Republicans in Congress have been clamoring for months for the IRS to investigate the Clinton Foundation for numerous crimes. Yesterday, IRS chief John Koskinen agreed to refer questions about the legality of the Clinton Foundation activities to the agency’s office of exempt organizations.
It has been erroneously reported that the IRS was launching an investigation into the activities of the Clinton Foundation. In fact, no such formal investigation has been called for. The agency’s exempt organization office will review the charges and make a determination as to whether the FBI and other investigative bodies should be called in.
The distinction is important, because there’s a good chance that no such investigation will be called for, and the Foundation will continue its criminal activity.