Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Democratic operative and friend of the Clintons, is currently under FBI investigation for possibly accepting illegal campaign donations.
McAuliffe is also facing accusations of foul play after the Wall Street Journal reported that he donated nearly $500,000 to a Virginia state senate candidate who was married to the deputy director of the FBI, prior to the bureau’s decision not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.
The Virginia governor is likely to face increased scrutiny in light of emails published by WikiLeaks that appear to show him trading “favors” with his “friend” John Podesta as early as 2013, when McAuliffe was running for office.
Podesta, who is currently managing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, received an email from McAuliffe in June 2013 “asking a favor.” McAuliffe, who was writing under the pseudonym “info” in order to conceal his identity, referred to Podesta as his “friend” and requested a “donation.”
The amount requested ($7,665) is suspiciously specific, and the timeframe (“before midnight”) implies an illicit urgency.
The email chain also implicates former President Bill Clinton. It references a “note” from Clinton, who describes McAuliffe as “my friend” and urges Podesta to give “whatever you can afford” and “do everything you can” to influence the Virginia gubernatorial race in exchange for an undefined “favor.”
Stayed tuned for more explosive revelations from WikiLeaks, because this is likely only the tip of the iceberg.
On a related note, this might explain why Hurricane Matthew, which evidence suggests was engineered by the U.S. military on President Obama’s orders, managed to “avoid” Virginia. McAuliffe is also a fan of “clean energy,” including wind farms, which many believe are responsible for government-engineered hurricanes.
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