Ambassadorship Posts Pay-For-Play During Hillary’s Secretary of State Days

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Tyler Durden
September 14, 2016

This Is How Much It ‘Costs’ To Get An Ambassadorship: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC ‘Pay-To-Play’ Donor List

After addressing a cybersecurity conference in London, notorious hacker ‘Guccifer’ shared over 500Mb of documents detailing 100,000 DNC donors contact info and donations. A large number of the largest donors received senior diplomatic or political positions following their donations, ranging from UK Ambassador to Assistant Attorney General. The DNC released a statement preemptively claiming that this was the work of Russia (and reigniting Trump’s links to Putin).

#1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK
#2 Julius Genachowski … Former chairman to FCC
#3 Frank Sanchez…. Under secretary of commerce
#8 Kirk Wagner… Ambassador to Singapore
#9 Alan Solomont … Ambassador to Spain
#11 John Roos… Ambassador to Japan
#12 Nicole Avant… Ambassador to Bahamas
#13 Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe … Ambassador to the UN
#16 Steve Westly – CFO of California
#17 Don Beyer – Ambassador to Switzerland
#21 Don Gips – Ambassador to South Africa
#22 Howard Gutman – Ambassador to Belgium
#24 Cynthia Stroum – Ambassador to Luxembourg
#27 Mark Gilbert – Ambassador to New Zealand
#31 Norm Eisen – Ambassador to Czech Republic
#37 Bruce Oreck – Ambassador to Finland
#43 Tony West – deputy Attorney General
#45 Bill Kennard – Ambassador to EU

The DNC responded to the latest hack claim Tuesday through its Interim Chair Donna Brazile, who stated that the “DNC is the victim of a crime,” which she blamed on “Russian state-sponsored agents,” while also cautioning that the hacked documents were still being authenticated by the DNC legal team, as “it is common for Russian hackers to forge documents.” DNC pre-emptively published a statement in an attempt to change the narrative…

Once again blaming Russia (and Trump)… As RT reports, it’s not the first time that the name of Vladimir Putin has been brought up in the US presidential campaign, but this time the US president used this “argument” while openly campaigning for Clinton against Trump. The situation has become “really ludicrous and it borders on the ridiculous,” believes Gregory R. Copley, editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

Some of the alleged major donors (via

Richard M. Lobo’s wife, Caren Lobo, appears to have donated $716,000 to DNC. Obama then nominated Richard Lobo for Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau.

Pamela Hamamoto paid DNC $605,000 then became the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.  More on Pamela Hamamoto

Jane Hartley paid DNC $605,000 and then was nominated by Obama to serve concurrently as the U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco. More on Jane Hartley

Crystal Nix-Hines paid DNC $600,000 and then was nominated by President Obama to the position of United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with the rank of Ambassador.  More on Crystal Nix-Hines

Bruce J. Oreck donated $1,136,613 to the DNC and served as US ambassador to Finland 2009 to 2015.  More on Bruce Oreck

Robert A. Mandell donated $1,121,250 to the DNC then President Obama named Mandell the Ambassador to Luxembourg in June 2011. More on Robert Mandell You can find Robert Mandell’s donation in this photo (as Bob Mandell).

Julius Genachowski donated $3,494,919 toDNC and served as Chairman of the FCC from 2009 to 2013. More on Julius Genachowski

Karol Mason donated $856,000 to the DNC and Obama appoints her as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs.-

Complete article HERE.


All well and good – everyone does it right?  It is NOT right no matter who does this kind of buying and selling of positions. This is exactly why our country is so screwed up.  A position that is important to overall world view of our country, valuable intelligence gathering,  and understanding other political positions around the world should not be left to bribery, favors, or inexperience to manage.  Especially, it should not be left to the overall dump of one political party favorite donors over commonsense and good qualifications.


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6 Responses to Ambassadorship Posts Pay-For-Play During Hillary’s Secretary of State Days

  1. SafeSpace says:

    And there’s the typical Dem response: Blame the messenger.

  2. SafeSpace says:

    One puzzling aspect of this story: Genachowski proved to be a competent, right-thinking person who accomplished some good things while heading the FCC. So why did he have to pay $3.5M to land the gig? I thought presidents selected competent and public-spirited people to run federal agencies from among the pool of qualified applicants, and did not charge a fee for hiring. Oh, wait, I accidentally confused The Regime with the private sector.

  3. Uriel says:

    Lol safe space so you did. The point apparently for Hillary is not competence but pocket change. Competence is an accidental side benefit. Besides he did what Obama wanted taking FCC to controller of all media. No real competence required.

  4. Abannister says:

    Interesting that Donna blames Trump and NEVER denies what the emails say! Who cares how the emails came out? That is not the point. The point is Hillary used her profit herself while on the taxpayer’s dime.

  5. myfoxmystere says:

    Pamela Hamamoto has humiliated my community: the Americans of Japanese blood. My samurai side wants to do things I won’t mention here even though they are legal and within the law. Hamamoto’s actions have brought shame to the community and her family name. In the Japanese culture, bringing shame to the family name and community is reason enough to banish the person and every blood relative and in laws associated with the family. Pam Hamamoto has tarnished my community with her dirty deeds.