Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'pay for play'

But Cuomo wasn't buying the notion that Clinton wouldn't know about what some of her closest aides were up to - particularly if they were doing something Clinton told the public she wouldn't do. Abedin told him, "Personnel has been sending him options".

The emails were obtained by the group through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the State Department in 2015.

Mills' attorney stressed that her work for the non-profit was voluntary, adding that she received no payment for the work and did not use government dollars to finance the trip - claims which Clinton's Democratic presidential campaign echoed, CNN reported.

Sen. John Cornyn formally asked the Justice Department to explain why it did not accept the recommendation of the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation.

One of those emails revealed that a top foundation official asked Mills and longtime Hillary aide Huma Abedin to set up a meeting between a billionaire donor and the USA ambassador to Lebanon. "Very imp", Mr Band wrote.

Lynch, as we know, had a private meeting with Bill Clinton last month, just before the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Hillary. Band notes that Chagoury is "key guy there (Lebanon) and to us", and insists that Abedin call ambassador Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury. "I'm sure he knows him". "Ill [sic] talk to jeff".

"I'm not going to comment on the existence or non-existence of any investigation", he said.

The hundred of pages of emails build on what the family's critics see as a long trail of accusations and unseemly connections between the Clinton charity and the Clinton State Department.

The newly released batch also included an email to Mrs Clinton from Stephen Roach, then-chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, who said he was scheduled to testify to Congress and was "happy to help in any way I can".

The emails also raise questions about the Clinton Foundation and its donors' reach within a potential Hillary Clinton presidency.

Previously disclosed Clinton e-mails showed the secretary interacting with donors to her campaign and foundation, particularly if they seemed to have expertise on some matter of global relations or diplomacy.

Donald Trump's campaign immediately seized on the emails to cast Clinton as corrupt, unreliable, and a risk to national security. "The Clinton Foundation has time and time again exposed itself as a culture of corruption, pay-to-play deals, and downright fraud".

The communications released this week by Judicial Watch include an April 22 email from Band to Abedin, Mills and another aide with the subject line: "A favor".

CREW had looked into Clinton's email setup after revelations that Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, had been using a private email account.

"As I recall, these discussions involved whether Platte River Networks would have the technical capacity and be the appropriate source from which to gather Secretary Clinton's email from the system", Mills said.

After FBI Director James Comey made the announcement on July 5, he was asked to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tom Fitton, the Judicial Watch president, echoed Miller in a statement.

"Former Secretary Clinton staff have stated that this individual was not a Clinton foundation donor or employee, but even such a history would not have precluded an individual from employment with Department", she continued.

When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, Mills left the Board of the Clinton Foundation and became Clinton's Chief of Staff.



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