New reports have revealed that the FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation and whether Hillary Clinton offered favors for charitable contributions while she was Secretary of State.
The FBI’s field office in Little Rock, Arkansas is probing whether there is any relationship between donations to the charity and official acts when Clinton was the nation’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.
The Clinton Foundation has long been suspected of pay-to-play, and has been accused of same by President Trump among others.
More from USA Today:
Representatives for the foundation and Hillary Clinton strongly rejected the basis of the investigation, saying the Trump administration is abusing the Justice Department’s powers to punish political enemies and to deflect from a separate probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign.
“Let’s call this what it is: A sham,” Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, said in an email. “This is a philanthropy that does life-changing work, which Republicans have tried to turn into a political football.
“It began with a long-debunked project spearheaded by Steve Bannon during the presidential campaign,” Merrill continued. “It continues with (Attorney General) Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently.”
The investigation may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were used for personal or political use and whether the foundation complied with applicable tax laws, according to The Hill.
Clinton fans on Twitter are far from pleased as the story explodes on social media:
Notice that to Clinton supporters, anything that goes against Hillary in any way is "against democracy."
Is it very democratic to pick out the most corrupt and crooked member of the Swamp, and declare against all evidence that she's the only honest person swimming?