IRS investigates alleged Clinton Foundation corruption, Clinton walks into possible Trump trap

Internal Revenue Service has referred House Republicans’ allegations against the Clinton Foundation, reports The Daily Caller:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”

Wherever on the political axis you rest, It’s easy to be hopeful that the least empathetic, least trustwory, and least honest candidate might finally see justice for her crimes.

Keep in mind though just because you want someone to be guilty doesn’t mean they are.

But in the interest of fairness (then again, what’s fair these days lol, right?) FBI director James Comey let her skate on something she was factually guilty of, and Clinton just hired someone who rigged the primaries in her favor, so why expect any different outcome should anything of substance be similarly revealed?

For all we know this may be the first in a long line of investigations into allegations of corruption and misconduct levied against high-level government officials which are brushed aside for political expediency, and done so in such a way not merely whispered about, but done as openly a brazenly as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz joining the Clinton the day she resigned.

Hair-on-fire panic-mongering about Trump aside, after what’s been revealed by the DNC leak, why even bother voting in a Democratic primary since we know for a fact that the DNC rigs elections? By extension, why even bother voting Democrat at all?

It’s now completely fair now to ask what general elections are they rigging and whether voter ID laws really are a good thing since the Dems have been caught rigging their own.

Those passionate about civic engagement presumably believe the last thing we need as a country is a growth in cynicism. After all we’ve learned so far, what room is there for good faith?

Clinton may have also walked into a trap today the way her campaign responded to the following by Donald Trump today at a Florida press conference:

I will tell you this, Russia; if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing…I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

Clinton policy adviser Jake Sullivan wasted no time responding:

This is of course in part all derived from the DNC email leak for which the Dems blame Russia, as though a quick distraction will in any way exculpate them for how they rigged the primaries against Sanders and his supporters.

Some understandably reacted with horror at the apparent suggestion that Russia compromise national security for the sake of anyone’s political gain.

Trump VP pick Mike Pence of course attempted to clarify those remarks:


“The FBI will get to the bottom of who is behind the hacking. If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences. That said, the Democrats singularly focusing on who might be behind it and not addressing the basic fact that they’ve been exposed as a party who not only rigs the government, but rigs elections while literally accepting cash for federal appointments is outrageous. The American people now have absolute and further proof of the corruption that exists around Hillary Clinton. It should disqualify her from office, if the media did their job.”

– Governor Mike Pence, Vice Presidential Candidate

Here’s the part that’s particularly interesting about the Clinton response however:

This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue. (emphasis added)

Conservative and Libertarian media outlets both seized on this not-quite-but-maybe subtle or accidental admission that Clinton’s missing emails are a matter of national security, and not exactly the “nothing” we were all told it was by Clinton operatives and surrogates for months.

For this to have any legs at all, the 33,000 emails would also have to somehow resurface, and short of accessing the equipment from those emails were wiped – or a hacker who may already possesses them then releases them – I don’t see that happening soon.

I’m not sure anything will come of it for the same reasons I don’t think the IRS investigation will amount to much.