- Investigation into Hillary’s private email server has opened a new line of investigation: public corruption
- This issue: Clinton Foundation activities AND State Department business overlap
- Pressure in the FBI is building to pursue the case further
- Contributing motivation: David Petraeus’ prosecution was for FAR lesser offenses
Was Hillary considering “Clinton Inc” her primary focus – arranging donations and speaking engagements – while she had a side gig at the State Department? Of course. The “there is no evidence…” line from the Clinton campaign is utterly beside the point. CERTAINLY countries and others paid Bill and Hillary for access (at least) or favors (at most).
Via Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: 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.
The development follows press reports over the past year about the potential overlap of State Department and Clinton Foundation work, and questions over whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.
The Clinton Foundation is a public charity, known as a 501(c)(3). It had grants and contributions in excess of $144 million in 2013, the most current available data.
Inside the FBI, pressure is growing to pursue the case.
One intelligence source told Fox News that FBI agents would be “screaming” if a prosecution is not pursued because “many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation.”
The FBI is particularly on edge in the wake of how the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus was handled.
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