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New Questions Arise Over Ties Between Clinton Foundation And State Dept.

A fresh batch of previously-unreleased State Department emails are raising new questions about the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during the years Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.

by Brakkton Boker & Tamara Keith

(NPR) – The conservative group Judicial Watch, released 296 pages of email conversations from Clinton’s private email server that it says show that “Clinton’s top aides’ favors for and interactions with the Clinton Foundation seem in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State.”

The group says 44 of those pages had not been previously turned over to the State Department.

Allegations that the Clinton Foundation, a global charitable organization created by former President Bill Clinton, worked to compensate donors by providing access at the State Department has cast a shadow over the current Democratic presidential nominee for years.

One example that Judicial Watch pointed to was an April 2009 discussion in which it appears that Clinton Foundation official Doug Band urged aides to the then-Secretary of State to consider an associate of his for a job saying “it was important to take care of” the unnamed staffer.

In a response email, Band is told by top Clinton staffer Huma Abedin, “We have all had him on our radar. Personnel has been sending him options.”

It is unclear from the emails whether the individual was ultimately offered a job.