It is no secret that while Donald Trump ran against Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States, some serious allegations were made against Clinton. One particular allegation made by Donald Trump stated that Hillary Clinton was a corrupt individual involved in illegal activities through the Clinton Foundation, run by her and former President Bill Clinton during her time as the Secretary of State of the United States. Now, the vague allegations could mean a lot of things. But sources tell us that the Clinton Foundation promised policy favors to individuals based on donations made by them for the foundation itself, eventually prompting an FBI investigation.
The FBI Investigation
The FBI is reportedly investigating allegations made by now-President Donald Trump during the election. It could very well be possible that the Clinton Foundation was involved in pay-per-play. The investigation’s primary location is said to be Little Rock in Arkansas, which is where the Clinton Foundation first originated from.
Clinton’s Private Email Server Controversy
Federal agents have been investigating the matter by interviewing several witnesses for the last month and this may continue on for quite a while. This particular investigation has given the Clintons a lot of heat as there is a possibility that further investigation will be made on the matter of Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server while she was the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump Versus Hillary Clinton
Since becoming president, Donald Trump has continuously insisted that Hillary Clinton should be investigated and that is a major contributing reason for the FBI finally taking a stand on the matter. But while it may be a major contributing factor, it isn’t a lone wolf. The FBI has been poking its nose in the Clinton Foundation since 2016, which is when they were first tipped off by an anonymous source. While the FBI prompted the investigation to go further in 2016, the request to do so was denied by the Justice Department.
“Let’s call this what it is: a sham. This is a philanthropy that does life-changing work, which Republicans have tried to turn into a political football. It began with a now long-debunked project spearheaded by Steve Bannon during the presidential campaign. It continues with Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently.”
– Nick Merrill, spokesman for Hillary Clinton
The spokesman for the Clinton Foundation had similar views. Craig Minassian also said that the allegations on the Clintons were not based on any facts and are essentially trying to break down a foundation that serves to help millions of people all around the world.
“The Clinton Foundation has demonstrably improved the lives of millions of people across America, and around the world while earning top ratings from charity watchdog groups in the process.”
– Craig Minassian, spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation
Requesting a Special Prosecutor
The backstory of this investigation is a bit complicated. For weeks the congressional Republicans had been forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to examine the allegations and controversies surrounding the Clintons. But Mr. Sessions clarified that the controversies surrounding the Clinton Foundation were not severe enough to meet the requirements to appoint a special prosecutor.
Clinton Foundation: Could it be true?
The Clinton Foundation has supported Hillary Clinton when she was the Secretary of State, as well as when she was trying her luck at becoming the first female president of America. The foundation has an estimate of $350 million in assets and has been known to spend $90 million every year. It has wealthy and powerful friends all over the world, not only locally based in the United States, which basically shows how the allegations may not be baseless after all.
While there is a possibility that these allegations may prove to be true, this may all just be part of some sick vendetta Donald Trump has against Hillary Clinton ever since they faced off in the election. Whatever the case, time will tell.
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