Excerpt from Heat Street
Written by Emily Zanotti
On Monday, watchdog organization Judicial Watch released around 700 pages of State Department communications, many of which focused on how high-level employees at the Clinton Foundation used their special access to the State Department to request specific favors.
Although criticism of Hillary Clinton’s pay-for-play activities while Secretary of State are nothing new, the documents – and especially the emails – show just how close the relationship was between Clinton’s non-profit and her top State Department aides. The two offices interacted hundreds of times, often with the Clinton Foundation running interference for its major donors and trying to secure favors from the Secretary’s office.
The two institutions were so close that Foundation bigwigs often felt comfortable making some very interesting requests. Here are some of the weirdest things the Clinton Foundation asked for from Hillary Clinton’s State Department staff.