Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DOJ has been trying for months to shut down FBI probe of Clinton Foundation

This sounds very much like an X-Files episode, except that I doubt the Cigarette Smoking Man, the Well Manicured Man, the Elder or even the aliens themselves are as corrupt as the Clintons. Whoever our real-life Mulder and Scully might be in this case (and it’s surely a lot more than two agents), the task of looking into the Clinton Foundation’s dirty dealings is getting one hell of a lot of resistance from the Justice Department, which wants the whole thing to stop immediately.

I’ll give you three guesses as to why, and the first two don’t count. Excellent reporting here by Devlin Barrett of 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...Read More HERE

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