- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2018

The Justice Department has launched an inquiry into the Clinton Foundation to see if any pay-to-play politics occurred while Hillary Clinton led the State Department, according to The Hill’s report late Thursday.

The FBI office in Little Rock, Arkansas — where the foundation began — has already interviewed at least one witness and plans to conduct more interviews in the coming weeks.

The main focus of the inquiry is to find out whether Mrs. Clinton made any policy decisions in exchange for charitable donations, or whether donors gave with the intention of influencing policy.

Mrs. Clinton later became the Democratic presidential nominee, but lost the general election to Donald Trump.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the possibility of an investigation was “good news.”

“Certainly, I think there have been a lot of things that give us cause for concern. I think it’s a great thing that it’s being looked at,” Mrs. Sanders said on Fox News.

But a Clinton Foundation spokesman said the inquiry is just another meaningless political attack.

“Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false,” Craig Minassian, a spokesman for the foundation, said in a statement.

He also added that the foundation has “improved the lives of millions of people” and that the group remains “focused on what really matters.”

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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