Yet another Clinton scandal has hit the news wires, and it’s getting very little attention. Towards the end of her reign at the State Department, many people wondered aloud why the U.S. had not designated Boko Haram, the murderous Islamist thugs in Africa, a terrorist group. Long after she’s gone, we might have found out thanks to a shady Nigerian man who donated to the Clinton Foundation and his possible terrorist ties:
A conservative group is suing the State Department in an effort to find out whether the agency’s refusal to place Boko Haram on the terrorist watch list while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state had anything to do with the fact that a high-level Nigerian official was a major Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the former president.
Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit, brought the case to court after the State Department ignored its request for records about the Chagoury Group, a sprawling Nigerian company headed by a Clinton friend and financial supporter of Clinton causes, Gilbert Chagoury.
Chagoury donated between $1 million and 5 million to the Clinton Foundation, donor records show.
More than 30 days have passed since Citizens United first filed the lawsuit without a response of any kind from the State Department.
It gets worse:
In January 2010, Chagoury was removed from a private jet and questioned by federal agents for hours because his name had been added to the no-fly list, according to the Center for Public Integrity.
Although he was removed from the list before the U.S. government issued a formal, written apology, it is still unclear why he received that designation in the first place and how he was able to get his name off the no-fly list.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., wrote a letter to Kerry in March raising concerns that Chagoury may have attempted to influence Clinton’s decision about whether to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group.
Vitter demanded the same set of documents Citizens United now seeks.
Secretary of State John Kerry placed Boko Haram on the terrorist watch list in November 2013, shortly after coming into office.
“[G]iven the drastic foothold Boko Haram was allowed to gain prior to being designated an FTO, the nexus between the Department’s decision against designating Boko Haram as an FTO and connections to outside groups should be brought forward,” Vitter wrote.
Vitter said he had obtained evidence demonstrating “that multiple Department employees who were directly involved in the decision against designating Boko Haram as an FTO, including the Office Coordinator for Counterterrorism, have been Clinton Foundation employees.”
These are the same despicably evil terrorists that kidnapped so many Nigerian girls and prompted Michelle Obama to tweet “Bring Back Our Girls.” Now we know that Hillary wasn’t even pitching out impotent twitter messages against Boko Haram, she was covering for them at the State Department.