Hillary Clinton was recently cleared of charges from the FBI over her deliberate mishandling of classified information, but that’s the least of her worries after a devastating announcement from the IRS.
Overnight, the Daily Caller broke the news that IRS Commissioner Josh Koskinen has formally launched an investigation into her beloved, and extremely corrupt, Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” following a request from House Republicans. Koskinen referred the case to his tax exempt operations office to look into the “pay-for-play” scheme that many have long accused the Clintons of running through their organization.
“We have forwarded the information you have submitted to our Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas,” Koskinen told the Republicans in a July 22 response to their request.
Republicans just received the response Monday, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and it’s sure to make waves through conservative circles that have long begged for such an investigation to take place. The charge for investigation is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who believes the IRS is operating with a double standard because it’s willing to investigate conservatives but hasn’t ever even thought about the Clinton Foundation despite its seemingly obvious corrupt dealings, such as those with Uranium One and Laureate Education.
More from the Caller on the foundation’s corrupt dealings:
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.
A Laureate spokesman denied the quid pro quo charges: “Allegations of any quid pro quo between Laureate, the International Youth Foundation and the Clintons are completely false,” she told TheDCNF, adding, “the IFC’s decision to invest in Laureate had no connection to and was not influenced in any way whatsoever by Hillary Clinton.”
The IFC also awarded $150 million to another company owned by Frank Giustra, a close friend of Bill Clinton. Giustra donated $100 million to create the “Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership” within the Clinton Foundation. The funds went to Pacific Infrastructure, a company in which Giustra had a significant financial stake. The company was to build a port and oil pipeline in Colombia that was strenuously opposed by environmental and human rights groups because the pipeline sliced through five indigenous villages and forcibly displaced the tribes.
Giustra also was an owner in Uranium One, a uranium mining company with operations in Kazakhstan and in the western United States. Giustra wanted to sell a share of the uranium business to Russia’s atomic energy agency, which required U.S. approval, including that of Secretary Clinton. The Russian investment was approved.
So there you have it. Finally, our prayers have been answered and the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
Although I wouldn’t place too much stock in it just yet considering the IRS, like the FBI, is supposed to be non-partisan, but as we saw with the email scandal, Democrat corruption runs deep in our government, which means the IRS likely won’t find any wrongdoing with the Clintons. However, in a perfect world, the IRS would pull through and deliver justice for America after years of Bill and Hillary selling our nation off to the highest bidder.
I won’t be holding my breath.