After FBI Director James Comey declined to recommend an indictment of Hilly Clinton for mishandling classified information on a private email server, there was outrage in all parts of the United States. Republicans, Independents, and even several Democrats were furious that the Clinton Family was still on the loose.
But another investigation has been opened; this time, a joint investigation between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI. They are now going after The Clinton Foundation.
It is unfortunate for Bill and Hillary that the Clinton Foundation is placed in Manhattan, New York. New York isn’t known for its ethics, especially New York City, and this time there is someone who is not afraid to go after real criminals.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the lead prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Bharara is a relentless prosecutor.
He is known in the region for his theatrics and sharp statements. The New Yorker even called him “The Showman” because of his unprecedented prosecutions of Wall St. banker’s for fraudulent practices. At first, he appears to be a on the left, going after Wall St. corruption; that is, until you see how aggressive he is in prosecution, regardless of title or position or even affiliation.
His hit list includes Wall St. banking criminals, organized crime heads and even prominent New York politicians.
As the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara runs one of the largest and most respected offices of federal prosecutors in the country. Under his leadership, the office has charged dozens of Wall Street figures with insider trading, and has upended the politics of New York State, by convicting the leaders of both houses of the state legislature. Last week, Bharara announced charges against a hundred and twenty alleged street-gang members in the Bronx, in what was said to be the largest gang takedown in New York history. The turning point in Bharara’s own career, though, took place not when he triumphed in a courtroom but when he masterminded a dramatic congressional hearing.
The New York Times reported on his devastating conviction of a hugely corrupt New York lawmaker in May 2016:
Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the state’s most powerful and feared politicians as speaker of the New York Assembly, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft.
The conviction of Mr. Silver, 72, served as a capstone to a campaign against public corruption by Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, which has led to more than a dozen state lawmakers’ being convicted or pleading guilty.
But none had the power, cachet or longevity that Mr. Silver, a Democrat, had enjoyed, and prosecutors sought to make an example of him. They asked that he receive a sentence greater than the terms that had been “imposed on other New York State legislators convicted of public corruption offenses.”
Judge Caproni said that there had been an “incalculable, intangible harm” to the people of New York, and that the cumulative effect of public corruption “makes the public very cynical.” She then listed some of Mr. Silver’s misdeeds and addressed him directly: “Mr. Silver, those are not the actions of a basically honest person.”
The takedown of Silver was only on o Bharara’s amazing feats.
He also convicted the Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos of federal corruption charges as well.
[Now] Ex-state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for using his political power to line the pockets of his do-nothing son Adam.
Adam Skelos — who once threatened to “smash” in the head of a supervisor at a job his dad got for him — landed six and a half years behind bars.
Along with the prison sentences, Manhattan federal Judge Kimba Wood imposed a $500,000 fine on Dean Skelos.
The father-son duo were convicted in December of bribery, corruption and conspiracy after prosecutors with Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office played tapes showing that the Long Island Republican strong-armed companies into paying his 33-year-old son more than $330,000.
“You sent a message that you, one of the three most powerful politicians in New York State, were in some measure corrupt,” Judge Wood said of Dean Skelos.
He is even going after NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio’s office for corruption as well, says the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Bharara hasn’t held anything back against these guys, and now he is focusing his attention on the shady dealings of the Clinton Foundation,
As the Daily Caller noted,
The Clinton Foundation has collected $2 billion in donations from all over the world that sparked FBI suspicion, according to CNN.
During a congressional hearing regarding FBI Director Jim Comey’s decision not to recommend charges for Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, TheDCNF reported Republican Representative from Utah Jason Chaffetz asking Comey, “Was the Clinton Foundation tied into this investigation?”
“I’m not going to answer that,” Comey replied.
You can take that as a no. The investigation of Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have included anything on the Clinton Foundation, because (as we know, thanks to Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash) the Foundation is little more than a money laundering firm that defrauds people for donations that make their way into the pockets of Bill and Hillary.
They both should be very afraid of Preet Bharara. He has proven himself against the criminal justice syndicate known as New York State, and is now going after the big fish.
Normally, any sort of investigation can be met with skepticism, but no one should underestimate this U.S. Attorney.