The Clinton Foundation Swamp Will Drain
With Trump’s FBI closing in, Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s days of false philanthropy are over.
FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., where the foundation was started, have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month, and law enforcement officials said additional activities are expected in the coming weeks. […] The probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.
The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said.
One witness recently interviewed by the FBI described the session to The Hill as “extremely professional and unquestionably thorough” and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment from the Obama administration.
The Clinton Foundation investigation is now the third ongoing Federal criminal investigation targeting the twice-failed presidential candidate for wrongdoing leading into the 2016 election.While the FBI’s initial investigation into Clinton’s server was quashed by ex-FBI Director and Clinton crony James Comey during the rigged 2016 primary, Americans have recently learned that Trump’s DOJ has re-opened its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server and handling of classified material during her time at State. Comey’s original statement closing the 2016 probe — drafted to exonerate Clinton before the investigation was complete — was revealed to have been edited heavily to protect Clinton by removing mentions of evidence of felony and misdemeanor violations of Federal records laws.
As President Trump enters his second year, Americans are beginning to see just how deeply Clinton’s corruption became entrenched into their government while Clinton was positioning herself as Obama’s would-be successor.
“The special counsel’s work must begin and end unimpeded by political motivations on either side of the aisle. This is imperative to regain the cherished trust and confidence in our undoubtedly distressed law enforcement and political institutions.”
TO Clinton’s chagrin, her Foundation’s shady dealings have already been extensively publicly examined. Most famously, in a 2015 book “Clinton Cash,” author Peter Schweizer showed how during Clinton’s years in government “the Clintons conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions (either as private citizens or government officials) with foreign governments, corporations and private financiers,” calling the profits going to the Clintons “staggering.”
Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
Beyond all this, overwhelming evidence from Wikileaks and State Department releases of Clinton cables make it impossible deny the malicious intent motivating Clinton to engage in these pay to play deals under the table.
Only those comfortable operating in Clinton’s cloud of impropriety would align alongside her as she convened an international network built off promises of quid pro quo.
The network Clinton amassed through the Foundation and her campaign was truly By the corrupt, For the corrupt.
As Clinton’s scandals close around her, Americans are watching dominoes fall as they wait with bated breath for Trump to make good on his promise to lock her up.
Seeing Clinton skate scot-free is as nauseating as seeing a police officer float off on a golden parachute after killing an American citizen he was employed to serve and protect.
Following eight years of white collar impunity under Obama, Trump has already changed America: no longer are its corrupt oligarchs too big to jail.