The Hillary Clinton State Department official who revealed that the candidate sent classified information on her personal Blackberry just got a new job with Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of State.
Wendy Sherman, the Hillary Clinton State Department hire who served as lead negotiator on the disastrous 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was caught in a video that emerged late Monday talking about Clinton’s Blackberry.
“Now we have Blackberries, and it has changed the way diplomacy is done,” Sherman said in the video.
Things appear on your Blackberries that would never be on an unclassified system, but you’re out traveling, you’re trying to negotiate something,” Sherman said. “And so they sat there, as they were having the meeting, with their Blackberries, transferring language back and forth between them and between their aides to multitask in quite a new fashion, to have the meeting and at the same time be working on the quartet statement.
Sherman might just have become this generation’s Alexander Butterfield, who nonchalantly informed the world that President Richard Nixon kept secret tapes of his conversations in the Oval Office. But that’s not hurting her job prospects.
The Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington-based global advisory firm headed by Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Kellogg CEO Carlos Guiterrez, re-hired Sherman Tuesday after her tenure at Obama’s State Department. Sherman previously worked for the firm before Clinton hired her in 2011.
“Wendy is one of the most well-respected and sought-after foreign policy and international business experts I know. We are delighted to welcome her back on the team, along with Nicole, Antonio, Michael, Ekenem and Dan. They all bring unique insights and expertise to ASG clients,” Albright said of the Sherman hire.
As Breitbart News reported Tuesday, Clinton’s Blackberry was not secure, was never approved by the State Department, and suffered a “vulnerability” issue when she took her first overseas trip to China and other Asian countries in February 2009.
Sherman was hired by Clinton at the State Department in 2011. Sherman served as lead negotiator on the Obama administration’s disastrous and one-sided 2015 nuclear arms deal with Iran, which allowed the Iranians to continue their nuclear program while also dropping U.S. sanctions on the Islamic country.
So how did Wendy Sherman rise to become the point person on the most important national security deal in the world? Her resume is littered with catastrophe, from her stint as campaign director for the Democratic National Committee during Michael Dukakis’ run in 1988, and president of the Fannie Mae Foundation the decade before the financial collapse.
But her main value to Clinton appears to lie in her political strategy skills.
Sherman appeared on a September 1989 panel called “Democrats in 1992: Themes For a Presidential Majority,” at which she laid out the basic principles of the “New Democrat” style that Bill Clinton adopted for his 1992 campaign.
“There is either overtly or covertly some discussion going on that there’s been a feminization of the Democratic Party, that the Democratic Party is now made up of really black America and white liberal women and not much of anything else,” Sherman said. “And so what the real target has to be is white men, white Southern men, Westerners, and so forth. The base of the Democratic Party is black America. It is women. And it is multi-ethnic America. We just have to go back and reclaim those values.”
“When it comes to particularly belief in God and strength in family, I can’t think of groups in this country who have stronger feelings about that than women and black America. And law and order is a place where black America and white America come out hard and fast together in being tough, conservative, and wanting us to go forward,” Sherman said.
Thus, Bill Clinton as president put more cops on the street, renewed harsh penalties for crack cocaine violations, and signed the Defense of Marriage Act. All of these “New Democrat” policies are now blights on the Clintons’ record as far as progressives in 2016 are concerned, and are only complicating her campaign.
Sherman did not return requests for comment from Breitbart News.