November 3, 2016

FBI Sources: Clinton Foundation Investigation A “Very High Priority”

The scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation have taken a more serious turn with the latest reporting from Fox News. Sources in the FBI have told Fox News’ Bret Baier that the Bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation has now become a “very high priority”:

“The FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a “very high priority,” separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News. FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The FBI’s White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation.”

Additionally, Fox News reports that the FBI is re-interviewing people connected with the foundation as well as combing through previously obtained material:

“FBI agents are ‘actively and aggressively pursuing this case,’ and will be going back and interviewing the same people again, some for the third time, sources said. Agents are also going through what Clinton and top aides have said in previous interviews and the FBI 302, documents agents use to report interviews they conduct, to make sure notes line up, according to sources.”

The FBI is not the only federal agency investigating the Clinton Foundation. The IRS is also. According to the Dallas Observer, the local branch of the IRS’ Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is currently reviewing the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status:

“The local branch of the IRS’ Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is reviewing the tax status of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. This IRS review has not generated similar waves as Department of Justice probes into the foundation, and has largely been forgotten in the campaign’s melee.”