- The Washington Times - Monday, December 14, 2015

A conservative watchdog group is seeking a federal ethics investigation into whether Hillary Clinton granted any favors on behalf of her son-in-law’s business associate while serving as secretary of state.

The complaint stems from an Associated Press report last week that suggested the Democratic presidential front-runner gave special government access to a business associate of Marc Mezvinsky, husband of Mrs. Clinton’s daughter Chelsea.

The State Department emails show an investor in a deep-sea mining company who formerly worked with Mr. Mevinsky requesting for him or his wife to arrange a meeting for him with Mrs. Clinton so he could discuss legal issues and regulations pertaining to the mining industry.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint Monday with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, saying in part:

“As evidenced from her recently released emails, it appears that then Secretary Hillary Clinton gave a private company special access to the State Department based upon the company’s relationships with Secretary Clinton’s family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation…The ethics rules simply do not permit government employees to give this type of preferential treatment.  We write today to request a full investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding these apparently unethical communications and a determination of whether any laws were violated,” the complaint reads.

The ethics complaint was first reported by Time Magazine.

• Kelly Riddell can be reached at kriddell@washingtontimes.com.

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