LIFEZETTE — Yet another scandal is set to dog Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as she heads full-throttle into campaign mode for the November election.
Just as the waves concerning her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state began to die down, WikiLeaks published roughly 20,000 emails from Democratic National Committee officials that implicated the DNC in markedly favoring Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries.
But on the heels of these email-related scandals comes a new hurdle for the Clinton campaign to handle: The IRS referred congressional charges for investigation against the Clinton Foundation to the tax agency’s exempt operations office last week.
Sixty-four House Republicans wrote a letter dated July 15 that requested the IRS, the FBI, and the Federal Trade Commission investigate the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. In the letter, the members of Congress called into question the foundation’s “issues of public corruption” pertaining to its initial tax-exempt filings. With its 501(c)(3) status, the foundation’s original philanthropic intentions have been undermined by its current activities, the House Republicans claimed.
The Congress members highlighted inconsistencies with the Clinton Foundation’s initial tax-exempt status filing, Russian company Uranium One’s unreported donations to the foundation in a “Pay to Play” pattern, and the Clintons’ connections with Laureate International Universities, a for-profit education company.