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Van Jones Just Doesn’t Get Investigation Into Clinton Foundation

• August 12, 2016 3:12 pm

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Van Jones, a former adviser to President Obama, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday that he just does not understand the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

"I have been tougher on Hillary Clinton than most Democrats and I’ve gotten a lot of flack for that, and I’ll keep being tough on her when I think she’s wrong," Jones said. "This I just don’t get. I really don’t get this one."

Blitzer asked Jones about when Clinton said that she would distance herself from the Clinton Foundation during her time at the State Department. Blitzer said the optics of Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, traveling to New York to assist in interviewing candidates for top jobs at the foundation did not look good while Clinton was secretary of state.

"Okay, so, I still don’t get the foul there," Jones said.

Jones said the investigation was trying to drive the narrative that the Clinton Foundation is scandal-prone. He said that he wished more people would donate more of their time to help charities similar to what Mills had done.

The Daily Caller reported Thursday night that an FBI investigation launched by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will focus on the Clinton Foundation’s main offices in New York.

The FBI had previously done an investigation into the relationship between the foundation and the State Department during Clinton’s time as secretary of state.

Fox News reported Friday that Texas Senator John Cornyn (R.) had sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking questions about a report that the Justice Department refused to pursue any new requests into the foundation for any wrongdoing.