Take the money!! …these sorts of restrictions don’t really get you anything…that Obama actually got judged MORE harshly as a result. He convinced me. So…in a complete U-turn, I’m ok just taking the money and dealing with any attacks.


7thfloorgroupshadowgovernment


clinton-foundation-invoice

Note that this “invoice” comes from Hal Turner, and Hal Turner has a history of lying and infiltrating.


fbiquidproquo
Update: it looks like the Clinton bunch are experts at quid pro quo.


One month before the presidential election of 2008, the giant Wall Street bank Citigroup submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.

The memorandum, revealed by WikiLeaks in a recent document release from the email account of John Podesta, who currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, was written by Michael Froman, who was then an executive with Citigroup and currently serves as US trade representative. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008…

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/15/wiki-o15.html


The following email appears to be a different quid pro quo than the ones above. Honestly, there’s o much horse-trading and log-rolling that I don’t know who is quidding whose quo.

Re: Foreign registered agents

From:jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com
To: re47@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2015-04-17 01:38
Subject: Re: Foreign registered agents

Take the money!!

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 16, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Robby Mook wrote:

Marc made a convincing case to me this am that these sorts of restrictions
don’t really get you anything…that Obama actually got judged MORE harshly
as a result. He convinced me. So…in a complete U-turn, I’m ok just
taking the money and dealing with any attacks.
Are you guys ok with that?

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dennis Cheng
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 6:13 PM
Subject: RE: Foreign registered agents
To: Marc Elias , Robby Mook
Cc: Karuna Seshasai , Huma Abedin , Jesse Ferguson ,
Kristina Schake , Tony Carrk , Rebecca Leal ,
Nicholas Pancrazio , Beth Jones , John Podesta

Hi all – we really need to make a final decision on this. We’re getting to
the point of no return…

*From:* Marc Elias [mailto:melias@hillaryclinton.com]
*Sent:* Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:38 AM
*To:* Robby Mook
*Cc:* Dennis Cheng; Karuna Seshasai; Huma Abedin; Jesse Ferguson; Kristina
Schake; Tony Carrk; Rebecca Leal; Nicholas Pancrazio; Beth Jones; John
Podesta

*Subject:* Re: Foreign registered agents

If we do it case by case, then it will be subjective. We would look at who
the donor is and what foreign entity they are registered for. In judging
whether to take the money, we would consider the relationship between that
country and the United States, its relationship to the State Department
during Hillary’s time as Secretary, and its relationship, if any, to the
Foundation. In judging the individual, we would look at their history of
support for political candidates generally and Hillary’s past campaigns
specifically.

Put simply, we would use the same criteria we use for lobbyists, except
with a somewhat more stringent screen.

As a legal matter, I am not saying we have to do this – we can decide to
simply ban foreign registrants entirely. I’m just offering this up as a
middle ground.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Robby Mook wrote:

Where do we draw the line though?

On Apr 15, 2015, at 11:22 PM, Marc Elias wrote:

Responding to all on this. I was not on the call this morning, but I lean
away from a bright line rule here. It seems odd to say that someone who
represents Alberta, Canada can’t give, but a lobbyist for Phillip Morris
can. Just as we vet lobbyists case by case, I would do the same with
FARA. While this may lead to a large number of FARA registrants being
denied, it would not be a flat our ban. A total ban feels arbitrary and
will engender the same eye-rolling and ill will that it did for Obama.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:09 PM, Dennis Cheng
wrote:

Hi all – we do need to make a decision on this ASAP as our friends who
happen to be registered with FARA are already donating and raising.

I do want to push back a bit (it’s my job!): I feel like we are leaving a
good amount of money on the table (both for primary and general, and then
DNC and state parties)… and how do we explain to people that we’ll take
money from a corporate lobbyist but not them; that the Foundation takes $
from foreign govts but we now won’t.

Either way, we need to make a decision soon.

*From:* Karuna Seshasai [mailto:kseshasai@hillaryclinton.com]
*Sent:* Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:35 PM
*To:* Huma Abedin
*Cc:* Robby Mook; Dennis Cheng; Jesse Ferguson; Marc Elias; Kristina
Schake; Tony Carrk; Rebecca Leal; Nicholas Pancrazio; Beth Jones; John
Podesta
*Subject:* Re: Foreign registered agents

Following up on the call from 9:30.

