ABC News’ piece is more of a rebuttal to Bill Clinton’s claims that ties to him and his wife (and foundation) did not affect treatment of said individuals. These ‘friends of Bill’, or ‘FOB’, were given favorable deals by the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s watch.
The Clintons have said repeatedly that the State Department never gave favorable treatment to foundation supporters in Haiti or anywhere else.
“Nothing was ever done for anybody because they were contributors to the foundation,” Bill Clinton told CBS News’ Charlie Rose in September. “Nothing.”
The correspondence offers a glimpse into the first stages of a $10 billion Haiti recovery effort. The emails appear to show a State Department process that at times prioritized — and, some argue, benefited — people with close ties to the Clintons.