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New Abedin Emails Show Clinton Donors Getting Special Treatment at State Dept.

© AFP 2022 / MANDEL NGANDemocratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and longtime aide Huma Abedin at a campaign event in Iowa, November 2015.
Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and longtime aide Huma Abedin at a campaign event in Iowa, November 2015. - Sputnik International
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Newly released emails have revealed more instances of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns, according to Judicial Watch.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Newly released emails have revealed more instances of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns, Judicial Watch said in a statement.

"Judicial Watch today released 448 pages of documents from the US Department of State revealing new incidents of Huma Abedin… providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns," the statement said on Friday.

The heavily redacted emails from Abedin's private account show a flow of requests for favors between Clinton's State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

In a June 19 email from Hillary Clinton's brother to Abedin, Tony Rodham acted as a go-between by passing on a letter for Hillary from a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park, Judicial Watch said.

Park donated $100,000 to Bill Clinton as far back as 1993 and is listed by the Clinton Foundation as a $100,000 to $250,000 donor.

In a July 2009 email, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructed Abedin to "show love" to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, the watchdog said. Band also asked for Liveris to be introduced to Hillary Clinton.

Dow donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

In another email from November 2009, Clinton donor Ben Ringel asked Abedin for help in getting an Iranian woman a visa to come to the United States.

"We need to get her clearance even only temporary to be with her granddaughter," Ringel wrote.

Abedin forwarded the request to Lauren Jiloty, asking her "Can you help Monday with consular affairs?"

Jiloty replied, "Sure. Will look into it."

Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

The emails were released in response to a court order from a May 5 lawsuit that Judicial Watch filed against the State Department.

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