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The Stakes Are Too High To Bank On Hillary Clinton

- June 22, 2016

Bad Judgment, Foreign Influence, Weak Policies And A Lack Of Trust Make Hillary Clinton The Wrong Choice For America


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Clinton's corrupt family foundation is funded by millions from foreign governments with horrible records on women's and gay rights, posing huge conflicts for potential president.
  • Clinton cut deals for her political and Foundation donors at the State Department, putting national security at risk.
  • Clinton's secret server scandal disqualifies her from the presidency as she recklessly placed national security at risk and continues to lie about it.
  • Clinton's inaction and bad judgment on ISIS has put American's at risk and allowed the terrorist group to expand, and she continues believe she has the right policy.
  • Clinton has proven she is untrustworthy on free trade agreements, railing against them while on the campaign trail while working to pass them when in office.
  • Clinton's vow to go further than Obama on immigration reform will further hurt the US economy and American workers.

CLINTON'S CORRUPT FAMILY FOUNDATION IS FUNDED BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT DONATIONS WITH HORRIBLE HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS

"One Of The Reasons That The Clinton Foundation Has Become Such A Formidable Fund-Raising Machine Is That Donors Appear To Hope To Gain Access To The Corridors Of Political Power With Their Gifts." ("Why The Clinton Foundation Is So Controversial," The Economist, 2/7/16)

  • The Wall Street Journal Headline: "Foreign Government Gifts To Clinton Foundation On The Rise: Donations Raise Ethical Questions As Hillary Clinton Ramps Up Expected 2016 Bid" (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Foreign Government Gifts To Clinton Foundation On The Rise: Donations Raise Ethical Questions As Hillary Clinton Ramps Up Expected 2016 Bid,"The Wall Street Journal , 2/17/15)

"Rarely, If Ever, Has A Potential Commander In Chief Been So Closely Associated With An Organization That Has Solicited Financial Support From Foreign Governments." "Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments. Clinton formally joined the foundation in 2013 after leaving the State Department, and the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation." (Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.," The Washington Post , 2/25/15)

  • Contributions "May Spur Questions About The Independence Of A Potential Commander In Chief Who Has Solicited Money From Foreign Donors With A Stake In The Actions Of The U.S. Government." "The role of interests located in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Argentina may spur questions about the independence of a potential commander in chief who has solicited money from foreign donors with a stake in the actions of the U.S. government." (Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, "Clinton Foundation's Global Network Overlaps With Family's Political Base," The Washington Post , 2/19/15)

The Clinton's Accepted Millions From Foreign Governments Through Their Foundation, Many Of Which Have Poor Human Rights Standards

The Clinton Foundation Has Accepted Between $21,250,009 And $65,500,000 From Middle Eastern Countries With Policies Hostile Toward Women's Rights, Gay Rights And Human Rights. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/15/16)

Hillary Clinton Now "Finds Herself Under Attack For Her Family Foundation's Acceptance Of Millions Of Dollars In Donations From Middle Eastern Countries Known For Violence Against Women And For Denying Them Many Basic Freedoms." "It was supposed to be a carefully planned anniversary to mark one of the most important and widely praised moments in Hillary Rodham Clinton's political career - and to remind the country, ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign, about her long record as a champion for the rights of women and girls. Instead, as Mrs. Clinton commemorates her 1995 women's rights speech in Beijing in back-to-back events in New York, she finds herself under attack for her family foundation's acceptance of millions of dollars in donations from Middle Eastern countries known for violence against women and for denying them many basic freedoms. This was not how she intended to reintroduce herself to American voters." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

  • "The Donations From Countries With Poor Records On Women's Rights, However, Presented A Difficult Appearance Problem For A Candidate Running In Part As The Embodiment Of Women's Aspirations To Equality." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

The State Department Has Highlighted Human Rights Abuses, Including Sex Discrimination, In Countries That Have Given The Foundation Tens Of Millions Of Dollars. "But the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei - all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

