It has been revealed that while federal investigators were probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, the Obama Justice Department denied an FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation.
“The FBI went to Justice Department earlier this year asking for it to open a case into the foundation, but the public integrity unit declined,” CNN breaking news writer Daniella Diaz reported Wednesday.
This bombshell comes on the heels of an explosive revelation found in the release of nearly 300 pages of emails belonging to then-Secretary of State Clinton that shine a spotlight on the crony connections Clinton facilitated between the State Department and her family foundation.
As Breitbart News reported, email exchanges, uncovered by government watchdog group Judicial Watch, as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, reveal Clinton aids conducted favors for Clinton Foundation personnel, while another email exchange saw senior Clinton staffers putting Clinton Foundation mega-donors in contact with top State Department officials.
Last January, Fox News’s Catherine Herridge reported that the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton‘s email use had been expanded to included the possible “intersection” of decisions made by Hillary Clinton’s State Department on behalf of Clinton Foundation donors.
“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” Herridge said one source told Fox at the time.
The Clinton Campaign insists that the newly-released emails don’t relate to her work at the Clinton Foundation.
“Neither of these emails involve the secretary or relate to the Foundation’s work,” said Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin. “They are communications between her aides and the President’s personal aide, and indeed the recommendation was for one of the Secretary’s former staffers who was not employed by the Foundation.”
Million dollar donations and six-figure speeches from foreign governments, companies, and individuals to former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation that often coincided with State Department actions in favor of those governments, companies, or individuals while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State was, of course, first detailed in The New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash, authored by Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer.