Under questioning from the House Oversight Committee , FBI Director James Comey refused to say whether or not the FBI was still investigating public corruption charges against Hillary Clinton over money to Bill and the Clinton Foundation, for which Hillary paid back by selling her office to the highest bidder.
Comey had announced Tuesday that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, despite the fact that her behavior was “extremely careless.”
However, Comey did not say anything about investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which now still appears to be ongoing.
That investigation involves suspicions that the former Secretary of State abused her role to solicit donations for her family’s private charity — including donations from some foreign governments.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, asked: “Did you look at the Clinton Foundation?”
Comey responded: “I’m not going to comment on the existence or non-existince of any other investigations.”
He also said he would not answer whether the Clinton Foundation was “tied into” the investigation of Clinton’s email server.
It was nearly five hours into the hearing before Comey was asked about the bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation, which reportedly concerns how the foundation’s interests, and the interests of its contributors, intersected with decisions made by Clinton during her 2009 to 2013 tenure as secretary of state.
In January, Fox News reported: “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.”
The charges relate to patterns of questionable behavior described by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his bestselling book, Clinton Cash.
For example, the Clinton Foundation hid a donation from the head of a Russian-owned uranium company that later acquired American uranium. The deal, which the State Department had helped approve, allows the Russian government effectively to control 20% of U.S. uranium. In addition, former President Bill Clinton earned large sums for giving speeches to “numerous companies and individuals with interests pending before the State Department.” Examples of similar behavior abound.