  • Saudi Arabia, "A Particularly Generous Benefactor To The Clinton Foundation," Was "Tersely Faulted" By Clinton's State Department For Gender Discrimination. "The department's 2011 human rights report on Saudi Arabia, the last such yearly review prepared during Mrs. Clinton's tenure, tersely faulted the kingdom for 'a lack of equal rights for women and children,' and said violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination, among other abuses, were all 'common' there. Saudi Arabia has been a particularly generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $10 million since 2001, according to foundation disclosures. At least $1 million more was donated by Friends of Saudi Arabia, co-founded by a Saudi prince." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)
  • According To Clinton's Own State Department, Human Rights Problems In Saudi Arabia Included "Pervasive" Restrictions On Freedom Of Expression, Assembly And Religion, And "A Lack Of Equal Rights For Women, Children, And Expatriate Workers." "The most important human rights problems reported included citizens' lack of the right and legal means to change their government; pervasive restrictions on universal rights such as freedom of expression, including on the Internet, and freedom of assembly, association, movement, and religion; and a lack of equal rights for women, children, and expatriate workers." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: Saudi Arabia," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)
  • The State Department Report Noted The Holding Of Political Prisoners, Arbitrary Arrest And Detention, Denial Of Due Process And Interference "With Privacy, Home And Correspondence." "Other human rights problems reported included torture and other abuses; overcrowding in prisons and detention centers; holding political prisoners and detainees; denial of due process; arbitrary arrest and detention; and arbitrary interference with privacy, home, and correspondence." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: Saudi Arabia," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)

AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, CLINTON PULLED STRINGS FOR FOUNDATION DONORS

Newly Released Emails Reveal How Clinton's Staff Placed A Big Donor On A Sensitive Government Intelligence Advisory Board And Rushed His Security Clearance At The State Department Despite Fernando Not Having Any Experience In The Issue Area

Raj Fernando Was Appointed To The State Department's International Security Advisory Board By Clinton's Chief Of Staff Cheryl Mills At Her "Insistence." "The newly released emails reveal that after ABC News started asking questions in August 2011, a State Department official who worked with the advisory board couldn't immediately come up with a justification for Fernando serving on the panel. His and other emails make repeated references to 'S'; ABC News has been told this is a common way to refer to the Secretary of State. 'The true answer is simply that S staff (Cheryl Mills) added him,' wrote Wade Boese, who was Chief of Staff for the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, in an email to Mannina, the press aide. 'Raj was not on the list sent to S; he was added at their insistence.'" (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Cho Park, "How Clinton Donor Got On Sensitive Intelligence Board," ABC News, 6/10/16)

"Hillary Clinton's State Department Aides Rushed A Top Secret Security Clearance For A Democratic Donor In Order To Place Him In A Government Position For Which He Was Not Qualified." (Sarah Westwood, "Clinton Aides Rushed Top Secret Clearance For Foundation Donor," The Washington Examiner, 6/16/16)

Clinton's Top Aides "Intervened To Obtain A Security Clearance For Fernando" So He Could Serve On The State Department's International Security Advisory Board. "Emails obtained by the conservative watchdog group Citizens United and shared with Fox News Thursday indicate Clinton's top aides intervened to obtain a security clearance for Fernando, a Chicago businessman, in order to facilitate his service on the board." (Sarah Westwood, "Clinton Aides Rushed Top Secret Clearance For Foundation Donor," The Washington Examiner, 6/16/16)

The Decision To Add Fernando To The Board With "No Obvious Experience In The Field…Appeared To Baffle The Department's Professional Staff." "Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department's professional staff." (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Cho Park, "How Clinton Donor Got On Sensitive Intelligence Board," ABC News, 6/10/16)

  • "Fernando's Lack Of Any Known Background In Nuclear Security Caught The Attention Of Several Board Members" And "Emails Show That Confusion Ensued Among The Career Government Officials Who Work With The Advisory Panel." "Fernando's lack of any known background in nuclear security caught the attention of several board members, and when ABC News first contacted the State Department in August 2011 seeking a copy of his resume, the emails show that confusion ensued among the career government officials who work with the advisory panel." (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Cho Park, "How Clinton Donor Got On Sensitive Intelligence Board," ABC News, 6/10/16)
  • This Board Is Meant To Advise The Secretary Of State On "The Use Of Tactical Nuclear Weapons And On Other Crucial Arms Control Issues." "A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando's only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues." (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Cho Park, "How Clinton Donor Got On Sensitive Intelligence Board," ABC News, 6/10/16)

Once Pressed On The Appointment Of Fernando By The Press, Mills Asked The State Department Press Office To "Stall," Two Days Later, Fernando Resigned From The Board. "The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to 'protect the name' of the Secretary, 'stall' the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later." (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Cho Park, "How Clinton Donor Got On Sensitive Intelligence Board," ABC News, 6/10/16)

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Fernando Has Contributed Between $1,000,000 And $5,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation. (The Clinton Foundation, Accessed 6/10/16)

Bill Clinton Helped Grease A Deal That Allowed Foundation Donors To Become Rich And Allowed Russia To Control A Large Stake Of The Worlds Uranium Supply

The New York Times Headline: "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company" (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Russian Company Rosatom Was Eyeing A Stake In Uranium One. "At the time, Russia was already eying a stake in Uranium One, Rosatom company documents show." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • Rosatom Is The Russian Atomic Energy Agency. "The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)
  • Russia Wanted A Stake In The Uranium Mines Because Their Country "Lacks Sufficient Domestic Reserves To Meet Its Own Industry Needs." "Rosatom officials say they were seeking to acquire mines around the world because Russia lacks sufficient domestic reserves to meet its own industry needs." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

