E-mails become another problem for Clinton Campaign

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(CNN) – Another potential headache for the Clinton campaign.  A new batch of personal server e-mails sheds light on the relationship between the Clinton foundation and the state department when she was secretary.

Hillary Clinton facing more controversy as newly released e-mails from her tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the Clinton foundation.  A non-profit organization founded by the former president, seeking favors from the state department.

The e-mails, obtained by conservative watchdog judicial watch, include Clinton foundation officials lobbying Hillary Clinton’s state department aides and advisors to hire their associates.

The Clinton campaign responding that the e-mails are irrelevant, saying, “Neither of these e-mails involve the secretary or relate to the foundation’s work.”

The e-mails once again, raising questions about Clinton’s decision-making and trustworthiness, while Clinton continues to stumble over the issue on the campaign trail, “I may have short-circuited it and for that I will try to clarify.”

The new e-mails are serving as ammunition for Donald Trump, citing them as evidence that Clinton is corrupt, “This was big stuff, pay for play. It’s illegal, I mean it’s illegal. And we’ll see what happens with it folks, we’ll see what happens but it’s very serious stuff.”

The controversy comes amid encouraging poll numbers for Clinton; a new Bloomberg poll shows Clinton beating Trump nationally: 50 percent – 44 percent.

Clinton ahead of Trump in key battleground states: besting him in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the two locked in a virtual tie in Florida.

Clinton is also on top in blue collar Wisconsin: 46 percent to 36 percent.

Vying for another battleground state, Clinton campaigning in Iowa, a state where she is ahead, “You can build it in America. And I am determined that we are going to build more and we are going to be able to create more businesses and more jobs by doing so.”

Clinton continues to add bipartisan support to her campaign, adding to the growing list of republican endorsements.  Longtime ambassador and former director of national intelligence John Negroponte and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez the latest to throw their support behind Clinton.

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