Jack Smith’s Team Attempted to Shut Down FBI Investigation into Clinton Foundation

A prosecutor on Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team discouraged the FBI from investigating the Clinton Foundation in 2016, according to a report from Fox News Digital.

The prosecutor, Ray Hulser, claimed there was negligible evidence.

The information was revealed in Special Counsel John Durham’s report.

According to the report, three different FBI field offices opened investigations into the Clinton Foundation in 2016.

An investigation launched by the Washington Field Office was seen as a “preliminary investigation, because the case agent wanted to determine if he could develop additional information to corroborate allegations in a recently-published book, ‘Clinton Cash’ by Peter Schweizer, before seeking to convert the matter to a full investigation,” the report stated, according to Fox News Digital.

Investigations from New York and Little Rocks were based on” source reporting that identified foreign governments that had made, or offered to make, contributions to the Foundation in exchange for favorable or preferential treatment from Clinton.”

Husler told Durham that the FBI briefing on the Clinton Foundation was “poorly presented and that there was insufficient predication for at least one of the investigations due to its reliance on allegations contained in a book.”

Durham noted in the report that the allegation described “multiple funds transfers, some of which involved international bank accounts that were suspected of facilitating bribery or gratuity violations.”

A source close to the matter told Fox News Digitial that there were several suspicious activity reports (SARs) that were filed concerning the Clinton Foundation.

Fox News contributor and former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy emphasized that the Justice Department discouraged the investigations into the Clinton Foundation.

“There are mega indications that the Obama Justice Department slow-walked and discouraged the Clinton Foundation investigation, including discouraging the FBI from pursuing it,” he said.