The U.S. Justice Department has been investigating the Clinton foundation for months according to officials. They reopened their investigation months ago.
Congressional Republicans had been prodding Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton for months. In particular, Republicans want the DOJ to investigate whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in return for political favors from the former Sec. of State.
A Trump administration official said Friday that a revived investigation of the Clinton Foundation "has been going on for months." The Hill newspaper reported that FBI agents from Little Rock, Arkansas, recently conducted an interview with a potential witness. The paper said the Justice Department "has launched a new inquiry" into the foundation. But the administration official said the investigation was quietly re-opened several months ago.
The Clinton Foundation has called the new investigation 'politically motivated'.
"Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false. None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people," said Craig Minassian, a foundation spokesman. "We're going to stay focused on what really matters."