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First Batch of Hillary Clinton Emails Since Benghazi Testimony Released.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A new batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails presented a glimpse into the breadth of her personal network — a long list of powerful celebrities, CEOs, political advisers and politicians that she’s now tapping for her presidential campaign.Secretaries of State often deal with seemingly intractable problems, so it was probably much to Hillary Clinton’s relief in 2012 when she came across one with a relatively easy fix: how to create a smiley face emoji on her new BlackBerry.

The “Argo” actor wrote to then-Secretary of State Clinton to provide her an advanced copy of a security report for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck was writing on behalf of the Eastern Congo Initiative, an organization he is the director and founder of. “The report discusses the opportunity that now exists for the international community to partner with the Government of the DRC to reform the security sector and, in doing so, take concrete steps towards creating a better future for the country,” he wrote. “This report describes a path towards greater security if reform of the military, police and judicial sector is supported by firm commitments from the government of the DRC and the international community.” The note was sent via email on April 16, 2012, to Clinton’s personal email.

Lady Gaga complimented her, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised her for doing the “Lord’s Work,” Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi asked for technology help and former President Jimmy Carter pitched in on negotiations with North Korea. The committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi has delved into the presidential candidate’s emails, half of which have now been released to the public. Hours later Clinton emailed an aide: “I’d like to respond to Ben Affleck.” A day later she followed up: “I haven’t yet received a draft and would like to respond today.” In another December 2011 note the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson contacted Clinton’s staff with a request to talk to her before his visit to South Africa, asking how best to “represent her/admin thinking on any issues/opportunities that might arise”. Clinton has faced questions about whether her unusual email setup, which involved a private server located at her New York home, was sufficient to ensure the security of government information and retention of records. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) on why advisor Sidney Blumenthal had access to her email, but not Ambassador Chris Stevens. “You got a lot emails from Sidney Blumenthal, and you say that Mr.

On Friday, hours before the email release, Jackson touted Clinton’s candidacy before a meeting of black pastors in Atlanta, saying: “It’s healing time. Yet Clinton’s place in preference polls has improved since the first Democratic primary debate, in which her chief primary rival, Vermont independent Sen. Former aide to President Bill Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, took up inbox room also — a hot topic during the Benghazi questioning last week, when Republicans took issue with the amount of access Blumenthal had to Clinton while he wasn’t working for the State Department. Stevens and I had had a relationship with you and I had requested 20 or more times for additional security to protect not only my life but the people that were there with me, I would have gotten in touch with you some way.

He didn’t have your personal email?” “I do not believe that he had my personal mail,” Clinton replied, noting that “he had the email and he had the direct line of everybody that he worked with for years.” Bernie Sanders, defused the issue, saying “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” Roughly half of Clinton’s 30,000 work-related emails are now public, and the State Department’s effort to release the rest will linger into next year. Most of the correspondence made public to date involves the mundane workings of government – scheduling meetings, organizing secure phone lines and booking flights. And after Clinton started using an older Blackberry, apparently for familiarity’s sake, she told aides: “I am quite bereft that I’ve lost the emoticons from my latest new old berry. A few of the emails hint at the ways Clinton maintained her network of campaign donors, even while serving in a position at a distance from electoral politics.

In a June 2011 message, an aide informs Clinton that longtime donor Susie Buell contributed $200,000 toward a summit at which Clinton was scheduled to speak. In April 2011, Clinton’s aides received a request from Jose Villarreal, a former Clinton campaign adviser from Texas, to speak at the launch of a project she asked him to start involving U.S. engagement with Mexico.

Clinton told her aides to develop a press and social media outreach “to every possible group.” Villarreal now serves as her campaign’s treasurer. She requests her password for The New York Times website, asks for help using the phone, searches for books and apologizes to old law school friends for being slow to reply to their emails.

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