The campaign of Donald Trump on Thursday flagged three "deeply troubling" news reports on the alleged influence of Clinton Foundation donors on the State Department during Hillary Clinton's stint as secretary of state.
Clinton oversaw the lifting of an investment ban in Burma that benefited Clinton Foundation donors, tried to arrange government contracts for her daughter's friend, and had aides coordinate activity between the department and family foundation, according to reports in The Daily Beast, Washington Free Beacon and Washington Examiner.
The Free Beacon and Examiner accounts were based on the almost 200 pages of emails released by the State Department on Wednesday.
"The more that comes out, the clearer it is that the Clinton State Department was for all intents and purposes an arm of the Clinton Foundation," senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in a statement.
"The fact that Hillary Clinton was handing out government contracts to family friends, siding with Clinton Foundation donors over human rights activists in Burma and having her aides coordinate activity between the State Department and her foundation is deeply troubling."
According to the Daily Beast, the May 2012 investment ban lift in Burma for U.S. businesses resulted in more than two dozen corporations who donated to the Clinton Foundation investing there, and "many of those corporations lobbied the State Department during Clinton's tenure there."
Separately, the Free Beacon – citing the new batch of emails released by the State Department – reported in 2009, Clinton arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions.
The emails also showed she tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department's director of policy planning, the Free Beacon reported.
The Examiner, also citing the new emails, reported Clinton's staff tried to accommodate former President Bill Clinton' paid speeches and her family's foundation – and aides "teamed up with the foundation to perform donor maintenance, craft messaging on key policies, and put together guest lists for both diplomatic and philanthropic events."
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