CORRUPT CRONYISM: Sister of Hillary’s Campaign Chair Got Rich Lobbying State Dept. Under Hillary

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This is how things work in the Clinton world. Everything is pay-to-play and your success is directly related to who you know, who you’re related to, married to, etc.

John Podesta is the chair of Hillary’s campaign and he’s been connected to the Clintons for years. Now we learn that while Hillary was Secretary of State, Podesta’s sister got six figures lobbying the State Department.

FOX News reports:

Podesta relative earned six-figure fees lobbying Clinton’s State Dept. during his tenure there

For several months in 2012, Clinton’s final year as secretary of state, Raytheon, the leading defense contractor, hired Podesta’s sister-in-law, Heather Podesta, as a lobbyist, federal records show.

Raytheon was looking to enlarge its share of foreign military sales – transfers of advanced weapons systems to other countries that are reviewed and approved by the Department of State, then implemented by the Department of Defense – and was beefing up its lobbying operation to accomplish that goal before Secretary Clinton left office.

On the LD-2 lobbying disclosure form completed by her company, Heather Podesta + Partners, LLC, in July 2012, the veteran lawyer and Democratic fundraiser listed in the space provided for a description of her lobbying activities, “Engaged the Executive Branch on the economic benefits of foreign military sales.” In the space requesting the specific locales of her lobbying, Ms. Podesta listed the White House and the State Department.

At the same time, Raytheon retained two other lobbyists, John Merrigan and Matt Bernstein, both associated with the powerhouse D.C. law firm DLA Piper. All three of these lobbyists, including Ms. Podesta, were major donors or bundlers to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 and 2016 campaigns. Federal records show they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Clinton’s campaigns and earned hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying her State Department.

In the final three quarters of 2012, DLA Piper earned some $360,000 in lobbying fees from Raytheon, courting the State Department and other agencies, while Ms. Podesta, within that same time frame, received $100,000 from Raytheon for the same purpose.

This is merely a preview of what a Hillary presidency would look like.

She and her cronies will use their power to enrich themselves and the people connected to them.

They’re a bunch of crooks.

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