BREAKING: Source Says FBI & U.S. Attorney’s Office Conducting Probe Into Clinton Foundation
The FBI is currently conducting an investigation against the Clinton Foundation for potential corruption charges, a former senior law enforcement official told The Daily Caller.
According to The Daily Caller’s report, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are conducting a joint probe into the Clinton Foundation and will focus on its headquarters in New York.
That probe will be led by Preet Bharara of the Civil Frauds Unit and Complex Frauds Unit in the Southern District of New York.
Bharara has convicted several political figures as well as banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.
He has convicted political figures such as New York Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos and former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
The senior official told The Daily Caller that the investigation is being conducted between FBI managers at headquarters as well as bureau field offices.
This investigation would be different than the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was serving as Secretary of State. The private email investigation was conducted by the Department of Justice’s National Security Division as well as agents at the FBI’s headquarters.
That investigation caused an uproar when FBI Director James Comey recommended no charges be filed against Hillary Clinton despite her “extremely careless” handling of classified information.
The Washington Post previously reported that the Clinton Foundation has received more than $2 billion in donations over the course of its 15 year history.
The question surrounding the Clinton Foundation is whether or not she took part in a “Pay to Play” scheme where she used her influence as Secretary of State to influence foreign donors.