Bono has been caught up in the furor over access to Hillary Clinton through the Clinton Foundation as more e-mails from Hillary’s private server become available after right-wing group Judicial Watch won permission to access them.
A Bono request was one of several cases mentioned by the Washington Post investigation into links between the Foundation and the Department of State during Hillary’s time as Secretary of State.
According to the Post, “U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.”
The request was made through the foundation and Doug Band, former chairman of the Clinton Foundation. Band and Huma Abedin, Hillary's traveling Chief of Staff and Vice Chairman of her 2016 campaign, often communicated with each othe on requests made through the foundation for meetings with Hillary or other access.
However, the two Hillary staffers turned down Bono's request with both agreeing they had “no clue” how to bring it about. On Tuesday when news broke about the story Washington Post Op-Ed writer Paul Waldiman called Bono's request "wacky."
The latest Clinton "e-mail scandal" appears to be that Bono wanted to have a concert in space or something, but didn't.— Andrew Thaler (@SFriedScientist) August 23, 2016
The most damning revelation from the Clinton emails is bono's request for a space concert pic.twitter.com/VkRVfX2OQZ— butt pranks (@alexnjacobs) August 23, 2016
In another case, a request by a US businessman for an American visa for a well known British soccer player with a criminal conviction was also turned down.
However, in the case of Irish American Maureen White, a committed fundraiser and supporter of the Clintons', a request for a meeting with Hillary via the foundation during a visit to Washington was granted.
The Clinton campaign has strongly denied that anything out of the ordinary was occurring, that such requests would have been made with or with the foundation's existence and the fact that many were turned down proves there was no favoritism.
Opponents say the foundation was a “pay to play” set up where big donors were given access by the Clintons.