"Uranium One Pressed The American Embassy In Kazakhstan" For "Written Confirmation That The Licenses Were Valid According To American Cables. "It was against this backdrop that the Vancouver-based Uranium One pressed the American Embassy in Kazakhstan, as well as Canadian diplomats, to take up its cause with Kazakh officials, according to the American cables. 'We want more than a statement to the press,' Paul Clarke, a Uranium One executive vice president, told the embassy's energy officer on June 10, the officer reported in a cable. 'That is simply chitchat.' What the company needed, Mr. Clarke said, was official written confirmation that the licenses were valid." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • The American Embassy Reports To The Secretary Of State, And The Cable Was Copied To Clinton. "The American Embassy ultimately reported to the secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton. Though the Clarke cable was copied to her, it was given wide circulation, and it is unclear if she would have read it; the Clinton campaign did not address questions about the cable." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

In 2010 When The Russians Wanted To Up Their Stake In Uranium One To 51 Percent, Giving Them A Controlling Stake, It Set Off "Alarm Bells" In America. " But it was the 2010 deal, giving the Russians a controlling 51 percent stake, that set off alarm bells." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, " Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • This "Generous Offer To Shareholders" Came Within A Year Of The 17 Percent Stake Deal. "And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Before Approval Of The 51 Percent Russian Controlling Stake Of Uranium One, US Government Had To "Sign Off On The Deal." "But first, Uranium One had to get the American government to sign off on the deal." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Uranium One's Chairman Was Canadian Ian Telfer. "The new company, which kept the Uranium One name, was controlled by UrAsia investors including Ian Telfer, a Canadian who became chairman." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Telfer's Family Charity Is Called The Fernwood Foundation, Which Donated Millions "During And After The Critical Time When The Foreign Investment Committee Was Reviewing His Deal With The Russians." "But a review of tax records in Canada, where Mr. Telfer has a family charity called the Fernwood Foundation, shows that he donated millions of dollars more, during and after the critical time when the foreign investment committee was reviewing his deal with the Russians." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • In 2009, The Fernwood Foundation Donated $1 Million, The Same Year Uranium One "Appealed To The American Embassy To Help Keep Its Mines In Kazakhstan, $250,000 In 2010, The Year The Russians Sought Majority Control; As Well As $600,000 In 2011 And $500,000 In 2012." "His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)
  • The Fernwood Foundation Donations Remain Undisclosed On The Clinton Foundation Website. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 5/1/16)

Telfer's "Undisclosed Donations Came In Addition To Between $1.3 Million And $5.6 Million In Contributions, Which Were Reported, From A Constellation Of People With Ties To Uranium One Or UrAsia" The Company That Originally Acquired The Kazakh Mines. "Mr. Telfer's undisclosed donations came in addition to between $1.3 million and $5.6 million in contributions, which were reported, from a constellation of people with ties to Uranium One or UrAsia, the company that originally acquired Uranium One's most valuable asset: the Kazakh mines." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

"The Episode Underscores The Special Ethical Challenges Presented By The Clinton Foundation…" "But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation's donors." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

The Power To Sign Off On These Deals Rests With "The Committee On Foreign Investment In The United States." "When a company controlled by the Chinese government sought a 51 percent stake in a tiny Nevada gold mining operation in 2009, it set off a secretive review process in Washington, where officials raised concerns primarily about the mine's proximity to a military installation, but also about the potential for minerals at the site, including uranium, to come under Chinese control. The officials killed the deal. Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • Secretary Clinton Was On This Committee. "Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee comprises some of the most powerful members of the cabinet, including the attorney general, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy, and the secretary of state." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

The Uranium One Deal Was Important To National Security Because It "Concerned American Dependence On Foreign Uranium Sources." "The national security issue at stake in the Uranium One deal was not primarily about nuclear weapons proliferation; the United States and Russia had for years cooperated on that front, with Russia sending enriched fuel from decommissioned warheads to be used in American nuclear power plants in return for raw uranium. Instead, it concerned American dependence on foreign uranium sources." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

"The Deal Made Rosatom One Of The World's Largest Uranium Producers And Brought Mr. Putin Closer To His Goal Of Controlling Much Of The Global Uranium Supply Chain." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

The "Ultimate Authority To Approve Or Reject The Russian Acquisition Rested With Cabinet Officials On The Foreign Investment Committee Including Mrs. Clinton…" "Still, the ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition rested with the cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, including Mrs. Clinton - whose husband was collecting millions in donations from people associated with Uranium One." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

