The IRS opens an investigation into The Clinton Foundation
It is being reported in this story that the IRS has opened an investigation into The Clinton Foundation over foreign donations made while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Here is more:
IRS officials are investigating the Clinton Foundation for alleged fraud after dozens of lawmakers asked the tax agency to open an inquiry.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who led the effort to demand an investigation, told the Washington Examiner that the IRS has referred her request to its Exempt Organizations Examinations program.
The move signals a shift from the IRS’s announcement last year that it would not look into allegations of financial irregularities at the well-connected charity amid controversy over its acceptance of foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.
Emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server showed that donors to the Clinton Foundation may have received special access to the State Department while Clinton led the department.
Companies like the Blackstone Group, Honeywell, Merck, Boeing and others donated hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars to the foundation, and then had access to high level State Department officials or even Clinton herself.
Of course we know how this will end–most likely with a secret meeting on the tarmac at an airport or some other similar venue–but with Hillary Clinton’s already tumbling trustability numbers and with Bernie Sanders’ supporters already believing she is corrupt and the system was rigged for her this is not going to help them endear themselves to her.
This is likely to drag on through the election and with any luck it will push Bernie Sanders supporters to Jill Stein. If Bernie Sanders supporters do not vote for Hillary Clinton she will be facing an uphill battle with so many people now believing she is corrupt. That is probably the best we can hope for at this point.
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