FBI Issuing Information on Russian Attempts to get Close to Clintons

Oct 23, 2017

The FBI is releasing information about a concentrated Russian effort to get influence over Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The efforts started even before she was confirmed and involved the placing of Russian spies in the employ of a big Democrat donor and trying in infiltrate the State Department directly.

While the FBI was able to uncover and stop most of the spy efforts it was caught by surprise by speech payments to Bill Clinton for speeches in Russia and donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Global Initiative by a lobbying firm connected to the Russians. The FBI has not yet said that the Clintons did anything illegal, but the optics are certainly very bad.