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Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects

By Ann Marie Awad
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
The Office of the Inspector General for the State Department confirmed Thursday it subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation last fall for records pertaining to the charity's projects that may have required federal approval while Hillary Clinton was State chief. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Office of the Inspector General for the State Department confirmed Thursday it had subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for records of certain projects that took place during Hillary Clinton's time at the helm of the department.

The subpoena was issued last fall, a spokesman for the IG's office confirmed.

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The Washington Post reported that the inquiry focuses on charity projects that required approval from the federal government. Another focus is Clinton's longtime aide Huma Abedin

The IG's office declined to comment, as did Clinton's presidential campaign. Abedin's legal team declined to comment to Politico.

In 2012, Abedin was simultaneously employed as the deputy chief of staff under Clinton at the State Department and with the consulting firm Teneo, which has ties with the Clintons.

The news comes as the State Department continues to release emails from Clinton's private server, into which the FBI is also conducting a security check. Word of the IG's subpoena could complicate Clinton's presidential campaign.

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