Emails Reignite Controversy Over Clinton Foundation Ties to State Department

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Former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference announcing a new initiative between the Clinton Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, titled Data 2x on December 15, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Newly released emails exchanged between State Department staff and employees of the Clinton Foundation raise fresh questions about whether foundation donors garnered influence and favors when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Under particular scrutiny is an April 2009 correspondence suggesting that the foundation sought special access to government officials for Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and a mega-donor to the foundation. We discuss the latest developments.


James Grimaldi, senior writer, Wall Street Journal

Tom Hamburger, political reporter, Washington Post

Katy O'Donnell, tax reporter, Politico