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New Emails Prove Links Between State Dept., Clinton Foundation Despite Claims to Contrary

hillaryNew emails pertaining to Hillary Clinton‘s private server scandal are raising questions about the connection between the State Department and the Clinton’s charity organization.

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained new emails for its lawsuit through the Freedom of Information Act, 44 of which were not among the 55,000 pages turned over supplied to the State Department. The emails pose questions about how lobbyists, contributors, and figures involved with the Clinton Foundation might have been able to gain access and personal influence within the State Department and its global partners during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.

New York Times noted that one email exchange showed that the State Department was asked about setting up a meeting between the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon and a Clinton Foundation donor who wanted to discuss his foreign business interests. Another exchange involved staffers Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, who were asked about finding a job at the department for one of the Clinton Foundation’s top officials.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told the Times that in his opinion, “the State Department and the Clinton Foundation worked hand in hand in terms of policy and donor effort.” He continued, “There was no daylight between the two under Mrs. Clinton, and this was contrary other promises.”

The scandal continues to dog Clinton’s campaign, especially after fact-checkers called her out for continually saying that she always spoke the truth about the matter. Donald Trump tried to seize on the emails yesterday, particularly when he issued this tweet after starting up a new controversy of his own.

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