Clinton camp asks AP to correct tweet about meetings probe
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"We have formally requested that AP remove or amend this tweet. They apparently considered it, but officially decided to let it stand," Brian Fallon, press secretary for the Clinton campaign, told The Washington Post
 
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"That seems pretty egregious to knowingly allow a falsehood to remain posted under AP’s banner."
 
The tweet reads: “AP analysis: More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation.”
 
It links to an investigative story on meetings Clinton held when she served as secretary of State.
 
 
Campaign chief strategist Joel Benenson told CNN's "New Day" that the AP rushed to judgement.
 
“They've took a small sliver of her tenure as secretary of State, less than half the time, less than a fraction of the meetings she was in,” Benenson said. 
 
“This is a woman who met with over 1,700 world leaders, countless other government officials, public officials in the United States. And they've looked at 185 meetings and tried to draw a conclusion from that.”
 
Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple called the tweet “tendentious and misleading,” noting that the story itself includes important qualifiers that the tweet doesn’t mention — most notably that the AP’s count doesn’t include government employees or representatives of foreign governments.
 
Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat O'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms MORE has called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton Foundation, accusing his Democratic rival of running a “pay for play “organization.”
 
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has similarly called for investigations.
 
"The evidence is clear — it's time a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the growing proof of pay-to-play at Hillary Clinton's State Department," Priebus said. 
 
"This is among the strongest and most unmistakable pieces of evidence of what we've long suspected: at Hillary Clinton's State Department, access to the most sensitive policy makers in U.S. diplomacy was for sale to the highest bidder."
 
The Hill has reached out to The Associated Press for comment.