Why does the State Department need $5.4 million worth of crystal stemware?

Hill’s aides in ‘bully’ crystal

Geoff Earle New York Post 4/19/2010

WASHINGTON — Politically connected staffers in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department twisted arms to steer a $5.4 million contract for crystal stemware to a tiny interior-design firm without putting it out for bid — a move that shut out a well-known New York glassmaker, […]