After Tuesday’s press conference by FBI Director James Comey put to bed the idea that Hillary Clinton might be prosecuted for her email indiscretions, much of the focus has shifted to whether or not she perjured herself in front of Congress at the Benghazi Select Committee hearing. What’s been forgotten by most is that the FBI had opened another investigation into the Clinton Foundation, as was reported by Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne of FoxNews back in January. The journalists wrote:
The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.
This track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server.
“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source said.
The development follows press reports over the past year about the potential overlap of State Department and Clinton Foundation work, and questions over whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.
Today, Comey wouldn’t comment on any questions regarding possible investigations into the Clinton Foundation.
The avoidence wasn’t lost on those in the media.
Bret Baier of FoxNews tweeted:
FBI Dir Comey will not comment when asked if there’s an investigation into the Clinton Foundation & won’t say if it was part of this probe
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) July 7, 2016
KT McFarland also asked about the “other” Clinton investigation:
Isn’t there a second FBI investigation? A criminal FBI investigation into the Clinton foundation? What is status of that?
— KT McFarland (@ktmcfarland) July 5, 2016