The policy would be to not allow any currently registered foreign agents
(those who register with FARA) to contribute or raise for the campaign. If
someone terminates their registration, they would be allowed to contribute
or raise for the campaign.

Marc, we’d especially like your perspective on adopting this policy..

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:06 PM, Huma Abedin
wrote:

That would be helpful.

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 14, 2015, at 4:05 PM, Robby Mook wrote:

Not to get too processy…but could you, me, Podesta, Tony, (and Huma if
possible) and someone from comms do a quick 10 min call on this? We’ll
finalize a decision.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Karuna Seshasai wrote:

Wanted to follow back up on this.

We’re consistently flagging more FARA registrants daily. In terms of # –
we’re at 27 out of 370 prospective bundlers – but to Jesse’s question –
that does not represent the costs of how much these folks would likely
raise.

If we were looking at these folks below on a case by case basis, I’d want
to specifically raise: Tony Podesta (Iraq, Azerbaijan, Egypt), Ben Barnes
(Libya), John Merrigan (UAE), Wyeth Weidman (Libya), and Mike Driver (UAE
connections)

.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Karuna Seshasai wrote:

Yes, it’s attached and also copied/pasted below.

This is only 23 names of the first 350 prospective bundlers we looked at
pre-launch. I anticipate more coming down the pipeline.

*First Name*

*Last Name*

*FARA Registered Agent*

*Client (if listed)*

Imaad

Zuberi

Beltway Government Strategies Inc (Zuberi is a Partner)

Office of the Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs,
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (8/14/14 – Current)

Anthony “Tony”

Podesta

The Podesta Group

Republic of Iraq (2/28/13 – Current); Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
(1/31/13 Current); Republic of Cyprus (11/13/12 – Current); Republic of
Kosovo (3/13/12 – Current); Republic of Albania (4/15/11 – Current);
Republic of India (10/8/10 – Current); National Security Council of Georgia
(2/3/10 – Current); Hong Kong Trade Dvelopment Council (4/20/09 – Current);
The Government of the Arab republic of egypt (4/1/09 – Current, previously
5/18/07- 6/30/07) PLM Group, LLC (9/27/07- 3/1/09); Podesta Associates,
Inc (2/17/94- 2/10/95)

Ben

Barnes

Ben Barnes Group for National Board

The Following Up and Recovering of the Libyan Looted and Disguised Funds of
the Transitional Government of Libya, through Washington African Consulting
Group, Inc (12/3/14 – Current); and Sharp & Barnes LLP for The Republic of
Colombia Federacion Nacional de Departamentos (8/31/10 – Current); and
Alcalde & Fay (10/21/94- 2/12/96)

Heather

Podesta

Heather Podesta

Taipei Economic and Cultural representative Office in the U.S. (5/15/12 –
Current)

Hon. Ronnie

Shows

AUX Initiatives LLC

Dr Bashir Musa (8/18/14- Current)

John

Breaux

Patton Boggs

The Kurdistan regional Government (5/18/14 – Current), Government of the
Republic of Cyprus (8/4/09 -10/31/11), Embassy of India, Embassy of the
Republic of Peru, Government of the Republic of Cyprus (10/20/08-
10/31/11), (9/25/07- 10/31/11),
(2/27/07- 10/31/11); and Breaux Lott Leadership Group for Government of
Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (5/21/09-
5/11/10)

John

Merrigan

DLA Piper LLP

Presidential Campaign of Hipolito Mejia; Embassy of the UAE (1/30/12 –
Current), Embassy of the UAE; Executive Office of Dubai; Government of
Turkey; Government of Ethiopia; Senado de Maxico; Sheikh Mohammed Bin
Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh
Hamdan Bin Rashid AL Maktoum, Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE,
the Executive Office (12/15/08 – Current), Executive Office of Dubai;
Government of Turkey; Government of Ethiopia; Senado de Maxico; Borse Dubai
Limited; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice
President of the UAE, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid AL Maktoum, Minister of
Finance and Industry of the UAE, the Executive Office (6/26/08 – Current),
(11/2/07, 5/10/07, 12/8/06, 11/20/06, 5/4/06); and Verner, Liipfert,
Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered for (3/6/02, 4/26/01, 12/16/98,
10/3/97, 12/5/95, 6/2/95, 9/19/88, 8/5/85- 6/3/94)

Jonathon

Jones

Peck Madigan Jones

Embassy of New Zealand (6/10/13 – Current), ProExport Colombia (4/22/11-
10/31/11)

