Hillary Clinton arranged to meet with an executive from Morgan Stanley while traveling through China as secretary of state, according to a previously undisclosed batch of her emails made public Tuesday.
Stephen Roach, then the head of the Wall Street bank's Asian operation, sent Clinton a copy of testimony he had prepared for an upcoming congressional hearing because he "thought [it] might be helpful" for her trip to Beijing in early 2009.
Clinton quickly asked her staff to set up a meeting with Roach.
Her friendship with the Wall Street executive continued, as Roach provided the secretary of state with advice on how to approach the Chinese economy into the following year.
The 2009 exchange with Roach was included among dozens of email conversations that were not provided to the State Department when Clinton claimed to have handed over all her work-related conversations, but were given to conservative watchdog Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
The new records include an email exchange in which Doug Band, then a top Clinton Foundation staffer, told two of Clinton's closest aides that it was "important to take care of" an individual whose name was redacted. Huma Abedin, Clinton's deputy chief of staff, said "personnel has been sending him options," perhaps for a position in the government.
It would not have been the first time Clinton's team placed a donor in a high-profile administration post.
The intersection of State Department and Clinton Foundation work has raised questions about whether Clinton turned a blind eye to potential conflicts of interest stemming from her husband's activities. Morgan Stanley, for example, has donated up to $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Judicial Watch obtained the emails through a lawsuit that has already forced six of Clinton's aides to testify about the private email server thanks to the State Department's efforts to stonewall records requests.