Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter.
The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for donations to the charity’s coffers, as well as whether tax-exempt funds were misused, the official said.
The investigation, led by the FBI field office in Little Rock, Arkansas, is being overseen by the US attorney’s office in the state, according to the source. The inquiry was first reported by the The Hill, which cited law enforcement sources and a witness who was interviewed.
Ridiculous U.S. taxpayer dollars being wasted on investigating the Clinton Foundation for “pay-to-play.” Not only does Clinton Foundation score a 93 from Charity Navigator on accountability & transparency, but Trump is the most pay-to-play president this country has ever seen.
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) January 5, 2018
New: CNN confirms the Hill’s reporting, Federal authorities are actively investigating the Clinton Foundation. The probe is being led by the FBI office in Little Rock, Arkansas. @LauraAJarrett @evanperez report. https://t.co/GtsqaHU1Qs
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