Hillary Clinton could be in for a rough 2018. The former Obama-era Secretary of State is facing three investigations and could be part of a fourth investigation, all of which the Clintons insist is nothing more than a manufactured attempt by “Trump” and “Fox News” to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia election probe.
Below are the investigations that Clinton is facing, or could face in the near future:
The Hill reported on Thursday that the FBI has launched a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation which focuses on whether the Clinton's engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities during Clinton's time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
On Thursday, The Hill published a report from John Solomon which featured former FBI Director James Comey's original draft on the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server. The draft showed that the term "gross negligence" was used multiple times and specifically said that there was evidence to conclude that Clinton committed a felony. Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, who texted about having an "insurance policy" against Trump's election, softened the language in Comey's draft so Clinton could avoid possible criminal charges.
A senior law enforcement official told Solomon that the DOJ "was exploring whether any issues from that probe should be re-opened but cautioned the effort was not at the stage of a full investigation."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors at the DOJ in December to begin interviewing FBI agents about the evidence they collected during a criminal investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal, which directly involved the Clintons.
There are multiple aspects at play in this investigation, from the Obama administration threatening a witness to stay quiet because they did not want him testifying to Congress because it would impact the 2016 presidential election, to the Russian officials who were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering directly connected to the Uranium One deal.
In December, Politico published a bombshell report about how the Obama administration ended a massive federal investigation, dubbed "Project Cassandra," into the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah. The Obama administration's decision to sabotage the investigation so it could secure the Iran nuclear deal allowed Hezbollah to traffic hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine into the United States and allowed them to operate "the largest material support scheme for terrorism operations the world had ever seen."
A little over a week after the report came out, congressional leaders announced that they were launching an investigation into the Obama administration's efforts to end the Hezbollah investigation. This could include investigating Clinton because she was Obama's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and the State Department was involved in the Obama administration's efforts to end the investigation, according to the report.
Politico reported, "Further complicating the picture was the role of the State Department, which often wanted to quash both law-enforcement actions and covert operations due to the political backlash they created."