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Rep. Blackburn asks FBI to open ‘public corruption’ investigation into Clinton Foundation

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, on Wednesday, March 1, 2016, on Capitol Hill. AP photo U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, on Wednesday, March 1, 2016, on Capitol Hill. AP photo
WASHINGTON (News Sentinel) -

Rep. Marsha Blackburn is asking the FBI and other federal agencies to open a "public corruption" investigation into the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

In a letter she is circulating to other House members, the Brentwood Republican says media reports have raised significant questions about the foundation's practices and their intersection with American foreign policy.

"These reports, along with recently discovered information about the foundation's initial tax-exempt filings, portray a lawless 'Pay to Play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated," the letter says.

The letter will be sent Friday to FBI Director James Comey, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. Blackburn asks all three agencies to investigate the foundation's practices.

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