Mark-Viverito met with former First Lady Clinton at Broadway show after Clinton's interview with FBI


New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Spanish Harlem) was seen meeting with former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton, a Broadway show, just hours after former First Lady Clinton concluded an interview with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The two women were seen in a selfie that included State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights) and posted to State Sen. Espaillat's Twitter account.

In a Twitter post by the lobbyist Luis Miranda, Jr., a close political ally of Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, former President Bill Clinton was also seen amongst the politicos. Clients of Mr. Miranda's lobbying firm, The MirRam Group LLC, have benefited from discretionary funding awarded by the New York City Council.

La nuit du théâtre followed a reported three and one half hour interview with agents of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice of former First Lady Clinton and a team of her aides and lawyers, according to a report of the interview published by The New York Times. Federal law enforcement agents have been reportedly interviewing former First Lady Clinton's use of a private, unsecured e-mail server to send, receive, and store classified information during her term as U.S. Secretary of State. The reported investigation will determine whether former First Lady Clinton violated laws against the mishandling of classified information.

In May, a report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State confirmed that former First Lady Clinton broken rules by having used a private e-mail server without prior permission.

Despite numerous published reports about possible conflicts of interest in the way the Clinton Foundation has raised money, including in a report published by The New York Times about a Russian uranium deal, no Federal law enforcement agency is reportedly investigating the Clintons' philanthropic group.

The public can file complaints, including anonymously, with the U.S. Attorney's Office for New York's southern district, by filling out the appropriate form and mailing it in.

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