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Hillary Intervened for Company After Request from Son-in-Law

Sleaze, thy name is Clinton, even if you’re just married to one of them.

Showing he is learning the family business quickly, Chelsea’s husband Marc Mezvinsky (above) hit up his mother-in-law Hillary, as then secretary of state, to use her office to intervene on behalf of one of his financial advisement customers. Sweet deal if you can get it, and if you are part of the Clinton crime syndicate, all you have to do is ask.

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm’s investors asked Chelsea Clinton’s husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.

The lobbying effort on behalf of Neptune Minerals came while Clinton was advocating for an Obama administration push to win Senate approval for a sweeping Law of the Sea Treaty. The pact would have aided U.S. mining companies scouring for minerals in international waters, but the Republican-dominated Senate blocked it.

Clinton ordered a senior State Department official in August 2012 to look into the request. Her action came three months after an investor in the mining firm emailed Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s husband and a partner a New York hedge fund, asking for his help in setting up State Department contacts.

Clinton relayed a copy of the investor’s email to Thomas Nides, then a deputy secretary of state and now vice chairman at Morgan Stanley. “Could you have someone follow up on this request, which was forwarded to me?” Clinton asked Nides. He replied: “I’ll get on it.”

Clinton’s willingness to intercede as a result of her son-in-law’s involvement is just the latest example of how the Clinton family’s interests cut across intersecting spheres of influence in American politics, commerce and charity.

Clinton’s campaign declined to discuss the issue.