- November 08, 2016 -
ICYMI: EXCLUSIVE: It’s Full-Bore Ahead For FBI’s Clinton Foundation Probe
EXCLUSIVE: It’s Full-Bore Ahead For FBI’s Clinton Foundation Probe
November 8, 2016
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FBI agents across the country are not only continuing to actively pursue a broad political corruption investigation of the Clinton Foundation, it is consuming the resources in the FBI’s Little Rock, Ark., field office where every agent assigned to corruption matters now is working on the case, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
“Everybody’s working the foundation in Little Rock,” a former senior FBI official told TheDCNF. There at least 10 agents involved, but it’s possible the Little Rock field office is “pulling bodies from other programs.”
The official previously told TheDCNF that an unprecedented FBI probe of the foundation was being waged in multiple cities, which TheDCNF reported in August. The other cities involved in the probe include New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Miami.
The Justice Department has refused to cooperate with foundation investigation, the official told TheDCNF. “You need a prosecutor. And as we were going into this election season, this DOJ was not prepared to fully support the FBI’s tool box. I think that’s a big piece of the friction,” he said.
New York appears to be the city where the probe has slowed, but is still being undertaken by the FBI despite Justice Department resistance.
Los Angeles originally raised the issue of corruption, according to the Wall Street Journal. Agents in the southern California city picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation.
The Journal’s sources confirmed that the FBI probe is in many American cities and described the unusual field office initiative as “at times a sprawling cross-country effort.”
Miami may be focusing on the foundation’s activities in Haiti. “Miami is what the FBI regards as one the extraterritorial offices. They have equities in the Caribbean,” the official told TheDCNF.