WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has opened an investigation into allegations of impropriety at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
While much evidence exists in the public domain to suggest money laundering, bribery, racketeering and fraud, skeptics believe, as with the Justice Department, the politicized institutions under Barack Obama wouldn’t bring any charges.
Claims of impropriety at the Clinton Foundation have been circulating for much of the past decade. FBI Director James Comey was unable to confirm that an investigation was in existence or not in existence into the foundation. Even with many reports of crime at the foundation, it wasn’t until 64 House Republicans wrote a letter to the IRS that it moved to look into the organization.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote a letter to Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on July 22 to inform her that the tax agency had “forwarded the information you submitted” tot he Exempt Organizations program in Dallas, Texas.
The Commissioner went on to say that “[t]his program considers all referrals and will send you a separate acknowledgment letter when it receives your information.” Due to privacy concerns under Section 6103 of the Tax Code, the Commissioner advised that “we cannot disclose any actions we may take on this information.”
Lawmakers called for investigation
On July 15, 64 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter calling for an investigation into the Clinton Foundation’s activities. It was addressed to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation as being “lawless”.
The letter referred to countless media reports that raise questions about the intersection of the foundation’s practicies and American foreign policy. “These reports, along with recently discovered information about the foundation’s initial tax exempt filings, portray a lawless ‘Pay to Play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated,” the letter says.
In the letter, Blackburn suggests the foundation’s international activities are illegal. In its initial filings with the IRS, the foundation said its activities would involve constructing a presidential library, maintaining a historical site with records and engaging in study and research.
“No mention is made of conducting activities outside of the United States, which is one of the codes included in the IRS ‘Application for Recognition of Exemption’ in effect at that time,” the letter says.
Peter Schweizer and Charles Ortel
Charles Ortel is the financial analyst who exposed the fraud scheme at General Electric in 2008 where it was fraudulently being overvalued. In May of 2016, he began release on from his website, CharlesOrtel.com evidence of inconsistent accounting by the multi-billion dollar charity. After 15 months’ examination of the public records of the Clinton Foundation entities, he found that huge sums of money cannot be accounted for, and he believes that it is a family affair for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to harm the victims of disasters and the desperately poor throughout the planet.
Peter Schweizer is an investigative journalist who published a book called Clinton Cash, which is also a documentary, that outlines many simple but complex schemes of pay-to-play decisions by the Hillary Clinton State Department and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the foundation.