The FBI is investigating this case as political corruption—not just for mishandling of classified information.
Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail. Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.
What she was seeking to hide so ardently remains one of the big unanswered questions in EmailGate. Hints may be found in the recent announcement that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a longtime Clinton intimate, is under FBI investigation for financial misdeeds, specifically dirty money coming from China. In fact, Mr. McAulliffe invited one of his Beijing benefactors over to Ms. Clinton’s house in 2013. Not long after, Chinese investors donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.
That an illegal pay-for-play-scheme, with donations to the Clinton Foundation being rewarded by political favors from Hillary Clinton—who when she was secretary of state had an enormous ability to grant favors to foreign bidders—existed at the heart of EmailGate has been widely suspected, and we know the FBI is investigating this case as political corruption, not just for mishandling of classified information. That certainly would be something Ms. Clinton would not have wanted the public to find out about via FOIA.
The FBI probe into campaign donations to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe could end up being "very dangerous" not only for the governor, but for his old confidants Bill and Hillary Clinton, political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV.
McAuliffe had a business working with Chinese nationals who came into the United States under a special visa program, Morris said Tuesday on "Newsmax Prime." The visa program is "honest, but is corrupt," Morris told host J.D. Hayworth.
"What it says is: If you invest half-a-billion dollars creating jobs in the United States – you invest in a company – we will give you a visa to come to the United States," he said. "So it's basically cash-for-visa, only it's legal. And McAuliffe had an enterprise going in, getting a lot of people in under that program, some of whom were barred from admission to the United States because of national security grounds."