House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearings on Clinton Foundation
The House Oversight Subcommittee is holding formal hearings on the Clinton Foundation today on Capitol Hill, and there is little to no media coverage of the testimonials being publicly scrutinized.
Republicans have examined allegations of “pay to play” behavior having occurred at the Clinton Foundation, with Democrats attempting to argue that such behavior is standard practice.
Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), also the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, opened the session.
Rep. Meadows expressed concerns about newly released tax documents that show donations to the Clinton Foundation have decreased from $62.9 million in 2016 to a now $26.6 million in 2017.
This allegedly displays the fact that since Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss to President Donald Trump, the donations have decreased in such a way it shows evidence of a possible “pay to play” activity.
Anywhere from 400 million dollars to 2.4 billion dollars is alleged to have been improperly used by the Clinton Foundation. This has brought about concerns of illicit activities.
For the first time publicly, Representative Meadows acknowledged that United States Attorney John Huber was appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation.
Meadows adds that the prosecutor appointed to investigate the foundation was also invited to testify at Thursday’s hearing. He said the Justice Department did not accept the invitation.
“Mr. Huber was asked to join us this afternoon and update the committee on the operations and progress of his investigation, and unfortunately, DOJ has been unwilling to make him available,” Meadows said. “I find this not only frustrating for me but frustrating for the American people.”