The episode sheds light on a crucial but little-known dimension of Clinton's diplomatic legacy. Under her leadership, the State Department worked closely with energy companies to spread fracking around the globe—part of a broader push to fight climate change, boost global energy supply, and undercut the power of adversaries such as Russia that use their energy resources as a cudgel. But environmental groups fear that exporting fracking, which has been linked to drinking-water contamination and earthquakes at home, could wreak havoc in countries with scant environmental regulation. And according to interviews, diplomatic cables, and other documents obtained by Mother Jones, American officials—some with deep ties to industry—also helped US firms clinch potentially lucrative shale concessions overseas, raising troubling questions about whose interests the program actually serves.
The most egregious offense comes from Nevada attorney Christina Gupana. She is a lawyer for Hillary for America. She directed campaign workers to break laws and gave them advice on how not to get caught. As an attorney, she is forbidden to do either of these things and will probably face disbarment proceedings.
The popularity of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates leading the 2016 race with the most delegates has remained low, according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. While Republican Donald Trump's ratings have remained unchanged in the past month, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has seen a 5 percent dip in her favorability.
Of registered voters in both parties surveyed by NBC/Wall Street Journal, 56 percent have a negative view of Clinton and 32 percent view her positively, compared to 51 percent holding a negative view and 38 percent a positive view last month. Despite leading Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 300 delegates, Clinton has lost a string of first-round voting events in the past month, as Sanders has seen his popularity surge.