Hillary Clinton and her campaign got some very bad news this week when IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for an investigation.
According to Daily Caller, the request to investigate the Clinton Foundation on “public corruption” charges was made in a July 15 letter signed by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This push is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees the FTC.
In their letter, the lawmakers stated that the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.”
“We have forwarded the information you have submitted to our Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas,” Koskinen told the Republicans in his reply on July 22.
Blackburn lamented that she thinks the DNC has a double standard because “they would go after conservative groups and religious groups and organizations, but they wouldn’t be looking at the Clinton Foundation for years. It was as if they choose who they are going to audit and question. It’s not right.”
“In my opinion, there’s a lack of good governance, there is the appearance of conflicts of interest, and there are continued questions about the financial dealings,” she told TheDCNF.
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