Newly released emails from the State Department indicate that Hillary Clinton made connections on behalf of her daughter Chelsea Clinton for a friend of Chelsea’s that led to lucrative and profitable government contracts.
While she was Secretary of States she set up meetings with Jacqueline Newmyer-Deal. Newmyer-Deal was a childhood friend of Chelsea’s as well as President of the Long Term Strategy Group. The meetings that Clinton set up for this friend led to specific consulting contracts for the Longer Term Strategy Group that Newmyer-Deal was in charge of.
Furthermore, Clinton recommended Deal to Michele Flournoy. Flournoy had just become the undersecretary for defense policy at the Department of Defense back in 2009. Deal thanked Clinton for all her encouragement and help at the Department of Defense in a May 5th, 2009 email.
Deal wrote this in an email,
As a result of these contracts the Longer Term Strategy Group recieved approximately $1.3 million from the Department of Defense in the calender year of 2009. Several different organizations paid them. The Pentagon paid the group around $60,000, all for unclassified reports of 20 to 40 pages. They paid $40,000 for workshops with the Department of Defense officials as well as think tanks. Since 2009 they have received more than $6 million
A report of the group which was delivered to the Pentagon was called, “On the Nature of Americans as a Warlike People.” It read,
“the United States will continue to use war as an instrument of state policy.”
The report spoke of how war would be continuously used as a policy instrument because of the Scottish and Irish ancestry of many in government who have a propensity to get into fights. Because that is not far fetched at all. Deal denied making contracts with people she mentored and had issues answering questions when the Washington Free Beacon asked her,
“Whether any of the people I have met with went on to win contracts with the Office of Net Assessment or other Department of Defense entities was outside my purview as undersecretary of defense for policy. I have and will continue to work with young men and women, including those recommended to me by people whose opinion and judgment I respect, such as Secretary Clinton.”
The last chain of emails between Clinton and Deal were from May of 2011 which is over six years ago. Clinton went to the wedding of Deal which was coincidentally a day before Operation Red Dawn which involved American special forced killing Osama Bin Laden.
A Wikileaks released email showed Clinton telling Deal,
“I was delighted to be there and stayed as long as I could at the reception before having to leave. I confess that the Bin Laden op the next day consumed most of my mental space!”
The Clinton’s certainly have not changed with the times.