Report: Multiple FBI Investigations Into Clinton Foundation Corruption Are Underway
The Daily Caller is reporting meanwhile that there are "multiple FBI investigations" underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation. This report is based on the claims of one anonymous former senior law enforcement official.
The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.
Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.
The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara’s prosecutorial aggressiveness has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.
Both a spokesman for Bharara and an FBI spokeswoman declined to comment on the story.
Bharara is best known for securing convictions of prominent political figures, including former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Silver had a seemingly intractable grip on power in the state for decades. He was convicted of accepting $4 million in exchange for helping a cancer researcher and two real estate developers.
He also secured the conviction of New York Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption.
Bharara is also known as "the Obama donor who prosecuted Dinesh D'Souza" for an election law violation. But his successful prosecutions of both powerful Democrats and Republicans seem to demonstrate that he doesn't play favorites when it comes to crooked politicians. And there are no politicians more crooked than "Crooked Hillary."
The Daily Caller, you may recall, broke the story last month about Clinton's scheduled meeting with the FBI. That exclusive was also based on an anonymous source.
Director Comey was cagey on the question of whether a public corruption probe is open or closed when asked about it during his appearance before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on July 7: