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Group asks probe of Clinton move for son-in-law

Posted: 12:09 PM, Dec 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-15 17:09:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative watchdog group is asking the U.S. government's ethics agency to investigate a 2012 action by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton intervened in a request from a deep-sea mining firm after an investor contacted her son-in-law. She was secretary of state at the time.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust is asking the U.S. Government Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether Clinton gave Neptune Minerals Inc. preferential treatment after the firm's investor asked for help in 2012 from Marc Mezvinsky, the husband of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. The investor wanted to meet with with Clinton or other department officials.

State Department emails and calendars obtained by The Associated Press do not show any meetings, but Clinton told a senior State Department to look into the request.