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Reports: FBI, US Attorneys Investigate Clinton Foundation Despite DOJ Objections

Reports: FBI, US Attorneys Investigate Clinton Foundation Despite DOJ Objections

Foreign donations set off red flags at the FBI.

According to The Daily Caller and CNN, the FBI and several U.S. Attorney offices have opened an investigation into the Clinton Foundation even though the Department of Justice objected to one. The officials met several months ago about the possibility of a case:

At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official.

FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton’s tenure. The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book “Clinton Cash,” but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case.

DOJ officials did not want to open the case at the time because it looked “more political than substantive” since the FBI had an investigation going into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, will lead the investigation. The Daily Caller said his office “has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.”

The Clinton Foundation caused waves this week when Judicial Watch released emails that showed top Clinton Foundation donors asked then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for favors.

In April 2009, Clinton Foundation official Doug Band sent an email to Clinton’s top aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin about a favor. He reminded them it is important to take care of [Redacted].” Officials blacked out the name, but Abedin said “Personel has been sending him options.”

In another email, Band asks the State Department for another favor for a top donor:

Included in the new document production is a 2009 email in which Band, directs Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury in touch with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon. Band notes that Chagoury is “key guy there [Lebanon] and to us,” and insists that Abedin call Amb. Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury.

Chagoury is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and a top donor to the Clinton Foundation. He has appeared near the top of the Foundation’s donor list as a $1 million to $5 million contributor, according to foundation documents. He also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. According to a 2010 investigation by PBS Frontline, Chagoury was convicted in 2000 in Switzerland for laundering money from Nigeria, but agreed to a plea deal and repaid $66 million to the Nigerian government.

Clinton pledged she would not participate in the foundation while she served as secretary.


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The FBI is on it? So much for that.

How many crimes does it take before there is a charge and conviction?

For a fun exercise try to imagine which ONE of these crimes you or I would get away with! That’s right, which ONE! We all know that we would be under the jail if we had committed as many as hillary. This stinks and to think that the msm goes along with this as if they are saving our nation. Another fun exercise is to wonder what the msm would do if a Republican nominee had done the exact same crimes. We don’t have to wonder do we? We know what they would do and it would be 24/7 demanding answers and investigations into each and every one of these crimes.

I hate to be a pessimist, but this feels like another act of The Kabuki Theatre Company to me.

That outfit she’s wearing probably cost thousands of dollars, but it looks like something somebody’s grandma sewed with the leftover scraps from her sewing room.

    userpen in reply to Observer. | August 12, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Well, if you get your yoga lessons by email on a private server you will have a lot of money left over to spend on your wardrobe. Unfortunately it looks like Hillary spent all her wardrobe money on yoga outfits.

Imagine if you will, a middle-level employee of the State Department, who used a private email address to do government business, was involved in a family-run ‘charity’ that solicited millions of dollars from the foreign governments he worked with, had his spouse give millions of dollars worth of speeches to the same governments or businesses inside them, wiped his emails clean when he was subpoenaed for them, and is currently running for high public office.

If I wrote that in a fantasy novel, I’d be accused of making up things that could never happen.

The Clintons make Al Capone look honest.

There are legit criminals spending huge sums on money on the Clinton. Maybe these monies are legitimate expenditures, and maybe not, but criminals shouldn’t be exempt from investigation when they do business with the Clintons.

The Clintons first need to be beaten at the ballot box. Then President Trump’s Justice Department will take a more serious look.

Anderson Cooper has scheduled a 360 special at noon on the Monday before the election to have Comey give his” nothing here folks , move along” speech.

Without subpoenas and search warrants any investigation here is basically fake, a sideshow designed to “exonerate” Clinton by a well-timed announcement.

Remember, the DoJ and the FBI are not monoliths. There are good people in both still. PLUS, sometimes MORE importantly, there are ambitious people in both.

Read the whole thing.

It may be an exaggeration, though not much of one, to say that by all appearances the Clintons were running a rogue state department from their home. It was financed by the Clinton foundation, engaged renegade government employees within the state departmment, government hall-walkers (or are they “corridors” in government?) and groupies like Sid Blumenthal, double agents like Huma Abedin on the payroll in several places simultaneously, all with the tacit approval of the DoJ and administration.

Against the law? It’s awfully difficult to say what is, any longer, or who is/will do anything about it, anyway (but bathrooms, of course). Either way, the Clintons and much of the Democratic party should be dismissed as dangerously deceitful, corrupt conspirators whose actions they obviously believe – because, if not, why the continuous resistance to disclosure – contradict the national best interests. These are truly bad people who it seems are being protected and excused by the very institutions whose job it is to at least investigate and inform the country of its/their findings. We’ve certainly not had that.

Of course we all know this will go no where as long as obama remains in charge or God forbid we end up with clinton as the new POTUS. I hope this news is not Kabuki theater and really is a sign of career prosecutors who care about the law. Then again it could actually just be Right wing partisans hedging themselves for a Trump presidency, although that seems unlikely as the prudent thing for that group would be to just play the wait and see game until after the November election. In the end, most people in the real world are going to be motivated more by job security than by any other factor..

I feel this is a setup as the U.S. Atty.s Preet Bharara office is stated to have many convictions. All this means to me is when the clintons get off the press can point to U.S. Atty. office as tough prosecutors. And that they found “no intent”.

By the time any investigation is complete it won’t make a bit of difference. Hillary will be president and both the corrupt James Comey and Loretta Lynch will still be there to let her off the hook.

CNN is NOT reporting the anonymously sourced story about an investigation by the US Attorney’s office. The only thing they are reporting is that the DOJ declined to open a politically motivated investigation based on insufficient evidence.

As for Preet Bharara, since he is working round the clock to finish his open investigations before his term ends in four months, it’s doubtful that he has taken a new case on.

It’s a weak narrative when you have to pretend that CNN has given a narrative legitimacy by reporting it as “news”.