By all reports, the FBI has reopened the investigation into the Clinton Foundation. There have been witnesses interviewed about the Foundations activities in possible pay to play with the Hillary Clinton led State Department. All investigations under the Obama administration were quashed. President Trump has been pushing to have Crocked Hillary investigated. Is the DOJ still politicized, only by a different party?
As Written and Reported By Guy Benson for Townhall:
On Friday, I addressed new reports that federal officials may be revisiting the Clinton email scandal — writing that while serious questions remain about some of the curious irregularities surrounding the original investigation (which resulted in no charges), Democrats may have a point when they suggest that President Trump’s ostentatious public demands for a new probe of ‘Crooked Hillary’ call into question the apolitical nature of the DOJ’s decisions. Trump’s critics are leveling the same accusation over the revelation that the Clinton Foundation is also receiving renewed legal scrutiny. In case you missed it last week, here are the basics of that development:
The officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes. The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the Foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said. One witness recently interviewed by the FBI described the session to The Hill as “extremely professional and unquestionably thorough” and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment from the Obama administration on a policy decision previously highlighted in media reports.
I don’t think it’s an unreasonable reaction to at least raise concerns over whether perhaps one politicized Justice Department has given way to a new politicized Justice Department, just with the partisanship reversed. Are law enforcement officials again being pressured to serve the political agenda of the party in power? That’s a fair worry; the president has not been subtle. Conservatives who believe that President Obama and Loretta Lynch effectively rigged the ……
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