Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking FBI records into whether Clinton Foundation participated in pay-to-play schemes with the U.S. government
The latest lawsuit by Judicial Watch related to Bill and Hillary Clinton is bearing some fruit as a new FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request targets several prominent Obama officials, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Information from three whistle-blowers who were expected to present “explosive” evidence on allegedly fraudulent activities by the Clinton Foundation during a December hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has concluded.
Ready for Congress! — Testifying on the Hill for @JudicialWatch tomorrow on the Clinton Foundation "pay to play" corruption issues. Mr. Huber won't be there so it is once again up to JW, who helped break open the scandal. https://t.co/c7sX5Cz3LP pic.twitter.com/wxmkI5BGOl
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 12, 2018
The Clinton Foundation is additionally now being investigated for allegedly violating tax law and the investigators accusing the Foundation of “pay to play” say member’s of the foundation promised favors in exchange for donations, cash, favors, or gifts.
6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI was put together by a group of ex-federal criminal investigators, who conclude the Clinton Foundation engaged in multiple illegal activities and may be exposed to millions of dollars in back taxes and penalties.
In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark. who have requested documents from their private investigation. Their are serious questions about the improper commingling of personal and charity business and “quid pro quo” promises made to donors while Hillary was secretary of State.
It’s all shifty and it all leads back to two people. Bill and Hllary Clinton. Their influence drew in floods of cash when their profile and power was high – but clearly the donations were not always altruistic if you merely look at the amount of money coming in now.
The Clinton Foundation’s cash flow fell to a 15-year low in 2017, after Hillary Clinton’s humiliating defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Her and husband Bill’s influence nosedived and so did the incoming “donations” to their “causes.”
Additionally, Judicial Watch is forcing Hillary Clinton to answer the watchdog’s questions regarding her government business via unsecured email servers and unprotected devices during her tenure as a secretary of state under oath. Why she has never been questioned under oath previously is something only Congress and the FBI can answer and no one is even asking. Why?
Court rules Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions in writing, under oath — including key q's about the setting up of her email system. The answers are due next Monday! Great work by JW attorney Michael Bekesha! https://t.co/VBKkm3YJES … pic.twitter.com/KNPtVlcATN
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 11, 2018
The Wall Street Journal reported that several FBI field offices, including the one in Little Rock, had been collecting information on the Clinton Foundation for over a year. According to the report, there had also been resistance to the FBI from the Justice Department.
Some background: In early 2016 it was reported that the FBI expanded its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server to include whether public corruption laws were violated, looking at Clinton Foundation donations followed by State Department contracts. By October of that year, the Washington Post reported that the DOJ’s public integrity unit said it didn’t have enough evidence to continue the investigation.
The Clinton’s and the foundation have denied participation in any pay-to-play activities.