@FoxNews oops must've overlooked that one in spring cleaning
— Cate 7 (@catiecate7) September 1, 2016
This seems … problematic. But listen and judge for yourself:
Breaking: Email from 2009 shows top Clinton Foundation exec ask Abedin to get him & colleagues diplomatic passports. pic.twitter.com/hSEc1AqNjq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 1, 2016
Here’s more from Judicial Watch:
The Band request was for a special diplomatic passport for himself and his associates â an unidentified âJDâ and apparently Justin Cooper, formerly a key member of Bill Clintonâs personal office and the Clinton Foundation who has been linked to registration documents for and the shutting down of the email server at the center of Mrs. Clintonâs State Department emails controversy.
The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations strictly limits the granting of diplomatic passports to members of the Foreign Service, their family members, or those working on U.S. government contracts. According to 22 CFR 51.3:
A diplomaticÂ passportÂ is issued to a Foreign Service officer or to a person having diplomatic status orÂ comparable status because he or she is traveling abroad to carry out diplomatic duties on behalf of the U.S. Government. When authorizedÂ by theÂ Department, spouses and family members of such persons may be issued diplomatic passports. When authorized by theÂ Department, a diplomaticÂ passportÂ may be issued to a U.S. Government contractor if the contractor meets the eligibility requirements for aÂ diplomaticÂ passportÂ and the diplomaticÂ passportÂ is necessary to complete his or her mission.
Was Band asking Abedin for diplomatic passports because he actually had reason to believe his request would be granted? If so,Â that can’t possibly be kosher, can it?
@FoxNews Sounds shady to go through a foundation to get diplomatic passports. Why not go through the right channels like everybody else??
— Catalina (@catwoody20) September 1, 2016
Because the Clintons aren’t like everybody else. And you can’t expect their employees to be like everyone else, either.
"Band asked Abedin to secure diplomatic passports for himself and some friends."
Not abuse at all, right? https://t.co/N61Tjl9nTH
— Mike Nelson (@mikenelson586) September 1, 2016
@FoxNews Corruption at its best!! How can so much deceit and lies come out on one person and people still think it's okay?!'n
— Leah (@MMchristie3) September 1, 2016
@EmilyMiller Two DSS agent contacts of mine yelled unrepeatable phrases upon learning of this Clinton Foundation racket.
— Chris Farrell (@cjtfarrell) September 1, 2016
@FoxNews The dirt just keeps flowing. But hillary is shielded like a star ship. Increase power Scotty !
— Windwalker (@WindwalkerRA) September 1, 2016
— Robert Kuhne (@rbtkhn) September 1, 2016
@FoxNews is there no end to the lies and deceit ?
— LilVirginiaCardinal (@LilVirginiaCard) September 1, 2016
Doesn’t seem to be an end, no. You just know there’s so much more where this came from.
@FoxNews just the beginning!
— Don (@TheCougCoach) September 1, 2016
@FoxNews Every day something new. Can't be trusted!
— jmdgn (@jdmdgn) September 1, 2016