CNN’s Pérez: FBI Agents Believed ‘Conspiracies’ That Politics Blocked Clinton Foundation Investigation

On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” CNN Justice Correspondent Evan Pérez stated that during FBI investigations into the Clinton Foundation “some agents thought that things weren’t moving fast enough, they started believing conspiracies that, perhaps, politics were at play.” And “It turns out that a lot of what they had…was based on this book called ‘Clinton Cash.’ … But a lot of the allegations in there have not been substantiated.”

Perez said, “[B]ehind the scenes, there’s also been several investigations that were ongoing, in four different offices, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Washington, and New York, into allegations of impropriety in the Clinton Foundation. And behind the scenes, because some agents thought that things weren’t moving fast enough, they started believing conspiracies that, perhaps, politics were at play. And back here at headquarters in Washington, there was an effort to try to make sure that the agents had what they thought they had — that they had the goods to bring some kind of investigation, to make it a full-blown investigation. It turns out that a lot of what they had, Carol, was based on this book called ‘Clinton Cash.’ It was published by Peter Schweizer, and he’s now an editor at Breitbart. But a lot of the allegations in there have not been substantiated. The FBI headquarters here in Washington and Justice Department prosecutors thought that the agents needed to do a lot more work. So, what you have is a lot of misunderstanding and a lot of innuendo as to what exactly was going on, Carol.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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