t realize it. As compared to before Obamacare, zero people are now losing insurance or being denied coverage due to medical issues. People who previously would have been dropped from their insurance but now have it are not likely to realize this.

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    Philo Vaihinger says:

    When does she finally get indicted?

    And when would that be most/least damaging to prospects for the Dems to keep the White House?

    Trump is going to hammer her on this stuff and it will hurt.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I doubt she will ever be indicted with the Democrats controlling the Justice Department. However, should the FBI recommend indictment and the Justice Department refuses, this would also be huge news. If anyone is indicted I think it will be lower level people. There are three people who were with her at state and also mishandled classified information who are now in her campaign. That could also be damaging.

    There is no official date, but the FBI is expected to wrap up their investigation in the fall–in the heat of the presidential race.


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    Shelley Jacques Pineo-Jensen says:

    Well done, Ron Chusid. Thank you!

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