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Clinton Showed Favoritism To Her Son-In-Law While As Secretary Of State

- December 18, 2015

A Watchdog Group Has Called For A Federal Investigation Of Clinton Giving Special Government Access To An Investor In A Deep-Sea Mining Company Because Of His Connections To Clinton's Son-In-Law. "A conservative watchdog group has called for another federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's communications during her time as secretary of state, accusing Clinton of giving special government access to an investor in a deep-sea mining company because of his connections to Clinton's son-in-law. The group, called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Monday." (Sam Frizell and Zeke Miller, "Exclusive: Conservative Group Calls For Federal Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton's Son-In-Law Request," Time, 12/13/15)

The Specific Email Thread Revealed Special Access To The State Department Through Hillary Clinton's Son-In-Law, Marc Mezvinsky, And Donors To The Clinton Foundation. "'It appears that then Secretary Hillary Clinton gave a private company special access to the State Department based upon the company's relationships with Secretary Clinton's family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation,' the group says in the complaint first obtained by TIME. The complaint comes two weeks after emails released by the State Department show that Clinton followed up on a special request from Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's husband." (Sam Frizell and Zeke Miller, "Exclusive: Conservative Group Calls For Federal Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton's Son-In-Law Request," Time, 12/13/15)

  • An Investor Reached Out To Mezvinsky Asking For Contacts With Clinton Or Other State Department Officials. "Mezvinsky, a partner in a New York hedge fund and the husband of Clinton's daughter Chelsea, had received an email in May 2012 from investor Harry Siklas asking if he could help set up contacts with Clinton or other State Department officials." ("Watchdog Group Reportedly Calls For Probe Of Clinton Relationship With Firm Tied To Son-In-Law," Fox News , 12/14/15)

Secretary Clinton Forwarded The Special Request To Her Deputy Secretary Of State, Thomas Nides, He Replied, "I'll Get On It." "'Hey bud,' the Siklas wrote in his note to Mezvinsky. 'I need a contact in Hillary's office: someone my friend Josh (and I perhaps) can reach out via email or phone to discuss mining and the current legal issues and regulations.' Three months later, State Department emails show, Clinton forwarded the message to another department official. "Could you have someone follow up on this request which was forwarded to me?" Clinton asked in email to deputy secretary of state Thomas Nides. 'I'll get on it,' Nides replied." (Sam Frizell and Zeke Miller, "Exclusive: Conservative Group Calls For Federal Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton's Son-In-Law Request," Time , 12/13/15)


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