Government email traffic and internal call logs made public by conservative groups this week offer more evidence that donors to the Clinton Foundation sought, and at times received, special favors and access to the State Department.
“Mrs. Clinton and her staff treated the State Department as an arm of the Clinton Foundation,” said Tom Fitton, president of the group Judicial Watch, which released 725 pages of State Department emails between top Clinton aides as part of a lawsuit the group filed seeking government records. “Some of these e-mails should have been turned over to us years ago.”
Clinton officials called the release politically motivated. “Once again this right-wing organization that has been going after the Clintons since the 1990s is distorting facts to make utterly false attacks,” said Josh Schwerin, a Clinton campaign spokesman.
The documents are the latest to show how a top official with the Clinton Foundation – longtime aide to President Clinton Doug Band – served as a conduit on behalf of Foundation donors seeking access to the State Department.