Clinton says that Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman “wanted help on a visa” and asked for a status report. The name of the potential recipient was redacted by the State Department. She then says that Honeywell CEO David Cote “complained about export control regs that interfere w sales.”And when Terrence Duffy, executive chairman of derivatives trader CME Group, asked her to stop by a Washington dinner he was hosting for “150 or so folks from the exchange,” Clinton asked an aide to try to find time for the group to visit the State Department. Duffy is a major political donor who generally backs Republicans (in one e-mail he conveyed greetings from Senator Lindsey Graham, one of this year’s Republican presidential candidates) but he did give the maximum contribution of $4,600 to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. In another e-mail, Duffy asked Clinton to deliver a keynote address in 2010 when he was to be honored by the American Friends of Hebrew University. . . .Clinton exchanged e-mails with Stanley Roach of Morgan Stanley, a donor to her Senate and presidential campaigns, about China economic policy. “Delighted to hear from you,” Clinton wrote after Roach apologized for a “rambling” e-mail. In a later message she asked an aide to make time for her to see Roach when he was in Washington.The secretary of state also wrote an encouraging note to Bill Owens, chairman of AEA Holdings Asia, about an effort he was pushing to open a dialogue with retired Chinese military official.
July 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM EDT