Accuracy in Media

With Hillary Clinton making the news again, with claims that she is thinking of becoming a preacher following her 2016 election defeat, it should remind Americans of one scandal that has not been resolved since the 2016 election: the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

During the 2016 election, the Clinton Foundation was the target of the Right due to lack of transparency and accusations that it was a charity bank for the Clinton family. Some of the more notable news about the foundation was that Clinton Foundation staffers linked donors to then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a Clinton Foundation donor obtained uranium preferences from the Clinton-run Department of State, and how the foundation accepted tens millions of dollars from countries such as Morocco, Saudi Arabia (reportedly between $10 to $25 million) and Algeria. Many of these foreign donating countries have poor human rights records, which was a focus of Clinton’s tenure at the Department of State.

The attention was so intense on the foundation’s foreign donations that Bill Clinton, in August 2016, announced that the foundation will no longer accept foreign donations if Hillary Clinton was elected president.

The FBI began investigating the foundation in the summer of 2015 and this continued through the 2016 election cycle. Understandably, investigations take significant amounts of time.

But, there has not been an update on the FBI investigation since last fall, with updates in October, November and December. Why is the FBI silent on the investigation over the past seven months?

Here’s what a Google search brings up from the liberal mainstream media outlets when you type in “FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation.” Notice the dates of this reporting:

NPR: Calls to Investigate Clinton Pose a Challenge to US Political Norms (August 3, 2017) · The Atlantic: But What About Hillary Clinton? (July 24, 2017) · McClatchy DC: House Republicans want a new, sweeping probe of Clinton (July 28, 2017)

Notice that The Washington Post, New York Times and major media outlets have not published any recent articles or editorials on the subject since the election, other than House Republicans asking for an investigation of the Clinton Foundation and former FBI director James Comey. Now, if the shoe were on the other foot, would the liberal media be this silent?

Most unlikely.

The liberal mainstream media have ignored the Clinton Foundation investigation, possibly due to Clinton’s losing the 2016 election and now her position as an officially politically retired private citizen.

Still, the questions remain: What is it taking so long for the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation and why is the liberal media silent on this investigation?





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