Former Australia PM Rudd wanted Clinton sympathy: emails

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SYDNEY: Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd sought a sympathetic phone call from Hillary Clinton after being dumped as leader in 2010, but days later had not got one, a new batch of emails from the US presidential front runner shows. Rudd was disappointed that six days after he was ousted in a Labor leadership coup by Julia Gillard, he had not heard from the then-Secretary of State.The revelation was among over 4,000 more emails released by the US State Department kept by Clinton on a private server, an issue that has sparked fears of possible security breaches and overshadowed her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Rudd’s request for sympathy, and career advice, was made through intermediaries, former US ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich revealed in an email dated June 30, 2010.

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