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Major Clinton Donor Given Intel Role

Newly released State Department emails show a major Clinton Foundation donor landed on a government intelligence advisory board despite the fact that he had no experience in the field. After years of litigation, ABC News was finally able to obtain documents through the Freedom of Information Act that show Clinton’s aides allegedly tried to “protect the name” of the individual when ABC News inquired about his identity. Other emails indicate that they tried to “stall” the reporter and then accept the board member’s resignation days later. The donor, Rajiv K. Fernando, a Chicago financial-securities trader, sat with former Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, and nuclear scientists who were all advising the now-Democratic presidential nominee on the use of weapons. The decision to place him in the position reportedly confused the department’s staff. A board member told the news site: “We had no idea who he was.”