Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answered questions for 30 minutes during NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief forum” Wednesday night, and moderator Matt Lauer failed to ask the White House hopeful a single question about the myriad allegations that she used her position as secretary of state to sell access to major Clinton Foundation donors.
Lauer spent more than a third of the allotted 30 minute timeframe probing Clinton about her use of a private email server while sending and receiving classified documents but declined to ask one Clinton Foundation-related query.
The longtime Today Show co-host has ties to the Clinton Foundation himself. Lauer was once listed as a “notable member” of The Clinton Global Initiative, the fundraising conduit of the scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation.
Before the forum, NBC refused to disclose this troublesome link.
From the day she announced her candidacy, Hillary Clinton has been bombarded with questions about her and husband’s apparent global nexus of influence peddling involving million dollar donations from foreign entities to the Clinton Foundation that often coincided with favorable State Department actions while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
It was only last Thursday that a national Suffolk University/USA Today poll found that fifty-four percent of likely voters said the Clintons “didn’t take appropriate steps to avoid conflict of interest in donations to the Clinton Foundation.”
Even 33 percent of likely Democrat voters said the Clintons did not do enough.
Moreover, the Clinton’s family philanthropy was also deemed worthy of a corruption probe according to the federal investigators.
While the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state was underway, “several FBI field offices” asked the Justice Department to investigate the murky connections between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation but were shutdown, according to a report by CNN.
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