A new report reveals that U.S. Attorney John Durham is digging into the Clinton foundation and allegations of political corruption against it.
Durham was assigned as the lead investigator into the origins of the 2016 Russian election interference hoax.
According to the New York Times, Durham has now also “sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation around the same time into allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation.”
The Clinton Foundation released a statement about the potentially game-changing investigation by Durham, asserting, “The Clinton Foundation has regularly been subjected to baseless, politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false.”
The Times reported in 2015 that a Pravda 2013 article outlined how Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy company, had acquired a Canadian company with huge uranium-mining stakes.
The deal, which gave Moscow one-fifth of all Uranium production capacity in the United States, was signed off on by Hillary Clinton who was the Secretary of State at the time.
The Times article continues describing an incriminating flow of cash into the Clinton foundation surrounding the deal, “As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million.”
“Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. … And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.”
In 2016, when F.B.I. managers wanted a subpoena, the Obama Justice Department criminal division denied their request for one – claiming there was not enough evidence.
The Wall Street Journal stated in October 2016, “The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said. In February, FBI officials made a presentation to the Justice Department, according to these people. By all accounts, the meeting didn’t go well.”
“Some said that is because the FBI didn’t present compelling evidence to justify more aggressive pursuit of the Clinton Foundation, and that the career anticorruption prosecutors in the room simply believed it wasn’t a very strong case. Others said that from the start, the Justice Department officials were stern, icy and dismissive of the case.”
Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney John Huber concluded an investigation of the Clinton Foundation and was reported to have found nothing of consequence, though critics claimed that Clinton’s lawyers had received special treatment in the inquiry.
Perhaps Durham, who has proven himself to be more effective after already obtaining one guilty plea, from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, will be able to deliver real results.