Hillary Clinton failed to disclose $400,000 in pricey presents, private jets and vacations gifted to Bill Clinton although she was obligated to do so as Secretary of State.
Clinton aide Doug Band claimed in a 2011 memo published by Wikileaks that he helped obtain free vacations and personal travel for Bill Clinton.
The National Legal and Policy Center says failure to report certain gifts could violate the Ethics in Government Act or the Federal False Statements Act.
Hillary has already committed perjury and violated the Espionage Act and received no punishment for it and one must wonder if this is going to go anywhere.
We reported about the 2011 memo and you can read it as an attachment to this email. Band wrote about expensive free vacations and personal travel for Bill Clinton and family as part of his duties. Hillary did not report any gifts or travel reimbursements for herself or hubby Bill in her financial disclosure filings.
“In support of the President’s for-profit activity, we also have solicited and obtained, as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family – for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like,” wrote Band in the Nov. 16, 2011 memo to attorneys conducting an internal review of the Clinton Foundation.
It was obvious in the memo that he was helping to make the Clintons rich off the charity, hitting people up for donations, almost like a protection racket.
Band also wrote that his job included “supporting [Clinton] family/personal needs (e.g., securing in-kind private airplane travel, in-kind vacation stays, and supporting family business and personal needs).”
It’s not known if it supported Hillary and Band is not commenting.
Specifically, in November 2011, according to the memo, the telecommunications company Ericsson agreed to give Bill Clinton $400,000 in private plane travel. The company also paid the former president an additional $750,000 to speak at its conference that month in Hong Kong.
It was the largest speaking fee Bill Clinton had received up until that point, and with the added plane fare, the payment reached well over $1 million.
Although Hillary Clinton reported in her disclosure filings that her husband received a $750,000 honorarium for the speech, she did not disclose the additional $400,000 in private plane expenses from Ericsson in the spousal income or gifts and reimbursements sections.
She knew enough to report the fee but not the travel?
Band complained in another leaked email on November 17, 2011, that he had to report a conflict of interest but Clinton didn’t though he received “expensive gifts’ for his home from Clinton Global Initiative sponsors.
If gifts total more than $350, Clinton was required to report them under the law as secretary of state.
I’m sure she didn’t have intent. [irony here]
It could be difficult to pursue this angle however because Hillary Clinton could say it was “totally independent of their relationship” in the way of defense though, if it’s in their house, one wonders if that will fly.
That one email could dog the Clintons because the Clinton Foundation was always the worst scandal.
Hillary can always say there’s something wrong with her head and she doesn’t remember or she didn’t have intent. It’s hard to believe she will ever suffer any consequences for her perfidy and illegal acts.