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GOP senator says State Department bypassed ethics officers on some Bill Clinton speeches

WASHINGTON Aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appear to have bypassed State Department ethics officials in turning down invitations for her husband to speak in North Korea, the Congo and to a U.S.-China energy summit, a senior Republican senator said Friday. Appearing in Minneapolis on Friday, Hillary Clinton said her husband received "some unusual requests" for speaking appearances, but that "they all went through the process to try to make sure that the State Department conducted its independent review." But Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said recently released State Department emails between aides to...