The latest batch, 612 pages of emails, includes correspondence from longtime Clinton money man Dennis Cheng
Conservative group Citizens United released another 612 pages of emails from the State Department. Today’s emails, obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and subsequent lawsuits, covers Clinton Foundation business, including emails from Clinton money man Dennis Cheng, Bill Clinton’s top aide Doug Band, and more.
Cheng, who served in 2008 as Hillary Clinton’s New York state finance director, is writing in these emails in his capacity as Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States, a role in which he served from 2009 to 2011. He left the State Department to join the Clinton Foundation in 2011 as chief development officer and is credited with raising $248 million through 2015. That year, he joined Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as chief financial officer.
Cheng is the lynch pin of the Clinton money machine, pivoting from campaign donors to Clinton Foundation donors to individuals with business before the State Department.
The latest batch of emails from Citizens United shows Cheng asking for invitations for individuals on overseas trips and delegations. At one point, Cheng asks longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin if “official business delegations for S[ecretary] trips abroad?”
In another email, Cheng sends a list of invitees to a “Home for the Holidays” party, described as an “unaccompanied tour reception” for “high-level DRR prospects and friends who haven’t seen her in a while.”
The emails reveal Cheng was at the center of the revolving door for Clinton donors seeking access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. See below for the emails in full:
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