AP Reporter Confronts State Dept on Clinton Foundation: ‘Am I Not Speaking English?’

During Wednesday’s State Department press briefing, Associated Press Diplomatic Writer Matt Lee asked State Department Press Office Director Elizabeth Trudeau “am I not speaking English?” During a line of questioning about improper relationships between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department. Trudeau was asked by NBC News State Department Producer Abigail Williams, [relevant remarks begin around 13:15] “Do you have any response to criticism by some that suggest there was a relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department at the time? There was an email that came out in this recent set that is between the — an executive at the Clinton Foundation and Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills where he is requesting to set up a meeting between a billionaire donor and the US ambassador to Lebanon.” Trudeau responded that she wasn’t “going to speak to specific emails.” But that “State Department officials are regularly in touch with a wide variety of outside individuals and organizations, including businesses, nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks. You know, the nearly 55,000 pages of former Secretary Clinton’s emails released by the department over the past year give a sense of the wide range of individuals both inside and outside of government that State Department