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Amitabh Bachchan figured in Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails

The leaked email, however, does not give any further details as to why and in what context was Clinton asking about Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan, Hillary Clinton

United States Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton had once asked her close aide about Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a leaked email which was tweeted by a US journalist shows.

Jose A DelReal, national political reporter with The Washington Post, posted a picture on Twitter of a leaked Hillary Clinton email in which the former US secretary of state had asked her Pakistani-origin aide Huma Abedin about Bachchan.

The email had been sent by Clinton to Abedin in July 2011, in which the former First Lady asked “What’s the name of the famous older Indian actor we met a few years ago?”.

To the question, Abedin replied “Amitabh bachan (sic).” The leaked email, however, does not give any further details as to why and in what context was Clinton asking about the Indian superstar.

The cache of leaked emails have been a headache for Clinton and just as the elections entered their last crucial lap, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress about a renewed inquiry concerning her emails.

Abedin is currently in the middle of a political storm after FBI started reviewing some 650,000 emails found on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, that may be related to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term.

What is Hillary Clinton email?

Hillary Clinton had set up an email server at her home in Chappaqua, New York  few days before she was sworn in as secretary of state in 2009. According to media reports, she relied on this server, home to the email address hdr22@clintonemail.com, for all her electronic correspondence – both work-related and personal – during her four years in office.

She did not use, or even activate, a state.gov email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.

Clinton’s email system became a national story the first week of March 2015, when the New York Times ran a front-page article on the subject.

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