WASHINGTON, D.C. – A seemingly run-of-the-mill email exchange uncovered in Wikileaks’ most recent release of hacked Podesta emails sheds light on the staggering extent of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s frivolous spending habits on Amazon and other web-based retail outlets.
“This is beyond anything we’ve ever seen,” political analyst and former Republican strategist H. Roman Brewer told MSNBC’s Brian Williams on Thursday. Brewer and his team have spent the last week combing through thousands of Amazon confirmation emails that were forwarded by Hillary Clinton to campaign chair John Podesta’s email account. “In 2015, Mrs. Clinton spent more than $340,000 on cat grooming products and accessories alone,” said Brewer. “The frightening thing is she doesn’t have an Amazon Prime account so she’s gotta be paying through the roof on shipping costs.”
However, Mrs. Clinton’s extraneous spending isn’t limited to cyber purchases. According to a set of overlooked emails included in Wikileaks’ March 2016 release, the Clintons used funds from their non-profit foundation to have the basement of their multi-million dollar home in Chappaqua, New York, carpeted with sisal fabric – a material associated with cat scratching posts – and outfitted with wall-to-wall cat jungle gyms. Completed in April of 2015, just days before Clinton announced her bid for the presidency, the $1.8 million basement renovations included a 2,4000 square-foot living space meant to accommodate more than three dozen cats.
“Bill and Hillary have gone to great lengths to keep their pets out of the public eye,” explained Bob Wagner, a private investigator hired in 2007 by the Edwards campaign to look in to the Clintons’ private life. “They stopped registering their pets with the state of New York after Bill left office in 2001,” Wagner told The Washington Examiner.
Wagner and others have raised speculation over whether the secrecy surrounding the Clintons’ house pets could be due to the possibility that the felines have been used as a form of payment for services rendered by the Clinton Foundation. “A string of emails between John Podesta and Huma Abedin seem to suggest as much,” said H. Roman Brewer. “There was some discussion about a recent gift from the state of Qatar in the form of three ashera cats.” The custom-bred house cats have been known to fetch upwards of $125,000 a piece.