According to reporting from Fox News, the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton‘s email use has expanded and is now investigating whether the “intersection” of Clinton Foundation donations and State Department decisions during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State violated corruption laws.
Three sources from the intelligence community confirmed the probe’s expansion to Fox’s Catherine Herridge. “The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source told Fox.
Another intelligence source told Fox News that there was strong internal pressure from within the FBI to investigate the possibility of corruption. “…Many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation,” the source said.
While Fox’s report doesn’t make clear exactly which “intersections” are being investigated, the details of the case bear a striking resemblance to allegations put forward in the 2014 book Clinton Cash. In the book, conservative author Peter Schweizer noted that foreign government donations to the nonprofit Clinton Foundation often coincided with positive State Department decisions in favor of those governments. Clinton herself has strongly denied that Clinton Foundation business had any effect on her decision-making as Secretary of State.