New emails released by a conservative group Tuesday are stoking claims Hillary Clinton gave access to her State Department in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation, NPR reports. Judicial Watch says 44 pages of emails from Clinton's private server that weren't handed over to the government include damning evidence. Chief among that evidence is a 2009 exchange between Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Clinton Foundation staffer Doug Band, according to Bloomberg. Band tells Abedin it's "important to take care of" someone whose name has been redacted from the email. Abedin responds that "personnel has been sending him options."
“That the Clinton Foundation was calling in favors barely three months into Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department is deeply troubling," Bloomberg quotes an RNC spokesperson as saying. The Clinton campaign responds that the emails were regarding a young person who worked for Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and who was neither a Clinton Foundation donor nor employee. "The fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as Secretary of State because of donations to the Clinton Foundation," NPR quotes a Clinton spokesperson as saying. Hillary Clinton wasn't officially involved in the Clinton Foundation, which was founded by Bill Clinton, during her time as Secretary of State, the Wall Street Journal reports. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)