The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is out for blood, and as Fox News reports, he’s set his crosshairs on Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal.
Blumenthal advised Clinton as an “off-the-books” intelligence resource while she was Secretary of State. He was also working for a political party in the country of Georgia at the same time. Despite his foreign ties, he did not register as a foreign agent.
Blumenthal was a senior adviser during the Bill Clinton Administration but was unable to work for Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Nevertheless, he would send Hillary Clinton intelligence memos. Of particular interest are memos he sent about Libya around the time of the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead in 2012.
Grassley raised concerns about this relationship saying:
“In an April 2015 letter to then Attorney General Holder, I wrote about Sidney Blumenthal’s efforts to influence U.S. policy by leveraging his close relationship with Secretary Clinton. Mr. Blumenthal repeatedly sent Secretary Clinton intelligence memos and at one point Secretary Clinton told him to ‘keep them coming.’ News articles reported that Mr. Blumenthal transmitted documentation to Secretary Clinton on behalf of the Georgian Dream, a political party in the country of Georgia.”
Anyone who engages with a US official while acting “as an agent, representative, employee or servant” to a foreign entity must register as a foreign agent, yet Blumenthal did not.
As Grassley asked the Justice Department to explain why he was not required to register, saying it “might help others to understand whether they are supposed to register or not.” He continued:
“Particularly when the Trump administration has required Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to retroactively register under the law. Indeed, the Trump administration also required Paul Manafort, the Podesta Group and Mercury LLC to register for their actions on behalf of the Ukrainian government.”
Huh. This whole thing stinks to high heaven. Can you imagine if President Trump had an advisor who was passing on information on behalf of a foreign political party?? The press would lose their minds.
It’s totally ridiculous what Hillary and her crooked crew can get away with when the media buries this stuff. That’s why we’re asking you to share this 50,000 times and bring some EXPOSURE to this sketchy business!!
(h/t Fox News)