Hillary Clinton allegedly filled a State Department advisory board with friends and donors, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Foreign Affairs Advisory Board, commissioned by Clinton in 2011, assists the department with "independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of U.S. foreign policy" – and 15 people appointed to the board were either donors to her political campaigns and the Clinton Foundation, or "were affiliated with groups that had," according to the Examiner.
Multiple State advisory boards had posts filled by donors to Clinton, approximately 194 in total, according to an Examiner report released in September.
Clinton had a "prominent and personal role" in choosing who would sit on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board, the Examiner reported.
The chair is Strobe Talbott, who has known the Clinton's since the 1970s, and was made deputy secretary of state by former President Bill Clinton in 1994. He donated to Hillary Clinton's campaigns for Senate in 2000 and for the White House in 2008.
In emails exchanged between Talbott, Clinton's long-time scheduler Lona Valmoro, and her Chief of Staff at State Cheryl Mills, Talbott appears to receive preferential treatment for "all he has does as FAPB Chair, and more," as Mills wrote in one email, per the Examiner.
The State Department did not respond to a request for comment from the Examiner. Hillary Clinton denies allowing anyone special access to her while at the State Department.
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