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Citizens United President David N. Bossie Responds to State Department Petronas Email

Statement by CU President David N. Bossie on newly released State Department-Clinton Foundation-Petronas email:

“The Clinton Foundation seeking a donation from Petronas, a state-owned Malaysian oil company who did business with Iran, is just the latest indication that the Clintons will take money and do business with anyone. Right after Secretary Hillary Clinton’s State Department highlighted a $150 million dollar deal involving Petronas, the Clinton Foundation asks if they can approach the company’s CEO for a donation. This email gives the appearance that the State Department and the Clinton Foundation were practicing political cronyism.”

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The Christian Science Monitor: Why did Bill Clinton seek US OK for a North Korea speech?

In 2012, former President Clinton asked the State Department if it would be OK for him to accept speech invitations related to two of the cruelest nations in the world: the Democratic Republic of the Congo and North Korea.

That’s what ABC News is reporting today, in any case. They’ve obtained copies of e-mails from Clinton’s speaking agency to State that discuss the offers.

North Korea? Really? What was Mr. Clinton thinking? He’s a smart guy – he must have known these requests might prove, uh, controversial.

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Citizens United Releases New FOIA Obtained State Department Documents Involving Bill Clinton's Speech Invitations

A statement from David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United:

Bill Clinton seeking to do business with North Korea and the Congo is disturbing. These emails further demonstrate that Bill Clinton would do anything for money and that the State Department's vetting process was a farce. It’s outrageous that the Secretary of State’s husband was attempting to take money from a known terrorist nation and another with a terrible human rights records.

North Korea constantly threatens the United States and our allies with nuclear war and the Congo’s tragic record on women rights is well documented.

How can Hillary be trusted to put America’s interests first when her husband and brother Tony Rodham were seeking to do business with rogue regimes?

Below are the obtained State Department documents:

Document one: http://ow.ly/Rv6sZ

Document two: http://ow.ly/Rv6wh

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ABC: Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show

ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world -- North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

While Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton earned speaking fees around the globe totaling more than $48 million -- speeches that had to be vetted by the State Department to ensure there were no conflicts of interest with his wife's work as America's top diplomat. These newly revealed emails show speech requests that the State Department refused to approve.

The emails -- which have come to light because of a public records request by the conservative group Citizens United, which sued the State Department to get the documents -- show just how far Bill Clinton was willing to go to earn those lucrative fees -- seeking approval for appearances with ties to two of the most brutal countries in the world.

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Citizens United Releases New State Department Documents

Statement from David Bossie, President of Citizens United.

Citizens United began researching Hillary Clinton's tenure at the State Department over two years ago as we entered the research and pre-production phase of Hillary, The Sequel. We began filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in May of 2014 and in 2015, Citizens United was forced to go to Federal Court after State Department was non-responsive. Citizens United filed six federal lawsuits in U.S. District Court to force the state department to comply with federal FOIA laws. The attached documents are the result of a federal Judge ordering the State Department to comply with federal law and represents a small percentage of the documents requested.

As a result of federal court orders, Citizens United expects to receive more documents from Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department and we look forward to sharing those documents with the American people. It’s critical that American's understand how the Clinton machine operated inside the state department.

Below are the newly released State Department documents:

Document one.

Document two.

Document three.

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Politico: Three Cheers for Citizens United!

It probably pleases Bernie Sanders each morning to wake up and realize the trajectory of his campaign shows that Chief Justice John Roberts and Antonin Scalia didn’t ruin the country in quite the way that progressive groups had feared in 2010. After all, the flood of money unleashed by them and the other justices in the majority of the Citizens United case hasn’t been enough to stop him and Donald Trump from skyrocketing in polls this summer.

