BANNED IN ENGLAND: HILLARY CLINTON KEPT MICHAEL SAVAGE ON HATE LIST...
WASHINGTON – Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton determined not to lift a finger to persuade the United Kingdom to lift its ban on travel by talk-show kingpin and bestselling author Michael Savage in an email to her chief legal counsel Cheryl Mills posted by Wikileaks.
In addition, in a followup email, Mills explains the kind of ban imposed by the U.K. on Savage could happen in the United States under current law.
The June 5, 2009, email with a subject line of “Savage holding pattern and next steps,” is from Clinton herself from her private email account – email@example.com – to Mills at her official State Department email address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the context of two emails on the subject of Savage’s ban from the U.K., it appears Joan Donoghue, then deputy legal adviser at the State Department, looked into controversy and reported on it to Mills, Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff for Clinton and now a foreign policy adviser to her campaign, among others.
Donoghue’s brief report said: “The demarche was delivered Friday in London, to FCO and Home Office officials. The Embassy passed your letter to them, drawing their attention in particular to Mr. Savage’s statement that he had never advocated violence and that his statements had never instigated violence. The British officials said that, given Mr. Savage’s legal action in the UK, Treasury solicitors would contact his legal representatives directly to provide details of the comments that had given rise to the decision to exclude him.”
In response, Clinton emailed her top aides at State: “Joan makes good points. Let’s hold on doing anything until we all talk.”
In a second email to Clinton on the same day, Clinton’s legal counsel Mills wrote: “On Michael Savage: Joan wanted everyone to clearly understand before any further discussion occurred with UK that Savage’s exclusion could also have occurred under our legal regime so to the extent we want to suggest to UK that his exclusion on free speech grounds is inappropriate (or any thing of that like) that we should understand we may appear slightly hypocritical given our legal regime and actions.”
In other words, the U.K. ban against Savage could happen in the U.S. on the same grounds, according to the woman who likely will be White House counsel should Clinton be elected.
Savage had this to say to WND in response to the State Department emails: “I have long believed that someone in the Clinton camp worked in cahoots with the socialist Labor Party government to destroy my career. These emails show that Mrs. Clinton herself had the power to appeal to the British government to remove my name from their banned list but refused to do so. Why? As an American citizen I appealed to Hillary Clinton as secretary of state to defend my First Amendment rights. She refused to do so. Why?”
Savage travel to the U.K. was banned by the government’s top homeland security official in 2009 along with terrorists and neo-Nazi murderers on the pretext that his views might provoke violence.
Then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to publicize the list of 16 people banned since October to show the type of behavior Britain will not tolerate, according to U.K. news reports.