WATCH: Judge Jeanine CALLS IT! ‘Clinton Foundation a Money Laundering Op, Not a Charity’
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Retired Westchester County, New York District Attorney, prosecutor and judge Jeanine Pirro minced no words when she was asked for her response to the report that long-time Clinton insider, Cheryl Mills, crossed a line in conducting job interviews for the family foundation while serving as Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton during the time she served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
“It was a laundering operation used as a slush fund.”
Pirro, who hosts a weekly program on the Fox News Channel featuring commentary and interviews on political issues, pointed out that, as a condition of her confirmation as Secretary in 2009, Clinton signed an ethics agreement stating that “not even the appearance of a conflict of interest would exist” between the foundation and the State Department.
Instead, recently released emails reveal that the lines between the Clinton Foundation and State Department business under the purview of Mrs. Clinton were frequently blurred.
Pirro, who has a reputation for being direct and outspoken, said it was a classic “pay-to-play” scheme by which people who made contributions to the Clinton Foundation were given access and favors by the State Department under Hillary’s control.
“The foundation is nothing more than a money laundering operation that was used as a slush fund. It is not a charitable foundation. No charitable foundation has only 10 percent that goes to charity,” said Pirro.
Mills, the attorney who successfully defended former President Bill Clinton when he was impeached in 1999, claims that she traveled from Washington, D.C. to New York to conduct the interviews for the foundation as a “volunteer.”
Judge Pirro argues that Clinton’s establishment of a secret, private server in her home was to hide the relationship between the State Department and the foundation.
The Washington Post revealed in February that the State Department issued a subpoena to the foundation regarding “documents about the charity's projects that may have required approval from federal government during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state.”
The subpoena also focused on records relating to the concurrent employment of Clinton aide Huma Abedin by “the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.”