Smoking gun? What smoking gun? When you’ve lost Ezra Klein and Vox:
The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures…
Public records alone reveal a nearly limitless supply of cozy relationships between the Clintons and companies with interests before the government. General Electric, for example, has given between $500,000 and $1 million in cash to the foundation, and it helped underwrite the US pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, a project for which top Clinton family fundraisers were tapped by the State Department to solicit contributions from the private sector.
GE lobbied the State Department on a variety of issues when Hillary Clinton was secretary, including trade and energy tax breaks, according to its filings with the federal government.
Full charts and numbers at the link.
These people are simply criminals. Still, the die-hard Left will continue to assert that there’s no “credible evidence” the Clintons engaged in a quid-pro-quo, which is a little like saying that there’s no written proof that Hitler ever ordered the Holocaust. There doesn’t have to be. As Thoreau famously said: “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.”