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White House Scuttled Clinton's Effort To Bring Old Friend Sidney Blumenthal Into State Department

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In recent weeks, the administration's top Iran policy maker was reassigned from the State Department to the White House's National Security Council; Mrs. Clinton's candidate to lead the United States Agency for International Development has been tangled up in a vetting process; and she has failed to get her choices into some plum ambassadorships, notably Japan, which went to a fund-raiser for President Obama.

Also, the White House recently scuttled Mrs. Clinton's effort to bring Sidney Blumenthal, a journalist and confidant of both her and former President Bill Clinton, into the State Department.

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