Here we go again. The FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation to determine if “donations” were used to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by lining the Clintons’ pockets through “speaking fees,” among other crimes. This time, things are going to be different.
First, the brief background:
The FBI has launched a fresh investigation into the activities of the Clinton Foundation, particularly during the time when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. They want to know if she was influenced by contributions made to her charitable fund in a way that allowed donors to manipulate policy influenced by the State Department or other spheres of influence.
Little Rock’s FBI agents are leading the investigation. The Clinton Foundation was started in Little Rock in 1997.
Teflon-coated may be the best way to describe the Clintons who have allegedly participated in multiple major criminal activities for decades, yet nothing has ever stuck. That leads us to the first of three reasons the DOJ is going to convict someone at the Clinton Foundation based upon this investigation…
Something has to stick eventually
When you’ve been engaged in criminal activities for as long as the Clintons have allegedly been, you learn to sidestep most of the landmines. Most. As they demonstrated with the email server debacle, they aren’t flawless.
The other thing successful criminal activities breeds is complacency. When you keep getting away with things, you get comfortable. They’ve maintained their discipline through the decades, but the Clinton Foundation is not the Arkansas or U.S. government. There are paper trails with many people involved. Trying to keep it airtight is a futile effort. Their best hope was for either someone like James Comey to run cover for them indefinitely. Their second best hope was the spin machine the DNC and mainstream media offers. Comey is gone and the DOJ is now under a Republican President, which means they can now offer…
Fodder for the masses
Many, particularly Clinton-hating Republicans, have grown antsy over the years. They’ve been promised over and over again that the Clintons would eventually get what’s coming to them, but eventually is seeming like never as the Clintons are now in their 70s.
This is just the ticket to quench their appetite. It won’t make it all the way up to the top; Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea are safe. However, there will be more corruption exposed that will lead to an outcry for justice. While Clinton-haters won’t be given the big prize, they’ll get the consolation prize of seeing one or more people high up in the Clinton organization arrested, tried, and convicted. The small amount of time that person or those persons end up serving in jail is likely going to infuriate people, but at least there was a conviction, right?
They are almost certainly guilty
Let’s not bypass the obvious. Based upon what’s publicly known about the way the Clinton Foundation operated, one could make a very strong case. Add to that whatever they discover in the investigation and we’ll have someone to make that strong case against.
Even the Clintons cannot get away with the perception of favors being sold out of the State Department, particularly with Uranium One having such a strong footprint all over the Clinton Foundation’s books.
Will we see any of the Clintons in jail any time soon? Probably not. Will someone close to them get thrown to the wolves? For once, it’s finally likely. Justice may not get fully served, but at least we’ll get to taste the appetizers and maybe even a salad.