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Trump administration to pressure foreign states to probe Clinton Foundation


The Trump administration will encourage foreign governments to investigate the Clinton Foundation as world leaders begin cutting off money flowing into the Clintons’ coffers in exchange for political favors

A source close to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team told The Post that the new administration plans to pressure the US ambassadors it will name to bring up the foundation with foreign governments — and suggest they probe its ­financial dealings.

This is a power move by Donald Trump; it’s almost certain the Clinton Foundation is a much bigger scandal than Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server – in fact, Clinton was likely deleting e-mails showing evidence of wrongdoing tied to her foundation.

Trump said last week that he would not order an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server or her role in the foundation.

Haiti and Colombia will be key diplomatic posts for this ­because of all the money ­involved.” the source said.

Recently leaked emails from Wikileaks indicated that ‘Friends of Bill’ may have been given priority by the US State Department as the US prepared to send aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti in 2010.

Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra pledged $100 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2005 and later benefited from the foundation’s philanthropic work in the country of Colombia, where he was able to acquire large amounts of land and set up an oil business.

France has already begun an investigation into French government funding of the Clinton Foundation. Australia has announced that it is ending its relationship with the foundation altogether, and Norway is reducing its funding to the foundation.

The Clinton Foundation recorded a 37% drop in donations in 2015.