Fiery Judge Jeanine: 'Bill & Hillary Clinton Are the Bonnie & Clyde of American Politics'
In her Opening Statement last night, Judge Jeanine Pirro said it's now clear that Hillary Clinton used a private email server to "hide her shady Clinton Foundation dealings."
Judge Jeanine explained that newly-released emails reveal a "clear pay-to-play relationship" between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department.
Clinton's private server and her deletion of thousands of emails were an attempt to hide that relationship from the public, Judge Jeanine said.
"She did it for greed and for power and for the almighty dollar. She did it to hide her shady Clinton Foundation dealings. She did it in order to do favors for Clinton donors and to put a price tag on State Department approvals," Judge Jeanine said, declaring that the Clintons are willing to sell anything to the highest bidder for money and power.
"Bill and Hillary Clinton are the Bonnie and Clyde of American politics."
Watch Judge Jeanine's fiery Opening Statement above and read a full transcript below.
It wasn't about convenience. And this is not old news. She set up the personal server to prevent us from learning her private business. And it is only because of a government watchdog group and an ethical federal judge that we found out why this week. Why? Because Bill and Hillary Clinton are the bonnie and Clyde of American politics.
Follow me: Why would a woman - a lawyer no less - one experienced many times over in the ways of Washington-risk placing classified information, our assets, the placement of satellites, drones, and our most secret plans on an unprotected non-government non-capturable server? Why would she violate federal regulations upon which she was schooled just before she became secretary of state, not to mention violate federal criminal laws, that would put her in jail? She's too smart to do that! Why would she take the time and make the effort to hide, destroy and delete 33,000 emails? Now we know.
She did it for the most selfish of reasons - the oldest of motives. She did it for greed and for power and for the almighty dollar. She did it to hide her shady Clinton foundation dealings. She did it in order to do favors for Clinton donors and to put a price tag on state department approvals. The same duo who came up with a scheme to rent out the Lincoln bedroom is back with a new and bigger scheme -one that is more far reaching and worldwide. One that violates not only the law, but all codes of moral and ethical conduct in government. A couple willing to sell anything to the highest bidder for money and power. This is why the emails were hidden from the beginning. And this is why they were ultimately destroyed and deleted.
This week we find out top state department aide, Cheryl mills, formerly of the president bill Clinton impeachment team, aligned with Hillary ever since, and also on that private server, is advised in 2012 that a foia request was made for the number of email accounts used by Hillary Clinton. Dozens of senior officials throughout the department, including Clinton’s immediate staff, obviously concerned, exchanged emails with the secretary and Cheryl mills. They actually used the personal account to discuss official business and advise her of this request. Their response to the request? There were no records. They were in active defense mode to hide their scheme. And when truth is put to the lie that in fact there was that email account, they say they made a mistake. Had they been honest that personal server would have been exposed years earlier.
And also this week we find a clear pay to play relationship between the Clinton foundation and the Clinton state department. An urgent email from Doug band-formerly assistant to president bill Clinton-now overseeing the Clinton foundation-to Cheryl mills and Huma Abedin, those two jewels both on that private server requests that a huge Clinton foundation donor meet a high state department contact in Lebanon. The individual paid the price of admission.
Gilbert Chagouri gave between 1 and 5 million dollars to the Clinton foundation and pledged a billion dollars to the Clinton global initiative. So of course, arrangements are made for him to meet with Jeff Feltman the former us ambassador to Lebanon-- the country where Chagouri was doing business.
Abedin - paid by both the Foundation and the State Department immediately responded "I’ll talk to Jeff". Ignoring the agreement between Hillary and president Obama to create a wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, confident it would never be found out. And when we learned there was a private server you do what anyone looking to hide evidence does. You erase. You conceal. You destroy.
I've told you before - the Clinton foundation is nothing more than a money laundering operation parading as a charitable foundation where estimates are only 15% of its money goes to charities. The rest to expenses-a veritable slush fund for Clinton operatives and ex-employees. A convenient way to get money from foreign countries and donors not allowed to contribute to presidential campaigns but willing to dump hundreds of millions of dollars into a foundation of a powerful secretary of state and possible future president. Why? For what? For access. For information for power. Folks politicians have gone to jail for less.
And we find out that when the FBI - three separate offices - approach the Department of Justice to commence an investigation into this so called nonprofit 501c3, the department of justice refuses to do so!
And 5th Amendment pleading Lois Lerner opens files on small conservative organizations and gets away with it with a few years vacation, a bonus and a pension.
No surprise the DOJ refuses to investigate the Clinton foundation. No surprise there. Collusion between Loretta lynch and bill Clinton was on display for all to see in an astounding meeting on a tarmac in phoenix while an investigation of Bill Clinton's wife was being conducted. And consider this: isn’t it curious how Ms. Lynch is willing to listen to the FBI when they recommend not going forward with charges against Hillary Clinton. But when the FBI recommends going forward with a criminal probe on a blatant pay to play bribery investigation of the bill Hillary and Chelsea Clinton foundation, the answer is no!
And they’re not even grateful. They are classless. Take a listen:
The FBI’s ability to lose decades of hard earned and well earned respect and credibility is now on display for all to see.
Jim, I told you last week what happens when you run with these people.
Jim, my friend, you deserve it.