CLINTON'S SECRET SERVER PUT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AT RISK, AND HER LIES ONLY MAKE IT WORSE

Despite Claiming Her Exclusive Use Of A Private Email Server Was "Allowed" Under State Department Rules, The Agency's Watchdog Found The Opposite Was True

Clinton Said That No One Signed Off On Her Private Server Because "It Was Allowed Under The Rules Of The State Department." CNN'S JAKE TAPPER: "And you said it was allowed, too." CLINTON: "Yes, it was." TAPPER: "Who allowed it?" CLINTON: "It was allowed under the rules of the State Department. And, again…" TAPPER: "So nobody signed off on it?" CLINTON: "No, it was allowed. You know, one of my predecessors did the same thing. Others in our government have done the same thing at very high levels because the rules did change after I left state department. But at the time and in prior years the rules allowed it." ("The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN, 10/16/15)

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Clinton's Decision To Use A Secret Server "Flouted State Department Procedures…" In reality, Clinton's decision to use a private e-mail system for official business was highly unusual and flouted State Department procedures, even if not expressly prohibited by law at the time. Moreover, while she claims "everything I did was permitted," she appears to have not complied with the requirement to turn over her business-related e-mails before she left government service. That's a major misstep that she has not acknowledged." (Glenn Kessler, "Hillary Clinton's Claim That 'Everything I Did [On Emails] Was Permitted," The Washington Post's Fact Checker , 7/9/15)

  • The State Department's Inspector General Reported That State "Department Staff Would Not Have Given Its Blessing Because Of The 'Security Risks In Doing So.'" "The State Department's independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton's email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the 'security risks in doing so.'" (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "State Dept. Inspector General Report Sharply Criticizes Clinton's Email Practices," The Washington Post , 5/25/16)

After Claiming No Classified Material Was Sent Or Received, Over 2,000 Emails On Her Server Were Found To Contain Classified Information

In March 2015 Clinton Said "There Is No Classified Material." CLINTON: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material." (Hillary Clinton, Press Conference, New York, NY 3/10/15)

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Of The Clinton Emails That The State Department Released, There Were 2,101 Emails Containing Material That Was Classified. "According to information released Monday by the State Department, Clinton's emails totaled 52,402 pages and included 2,101 emails that had been redacted in all or part because they contained material that was deemed classified." (Rosalind S. Helderman, "State Department Release Final Batch Of Clinton Emails," The Washington Post , 2/29/16)

A Full 22 Emails Deemed "Top Secret," Are Being "Withheld In Full" And Will Never Be Released To The Public Due To Their Classified Nature. "A second source not authorized to speak on the record said the number of accounts involved could be as high as 30 and reflects how the intelligence was broadly shared, replied to, and copied to individuals using the unsecured server. The State Department recently confirmed that the messages in question include the most sensitive kind of intelligence. On Jan. 29, Fox News first reported that some emails on Clinton's server were too damaging to release in any form. The State Department subsequently announced that 22 'top secret' emails were being withheld in full; these were the messages being handled by more than a dozen accounts." (Catherine Herridge And Pamela Browne, "Official: Top Clinton Aides Also Handled 'Top Secret' Intel On Server," Fox News, 2/10/16)

Reuters Found "At Least 20 Email Threads From 2009" That Include The State Department's Own "Classified" Stamps. "In the small fraction of emails made public so far, Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from 2009, representing scores of individual emails, that include what the State Department's own 'Classified' stamps now identify as so-called 'foreign government information.' The U.S. government defines this as any information, written or spoken, provided in confidence to U.S. officials by their foreign counterparts." (Jonathon Allen, "Exclusive: Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest," Reuters, 8/21/15)

  • The Information In Clinton's Emails, "Is The Only Kind That Must Be 'Presumed' Classified" To Protect National Security. "This sort of information, which the department says Clinton both sent and received in her emails, is the only kind that must be 'presumed' classified, in part to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic interactions, according to U.S. regulations examined by Reuters." (Jonathon Allen, "Exclusive: Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest," Reuters, 8/21/15)

Clinton Failed To Follow Even Basic Security Procedures While Her Server Held Classified Information

Clinton Hasn't Been Able To Name Any Safeguards On Her Server, But Insists She Wasn't Hacked. THE BOSTON GLOBE's JAMES PINDELL: "One question about your email server, what safeguards did you put in place to make sure that you weren't hacked?" CLINTON: "Well, I can only tell you there is no evidence that I'm aware of that I ever was." (Interview With The Boston Globe, Keene, NH 10/16/15)

