CNN reported this morning that the FBI has opened an investigation of the Clinton Foundation for reasons that I believe are apparent to everyone.
The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for donations to the charity's coffers, as well as whether tax-exempt funds were misused, the official said. [...]
It's unclear precisely what, if any, new evidence ignited the current federal investigation, after initial inquiries had stalled prior to the 2016 election.
The FBI's investigation is reportedly being run out of the field office in Little Rock, Arkansas which gives this a very familiar feel to it. It's as if everything old is new again, including Little Rock conspiracy theories of the 1990s.
I'll go out on a limb and assume there is no new evidence that prompted an investigation, at least not any that wasn't pulled directly from Trump's ass after he watched Fox & Friends.
The only reason accusations against the Clinton Foundation ever became a story in the first place is because major media publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post signed deals with notorious hack Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, to publish exclusive excerpts from his book during the 2016 election.
Schweizer eventually relented and admitted that he had no evidence for some of the claims in his book, but not before the claims became fact in conservative and far-left folklore.
There was no news like bad Clinton news in 2016 and everyone wanted a piece of click-pie even if it was based on virtually nothing. Ironically, so-called journalists from some of the same publications that quoted Clinton Cash are now attacking Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury even though Wolff actually had access to the White House for over six months and recorded his conversations on tape. Some of Schweizer's claims were literally based on fake press releases.