Monday, January 4, 2016

Emails Show Hillary Met At State Department With Sidney Blumenthal

During the fallout from her use of a personal email account, Hillary Clinton has attempted to downplay her working relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, but emails released last week show that the two met at her State Department office in 2012.
Blumenthal has proved a thorn in the Democratic presidential candidate’s side. The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working. In other emails, Blumenthal would email Clinton political gossip — some of which was critical of President Obama and the White House.
In distancing herself from Blumenthal, Clinton has claimed that his emails were “unsolicited.”
“I have many, many old friends, and I always think it’s important, when you get into politics to have friends you had before you were in politics,” Clinton said in May, adding that “I’m going to keep talking to my old friends whoever they are.”

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