An investigation into the Clinton Foundation has been going on for months according to a former U.S. Attorney who spoke with the Washington Examiner. The FBI is investigating the Foundation for public corruption.
Joseph DiGenova, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said the FBI's foundation probe "has reached such a proportion of inquiry that it's starting to sneak out," but that it was sparked months ago by information pulled from Hillary Clinton's private server and from the tax filings of corporations that have donated to the charity.
"There are now, I am told, 150 agents working on this case," DiGenova told the Washington Examiner Monday, noting that was "a very unusually high number" of investigators to be working on one case.
The news broke on Monday that the FBI had expanded its investigation into Hillary Clinton to her foundation. The FBI is looking into the alleged exchange of favors between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.
DiGenova said the FBI "is making very substantial progress" in the public corruption allegations against the foundation.
"This was inevitable given the discussions that have appeared over the past few months concerning contributions which were done in tandem with requests for officials acts," DiGenova said.
But the investigation is hardly a sure thing. Andrew Herman, a government ethics attorney at Miller & Chevalier said, "As is often the case, the investigators, the agents may have a certain view of things, but they're not the ones who are going to make decisions about how to proceed," Herman said. "I wonder how they can resolve that internally within the Justice Department, if it's even possible to resolve it within the Justice Department, given the tensions and the various conflicting factors and the fact that this is an administration in which, until very recently, Secretary Clinton was a cabinet member."
However, DiGenova said that Attorney General Loretta Lynch will have "no choice" but to indict the former Secretary of State under pressure from agents within the FBI.