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Clinton's Home Basement Server Was Vulnerable To Attack From "Low-Skilled Intruder" According To U.S. Government Warnings. "The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton's server, which handled her personal and State Department correspondence, appeared to allow users to connect openly over the Internet to control it remotely, according to detailed records compiled in 2012. Experts said the Microsoft remote desktop service wasn't intended for such use without additional protective measures, and was the subject of U.S. government and industry warnings at the time over attacks from even low-skilled intruders. Records show that Clinton additionally operated two more devices on her home network in Chappaqua, New York, that also were directly accessible from the Internet. One contained similar remote-control software that also has suffered from security vulnerabilities, known as Virtual Network Computing, and the other appeared to be configured to run websites." (Jack Gillum and Stehpen Braun, "Clinton Server's Software Had Hacking Risk," The Associated Press , 10/13/15)

Hillary Clinton's BlackBerry Was Vulnerable To Hacking During Her First Visit Abroad - To China - As Secretary Of State. "Intelligence suggested that Clinton's BlackBerry was vulnerable to monitoring or intrusion during her first trip abroad as secretary of state. A redacted sentence in the memo 'indicates [that State's diplomatic security division] have intelligence concerning this vulnerability during her recent trip to Asia,' according to an email from Boswell's executive assistant." (Lachlan Markay, "Emails: Clinton's BlackBerry Was Vulnerable To Hackers," The Washington Free Beacon, 11/9/15)

Clinton's Actions Have Sparked An Ongoing Criminal FBI Investigation

On February 8, The FBI Confirmed That The Investigation Into Clinton's Secret Server Is Ongoing. "The FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server remained 'ongoing' as of earlier this month, a top FBI official said in a letter filed in federal court Monday." (Josh Gerstein, "FBI: Clinton Email Probe 'Ongoing,'" Politico, 2/8/16)

In May 2016, The FBI Director James Comey Challenged Clinton's Repeated Claim That The FBI Investigation Into Her Email Server Is A "Security Inquiry." "The head of the FBI appeared to challenge Hillary Clinton's characterization of the federal investigation into her private email server on Wednesday. Clinton and her allies have repeatedly called the probe a routine 'security inquiry.' But Director James Comey told reporters that that wasn't an accurate description. 'It's in our name. I'm not familiar with the term 'security inquiry,'' Comey said at a roundtable with reporters, according to Politico." (Julian Hattem, "FBI Head Challenges Clinton's Description Of Email Probe," The Hill, 5/11/16)

  • The F.B.I.'s Focus Is On Whether Clinton's Emails Broke The Law. "F.B.I. focus on whether disputed Clinton emails broke the law, but deciding won't be simple." (New York Times Politics, Twitter Feed, 9/24/15)

A Federal Judge Confirmed Just Last Week That Clinton IT Staffer Bryan Pagliano Was Given An Immunity Deal With The FBI In Relation To A "Criminal Investigation…" "Bryan Pagliano, a computer expert who worked at the State Department while Clinton was secretary of state and was also paid privately by her, was previously reported to have received immunity in connection with statements he gave to the FBI about Clinton's private server set-up. However, there had been no explicit confirmation that the investigation-which Clinton has repeatedly referred to as a 'security review'-is actually a criminal probe. 'The privacy interests at stake are high because the government's criminal investigation through which Mr. Pagliano received limited immunity is ongoing and confidential,' U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote in an order issued Tuesday." (Josh Gerstein, "Judge Links Clinton Aide's Immunity To 'Criminal Investigation," Politico, 6/14/16)

  • The F.B.I.'s Focus Is On Whether Clinton's Emails Broke The Law. "F.B.I. focus on whether disputed Clinton emails broke the law, but deciding won't be simple." (New York Times Politics, Twitter Feed, 9/24/15)

CLINTON'S FAILURE TO SHOW STRONG LEADERSHIP ON ISIS HAS JEPRODIZED U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

Today, Clinton Believes "We Now Finally Are Where We Need To Be" With Defeating ISIS And Would Continue Obama's Strategy

Clinton On ISIS: "We Now Finally Are Where We Need To Be." CLINTON: "Look at these complex problems. I wish it could be either or I wish we could say yes, let's go destroy ISIS and let's let Assad continue to destroy Syria which creates more terrorists, more extremists by the minute. No. We now finally are where we need to be. We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS which is a danger to us as well as the region, and we finally have a UN Security Council resolution bringing the world together to go after a political transition in Syria. If the United States does not lead there is not another leader, there is a vacuum and we have to lead if we're going to be successful." (Hillary Clinton, Democratic Primary Debate, Manchester, NH, 12/19/15)

