Ed Henry: Bill Clinton Aide Asked State Dept. For Permission To Accept Money From Company Doing Business With Iran


As the State Department is set to release thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails Monday night, Ed Henry reported within the emails not yet released is communication between Bill Clinton’s aide and Hillary’s Chief of Staff.

The email reveals the former President had his foreign policy director ask the State Department for permission for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to accept money from a company doing business with Iran.

Petronas, the government-owned Malaysian oil company, would like to send its CEO Shamsul Azhar bin Abbas to CGI as a paying member, Amitabh Desai wrote to Cheryl Mills. "For years they were shipping oil to Iran. Would the CEO attending CGI as a paying member be concern for USG?"

Mills did not respond yes or no and "there is no evidence Abbas ended up giving CGI money," Henry said.

The revelations highlight Clinton’s struggle with the drip, drip, drip email scandal that is sinking her poll numbers and inviting Vice President Joe Biden to consider entering the race.

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Daniel Bassali is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2014. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Press Assistant and Travel Aide on the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign in Oregon. Daniel is from Burke, Virginia, and lives in Washington D.C. His Twitter handle is @bassalid. You can reach him at bassali@freebeacon.com.

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