The United States Senate has opened an investigation into questionable and possibly criminal conduct by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.
But this probe isn’t about her email server, her failure to secure the consulate in Benghazi, or her sale of U.S. uranium to Russia.
“Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides allegedly threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned,” the Caller reports.
Why did the Clinton team allegedly try to stop the Bangladesh government from investigating a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, and could their threats to have the IRS audit the Prime Minister’s son be a federal crime?
The Bangladesh government was investigating financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, of which Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus serves as managing director.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and permanent U.S. resident, tells the Foundation that Clinton aides told Hasina that Wazed would be audited if the government did not drop the investigation.
“They threatened me with the possibility of an audit by the Internal Revenue Service,” Wazed said. “I have been here legally for 17 years and never had a problem. But they said, ‘well, you know, you might get audited.’”
“They would say over and over again, ‘Yunus has powerful friends’ and we all knew they were talking of Secretary Clinton. Everybody knew it was Mrs. Clinton,” Wazed told the Foundation.
The Prime Minister is backing up Wazed’s account.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy had to face pressure from the US State Department to keep Muhammad Yunus as the Grameen Bank managing director,” the Dhaka Tribune reported.
“Hillary Clinton phoned me and exerted the same pressure. Even the U.S. State Department summoned my son Joy three times and told him that we would face trouble,” Hasina added.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning an investigation into the claims, Chairman Chuck Grassley informed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a June 1 letter.
“This new evidence of pay-to-play and special treatment reinforces the appearance that donations to the Clinton Foundation resulted in favorable treatment by Secretary Clinton’s State Department,” wrote Grassley. “As I wrote in my August 2016 letter to Department of Justice, federal law requires that executive branch employees be disqualified from matters that have a direct and predictable effect on the employee’s own financial interests or the financial interests of those persons or organizations with which the employee is affiliated, such as those of a spouse…”