• House Republicans to IRS: Investigate the Clinton Foundation

    It seems that the ever-blossoming international super scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and potentially illegal decisions Hillary Clinton made while serving as Obama’s secretary of state have drawn the attention of several House Republicans.

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has collected signatures from 19 of her Republican Congressional colleagues, all of them contributing to a letter to the IRS asking that the agency investigate the tax exempt status of the Clinton Foundation.

    “Recent media reports have revealed that the Foundation failed to report millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments that it accepted while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and that it facilitated private business transactions between foreign entities,” the GOP letter addressed to IRS commissioner John Koskinen says. And “given the substantial public interest involved, we feel a prompt review of the Foundation’s tax-exempt status is appropriate to determine whether it is acting within the scope of its charitable mission.”

    The letter also focuses on a May 3rd Washington Post article—an investigative extention of Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cashwhich uncovered the “nexus” between Canadian businessman Frank Giustra and the Clinton Foundation and questions about the possibility that the Foundation’s “activities were used as a pre-text to allow Giustra to gain access to foreign individuals or entities with a stake in his private business interests.”

    It’s highly unlikely that the Obama IRS will actually launch an investigation into the financial dealings and tax status of the Clinton Foundation. But the letter is a positive step in the right direction.

    We’ll follow this story as it develops.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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