Posted: 7:08 pm EDT
Another end of the month, another Clinton email dump. Below via foia.state.gov:
This is a June 2009 email to HRC chief of staff Cheryl Mills from an individual (name redacted) seeking other opportunities at the State Department. Remember this pitch … “years of successfully making high ranking government officials look good.”
Here is an email from an individual (name redacted) “applying for a job” sent to Nicholas Blair, son of former UK PM Tony Blair, forwarded to Cherie Blair, who then forwarded the resume to HRC:
If the secretary of state wants to hire you, it’s only a question of tasking someone to find a slot for you at WHA, S/P (policy planning shop) or elsewhere, really — but “someone who lacks discretion is not possible.”
State/OBO’s very difficult time and what looks like a staffing pitch in 2009 from “M”:
In September 2009, then US Ambassador Susman in London sent an email to Cheryl Mills about a Schedule C appointee referred for a Special Assistant job to the ambassador. Ambassador Susman writes that the individual “was so overqualified for the position we need to fill” and that he appointed the individual to a [REDACTED] which the individual was apparently “very excited about.” Ambassador Susman attached the individual’s letter to him and forwarded it to Ms. Mills. A Schedule C at every groovy embassy? Since when did we start hiring Schedule C appointees for overseas missions? Is this some big gun or some kid of some big gun, you think? Schedule C positions are excepted from the competitive service because of their confidential or policy-determining character. Most such positions are at grade 15 of the General Schedule or lower.
There’s more but gotta make dinner. In any case as early as May 2009, just four months into her tenure, folks were already talking about 21st statecraft as a “major part of HRC’s legacy.”