Newly released email shows Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to Clinton Foundation event

Newly released email shows Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to Clinton Foundation event

If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency (yes, I know: a troubling thought), would Democrats still be screeching “Impeach 45”? You’re playing saying, “Of course not.” But what if they had learned that Clinton sought to meet with enemy of the state Vladimir Putin? Would that change the calculus?

An email unearthed by Judicial Watch reveals that Clinton Foundation Director of Foreign Policy Amitabh Desai provided to Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro a list of prospective dignitaries who were invited to attend the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative meeting.

Among those guests making the cut for the “first round of invitations” were Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, Dmitriy Medvedev, then President of Russia, and Vladimir Putin, then Prime Minister.

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That’s right, just two months into Hillary’s term as secretary of state, she invited the scourge of her eventual 2016 presidential campaign, Vladimir Putin, to attend a Clinton Foundation gala.

There’s your Russia collusion story!

This invitation was sent exactly one week after Hillary met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, presenting him with a “reset” button.

“I would like to present you with a little gift that represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is: ‘We want to reset our relationship, and so we will do it together,’” Clinton told Lavrov.

Hmm … that doesn’t sound like somebody who believes Russia to be the instigator of collusion in American politics. It sounds more like a politician trying to establish a relationship that could help her political career, and the bank account of her foundation.

Beyond the Putin invite, the list of heads of state invited to the gala included some other interesting selections.

Judicial Watch explains:

The list includes dignitaries from Saudi Arabia, which gave $14.5 million to the Clinton Foundation; Kuwait, which gave between $5 and $10 million; Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar — all of which donated between $1 and $5 million over the years.”

All those mainstream media liberals endlessly seeking collusion with the Russian government or pay-to-play schemes may need to take a closer look at the Clinton Foundation.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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