With the Clinton Foundation now under Department of Justice scrutiny over allegations of “pay for play” politics, it’s clear that while the Clintons’ political power may be fading, their propensity for scandal isn’t going away.
But there is more. The Federal Election Commission is examining a complaint that the Hillary Victory Fund — a $500 million joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Democratic state parties — engaged in a scheme to illegal direct some $84 million directly to Clinton’s campaign.
A pro-Trump political action committee called the Committee to Defend the President filed the complaint with the FEC in December accusing the Democratic establishment of using state chapters as straw men to circumvent campaign donation limits and launder money to Clinton’s campaign.
Last week, meanwhile, the Hill reported the Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for donations to their Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
The FEC allegation, said Ted Harvey, chairman of the Committee to Defend the President, is based on former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s public comments, a memo by former Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook and months of reviewing FEC reports. (Read more from “The Current Hillary Scandal Everyone’s Annoying” HERE)