Wolverhampton Wanderers embroiled in Hillary Clinton email scandal

Wolves have been implicated and it’s all Sylvain Ebanks Blake’s fault

Mick McCarthy of Ipswich Town and previous Wolves.
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The Hillary Clinton email scandal has thrown up arguably its strangest twist yet after it was revealed that the next potential President of the United States is at the centre of a fresh controversy concerning Wolverhampton Wanderers during their time under Mick McCarthy.

Like the twist no one saw coming in an M Night Shyamalan movie, emails dug up by the website JudicialWatch.com have revealed a contentious email exchange Clinton initiated, concerning Wolves, during her time as US Secretary of State.

The Democrat is already under-fire after it emerged she had been using her own private, unsecured, email account to distribute highly-sensitive information.

This story, however, dates back to May 2009 when McCarthy’s Wolves squad were heading off to Las Vegas to celebrate their promotion back to the Premier League.

There was one small problem though: then-Wolves striker and former Manchester United youth star Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had initially been denied entry due to previous criminal charges.

Ebanks-Blake was previously been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a doorman from a nightclub in Plymouth the previous year and was not allowed to visit.

Despite this, the email exchanges indicate that Clinton petitioned to get the Wolves star into the country, circumventing the rules governing the US borders.

The accusations Clinton tried to get special access for the Premier League star has only heaped further pressure on the would-be President.

Mick McCarthy at the centre of a scandal that goes all the way to the White House? Read the email exchanges below and judge for yourselves:

From: Tim Hoy [VP Wasserman Media Group]

Date: Tue. 5 May 2009 10:45:55 – 0700

To: Casey Wasserman

Subject: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Casey: Paul Martin’s [popular English footballer] client [Redacted] needs to get an expedited appointment at the US Embassy in London this week and we have hit some road blocks. I am writing to ask for your help.

The Wolverhampton FC is coming to Las Vegas this Thursday for a “celebration break.” [Redacted] so he cannot get a visa to the US without first being “interviewed” in the visa section of the US Embassy in London …

I contacted Senator Boxer’s office in SF for help … They balked at the criminal charge and said they “couldn’t help.”

I’m now trying to get help from Sherrod Brown’s office but that’s not going well either. So do you have any ideas/contacts that could contact the US Embassy in London and ask that they see [Redacted] tomorrow?

From: Casey Wasserman

To: Doug Band; Trista Schroeder [Wasserman Media Group executive]

Sent: Tue May 05 2:23:50 2009 [PT]

Subject: FW [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Can you help with the below [Hoy email], or maybe Huma??? I am copying trista as I am on the plane in case I lose connection … thx.

From: Doug Band

Sent: Tue May 05 7:08:21 2009 [ET]

To: Casey Wasserman; Trista Schroeder

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Will email her.

From: Doug Band

To: Huma Abedin

Sent: Tue May 5 7:26:49 2009

Subject: Fw: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

[As per subject line, Band apparently forwarded Abedin material sent to him by Casey.]

From: Huma Abedin [Huma@clintonemail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:39:38 PM

To: Doug Band

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

I doubt we can do anything but maybe we can help with an interview. I’ll ask.

From: Huma Abedin

To: Doug Band

Sent: Tue May 05 5:50:09 2009

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

I got this now, makes me nervous to get involved but I’ll ask.

From: Doug Band

To: Huma Abedin

Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:43:30 PM

Subject:  Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Then don’t

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