House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member, Democrat Adam Schiff, accused the recent opening of a FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation of being politically motivated. “If they are investigating Hillary Clinton, it doesn’t take a genius…to see why,” Schiff said on Sunday.
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Schiff believes that influence from President Trump led the Justice Department to open an investigation into whether political favors were exchanged for contributions to the Clinton family charitable organization. The opening of that investigation was announced last week.
Schiff says it’s the constant pressure brought about by the president’s comments in the press, as well as on social media, that lead to the inquiry. “It’s not because some new evidence has come to light. It’s because they’re being badgered by the White House to do it,” Schiff said.