Three people have now come forward blowing their whistles with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation. The allegations include misappropriation of funds and quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday.
Meadows is the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case.
U.S. Attorney John Huber was given the role of investigating the foundation last year by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Clinton Foundation has maintained that it is a charity, and never traded on Hillary Clinton’s position as America’s top diplomat. The organization has a four-star rating from the watchdog site Charity Navigator and has proclaimed its mission “to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.”
However, it was reported Thursday that prosecutors working for Huber recently requested documents from a private investigative firm that also has been looking into the foundation. The firm, MDA Analytics LLC, reportedly has contacted the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI’s Little Rock office with evidence from its own investigation.
In addition, it was reported that a whistleblower submission filed with the FBI and IRS in August 2017 included internal legal reviews that the Clinton Foundation conducted between 2008 and 2011. In those reviews concerns were raised about legal compliance and improper mingling of personal and charity business.
MDA investigators met with Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel in late November 2016. During the meeting, Kessel said that “one of the biggest problems was [former President Bill] Clinton’s commingling and use of business and donated funds and his personal expenses.” A separate interview memo stated that Bill Clinton “mixes and matches his personal business with that of the foundation. Many people within the foundation have tried to caution him about this but he does not listen, and there really is no talking to him.”