Congress spent the four decades since Watergate chasing the moneychangers out of politics. Then, in 2010, the Supreme Court invited them back in with its Citizens United decision. Citing the First Amendment, the court ruled unconstitutional government restrictions on independent political spending by corporations and unions. The court’s massive deregulation of the campaign finance biz infuriated the New York Times editorial page, which spoke for liberals everywhere when it asserted that the court had “thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century” and “paved the way for corporations to use their vast treasuries to overwhelm elections and intimidate elected officials into doing their bidding.”

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The New York Times: Emails Draw Huma Abedin, a Clinton Aide, Back Into the Spotlight

Among the trove of emails released from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state was this instruction to a trusted aide who needed to brief her on a matter that could not wait:

“Just knock on the door to the bedroom if it’s closed,” Mrs. Clinton wrote in November 2009 to Huma Abedin, then her deputy chief of staff.

Since she first interned for Mrs. Clinton as a 19-year-old George Washington University student, Ms. Abedin, now 40, has held a singular role as one of the former first lady’s most trusted, and most visible, confidantes. She travels with Mrs. Clinton to her presidential campaign events and fund-raisers, dispensing political advice and serving as a gatekeeper for donors, Democratic leaders and even supporters who want a selfie with the candidate.

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Breitbart: THE RECKLESS SECRETARY

Former Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing serious legal questions.

It’s unavoidable; you turn on the television, open a newspaper, log on to social media, or listen to the radio, and it’s all about Hillary’s self-made email investigation. She is drowning in her excuses du jour and changing story lines that reek of corruption. It’s undeniable that she has a lot of questions to answer for the American public as well as the law enforcement community.

Many, including all of us at Citizens United, are dedicated to getting those answers. Some call her deceitful, while others say she’s just paranoid in setting up a secret email system. I, on the other hand, have one word that describes Hillary Clinton in this matter of national security: Reckless.

When we think of a great American leader, we think of words such as strong, principled, and optimistic. Reckless is probably the last trait a potential President of the United States should be associated with. Unfortunately for Hillary, she has rightfully earned this description. From the conflicts of interest surrounding Clinton Foundation donations, to holding top secret U.S. government information on an insecure and previously undisclosed email system; these problems are all her doing.

This week, we learned that Hillary’s private email firm, Platte River Services, ran its company out of a loft apartment and stored its servers in a bathroom closet. This raises serious questions regarding the protection of the data on this seemingly exposed server and what that means for U.S. national security interests. Why in Colorado? Why such a virtually unknown firm? Why take no precautions at all? No security clearances for the staff handling the server? This is simply reckless behavior.

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Breitbart: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS A SACRED RIGHT

America’s constitutionally protected religious liberties are under attack. Time and time again, we’ve witnessed these liberties targeted, threatened, and abused by liberal policies, politicians, and judges in the name of “equality.” Citizens United, and our half million members across the nation, are fed up defending a right that shouldn’t need defense. But, we must defeat the Left’s war on religion, which is why we support H.R. 2802 – The First Amendment Defense Act.

The First Amendment to the Constitution is crystal clear on the issue of religious liberty in America. However, the recent 5 to 4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges makes immediate passage of this act absolutely essential.

In argument before the Supreme Court, U.S. Solicitor General Verrilli told Justice Alito that religious institutions holding a fundamental belief in the traditional definition of marriage could very well lose their tax-exempt status if the Court voted to recognize gay marriage.

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Citizens United Responds to Lois Lerner's Email Attacking Citizens United

Today, Citizens United President David N. Bossie made the following statement in response to Lois Lerner's email attacking Citizens United:

"Ms. Lerner and the Obama Administrations efforts to silence conservative non-profits as a result of our Supreme Court decision are disgusting. Citizens United led the charge that restored free political speech with our Supreme Court victory against the government because we strongly believe it’s not the government’s job to decide who should be allowed to speak. Lerner’s actions as an IRS bureaucrat are criminal and the inaction by the Obama administration is troubling. We look forward to an administration that finally pursues this injustice."

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The Christian Science Monitor: Why did Bill Clinton seek US OK for a North Korea speech?

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