Officials with the FBI’s New York field office were told by headquarters to continue investigating the Clinton Foundation, a former senior-level law enforcement agent told the Daily Caller News Foundation,
Specifically, agents were ordered to “go forward” with the inquiry onto corruption and money laundering, the DCNF reported.
“There were no instructions to shut it down, to discontinue or to stand down on the investigation, but to continue its work,” the officials said to the DCNF.
From the news outlet:
“He said he received this information about a week ago and that the order originated from the bureau’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. well after the November 8 election. He did not know who at FBI Headquarters issued the order.
“The same source broke the news to TheDCNF that the FBI was conducting a multi-city probe of the foundation in as many as five cities: New York, Little Rock, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Miami. The source did not know the status of the bureau’s work in the four other cities.”
The news comes just weeks after President-elect Donald Trump announced he would not spend much time investigating Clinton and her secretary of State ties to Clinton Foundation dollars, despite campaign comments that suggested she belonged in jail.
At the same time, Trump did say “we’ll have people that do things,” apparently a reference to an investigative agency like the FBI.
From the Daily Caller News Foundation once again:
“The Clinton Foundation originally started in Little Rock, Arkansas as the main nonprofit entity to build and maintain the presidential library for former President Bill Clinton.
“As its activities exploded in the United States and overseas, its operations migrated to New York City.
“In 2015, the foundation reported it had 528 full-time employees, most of them working in offices located on Wall Street. It’s net assets in 2015 were $347 million according to its Form 990 tax filing with the Internal Revenue Service.
“The charity moved in 2011 from Harlem to Wall Street where they shared offices with the investment giant Goldman Sachs, according to WikiLeaks.
“The move to Wall Street doubled the foundation’s rent, from $1.8 million to $4 million, according to the charity’s Form 990.”