State: Didn’t Know New Appointee Gave Money to Clinton

State Dept was not aware that Janice Jacobs, its newly appointed “transparency coordinator,” has donated $2,700, the maximum legal amount, to Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign, State Dept spokesman John Kirby says at briefing.

  • Jacobs made the contribution after retiring from State Dept last year, he says; she is ex-ambassador to Senegal
  • “It bears no relevance on her selection”: Kirby
  • “The fact that she made a donation to Hillary Clinton bears no relevance on her ability to do this job and to do it objectively and fairly”
Link to earlier story: Jacobs Appointed ‘Transparency Coordinator’ at State Dept

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