Clinton campaign: Judicial Watch misrepresented Band’s credential request email

Clinton campaign: Judicial Watch misrepresented Band’s credential request email

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Thursday that the conservative-leaning watchdog group Judicial Watch completely misrepresented the contents of a recently released July 2009 email exchange between Foundation executive Doug Band and senior State Department aide Human Abedin in which Band requested assistance in obtaining diplomatic credentials.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Thursday that the conservative group Judicial Watch  misrepresented the contents of an email exchange between Foundation executive Doug Band and State Department aide Human Abedin.

“Judicial Watch is now attacking State Department officials and the 42nd President of the United States for rescuing two American journalists from North Korea,” Clinton campaign spokesperson Josh Schwerin said in a statement. “This is a new low even for this right-wing organization that has been going after the Clintons since the 1990s.”

The email was released Thursday and is part of a 510-page containment secured from the former Secretary of State’s private server via litigation initiated by Judicial Watch. Last week the group obtained a favorable judgment expediting the release of more than 15,000 Clinton emails discovered by the FBI.

The State Department said Tuesday that 30 emails discovered among the 15,000 plus containment could potentially be related to the 2012 Benghazi attack.

The Band-Abedin exchange shows the Foundation executive requesting the diplomatic credentials for himself and two other individuals. It does not mention the North Korean rescue mission.

“Need get me/ justy and jd dip passports,” Band wrote in the email. “We had them years ago but they lapsed and we didn’t bother getting them.”

“Ok will figure it out,” Abedin responded..

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued a statement Thursday alleging impropriety on behalf of the State Department:

“The idea that the State Department would even consider a diplomatic passport for Clinton Foundation executives is beyond belief,” Fitton said.

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