As Roger Simon asked on Friday, Which Is Worse—an October Surprise or a December Surprise?
Surely Ed is mistaken, since our own commentariat vehemently denies any wrongdoing at the Clinton Foundation…
The original reporting comes to us from the Daily Caller:
By Richard Pollock, the Daily Caller News Foundation
Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a 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.
Amusingly, the Clinton News Network reported that:
The Clinton Foundation was not part of the recent investigation into her private server; it was separate. The FBI went to Justice Department earlier this year asking for it to open a case into the foundation, but the public integrity unit declined. The Justice Department had looked into whether it should open a case on the foundation a year prior and found it didn’t have sufficient evidence to do so.
One must wonder where (and when, assuming it has not already taken place) the next off the record coincidental meeting of William Jefferson Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will occur.