Clinton Backed Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill After Lobbyist Donor’s Email

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton formally backed legislation to relieve Puerto Rico of billions of dollars in debt after a top Clinton fundraiser who lobbies for the Puerto Rican treasury raised the issue with her campaign chair, hacked emails show.

Podesta Group president Tony Podesta emailed his brother, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, in March 2015. The subject line was “Puerto Rico,” while the body of the email asked, “Can you call me today re PR. Need advice not action.”