by Daveda Gruber:
Has the Clinton Balloon just busted? Hundreds of pages of evidence of potential misconduct by the Clinton Foundation have been brought forward by three (3) people.
The allegations include misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
Mark Meadows is the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations.
A panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case.
U.S. Attorney John Huber was given the job to investigate the Clinton Foundation last year by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Clinton Foundation has not diverted to maintain that it is a charity. The Foundation insists that it never traded on Hillary Clinton’s position as America’s top diplomat. She held the position from 2009-2013.
The organization has maintained a four-star rating from the watchdog site Charity Navigator. It has touted its mission “to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.”
Prosecutors working for Huber have recently requested documents from a private investigative firm that also has been looking into the foundation.
The firm that is looking into the foundation is MDA Analytics LLC. They have reportedly contacted the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI’s Little Rock office with evidence from its own investigation.
A whistleblower’s submission filed with the FBI and IRS in August 2017 included internal legal reviews that the Clinton Foundation conducted between 2008 and 2011.
The reviews have raised concerns about legal compliance and improper mingling of personal and charity business.
MDA investigators met with Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel in late November 2016. In the course of the meeting, Kessel said that “one of the biggest problems was former President Bill Clinton’s commingling and use of business and donated funds and his personal expenses.”
During a separate interview a memo stated that Bill Clinton “mixes and matches his personal business with that of the foundation. A lot of people in the foundation have tried to caution him about this but they say he does not listen, and there really is no talking to him.”
Donations to the Clinton Foundation plunged after Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Donald Trump.
Tax filings showed that the foundation took in $26.6 million in 2017, a 58 percent drop from the $62.9 million it received the year before.
A spokesman for the foundation said that the drop was “largely attributable to the absence of sponsorship and membership contributions for The Clinton Global Initiative”.
That was wrapped up in 2016. Meadows said that the donation drop “raises grave concerns their operations were not above board as the American people have been led to believe.
Meadows said, “Whenever we look at the possibility of ‘pay to play’ by government officials, current or former, it demands answers, and anyone who uses public office to sell access for their own financial benefit must be held accountable.”
Maybe will eventually see Hillary locked up. I didn’t expect to see Bill locked up before her.
Maybe they can share a cell. That would be extraordinary punishment to Bill. That’s okay, he deserves it.