FBI Opens New Investigation Into Clinton Foundation

  • FBI Opens New Investigation Into Clinton Foundation

FBI Opens New Investigation Into Clinton Foundation

The investigation, according to the news outlet, is focused on whether the Clintons promised or made policy favors in exchange for donations to their charitable efforts, as well as whether donors contributed in hopes of obtaining certain government outcomes.

The FBI is actively investigating the Clinton Foundation for corruption and pay-to-play politics while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

Various unnamed sources are telling CNN, The Washington Post and other national news outlets that the FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation.

McCabe, who briefly served as acting FBI director following Trump's May firing of James Comey, is expected to retire from the bureau later this year.

"The fundamental thing is you cannot be secretary of state of the United States of America and use that position to extort or seek contributions to your private foundation", he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day" in 2016.

According to the reports, the investigation is being led by the FBI office in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the foundation was formed, and CNN reported that it was being overseen by the U.S. Attorney's Office there. In 2016, Justice Department prosecutors rejected a request from FBI agents to expand and intensify the foundation investigation, these people said.

But Mr Sessions at the time told a Senate hearing there was no basis to appoint a special counsel to investigate the "Uranium One" sale.

Separately, there are reports that the Justice Department is looking back into Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while she was America's top diplomat.

USA media outlets including the New York Times in recent years have scrutinised the Clinton Foundation. It was set up in 1997 by then-President Bill Clinton.

On Friday morning, Nick Merrill, Clinton's chief spokesman, said the investigation was "disgraceful". "This is a philanthropy that does life-changing work, which Republicans have tried to turn into a political football". Democrats say Trump is trying to steer attention away from investigations examining whether his campaign was involved with Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. "It began with a long-debunked project spearheaded by Steve Bannon during the presidential campaign". It continues with Jeff Sessions doing Trump's bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently.