United States — Several revelations from the newest release of a batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails show both astonishing cronyism and lackadaisical indiscretion with national security.
Confirming longstanding allegations the ubiquitous Clinton Foundation serves and email scandal as a front for political and domestic and foreign policy favors, ABC News reported that a wealthy Foundation donor — with zero prior experience in matters of intelligence — inexplicably received an appointment to serve as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as secretary of state.
Rajiv K. Fernando’s experience to land this crucial position included fundraising for a plethora of Democratic politicians and for the Clinton Foundation, as well as heading a powerful trading company — but nothing concerning intelligence, much less nuclear weapons and strategy.
However, according to ABC News:
“Fernando’s history of campaign giving dated back to at least 2003 and was prolific — and almost exclusively to Democrats. He was an earlier supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008. He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid.”
Fernando fundraised for Barack Obama’s campaign after Clinton was eliminated from the race; and “Prior to his State Department appointment, Fernando had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation, and another $30,000 to a political advocacy group, WomenCount, that indirectly helped Hillary Clinton retire her lingering 2008 campaign debts by renting her campaign email list.”