Proof in The Pudding of Public Corruption: ©Natalie Keshing
After Wikileaks released the last set of Hillary Clinton’s emails I have researched and concluded there is now new verification through these emails supporting Chuck Ross’s article:
Clinton Crony Claims He Was ‘Deeply Involved’ In Obtaining Contract From Agency Controlled By Hillary
“Former ambassador Joseph Wilson claims he was “deeply involved” in helping a company for which he was consulting obtain a federal contract in 2010 from a small federal agency then chaired by his longtime friend, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”
“In an Oct. 15 court filing for his lawsuit against Symbion Power, a U.S.-based company which operates power plants in Iraq, Afghanistan and Tanzania, Wilson asserts that he “was directly and deeply involved on behalf of Symbion in pursuing and developing the business opportunities for Symbion, including the Millennium Challenge Fund.”
Before this agreement and Hillary Clinton appointed by President Obama as Secretary of State she already knew what she was going to do when Ambassador Joe Wilson, another long time friend of the Clintons endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Presidential Election. Ambassador Joe Wilson was up to something far more nefarious now that he knew she was Secretary of State. In 2009, shortly after Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, Ambassador Joe Wilson, Vice-Chairman of Jarch Capital took out a 50 year lease on four hundred thousand hectares (unit of land equal to 100 acres) in the South Sudan. South Sudan was in the middle of a civil war and this lease was signed by warlords who were involved in the civil war. Warlords engaged in massive human rights violations including the massacre of opposing tribes. Ambassador Joe Wilson was engaged in investing in sovereignty changes through lucrative deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars with the Clintons. The warlords would take power, then they would give Ambassador Joe Wilson access to the lands exploring for natural gas, oil, and mineral rights. One lucrative deal led to others.
There was a specific public “Agreement” that Hillary Clinton made with President Obama. She swore giving her word of honor that she would refrain from working on the Clinton Foundation as Secretary of State. She would stop from associating or dealing with those rich companies and foreign donors already associated with the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. Because there was an obvious conflict of interest and the potential to abuse her power for enormous amounts of money deposited into the Clinton Foundation to get richer.
Not only was Ambassador Joe Wilson engaged in investing in sovereignty changes through lucrative deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars with the Clintons but he was also involved in MCC’s government contractual agreements positioning the companies he worked for as a consultant by passing the bidding for the rights to build in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Tanzania. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the Chair for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. (MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID United States Agency International Development)
Dear Madame Secretary,
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05766779 Date: 01/07/2016
“I am taking the liberty of sending this directly to you rather than through Sid (Sidney Blumenthal) because it is of immediate import and is outside Sid’s area of expertise. Further to our discussion about working in dangerous areas and pacifying them, we were shocked to learn that USAID and its coterie of pet Cost Plus Contractors are mothballing projects and refusing to consider others because of the perceived danger. With that as an attitude, we will not succeed in Afghanistan. This flies in the face of recent policy decisions, and should be seen as such. If USAID won’t do the job, money should be transferred to the military. They are better at understanding the real risk, contracting and spending the money. And the Cost plus contractors should just get out and let companies like Symbion, who have a proven track record get in there and roll up our sleeves. I have attached and copied below a memo to me from Paul Hinks, the President of our company which lays out our thinking. Valerie joins me in extending our best wishes to you and the family this holiday season. All the best for the new year. Joe Ambassador Joseph Wilson Director, Symbion Power”
Please check out what Joe is saying here. He is now working for a company that has a good track record building in Iraq and wants to do so in Afghanistan. Let me know. Thx.
Sid Blumenthal is a close personal friend and long time associate of Hillary Clinton.
Here Joe Wilson a close personal family friend of Hillary Clinton is using his connections to advocate for a company he is working for to get consideration for projects they would not normally be considered for. Symbion Power was considered for these projects in Afghanistan but was not selected but got a 100 million dollar contract from MCC in Tanzania as a consolation prize. There is no indication that Hillary Clinton recused herself regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation decision in favor of Symbion Power.
“The day after Clinton’s message, Mills sent her a response from Piper Campbell, Lew’s chief of staff, but it was redacted from public disclosure. Clinton asked whether Mills could talk, and Mills said she should call her before talking with the president, although it’s unclear whether that conversation related to Wilson’s request.”
“A month later, USAID said it would let companies including Symbion compete for the $266 million contract, The Associated Press reported. But in November, the agency reversed itself and awarded the no-bid contract to another company called Black & Veatch.”
“Despite Clinton’s praise for Symbion’s track record, a 2009 audit found the company had trouble finding adequate labor for its earlier work on a power plant in Kabul.”
“Previously disclosed emails showed other instances of Wilson pitching Symbion to Clinton. A November 2009 email, released in July, relayed by Sid Blumenthal, promoted Symbion’s interest in expanding in Africa. He mentioned that the company was bidding on a project in Tanzania financed by the Millennium Challenge Corp., a grant-making nonprofit chaired by the secretary of state.”
“Symbion received the contract, valued at $47 million. The company said it won the job fairly, without Clinton’s involvement.”
“In July 2011, he asked Clinton to call GE CEO Jeff Immelt to help a dispute between the company and Symbion in Tanzania.”
“Wilson’s correspondence with Clinton is now wrapped up in a lawsuit he filed against Symbion. He filed a lawsuit against the company in September in New Mexico, claiming Symbion failed to pay him his $20,000 monthly fee for more than a year, misrepresented itself as an American company, and wasn’t actually qualified to complete the power projects.”
“Symbion responded in a September court filing that “Wilson’s efforts to cultivate powerful figures in Washington for his own benefit have caused embarrassment to Symbion and its managers,” citing the email to Blumenthal. Symbion said it paid Wilson almost $1.5 million but he never delivered any new business for the company, booked excessively expensive travel for himself, and once drank an entire bottle of wine at a lunch in the office with three young female employees.”
“In September 2011, Clinton emailed Joe and Valerie Wilson to say, “I’m delighted that the good work on energy in Africa continues. Happy we can be of help.”
“Adi Raval, senior vice president for public affairs and communications at Symbion, said in a statement to POLITICO: “Let us repeat what we have always said before: Former Secretary Clinton was not involved in the award of contracts to Symbion Power and she did not lobby for us. Reports such as this one from Politico suggesting otherwise are totally false. Furthermore, Symbion has always followed the letter of the law on our projects whether in Afghanistan, Tanzania or in any of the other countries where we have worked successfully to bring increased access to electric power to millions of people.”