Sidney Blumenthal Hillary aide and classified email exchanger radical views in 1976 book, Radical left winger, One of Clinton’s most prolific sharers of classified information, Sidney Blumenthal makes $200K for part time Hillary promotion
“The sad tale of Mr. Blumenthal is especially timely now because this poisonous gasbag could get a job in the Hillary Clinton administration and because he continues to pump out malicious information to his willing accomplices in the media. It’s also important because similarly amoral people surround Ms. Clinton and they will do anything and say anything in the name of political victory.”
“That tells you a lot about Hillary Clinton and what type of president she would be. While she does have a wicked sense of humor and is quite possibly the best prepared of all major candidates now running for the presidency, her election would be great news for Sidney Blumenthal and, ipso facto, terrible news for the world.”… Observer November 3, 2015
“Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton”…Politico May 28, 2015
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
Here is another scrubbed NewsMax article retrieved from the Wayback machine by Citizen Wells.
From NewsMax May 17, 1998 via Citizen News.
“Analysis: Blumenthal Outlines Radical Views in 1976 Book”
“Does the U.S. government murder prominent citizens to promote its policy interests?
Yes, if the implications of a book co-edited by Sidney Blumenthal is to be believed.
Blumenthal, one-time writer at The New Yorker, is a chief White House aide to Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Reportedly, Blumenthal masterminded the White House strategy of blaming all its scandals on a “vast right-wing conspiracy” led by people Mrs. Clinton said were even accusing the Clintons of murder.
Because of his own conspiracy thinking, Blumenthal has been nicknamed “Grassy Knoll” by White House insiders.
It is a title he has well earned, if his past writings are any indication.
Stanford University’s library had but one copy of a book Blumenthal co-edited in 1976 titled “Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from Dallas to Today.” According to the library card in the book, the book had never been checked out of the library in its 22 years on the shelf.
The book is worth checking today because Blumenthal is closely advising the leader of the Free World and it would be important to know what and how he thinks.
The world knows that Blumenthal is a radical left-winger. His book demonstrates that. Its introduction is written by former CIA agent Philip Agee, who became something of an icon for the left as he fled the country to find safe haven in Castro’s Cuba and later Europe.”
From The Daily Caller March 7, 2016.
“Of the dozens of intelligence memos that Sidney Blumenthal sent to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state, 23 contained information classified as “Confidential” or “Secret,” a Daily Caller analysis shows.
Sending nearly two dozen sensitive emails makes Blumenthal, a former journalist and aide in the Bill Clinton White House, one of Clinton’s most prolific sharers of classified information. The Democratic presidential candidate herself sent 104 emails containing classified information, The Washington Post found.”
“But the Blumenthal memos are especially intriguing because the longtime Clinton ally did not work for the government. Instead, during the period that he sent Clinton memos, he was working for the Clinton Foundation as well as for several non-profit organizations with close ties to the Clintons. He also worked during some of that period as an editor for The Daily Beast.”
May 30 memo — Blumenthal sent Clinton two memos containing information on German policy on the Eurozone crisis, which had reached full steam at that point. The information in the memos was passed to Blumenthal by sources who had conversations with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble.
In the memo, Blumenthal cautioned Clinton that the information came from “an extremely sensitive source” and “should be handled with care.” He also insisted that the information must not be shared “with anyone associated with the German government.
June 27 memo — A memo entitled “Internal pressures and potential schisms in German government over Euro-zone” is entirely redacted.
July 14 memo — Blumenthal’s memo entitled “Egypt internal politics” came from “sources with access to the highest levels of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Western Intelligence and security services.”
Blumenthal characterized the sources as “extremely sensitive” and cautioned that the information should be “handled with care.””
From the New York Post June 29, 2016.
“Sidney Blumenthal makes $200K for part-time Hillary promotion”
“A blunder by House Democrats has revealed that Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Hillary Clinton, gets paid around $200,000 a year for his part-time work promoting Clinton’s run for president.
Democrats on the House Benghazi Committee released a redacted deposition with Blumenthal on Monday as part of their 340-page report that absolved Clinton of wrongdoing in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.”
From the Observer November 3, 2015.
“Just Who Is Sidney Blumenthal, the Clintons’ Closest Advisor?”
“Faulting the Benghazi committee for scrutinizing Mr. Blumenthal is like saying the Warren Commission was preoccupied with Lee Harvey Oswald.
In fact, Sidney Blumenthal is all over the Benghazi affair. And Ms. Clinton’s long, strange, close relationship to this shadowy and increasingly untrusted figure might just keep her from winning the White House.”
“To cite another striking example, Mr. Blumenthal sent then-Secretary of State Ms. Clinton reports on the political situation in Libya written by a former senior CIA officer, the recently deceased Tyler Drumheller. Those reports, which Mr. Blumenthal emailed to her in 2011 and 2012, apparently were intended to influence American policy toward Libya in a way favorable to a business project with which Mr. Blumenthal and Mr. Drumheller were involved.”
“But put aside the whole issue of Benghazi and focus on a few other aspects of Sidney Blumenthal’s résumé and consider what it says about Ms. Clinton’s judgment that she considers him one of her closest advisors.
Going back to the Bill Clinton impeachment crisis, Mr. Blumenthal, then the president’s special adviser, spread false rumors that one of Kenneth Starr’s prosecutors abused young boys at a Christian summer camp and that Monica Lewinsky was stalking the president.”
“Mr. Blumenthal was paid as a consultant at least $120,000 annually by the Clinton Foundation, though no one knows for sure how much he received because the foundation’s accounting procedures are shoddy. But whatever the amount, it was quite a tidy haul, and it’s not clear at all what work he performed for the foundation, or if the money was simply given to him as payment for past services performed for the Clinton family.
He was paid that money while he was offering Ms. Clinton unsolicited advice about Libya policy—which she passed around even after other administration officials concluded it was rubbish—and when he was, according to the Times, also working “on and off as a paid consultant to Media Matters and American Bridge, organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Ms. Clinton’s 2016 campaign.” (Media Matters, which was founded by Blumenthal protégé and professional Clinton propagandist David Brock, pays him $200,000 annually, according to The New York Post.)”
“Part of his power also stemmed from his role at the Clinton Foundation, which in theory shouldn’t matter—especially as the foundation and the Obama transition team signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” in November of 2008. The short, vague memorandum was meant to demonstrate that future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would take no actions that would benefit the family foundation and that foreign governments would not be able to buy access to U.S. policy by donating to the Clinton Foundation.
But the agreement was a joke. It was signed a few days after the election and had no legal meaning after the inauguration, and it also didn’t bind Bill Clinton. Nor did it bind Mr. Blumenthal when he later became a foundation consultant, as the Libya episode shows.”
“If elected, Ms. Clinton may well select Mr. Blumenthal to serve in her administration in some capacity. Sure, he’s politically damaged, but he’s damaged in large part because of his dirty work on Ms. Clinton’s behalf, and she’s very loyal to him for that.”