When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she received intelligence information from her pal, Sidney Blumenthal, a sort of free lance intelligence provider. The Obama administration would not vet him to work at the State Department but he continued to keep Hillary informed. It appears he should have registered as a representative of a foreign nation, but the Justice Department, under President Obama, did not require that. The Foreign agenat act as explained by Wikipedia:
The Foreign Agents Registration Act(FARA) is a United States law passed in 1938 requiring that agents representing the interests of foreign powers in a “political or quasi-political capacity” disclose their relationship with the foreign government and information about related activities and finances. The purpose is to facilitate “evaluation by the government and the American people of the statements and activities of such persons.”
Now Congress is asking the Justice Department for some clarity on this as an obvious double standard is in effect. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, raised the questions and is waiting for an answer. read the details here.
As Written By Brooke Singman for Fox News:
The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has turned the tables, yet again, on Democrats going after President Trump’s associates over foreign ties by reintroducing a key player from the Clinton email scandal and questioning whether he made similar missteps.
Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, raised the case of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal in hearings this week. He asked why Blumenthal did not register as a foreign agent while working as an “off-the-books” intelligence resource for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while simultaneously working on behalf of a foreign entity—a political party in the country of Georgia.
“If the Justice Department thought Mr. Blumenthal’s activities on behalf of foreign interests did not require registration under the law, it should say so,” Grassley said.
Blumenthal, who served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, reportedly was prohibited by the Obama administration from taking a job with Clinton’s State Department. Blumenthal, instead, sent Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters, most notably intelligence information about Libya around the time of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four……..
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