The State Department turned over several previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year.
In April 2009, Doug Band — Clinton Foundation overseer and former Bill Clinton aide — had an exchange with Hillary aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. He requested a meeting between the then-American ambassador to Lebanon and Gilbert Chagoury, a major Clinton Foundation donor.
“We need to speak to the substance person re: Lebanon. As you know, he’s (Chagoury) key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon,” Band wrote.
Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, according to its disclosures. He is also known for his close association with Nigeria’s military dictator, Sani Abacha and a 2000 conviction in Switzerland for money laundering.
(What’s that old saying about the company you keep? Anyway…)
Abedin replied, “Its Jeff Feltman, I’m sure he knows him. I’ll talk to Jeff,” who was the former American ambassador to Lebanon and who later became assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009.
Clearly this was an urgent situation since Band responded less that 20 minutes later, “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”
In January 2011, Band created The Teneo consulting firm, which boasts of having more than 550 employees in 14 offices around the world. Two of these employees include Bill Clinton who is a paid honorary chairman and Huma, now a $15,000-a-month consultant.
And to think, Attorney General Loretta Lynch already closed the book on this investigation, so for now, none of this appears as if it will stick to Hillary – yet again.