While he was giving advice to Hillary Clinton about Libya, Sidney Blumenthal was indirectly working for Libyan interests and at the same time was on the Clinton Foundation’s payroll.
Slate is putting it all together.
Blumenthal – a long-time Clinton hanger-on – was working with a group who had business interests in Libya. While she was secretary of state, Clinton received intelligence reports from Blumenthal about Libya. At the same time, he was being paid $10, 000 per month for “full-time” work (that nobody can explain) with the Clinton Foundation.
To top it off, the correspondence about national security policy between Clinton and Blumenthal took place on a private e-mail account.
To recap the whole situation: In 2011 and 2012 Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, used an off-books email account to discuss national policy with a private citizen who might have been violating the law by participating in the conversation, who had a related business interest (though not a “financial interest”?) in the subject of his advice that he may or may not have disclosed to the government, and who was simultaneously employed in a questionable “full-time” capacity at significant expense to a nonprofit that has been accused of acting as the bag man for a Clintonian influence-peddling operation.
This is how the Clintons operate. This is how they operated in the White House in the 1990s – unfettered by any semblance of ethics or even the law.
For Slate to report on all this is something. The magazine is the second-most popular media outlet among liberals.