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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:42 PM

Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation

Source: CNN

A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview job candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found.

The fact that the aide, Cheryl Mills, was taking part in such a high level task for the Clinton foundation while also working as chief of staff for the secretary of state raises new questions about the blurred lines that have dogged the Clintons in recent years.

On June 19, 2012, Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, boarded a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Washington's Union station.

The next morning, at the offices of a New York based executive search firm, Mills would interview two high-level business executives. Her mission was to help the Clinton Foundation find a new leader, a source told CNN.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/politics/hillary-clinton-cgi-cheryl-mills/index.html

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:44 PM

1. ?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:49 PM

2. And this breaking new how?

It's only been in the news for 3 days.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:51 PM

4. If you could supply a 3 day old link I'll gladly self delete.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:50 PM

3. and so? n/t

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:52 PM

5. Did you read the link?

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:59 PM

6. There was no conflict of interest. It was volunteer work that Ms. Mills engaged in. Cheryl Mills

been a close friend of the Clinton's for decades.

"Federal employees are permitted to engage in outside personal activities, within the scope of the federal ethics rules. All federal employees are subject to federal ethics laws and regulations, including rules pertaining to conflicts of interest."



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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:07 PM

7. That statement doesn't absolve Mills. It only says that if something was done wrong

She subject to the pertaining laws and regulations. It's a blanket statement.

For the record. I'm not saying that Mills broke any laws and out of all of Hillary's staff. I like her the most and a strong supporter but the optics aren't good.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:13 PM

9. There was nothing done wrong or improperly. This is good ole Chuck Grassley, you know the one

who is holding the line against President Obama's Supreme Court nominee hearings.



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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:08 PM

8. You're always first in line with these stories, aren't you?

 

Article sounds like a cheap spy thriller. The kind you find on the bargain table.
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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:19 PM

11. Actually I'm quite reserved these days. The primary is over and am following Bernie's lead

That doesn't mean that this story isn't nothing.

I actually agree with you on the video production. I also hate the terrible pictures they show of Mills but if the underlying facts are true then it's not good. An agreement was signed to safeguard against these conflicts.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:16 PM

10. Thanks For Sharing .....



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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:20 PM

12. Your welcome!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:21 PM

13. Well this one took more than 2 clicks

But yeah I found what I was looking for.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:40 PM

14. What did you find? n/t

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:45 PM

17. It's all there if you click through it

didn't even have to click out of DU

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

15. And? Where was the "liberal MSM" when Cheney was giving out no-bid...

... contracts to his corporate buddies?

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:13 PM

21. That's a very good point. I myself was beyond livid that they got a pass.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:44 PM

16. So she did this on her own time and paid expenses out of her own pocket.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:46 PM

18. Oy. So what? Really don't give a tinkers damn about the "optics". I'll leave that to the repugs to

hyperventilate over. It's no secret that Mills is a long time friend and has been employed by the Clinton's in a legal capacity. They respect her judgment. I really think responding to emails that were stolen simply gives the enemy fodder. Screw them! I hope they find emails that actually say that.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:49 PM

19. Kicked and rec'd

 

plus ša change....

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:52 PM

20. Troll infestation

And not just in this thread.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:16 PM

22. there is nothing wrong with this story

this is exactly what reporters are supposed to do.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:31 PM

23. What's curious is the paragraph you deliberately chose not to quote. Here, I'll do it for you.

 

According to Mills' attorney, her work for the Clinton Foundation while she was employed at the State Department was strictly voluntary. She received no pay and no government funds were used to finance the short trip.


Are you still confused? Still "concerned?" Huh? Surely you read the whole article, right? I guess not.

Try being less obvious next time, maybe?

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:39 PM

24. Well considering I only had 4 paragraphs to work with I think I incapsulated well enough

And that statement from Mills attorney is irrelevant as the agreement that Hillary signed to get confirmed supercedes that.

Besides nowhere did I say she broke the law.

If you are going to be condescending at least come with a better argument.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:41 PM

25. You're so transparent, I bet you shower in Windex. nt

 

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:44 PM

26. Is that the best you can do?

Fyi, I'm an ammonia and water guy myself.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:49 PM

27. Are you from Corona Ca? I lived off Horsethief canyon 5 years ago

Before I moved to Palm Springs

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Response to MattP (Reply #27)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:03 PM

33. No I'm not from there but I might have to check it out lol

One of my interests is science and particularly the sun. I also happen to live in WA hence the NW.

Palm Springs is on my list too!

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:18 PM

37. I don't spend my best material on weak stuff like these concern threads.

 

You'd need to really step your game up to be worthy of my A-game.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:34 PM

39. Ok. I'll try better next time.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:55 PM

48. I strongly doubt it. nt

 

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 02:40 PM

56. Actually, no. An effective synopsis will allow both premise and contrast to premise.

" I think I incapsulated (sic) well enough..."

Actually, no. An effective synopsis will allow both premise and contrast to premise. Illustrating one at the expense of the other is not a synopsis but rather slanting the story, and (by definition) depicts a rather injudicious lack of objectivity.

The only question at this point being, is the slanting intentional or not? Something we will infer for ourselves given time, as the response would in all likelihood merely be the convenient answer (that being part and parcel of the weakness of the human condition as a whole, rather than targeted against any one person... or poster).

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #56)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 03:11 PM

57. I disagree but that isn't surprising I'm sure

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:50 PM

28. So was it illegal or not? If not then why is it in LBN?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:05 PM

34. Is legality a prerequisite for LBN

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:12 PM

49. No but if nothing illegal was done then how is it news of national interest?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #49)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:17 PM

50. That's a fair question but if that standard was applied across LBN

I think the post count would be much lower.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #50)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:43 PM

51. Yes except the question isnt what makes those other posts news of national interest

but rather what exactly makes this specific story news of national interest?
So why does it belong here and not say over in General?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #51)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 10:12 PM

52. I think the national aspect to your question answers it's self.

The one asking why here and not in the general is again valid. All I can say is that it was in the breaking news guidelines but it could have went in the general as well. Truthfully, I hardly go to that forum and probably should.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:51 PM

29. Ya, that's been defused here on DU about 4 times already. nt

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:54 PM

31. I didn't know that this was reported already. Do you have a DU link?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:53 PM

30. They clearly value Mills opinion

I don't see anything wrong with it. Lots of people do volunteer work.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:58 PM

32. I would value her opinion as well. I've said many times before this op that I highly respect Mills.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:09 PM

35. Right, you posted this nothingburger ball of inuendo out of concern and respect for Mills.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:20 PM

38. I don't know what's more sad, the thread itself or the flimsy defense of it by the OP. nt

 

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #38)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:35 PM

40. Look in the mirror

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:41 PM

47. Wow, you sure love discussing the issues.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:36 PM

41. No one is above reproach. I'm sorry if that hurts your feelings.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #41)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:38 PM

42. It doesn't hurt my feelings. It just says a lot about you. nt

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:13 PM

36. This would be an example

Of subtle trolling methinks. Begone you who would create something from nothing.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:39 PM

44. It's a Charity

None of this money goes to the Clintons...they don't need it.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 12:13 AM

53. She did it as a volunteer. You are allowed to volunteer in your

private time if you are a civil servant.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #53)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 12:18 AM

54. And that very well may be so.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 02:19 PM

55. On her own time, off State time. No conflict, no problem, no story...

On her own time, off State time. No conflict, no problem, no story... except for those who simply want there to be conflict, problems and story.

Often, when something doesn't look good, it's the fault of our eyes... else I'd rage against the mere optics of every publisher printing books in 10-point fonts.

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