Hillary Clinton showed interest in visiting communist dictator Kim Jung II and socialist leader Hugo Chavez, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch and released on July 2.
The new document trove contains 1,606 pages of emails from the unsecure non-government account of Huma Abedin, who was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff.
According to an email sent on April 18, 2009, Clinton had an encounter with Chavez and expressed interest in visiting him.
In the email, Abedin tells Senior Advisor Philipe Reines that Chavez spoke with Clinton, complimented former president Bill Clinton, and expressed hope that Hillary Clinton would come to visit Venezuela. Hillary Clinton told him that “she hoped so too.”
The encounter was seen by about a dozen of people and photographed, according an exchange in the email thread.
According to another email exchange, Hillary Clinton also looked forward to meeting the dictator of the North Korean reclusive communist regime, Kim Jung Il.
In an email sent on Feb. 6, 2009, veteran diplomat Wendy Sherman wrote that a message should be passed to Kim Jung Il saying that Clinton looks forward “to the day when enough progress is made that she can come to NK as well.”
The emails released by Judicial Watch also show that Abedin received emails classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” on her unsecured, non-government email account.
The emails also detail numerous examples of Clinton Foundation donors receiving specials favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s staff.
In addition, the new batch of emails contains an additional 91 email exchanges that Clinton left out from the 55,000 pages of emails she turned over to the State Department. That brings the total number of emails left out of Clinton’s submission to 530 emails.
Clinton had stated that as far as she knew she turned over all of the emails.