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In December 2015, Clinton Said That Obama's ISIS Strategy "Is Close To Mine." QUESTION: "Anything you would have said differently or disagreed with respect to President Obama's address [inaudible]?" CLINTON: "I was really happy that he made the address. I thought it was very important for him to address the nation. And you know, I think his take on what needs to be done is close to mine." (Hillary Clinton, Interview With The Concord Monitor Editorial Board, 12/8/15)

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Despite Clinton's Claim's The Military And Intelligence Community See ISIS As An Ongoing Threat Whose Capabilities Have Not Been Reduced By Obama's Efforts

ISIS "Has Expanded To Other Countries, Including Libya, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula And Afghanistan." But U.S. intelligence agencies see the overall situation as a strategic stalemate: The Islamic State remains a well-funded extremist army able to replenish its ranks with foreign jihadis as quickly as the U.S. can eliminate them. Meanwhile, the group has expanded to other countries, including Libya, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Afghanistan." (Ken Dilanian, Zeina Karam, and Bassem Mroue, "Despite Bombing, Islamic State Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago," The Associated Press , 7/31/15)

Last Week, CIA Director John Brennan Told The Select Committee On Intelligence That Despite The Obama Administration's Efforts To Combat ISIL, It Has Not Reduced The Terror Groups Capability To Carry Out Attacks. CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN: "Unfortunately despite all of our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach. The resources needed for terrorism are very modest. And the group would have to suffer even heavier losses on territory man power, and money for its terrorist capacity to decline significantly. Moreover the group's foreign branches and global networks can help preserve its capacity for terrorism regardless of events in Iraq and Syria. In fact as the pressure mounts on ISIL we judge that it will intensify its total global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda." (CIA Director John Brennan, Testimony, U.S. Senate, Select Committee On Intelligence, 06/16/16)

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ISIS Has Doubled Its Presence To 6,000 Fighters In Libya In The Last Year According To The Pentagon. "The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has doubled its presence inside Libya in the last year, the top U.S. military commander overseeing operations in the region said Thursday. The number of ISIS fighters in Libya doubled to between 4,000 to 6,000 in the last 12 to 18 months, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez said at a Pentagon briefing." (Kristina Wong, "Top General: ISIS Doubled Number Of Fighters In Libya," The Hill, 4/7/16)

  • More Tunisians Are Joining ISIS In Libya, Threatening The Stability Of The Region. "Tunisians form the largest contingent of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. But with U.S. and Russian airstrikes hammering them there, and travel bans and stricter border controls in place, more Tunisians are joining the Islamic State in Libya. Increasingly, Libya's conflict is spilling into Tunisia, the only country to emerge as a functioning democracy after the revolutions." (Sundarsan Raghavan, "Islamic State, Growing Stronger In Libya, Sets Its Sights On Fragile Neighbor Tunisia," The Washington Post , 5/13/16)

ISIS Has "Greatly Expanded Its Control Over Territory In Libya…" "Islamic State has greatly expanded its control over territory in Libya and the militants are claiming to be the key defense for the North African state against foreign military intervention, United Nations sanctions monitors said. In their annual report to the U.N. Security Council, which was released on Wednesday, the monitors also said Libya has become more attractive to foreign fighters who mainly arrive through Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey." (Michelle Nicholas, "Islamic State Greatly Expands Control In Libya: UN Report," Reuters, 3/10/16)

CLINTON LIED ABOUT THE DEADLY ATTACK IN BENGHAZI, BLAMING A VIDEO FOR A PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACK

On September 11, 2012, The U.S. Diplomatic Compound In Benghazi Was Attacked By Islamist Militants, Resulting In The Death Of Ambassador Christopher Stevens And Three Other Americans. "Islamist militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, late Tuesday, killing the American ambassador and three members of his staff and raising questions about the radicalization of countries swept up in the Arab Spring. The ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, was missing almost immediately after the start of an intense, four-hour firefight for control of the mission, and his body was not located until Wednesday morning at dawn, when he was found dead at a Benghazi hospital, American and Libyan officials said." (David D. Kirkpatrick and Steven Lee Myers, "Libya Attack Brings Challenges For U.S.," The New York Times , 9/12/12)

Clinton Lied To The American People About The Cause Of The Attack In Benghazi

On The Night Of The Attack, Clinton Made A Statement About The Attack, Directly Linking The Benghazi Attackers' Justification To The YouTube Videos, Saying "Some Have Sought To Justify This Vicious Behavior … As A Response To Inflammatory Material Posted On The Internet." CLINTON: There will be more time later to reflect, but today, we have work to do. There is no higher priority than protecting our men and women wherever they serve. We are working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out this assault. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our Embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet." (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks On The Deaths Of American Personnel in Benghazi, Libya, Washington, DC, 9/12/12)

