In the past year, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s “charity” foundation has come under a great deal of scrutiny since the release of Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash.
It now appears that all of Schweizer’s hard work and research will pay off, as the IRS is now opening an investigation into the Clinton Foundation for its massive fraudulence.
The Daily Caller News Foundation broke the story early Wednesday morning:
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”
The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC. The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS.
The lawmakers charged the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.”
This is an incredibly unexpected move by the feds, especially after the FBI declined to recommend criminal prosecution for Hillary’s “extremely careless” handling of classified information on a homebrew email server (which the DNC claims was not hacked, as their emails continue to be hacked and released on WikiLeaks).
The IRS Commissioner’s reply to the lawmakers came on July 22, and Koskinen stated that the request would be sent to the Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas.
The Clinton Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity organization, meaning that the Foundation is not supposed to make a profit. However, research by Peter Schweizer revealed that the Clintons have raked in over $230 million since 2000.
This is hardly a not-for-profit charity.