Michael

Smith

Cornerstone Governmen Affairs, LLC

Justice Equality Movement Embassy of the Republic of Korea (1/16/15 –
Current), LNG Allies Inc (7/2/14 – Current), Embassy of the Republic of
Korea (3/7/14 – Current)

Paul

Brathwaite

Podesta Group

Embassy of Japan, Federal Republic of Somalia (9/16/13 – Current), Republic
of Albania; National Security Council of georgia; Embassy of Japan
(7/29/11- 6/30/12), Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt (4/1/09-
12/31/10) and PLM Group for Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt
(4/24/08- 3/1/09)

Thomas

Daschle

Daschle Group

Taipei Economic and cultural representative Office (*3/16/15 – Current)*

Wyeth

Wiedeman

Ben Barnes Group

National Board for the Following Up and Recovering of the Libyan Looted and
Disguised Funds of the Transitional Government of Libya, through Washington
African Consulting Group, Inc (12/3/14 – Current); and Sharp & Barnes LLP
for The Republic of Colombia Federacion Nacional de Departamentos (2/2/11-
11/1/11)

Larry

Rasky

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications

Socialist Party of Albania (3/29/2010 – 9/22/2010) and Serbia Investment
and Export Promotion Agency (10/26/2008 – 9/22/2010)

David

Castagnetti

Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti

Embassy of Panama (5/24/11 – 5/15/12); Province of Alberta Canada (3/20/13-
6/1/13)

Gerald

Cassidy

Cassidy & Associates (10/4/07- 12/31/10; 8/27/91- 12/1/00; 6/4/84- 11/2/84)

Gov. Jim

Blanchard

DLA Piper US LLP (11/25/1991- 12/09/1992; 4/14/2009- 9/15/2010)

James “Jimmy”

Ryan

Elmendorf Ryan

Colombian Foreign Investment and Export Promotion Agency (4/21/11 -10/13/11)

John

Quinn

Quinn Gillespie & Associates

Japan External Trade Organization; Shining Prospect; Government of
Macedonia; Government of Republika Srpska (3/17/09 – 10/1/11); Shining
Prospect, Government of Macedonia, Government of Republika Srpska
(2/19/09); (6/20/07, 6/1/06, 12/22/04- 6/30/05)

Kelly

Bingel

Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti)

Embassy of Panama (5/24/11- 5/15/12), Province of Alberta Canada
(3/20/13- 6/1/13

Mike

Driver

Squire Patton Boggs

Al-Hamar Trading Group (6/21/12- 6/26/13); (6/16/03- 12/31/05)

Norm

Brownstein

Brownstwin Hyatt Farber Schreck (7/2/07- 10/17/07)

Steve

Elmendorf

Elmendorf Ryan

Colombian Foreign Investment and Export Promotion Agency (4/21/11-
10/13/11)

Vic

Fazio

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Hong kong Trade Development Council (2/21/12; 6/24/05); and Clark &
Weinstock (1/26/05- 5/31/05), (9/10/01- 6/30/03)

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Dennis Cheng
wrote:

Karuna, can you recirculate the list of foreign agents that we know of so
far? It’s not a huge # in terms of the # of people – but it does include
people we are close with like Tony Podesta, DLA Piper, etc.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Jesse Ferguson wrote:

Is there anyway to ballpark what percent of our donor base this would apply
to (aka how much money we’re throwing away)

Cost benefits are easier to analyze with the costs. 🙂

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Marc Elias
wrote:

This is really a straight up political call. One middle option is to take
case by case. If, for example, they are FARA registered for Canada, we may
not case. If for N. Korea we would.

But really comm’s call.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM, Karuna Seshasai wrote:

+ Nick and Beth.

Want to add that these folks can also be divided into two categories –
those who lobbied while HRC was at State and those who are currently
registered.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Dennis Cheng
wrote:

We really need make a policy decision on this soon – whether we are
allowing those lobbying on behalf of foreign governments to raise $ for the
campaign. Or case by case.

*Dennis Cheng*

National Finance Director

Hillary for America

dcheng@hillaryclinton.com

—-

Jesse F. Ferguson

Deputy National Press Secretary and Senior Spokesman

Hillary for America

@JesseFFerguson

Gchat: Jfferg

*Dennis Cheng*

National Finance Director

Hillary for America

dcheng@hillaryclinton.com

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11915

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