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Hillary aide helped Chatwal get invited to Manmohan lunch

Hillary aide helped Chatwal get invited to Manmohan lunch
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New York (IANS): Convicted Democratic Party fundraiser Sant Chatwal got an invitation to a State Department lunch for then Indian Prime Minister...

New York (IANS): Convicted Democratic Party fundraiser Sant Chatwal got an invitation to a State Department lunch for then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009 through Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin, according to emails obtained by a conservative activist organisation.

During that time, Chatwal was secretly funnelling illegal political contributions to Democratic Party politicians for which he was later convicted.

On Thursday, Judicial Watch released the emails, which were among a trove it obtained through a court order.

The organisation was following up the controversy over Hillary using a private email server while she was the Secretary of State.

In a November 2009 email to Abedin, Chatwal asked to be invited to US President Barack Obama's State Dinner for Singh.

"We have no control over the White House State Dinner," Abedin replied using an email address on "clintonemail.com" server.

"But, Hillary is hosting the State lunch for the Prime Minister with Vice President (Joe) Biden at the State Department and you should be receiving your invitation to that soon. Will be the same day (as Obama's dinner), November 24," she wrote.

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