US Justice Department investigates Clinton Foundation

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/justice-department-investigates-clinton-foundation/news-story/db15ddb51e77a9e48a650e575e32f5d2

Federal prosecutors and FBI agents are investigating allegations of potential corruption tied to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a US law-enforcement official and a person familiar with the investigation.

The probe is focused on whether donors to the foundation got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, the official said.

Among those interviewed by investigators was Andrew Kessel, the foundation’s chief financial officer, according to the person familiar with the probe.

The Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been scrutinising the foundation since at least 2015. The disclosure of the current inquiry comes as President Donald Trump has berated the Justice Department and FBI for not investigating his rival in the 2016 presidential election, whom he has called “Crooked Hillary.”

A Justice Department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, declined to comment. A spokesman for the foundation dismissed the allegations and investigation.

“Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false. None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people,” the spokesman, Craig Minassian, said in a statement.

The investigation was reported on Friday by The Hill, which said FBI agents from Arkansas had interviewed a witness in the investigation. The investigation is being spearheaded by federal prosecutors and agents in Little Rock, where the foundation has offices in former President Bill Clinton’s presidential library, the law-enforcement official said.

The foundation has been under scrutiny by the FBI since at least 2015. By the following year, four FBI field offices—in New York, Washington, Little Rock and Los Angeles—were collecting information about the foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling.

The foundation has been a focus of criticism over donations received from governments and corporations that had business before Mrs Clinton during her time as secretary of state, and could have been affected by decisions she could have made as president. In response to the criticism, the foundation has said it “has strong donor integrity and transparency practices.”

As secretary of state, Mrs Clinton was an aggressive global cheerleader for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants such as General Electric Co. , Exxon Mobil Corp. , Microsoft Corp. and Boeing Co. At the same time, those companies were among the many that gave to the Clinton family’s global foundation set up by her husband, Mr Clinton.

A Wall Street Journal investigation in 2015 found that at least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the foundation.

For example, in October 2009, Mrs Clinton flew to Moscow and lobbied on behalf of Boeing, which was seeking to sell jets to Russia. In June 2010, Russia agreed to purchase 50 Boeing 737s for $3.7 billion, choosing Boeing over Europe’s Airbus Group NV. Two months later, Boeing made its first donation to the foundation—$900,000 to help rebuild the Haityi public-education system.

In recent months, Republicans have ratcheted up their calls for the Justice Department to investigate the foundation, and some have called for a second special counsel to delve into various Clinton-related matters. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating, among other things, whether the people tied to the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Russia has denied interfering with the election and Mr Trump has denied any collusion by him or his campaign.

Leading the calls for a renewed Clinton probe has been Mr Trump, who in November tweeted: “Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems.”

In a letter to Congress in November, the Justice Department reported that senior prosecutors had been tasked with evaluating some of the issues raised by GOP lawmakers. The letter didn’t confirm the existence of an investigation, but it cited concerns raised by Republicans about “alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation.”

The investigation into the foundation is separate from the probe into Mrs Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey publicly recommended in July 2016 that no charges be filed against Mrs. Clinton in that investigation, though he called her handling of classified information “extremely careless.”

The Justice Department’s Inspector General is reviewing how the FBI and Justice Department handled that investigation, and his report is expected in coming months.

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about time..

“The probe is focused on whether donors to the foundation got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, the official said.”

um..yes..

“The foundation has been under scrutiny by the FBI since at least 2015. By the following year, four FBI field offices—in New York, Washington, Little Rock and Los Angeles—were collecting information about the foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling.”

um..yes..

“For example, in October 2009, Mrs Clinton flew to Moscow and lobbied on behalf of Boeing, which was seeking to sell jets to Russia. In June 2010, Russia agreed to purchase 50 Boeing 737s for $3.7 billion, choosing Boeing over Europe’s Airbus Group NV. Two months later, Boeing made its first donation to the foundation—$900,000 to help rebuild the Haityi public-education system.”

how the game was played..

401

~ by seeker401 on January 10, 2018.

15 Responses to “US Justice Department investigates Clinton Foundation”

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  2. Geezus, we could try the case ourselves since we’ve known for years what the Clinton Global Initiative was doing!!! Get on with it already and stop wasting our money!

    • yeah i reckon i could help with the prosecution case.. 🙂

    • The political pitching as to who the Democrats will have run for the Presidential office had begun. The dirt comes out into the light of day once again. A sense of legitimacy in the air. People will go be shipped off to prison. Wait! That is the dupe cycle, no they won’t.

      • we know they have nothing when its oprah or clooney for 2020..and on the other side all they had was trump or a third bush..

        • Oprah could do it. She holds a heavy deception over nominal Christians. Rob Bell influenced a lot of nominals, and Oprah kept her self close to him very early on when he left falsely pastoring a church and reimaged himself as the good Christian is the one that stays home on Sunday’s and substitutes coffee talk in place of worship. Oprah pitches the same ideas. As churches in the U.S. grow in corruption and evangelism is losing its’ Billy Graham type leaders, not that the Graham types were all that good in the first place, then what is on the rise in America is the churchless Christian. Billy Graham and those that came after him, and like Charles Finney before him, appealed to many Christians to not attend church anymore, visit their conferences instead for the weekend, or just watch them on TV. Joel Osteen might have been like a Graham, but he does not have that much political interest – Thank God!

          Oprah is similar to Trump’s nominal Christian appeal, but black and a woman; with that portfolio, its’ almost a shoo-in for President. It could quite be Obama on steroids; as if one never thought Obama could be put on steroids, she just might. But once they find their ‘golden politician’ we will all know it, because the propaganda machine will be turned on full throttle and it will a decision they will make in the end: Trump four more years, or somebody else.

          • if you listen to the speech at the globes, she knew what she was doing and how she would appear..the media were in on it and immediately oprah2020 started trending..not that top trending on twitter can be actually believed..but..she is the one..imo..but what do i know? 😉

              • I saw on the news at the gym today that one of Obama’s advisor’s told Oprah to call him. She does appear to be the pitch and trend. Primary’s start in the beginning of 2019. She seems early to keep a sustained trend upwards for a whole year (2018). It undoubtedly could be done, or people burn out by that time. We will see. I’ll say you called it now if she is still around next year. It seems as of now nobody else could match her, but I think it is still early (what do I know either when it comes to who they pick 🙂 ).

                • we will see..the barrel is fairly empty though!

                • seeker, “the barrel is fairly empty though!”

                  It seems there is a power vacuum. A growing disillusionment of the establishment in the U.S. I started watching “Wormwood”. The corruption is a message people grab onto more and more. Not that the U.S. gov’t is good, far from it, but where the destruction and downfall of the U.S. governance is headed and the new established moral system (rather immoral) will be filled as people keep throwing mud at the U.S gov’t. What it will be filled with may be even worse, if Oprah, then worse, might as well be Santa Claus when all is said and done. Santa Claus is more idealized in the U.S., and the message of be nice not naughty or else coal in the stocking governs the minds of people in the U.S. more than anything else (the principle of niceness, not good versus evil, but niceness there is a difference).

  3. https://100percentfedup.com/ny-surgeon-part-team-helping-haitis-earthquake-victims-slammed-relief-efforts-email-released-wikileaksfound-dead-apartmentpolice-say-committed-suicide/

  4. Three Years later……
    Hillary Clinton Lost Security Clearance
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/12/hillary-clinton-lost-security-clearance/

    They should remove both of their ‘security detail’ as well as her and Bill’s pensions!

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