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Sidney Blumenthal? I have no idea who that is. Ohhhhhhhh, you mean that dude I sent classified emails to, met with at the State Department, received advisement from, and who sent me dirt on politicians...

http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/04/em...ey-blumenthal/

During the fallout from her use of a personal email account, Hillary Clinton has attempted to downplay her working relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, but emails released last week show that the two met at her State Department office in 2012.

Blumenthal has proved a thorn in the Democratic presidential candidate’s side. The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working. In other emails, Blumenthal would email Clinton political gossip — some of which was critical of President Obama and the White House.

In distancing herself from Blumenthal, Clinton has claimed that his emails were “unsolicited.”

“I have many, many old friends, and I always think it’s important, when you get into politics to have friends you had before you were in politics,” Clinton said in May, adding that “I’m going to keep talking to my old friends whoever they are.”

Despite her claim that she did not seek Blumenthal’s advice and insight, numerous emails contained in the Clinton trove show that the then-secretary of state frequently asked her friend for follow-up information and gossip.

A March 23, 2012 State Department meeting listed on Clinton’s State Department calendar also undermines Clinton’s claim that she kept Blumenthal at arm’s length.

Blumenthal was joined at the meeting with Princeton history professor Sean Wilentz, another close Clinton ally. Other emails that Blumenthal sent to Clinton show that he and Wilentz are close friends. In one Oct. 2010 email, Blumenthal sent Clinton a link to an article bearing Wilentz’s byline which was critical of the tea party.

“Did this with Sean,” Blumemthal wrote.


Blumenthal’s appearance at the State Department is notable for another reason. He was famously blocked by the Obama White House in 2009 from taking a job with the State Department because of his shady campaign activities during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary contest between Clinton and Obama. Blumenthal, always the loyal hatchet-man, was responsible for circulating a number of rumors about Obama among his circle of journalism friends.
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While Sid Blumenthal was logically blocked for a job at the State Dept, he continued to work in a serious consultant fashion. He was getting 10K / mo. from the Clinton Foundation while also servicing Media Matters and American Bridge.
Looking at HRC's schedule that day, I see that George Soros followed Sid for an appointment.
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Seems like just another "non-story" coming from Republicans. An old friend dicusses international affairs with then Sect of State Clinton and visits her office. So what? I just dont find anything of importance when it comes th Blumenthal and Clinton.
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Seems like just another "non-story" coming from Republicans. An old friend dicusses international affairs with then Sect of State Clinton and visits her office. So what? I just dont find anything of importance when it comes th Blumenthal and Clinton.
It certainly displays what kind of squirming little weasels Hillary keeps company with. Character is important.
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It certainly displays what kind of squirming little weasels Hillary keeps company with. Character is important.
That is why you support one.
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It certainly displays what kind of squirming little weasels Hillary keeps company with. Character is important.
While there's little question in my mind that Hillary Clinton is a weasel I really didn't know that much about Sidney Blumenthal so I looked him up.

I found no evidence of Blumenthal being a "weasel" and as far as I know he might very well be the finest person that Hillary Clinton knows.

So while we could both agree that Hillary Clinton is a weasel I find the claim that Sidney Blumenthal is a weasel to be without foundation based upon the limited research I've conducted. He actually appears to be a man with integrity that simply happens to be a friend with a weasel and, as mentioned, he could be the finest person Hillary Clinton knows.
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Who would that be?
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While there's little question in my mind that Hillary Clinton is a weasel I really didn't know that much about Sidney Blumenthal so I looked him up.

I found no evidence of Blumenthal being a "weasel" and as far as I know he might very well be the finest person that Hillary Clinton knows.

So while we could both agree that Hillary Clinton is a weasel I find the claim that Sidney Blumenthal is a weasel to be without foundation based upon the limited research I've conducted. He actually appears to be a man with integrity that simply happens to be a friend with a weasel and, as mentioned, he could be the finest person Hillary Clinton knows.
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The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working.
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Blumenthal’s appearance at the State Department is notable for another reason. He was famously blocked by the Obama White House in 2009 from taking a job with the State Department because of his shady campaign activities during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary contest between Clinton and Obama. Blumenthal, always the loyal hatchet-man, was responsible for circulating a number of rumors about Obama among his circle of journalism friends.
Also if memory serves, during the Clinton impeachment hearings he spread false rumors that one of Kenneth Starr's prosecutors was a pedophile and Monica Lewinski was a stalker.
While he certainly isn't on par with Hillary, he's still a weasel. Using Hillary as a threshold of weaselness is setting the bar pretty high.

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