We have had a constant stream of what did and did not happen during the election cycle of 2016 ever since the election. Now add one more to that -- a reboot of the investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The Washington Post article refers to the investigation as having been "dialed back" before the election, while the Fox New post refers to it as "another" investigation. Regardless of whether or not the investigation was dialed back or stopped altogether, both of these posts are consistent that the current investigation has been underway for a few months. The Fox New post, relies on several actions by Judicial Watch. I have spent some time on their web site as I am not that familiar with this organization. I trust that someone in our One Headline A Day community will educate us about them -- feel free to post a comment here.
The FBI is investigating the Clinton FoundationBy Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett | Washington Post
The FBI has been discreetly investigating the Clinton Foundation for months, reviving a probe that was dialed back during the 2016 election amid tensions between Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents about the politically charged case, according to people familiar with the matter.
The investigation is being run out of the FBI’s field office in Little Rock, where the foundation has offices in the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, the people said. Agents are trying to determine if any donations made to the foundation were linked to official acts when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, these people said.
It was not immediately clear what specific donations or interactions agents were scrutinizing, and there was some skepticism inside the Justice Department and the FBI that the case ultimately would lead to any charges. <more>
Justice Department investigating Clinton Foundation over 'pay to play' allegationsBy Jake Gibson | Fox News
The Justice Department has launched another investigation into allegations the Clinton Foundation used "pay to play" politics while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state, Fox News has confirmed.
Sources close to the investigation told Fox News the probe, led by the U.S. attorney’s office and the FBI in Little Rock, Ark., has been ongoing for months. Fox News has learned that investigators have already conducted multiple interviews associated with the probe.
Fox News also has learned investigators are looking into whether the Clinton Foundation violated tax law. Accusers of "pay to play" have claimed the foundation promised favors in exchange for donations or pledges of cash or gifts.
The Hill, which broke the story Thursday evening, added that FBI agents have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month. <more>
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