Clinton Emails Mention New America Foundation

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Clinton Emails Mention New America Foundation

By A.P. Dil­lon

In the August dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails, a num­ber of inter­est­ing items came to light as media out­lets began sift­ing through them.

There was a lot more in there than expected, from obsess­ing over Sarah Palin to ‘Vast Right Wing Con­spir­a­cies’ and recruit­ing State Depart­ment employ­ees to steer funds towards a Clin­ton Foun­da­tion partner.

There was also quite a bit of infor­ma­tion show­ing the influ­enc­ing of pol­icy deci­sions through a net­work of ‘yes men’ and quite a lot of traf­fic involv­ing Sid­ney Blumenthal.

Included in that mix was men­tion in of the New Amer­ica Foundation.

I’ve writ­ten about New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion and Hillary Clin­ton before, right here at Da Tech Guy. That orig­i­nal arti­cle was in rela­tion to Clinton’s com­ments on Com­mon Core and her ties to New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion, who in 2014, put out a pol­icy brief­ing Insist­ing that Col­leges Align with the Com­mon Core”.

Daily Beast:

Blu­men­thal, long a loyal foot­man, sent Clin­ton a mis­sive on Feb. 13, 2010, ask­ing about Steve Clemons of the New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion. Blu­men­thal dives right in and informs Clin­ton of many impor­tant facts about Clemons — includ­ing an all-​important bit about his sexuality.

Clemons runs the for­eign pol­icy pro­gram at New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion, a char­ac­ter around town, very busy, gos­sipy, gay, friend of Lau­rie Rubiner (from her NAF days), for­mer mod­er­ate Repub­li­can, funded in part by Bernard Schwartz, for­eign pol­icy real­ist, and who began his career as a walker of Hol­ly­wood wives,” Blu­men­thal writes.

The pol­icy influ­enc­ing isn’t all ‘yes men’. There’s a ‘yes woman’ too.

A search of the Clin­ton email dump using “New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion” yielded four emails, one of which is ref­er­ence by the pre­vi­ously men­tioned excerpt from the Daily Beast that included Steve Clemons. The names Peter Beinart and Anne-​Marie Slaugh­ter also appeared in rela­tion to New Amer­ica Foundation.

New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion claims to be a ‘non-​partisan’ non-​profit con­cerned with var­i­ous gov­ern­ment pol­icy issues. The New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion is headed up by Anne-​Marie Slaugh­ter, who is also for­mer Clin­ton State Depart­ment staffer.

In May, 2014, Clin­ton was the keynote speaker for New Amer­ica Foundation’s 2014 Con­fer­ence “Big Ideas for a New Amer­ica”. Video of her remarks can be seen at C-​SPAN. Clin­ton spends the open­ing moments thank­ing her “friend and for­mer col­league”, Anne-​Marie Slaughter:

And I want to thank my friend and for­mer col­league Anne-​Marie Slaugh­ter. I am deeply grate­ful for all of her con­tri­bu­tions, her intel­lec­tual fire­power… called the Qua­dren­nial Diplo­macy and Devel­op­ment Review, which pro­vided a blue­print for 21st cen­tury state­craft. She’s now bring­ing that same imag­i­na­tive, dis­ci­plined lead­er­ship to the New Amer­ica Foun­da­tion, and a focus on big ideas on the inter­sec­tion of policy…

Beinart and Clemons are both in the jour­nal­ist world. Both are also edi­tors in some fash­ion at The Atlantic and their arti­cles appeared in the Clin­ton email dump.

Now, both Beinart and Clemons are affil­i­ated with a very well-​funded “non-​profit” ded­i­cated to steer­ing national poli­cies that is run by a for­mer Clin­ton State Depart­ment employee and endorsed by her for­mer boss, Hillary Clin­ton her­self. Cozy.


AP DillonA.P. Dil­lon resides in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina and is the founder of LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com.
Her cur­rent and past writ­ing can also be found at IJ Review, Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Heart​land​.org and Watch­dog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twit­ter: @LadyLiberty1885

By A.P. Dillon

In the August dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails, a number of interesting items came to light as media outlets began sifting through them.

There was a lot more in there than expected, from obsessing over Sarah Palin to ‘Vast Right Wing Conspiracies’ and recruiting State Department employees to steer funds towards a Clinton Foundation partner.

There was also quite a bit of information showing the influencing of policy decisions through a network of ‘yes men‘ and quite a lot of traffic involving Sidney Blumenthal.

Included in that mix was mention in of the New America Foundation.

I’ve written about New America Foundation and Hillary Clinton before, right here at Da Tech Guy. That original article was in relation to Clinton’s comments on Common Core and her ties to New America Foundation, who in 2014, put out a policy briefing Insisting that Colleges Align with the Common Core”. 

Daily Beast:

Blumenthal, long a loyal footman, sent Clinton a missive on Feb. 13, 2010, asking about Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation. Blumenthal dives right in and informs Clinton of many important facts about Clemons—including an all-important bit about his sexuality.

“Clemons runs the foreign policy program at New America Foundation, a character around town, very busy, gossipy, gay, friend of Laurie Rubiner (from her NAF days), former moderate Republican, funded in part by Bernard Schwartz, foreign policy realist, and who began his career as a walker of Hollywood wives,” Blumenthal writes.

The policy influencing isn’t all ‘yes men‘. There’s a ‘yes woman’ too.

A search of the Clinton email dump using “New America Foundation” yielded four emails, one of which is reference by the previously mentioned excerpt from the Daily Beast that included Steve Clemons. The names Peter Beinart and Anne-Marie Slaughter also appeared in relation to New America Foundation.

New America Foundation  claims to be a ‘non-partisan’ non-profit concerned with various government policy issues. The New America Foundation is headed up by Anne-Marie Slaughter, who is also former Clinton State Department staffer.

In May, 2014, Clinton was the keynote speaker for New America Foundation’s 2014 Conference “Big Ideas for a New America”. Video of her remarks can be seen at C-SPAN. Clinton spends the opening moments thanking her “friend and former colleague”, Anne-Marie Slaughter:

And I want to thank my friend and former colleague Anne-Marie Slaughter. I am deeply grateful for all of her contributions, her intellectual firepower… called the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, which provided a blueprint for 21st century statecraft. She’s now bringing that same imaginative, disciplined leadership to the New America Foundation, and a focus on big ideas on the intersection of policy…

Beinart and Clemons are both in the journalist world.  Both are also editors in some fashion at The Atlantic and their articles appeared in the Clinton email dump.

Now, both Beinart and Clemons are affiliated with a very well-funded “non-profit” dedicated to steering national policies that is run by a former Clinton State Department employee and endorsed by her former boss, Hillary Clinton herself.  Cozy.


AP DillonA.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Heartland.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twitter: @LadyLiberty1885