(National Sentinel) Clinton Corruption: It has been said that brand-new lawyer could make a career out of pursuing Clinton crime family corruption, and the Senate Judiciary Committee proved that point again today.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the panel, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has launched a brand-new probe into Hillary Clinton’s alleged effort, as secretary of state, to block a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons.
The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) Investigative Group exclusively reported in May that Clinton sent top U.S. diplomats to pressure Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina and her son Sajeeb Wazed in an effort to kill that country’s corruption investigation of Yunus and Grameen Bank. Yunus was then managing director of the state-owned Bangladesh bank.
In a June 1, 2017, letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Grassley repeated TheDCNF charge that Clinton threatened Wazed with an IRS tax audit if his mother did not back away from the corruption probe. Wazed has lived in the U.S. for 17 years.
“If the Secretary of State used her position to intervene in an independent investigation by a sovereign government simply because of a personal and financial relationship stemming from the Clinton Foundation rather than the legitimate foreign policy interests of the United States, then that would be unacceptable,” Grassley told Tillerson.
“Co-mingling her official position as Secretary of State with her family foundation would be similarly inappropriate. It is vital to determine whether the State Department had any role in the threat of an IRS audit against the son of the Prime Minister in retaliation for this investigation,” Grassley noted further, the site reported.
In his letter, Grassley described how U.S. ambassadors James Moriarty and Dan Mozena, as well as Jon Danilowica, the Deputy Chief of Mission, met with Wazed in the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on many occasions, and all while the corruption probe was underway. All three are career diplomats.
Another official, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah also met with Wazed. Shah’s agency awarded $13 million to Yunus organizations and another $11 million to allied Yunus organizations during Clinton’s tenure. The Department of State oversees USAID programs.
As TheDCNF previously reported, Clinton’s aid to Yunus included 18 grants, contracts and loans awarded to two of his America-based foundations, the Grameen Foundation USA and Grameen America, according to USASpending.gov.
Well, well. Until now neither the Trump administration nor Republicans who control Congress had expressed much interest in pursuing Clinton crime family corruption, but Grassley’s investigation changes that paradigm.
Granted, the Clintons always manage to get out of trouble – often with help from people like, say, former FBI Director James Comey – and likely will again. But it’s always nice to see some pressure put on people who, through their shady dealings and actions, most definitely deserve the scrutiny.
And heck, you just never know when that one investigation will lead to an indictment.