On September 12, 2012, Clinton Told The Egyptian Prime Minister That The Administration Knew The Benghazi Attack "Had Nothing To Do With The Film" And That It "Was A Planned Attack-Not A Protest." (Lawrence Randolph, Email To S_CallNotes, State Department Release, 9/12/12)

(Lawrence Randolph, Email To S_CallNotes, State Department Release, 9/12/12)

WHILE SHE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, CLINTON CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTS THEM WHEN IN OFFICE

"Clinton Has Had Difficulty Maintaining A Consistent Position On International Trade." "Like many Democrats, including the current president, Hillary Clinton has had difficulty maintaining a consistent position on international trade." (Domenico Montanaro, "A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade, NPR, 4/21/15)

The Washington Post Editorial: Clinton's Trade Flip-Flops Are "Transparently Inconsistent" And "Insults The Electorate's Intelligence." " Ms. Clinton's dash for the tall grass is transparently inconsistent with the position she embraced as Mr. Obama's secretary of state. 'Our hope is that a TPP agreement with high standards can serve as a benchmark for future agreements - and grow to serve as a platform for broader regional interaction and eventually a free trade area of the Asia-Pacific,' she wrote in an October 2011 cover story for Foreign Policy magazine. Indeed, given this well-known record, her avoidance now rather insults the electorate's intelligence." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton, MIA On Trade, " The Washington Post ," 5/12/15)

Politico Magazine's Bill Scher: "While Hillary Clinton Is Probably Lying About Her Newfound Opposition" To Obama's Trade Agenda, She Is "Simply Doing What Every Democratic Presidential Nominee Has Done On Trade For The Past Three Decades: Campaign One Way, Govern Another." "While Hillary Clinton is probably lying about her newfound opposition to President Barack Obama's trade deal, that doesn't tell us much about her character. She is simply doing what every Democratic presidential nominee has done on trade for the past three decades: campaign one way, govern another." (Bill Scher, "Hillary's Free Trade Fake-Out," Politico Magazine, 10/8/15)

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Helped Draft The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) And Called It "The Gold Standard"

FLIP: As Secretary Of State, Clinton Took "A Leading Part In Drafting The Trans-Pacific Partnership." "She's pressed the case for U.S. business in Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries in China's shadow. She's also taken a leading part in drafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade pact that would give U.S. companies a leg up on their Chinese competitors." (Elizabeth Dwoskin and Indira Laksmanan, "How Hillary Clinton Created A U.S. Business-Promotion Machine," Bloomberg, 1/10/13)

  • In 2012, Clinton Said The "TPP Sets The Gold Standard In Trade Agreements" And Includes "Strong Protections For Workers And The Environment." CLINTON: "So it's fair to say that our economies are entwined, and we need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. Australia is a critical partner. This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Techport Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 11/15/12)

FLOP: Once Campaigning For President, Clinton Publicly Announced Her Opposition To The TPP. "After months of delicately avoiding expressing an opinion on the controversial trade deal, Mrs. Clinton said the agreement in its current form did not meet her high bar for protecting American workers, the environment and advancing national security… But while Mrs. Clinton's opposition to the trade pact could do much to appease Democratic voters and labor unions that have seized on the deal as a symbol for the perils of globalization, her decision to repudiate a major legislative goal of Mr. Obama's - one she initially supported - carries significant political risks." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama's Trade-Pacific Trade Deal," The New York Times , 10/7/15)

The Economic Policy Institute Estimates That The U.S. Trade Deficit With The 11 TPP Nations Led To The Elimination Of More Than 2 Million U.S. Jobs In 2015. "The U.S. trade deficit with the 11 other TPP countries eliminated 2 million jobs, as shown in Table 2, which reports the number of direct, indirect, and respending jobs lost (aggregated over all industries). The trade deficit between the United States and the 11 other TPP member countries in 2015 directly eliminated 418,900 jobs. In addition to the direct jobs lost, the U.S. trade deficit with the TPP country group eliminated an additional 847,200 indirect jobs in supplier industries, including jobs in manufacturing, commodity, and service industries. Finally, wages lost because of direct and indirect job cuts from the trade deficits with the TPP member countries would have supported an additional 759,700 respending jobs. The direct, indirect, and respending jobs displaced by the U.S. trade deficit with TPP member countries totals 2,025,800 jobs lost." (Robert E. Scott and Elizabeth Glass, "Trans-Pacific Partnership, Currency Manipulation, Trade, And Jobs," Economic Policy Institute, 3/3/16)

  • More Than One Million Of Jobs Lost Were In Manufacturing. "The U.S. trade deficit with TPP member countries in 2015 cost 1,057,200 manufacturing jobs (52.2 percent of the jobs lost due to the U.S. trade deficit with TPP member countries)." (Robert E. Scott and Elizabeth Glass, "Trans-Pacific Partnership, Currency Manipulation, Trade, And Jobs," Economic Policy Institute, 3/3/16)

