BA-BOOM. FBI Launches A New Investigation Of Pay-To-Play By The Clinton Foundation
January 4, 2018 • by streiff
Former President of USA Bill Clinton, left, speaks during the launch of Pediatric HIV/AIDS in Kenya, as Kenyan Minister of Health Charity Ngilu, centre right, listens at Mbagathi Hospital Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, July 23, 2005. Clinton and Kenyan Minister of Health Charity Ngilu launched the Clinton Foundation Pedriatic HIV/AIDS initiative in Kenya at Mbagathi Hospital. Clinton is on a two day visit to Kenya. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Back in January 2016, there were reports that the FBI, based on emails recovered during the investigation of the Clinton email scandal, had opened a “public corruption” investigation on the Clinton Foundation. If you are a sentient being, you were not shocked by the words “corruption” and “Clinton foundation” appearing in close proximity to one another. I posted on it at the time, but I’ll bring in some relevant quotes here:
Back in January, this news item appeared:
The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.
This new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server.
“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source said.
Naturally, the right people were talked to and suddenly the FBI was basically told to knock it off:
Via the Wall Street Journal:
Early this year, four FBI field offices—New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Little Rock, Ark.—were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.
Los Angeles agents had picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public-corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation, these people said.
In February, FBI officials made a presentation to the Justice Department, according to these people. By all accounts, the meeting didn’t go well.
Some said that is because the FBI didn’t present compelling evidence to justify more aggressive pursuit of the Clinton Foundation, and that the career anticorruption prosecutors in the room simply believed it wasn’t a very strong case. Others said that from the start, the Justice Department officials were stern, icy and dismissive of the case.
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