Donald Trump pounced on news that key donors to the Clinton Foundation were given special access to State Department officials on Wednesday. Trump was reacting to news that a key aide to Bill Clinton tried to get special access to the then-Hillary-Clinton-run State Department for a Clinton Foundation donor.
"A couple of very bad ones came out. And it's called pay for play. And some of these were really, really bad and illegal," argued Trump.
On Tuesday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released some new emails involving Clinton's staff, including one in which a longtime adviser to Bill Clinton wrote to Clinton's State Department aides requesting a meeting for a longtime Clinton Foundation donor.
The State Department says that despite the request, no conversations or meetings actually took place and that Gilbert Chagoury, the donor in question, was only trying to offer his advice on elections in Lebanon.
The email at the center of the controversy went out from longtime Bill Clinton aide Doug Band to longtime Hillary aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. It was Huma, currently Hillary's top campaign staffer, that tried to set up the meeting.