Clinton Supported North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

FLIP: In 2003 In Her Book "Living History," Clinton Praised NAFTA, Calling It An Example Of The Economy "Reaping The Benefits, Not The Burdens Of Globalization." "Creating a free trade zone in North America- the largest free trade zone in the world- would expand U.S. exports, create jobs and ensure that our economy was reaping the benefits, not the burdens of globalization." (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History, 2003, p. 182)

FLOP: In August 2007, Clinton Said "NAFTA And The Way It's Been Implemented Has Hurt A Lot Of American Workers." QUESTION: "Let's move on to another important topic for this audience in particular, the subject of trade. Senator Edwards had touched on this, Senator Clinton. Over the weekend, this past weekend, you expressed some disappointment that NAFTA, in your words, did not realize the benefits that it was promised - it promised, rather. How would you fix it?" CLINTON: "Well, I had said that for many years, that, you know, NAFTA and the way it's been implemented has hurt a lot of American workers. In fact, I did a study in New York looking at the impact of NAFTA on business people, workers and farmers who couldn't get their products into Canada despite NAFTA. So, clearly we have to have a broad reform in how we approach trade. NAFTA's a piece of it, but it's not the only piece of it." (Sen. Hillary Clinton, AFL-CIO Presidential Candidates Forum, Chicago, IL, 8/7/07)

  • After Promoting Her Husband's Trade Agenda For Years And Lobbying For The Passage Of NAFTA, Clinton Moved Away From Her Husband's Policies During Her 2008 Campaign. "Clinton promoted her husband's trade agenda for years, and friends say that she is a free-trader at heart. 'The simple fact is, nations with free-market systems do better,' she said in a 1997 speech. Now, she is moving away from her husband's policies by opposing a trade deal with South Korea and raising questions about NAFTA. 'We just can't keep doing what we did in the 20th Century,' Clinton said in a March interview." (Kim Chipman and Nicholas Johnston, "Edwards's Stance On Trade May Attract Union Support," Bloomberg, 8/7/07)

The Economic Policy Institute Estimates That The U.S. Trade Deficit Caused By NAFTA Has Resulted In Nearly 700,000 Lost U.S. Jobs Through 2010. "NAFTA led to a flood of outsourcing and foreign direct investment in Mexico. U.S. imports from Mexico grew much more rapidly than exports, leading to growing trade deficits, as shown in the Figure. Jobs making cars, electronics, and apparel and other goods moved to Mexico, and job losses piled up in the United States, especially in the Midwest where those products used to be made. By 2010,trade deficits with Mexico had eliminated 682,900 good U.S. jobs, most (60.8 percent) in manufacturing." (Robert E. Scott, "NAFTA's Legacy," Economic Policy Institute, 12/17/13)

Clinton Supported Normalizing Trade Relations With China And Saw The Trade Deficit With That Country Increase By 40 Percent While She Was Secretary Of State

In October 2000, Clinton Said She Supported Normalizing Trade Relations With China, And Would Have Voted For It Had She Been In The Senate. CLINTON: "Had I been in the Senate this year, I would have voted for normalizing trade relations with China." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The Council On Foreign Relations , New York, NY, 10/17/00)

  • After Normalizing Trade Relations With China, The Economic Policy Institute Estimated That "Growth In The U.S. Goods Trade Deficit With China Between 2001 And 2013 Eliminated Or Displaced 3.2 Million U.S. Jobs." "Growth in the U.S. goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs, 2.4 million (three-fourths) of which were in manufacturing. These lost manufacturing jobs account for about two-thirds of all U.S. manufacturing jobs lost or displaced between December, 2001 and December 2013." (Will Kimball and Robert E. Scott, "China Trade, Outsourcing And Jobs," Economic Policy Institute, 12/11/14)

During Clinton's Four Years As Secretary Of State, Year-On-Year Trade Deficits With China Increased By $89 Billion, Or Over 39 Percent. ("Trade In Goods With China," U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

  • In 2012, The U.S. Trade Deficit With China Was $315 Billion, Up From $226 Billion In 2009. ("Trade In Goods With China," U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

The U.S. Has Lost More Than One-Quarter Of Its Manufacturing Jobs Under Hillary-Backed Trade Policies

Since Bill Clinton Became President In January 1993, The U.S. Has Lost 4,506,000 Manufacturing Jobs, A 27 Percent Decline. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/21/16)

  • In May 2016, The U.S. Had 12,285,000 Manufacturing Jobs, Down From 16,791,000 Manufacturing Jobs In January 1993. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/21/16)

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