Well, it’s official. The Democrats have nominated one of the dirtiest and most corrupt candidates, if not the most, for president in American history. Throughout Hillary’s candidacy, many have pushed the notion that we should make history saying “it’s about time there was a female president.” Never mind the skeletons piled up in her closet and the fact that the FBI was investigating her illegal use of a private, unsecured email server for confidential government information and official government business as she was campaigning. We’re all just supposed to move on because FBI director James Comey said anyone else would have likely faced charges…but not Hillary.
On top of that controversy and the investigation that proved Hillary Clinton lied over and over again in her attempt to provide cover for herself in the FBI investigation, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has announced that the Clinton
Crime Family Foundation will be investigated for their alleged “pay to play” activities. The exempt operations office will be investigating the darlings of the Democrat party…Bill and Hillary Clinton.
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.”
Koskinen’s July 22 reply came only a week after the House Republicans contacted the tax agency. It arrived to their offices Monday, the first opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
There’s no doubt Hillary Clinton will do what she always does….deflect. Back when her husband was accused of an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky while he was President of the United States, Hillary Clinton accused the Republicans of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
Although Republicans did request the investigation, Koskinen obviously felt that there was sufficient evidence for the IRS to investigate. The reply from Koskinen that the IRS would investigate came on Monday, the opening day of the Democrat National Convention. Koskinen wrote, “We have forwarded the information you have submitted to our Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas.
One of the organizations singled out as questionable involves a company named Laureate Education.
Laureate hired former President Bill Clinton as “honorary chancellor,” paying him $16.5 million over five years. The Baltimore-based company, which operates for-profit universities in 28 countries, also donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the foundation’s web site.
While Bill was collecting a paycheck from the company and his wife was secretary of state, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, invested $150 million in Laureate. It was the largest-ever single IFC investment to an educational company. The United States government is the largest contributor to the IFC. During that same period, the Department of State’s U.S. Agency for International Development awarded $55 million to the International Youth Foundation. Laureate CEO Douglas Becker is on the foundation’s board of directors. International Youth Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and Laureate jointly participated in foundation programs.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who led the initiative, shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation her frustration with the hypocrisy of the IRS when it comes to conservative groups, who they admitted to targeting and harassing, and the Clinton Foundation.
“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.”
So, we have Donald Trump on the Republican side of the ticket, whose Trump University is under investigation for fraud and Hillary Clinton, his longtime friend, the Democrat nominee who beat the charges from an FBI investigation based on a double standard whose family’s foundation is now being investigated for their dirty dealings by the IRS.
What an election year.