Another day, another potential scandal for Hillary Clinton:
Hillary Clinton intervened for mining firm while secretary of state after request by son-in-law https://t.co/CBrM9xfdO3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 9, 2015
From the AP:
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm’s investors asked Chelsea Clinton’s husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.
The lobbying effort on behalf of Neptune Minerals Inc. came while Clinton — now the leading Democratic presidential candidate — was advocating for an Obama administration push to win Senate approval for a sweeping Law of the Sea Treaty. The pact would have aided U.S. mining companies scouring for minerals in international waters, but the Republican-dominated Senate blocked it.
Clinton ordered a senior State Department official in August 2012 to look into the request. Her action came three months after an investor in the mining firm emailed Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s husband and a partner in Eaglevale Partners LP, a New York hedge fund, asking for his help in setting up State Department contacts.
And Grandma’s being her usual transparent and forthright self. Or not:
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) December 9, 2015
Chris Cillizza says “ruh roh.” But will he or anyone else from the Washington Post follow up?