Last night Hillary Clinton officially received the nomination for the Democratic party, a title that we knew was predestined to her, as evidenced by the email hacks. At the same time, she received news that the Internal Revenue Service is launching a full blown investigation into the Clinton Foundation, for its various roles in “donations” that make it into Bill and Hillary’s pockets.
Needless to say, this is news that could take the Clintons down once and for all.
According to reports, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has added the Clinton foundation, with all 3 Clinton names on it (Chelsea included), to the IRS’s exempt operations office for investigation. Charges include “public corruption” and the word “lawless” was also used to describe the foundation.
The whole Clinton family must be shaking in their boots. Here’s everything we know so far.
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.”
But what are they being investigated for exactly?
The Exempt Organization Program is the division of the IRS that regulates the operations of public foundations and charities. It’s the same division that was led by former IRS official Lois Lerner when hundreds of conservative, evangelical and tea party non-profit applicants were illegally targeted and harassed by tax officials.
Blackburn told TheDCNF she believes the IRS has a double standard because, “they would go after conservative groups and religious groups and organizations, but they wouldn’t be looking at the Clinton Foundation for years. It was as if they choose who they are going to audit and question. It’s not right.”
Blackburn said she and her colleagues will “continue to push” for answers on the Clinton Foundation’s governing policies, including its insular board of directors. She said they also will examine conflicts of interest and “follow the money trail.”
“In my opinion, there’s a lack of good governance, there is the appearance of conflicts of interest, and there are continued questions about the financial dealings,” she told TheDCNF.
This is the news we have been waiting for. Once the IRS is on a case, they won’t stop until it’s debunked. We thought the FBI would be better at that, but look where that led? Nowhere. However, we know what happens when the IRS sinks its fangs into you, and it ain’t pretty.
The Clinton’s are next.