Top Obama officials now caught up in lawsuit about Clinton Foundation’s improper practices
Earlier this year, conservative government watch group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for communication records regarding the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation’s questionable operating practices.After the FBI denied their FOIA request for materials that show whether the Clinton Foundation participated in pay-to-play schemes or other improper behavior with the U.S. government, Judicial Watch (JW) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. district court of D.C. against influential Obama and Clinton era officials, such as former FBI directors Andrew McCabe and James Comey.
JW is demanding the Department of Justice lead an investigation that will uncover “[a]ll records of communication, including but not limited to e-mails… sent between officials in the offices of the FBI Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel on the one hand, and officials in the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and or Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General on the other hand, regarding the closure or possible closure of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement, “The record shows the Obama Justice Department suppressed a public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation. It’s time for the DOJ to stop shielding the Clintons and produce records on this miscarriage of justice.”
This is not the first time the investigation into the public corruption of the Clinton Foundation has been thwarted. Dennis Nathan Cain, the whistle blower who obtained documents detailing controversial practices by the Clinton Foundation, is the latest target by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite Cain giving all the documents to officials, his lawyer, Michael Socarras, stated that the FBI raided his client’s house last week.
“The bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,” Socarras told the Daily Caller.
The Daily Caller‘s Richard Pollock reports, “Cain informed the agent while he was still at the door that he was a recognized protected whistleblower under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act and that U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz recognized his whistleblower status.”