When the scandalous news first broke regarding the lead-tainted drinking water of Flint, Michigan, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton swiftly jumped upon the outrage bandwagon.
She of course blamed the entire issue on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, and demanded he step down from his elected office.
However, it has now been revealed that a top public relations executive representing an engineering firm being sued over the Flint water crisis is also head of a PR firm that provides free services to Hillary’s Clinton Global Initiative, a sort of subsidiary of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Family Foundation, according to The Daily Caller.
That man is named Pete Wentz, and he is the executive director of the Chicago office of PR firm APCO Worldwide, which has worked with Hillary’s CGI for at least the past eight years providing pro bono services for the foundation.
APCO is proud to provide media support to the Clinton Global Initiative this week in Chicago http://ow.ly/i/dFcc #CGIAmerica
— APCO Worldwide (@apcoworldwide) June 29, 2011
Wentz is also serving as a spokesman for the Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. engineering firm that is named in several lawsuits “alleging gross negligence, professional negligence and battery for alleged lead poisoning of about 50 children in Flint over the past two years.”
The LAN firm has been named in nine such lawsuits because it was hired to oversee the retrofitting of Flint’s water treatment plant in 2014.
Wentz has defended the firm by largely casting the blame on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Flint itself, saying the firm did what it was hired to do and no more.
Though APCO doesn’t publicly list LAN as one of its clients, preferring instead to keep the client lists largely confidential, Wentz has been quite public about his work with Hillary, CGI and the Clinton foundation.
In fact, aside from the free PR provided by APCO, the firm has also donated between $25,000 and $50,000 to the foundation. Furthermore, other top executives at the firm have donated to Hillary’s presidential campaign, and a number of employees used to work in President Bill Clinton’s administration.
Muddying the waters even further is a recent attempt by APCO to merge with another PR consulting firm known as Teneo. If that name sounds familiar, it is because it was the firm that Hillary’s right-hand Huma Abedin was somehow allowed to work for while simultaneously serving as Hillary’s top aide in the State Department.
Of course, none of this definitively proves anything, other than providing more evidence that a probably crooked Hillary has surrounded herself by similarly corrupt individuals who would do literally anything to make a buck, such as defending an engineering firm that possibly allowed innocent children to drink and bathe in lead-tainted water.