US panel probes Hillary’s links to Yunus


PV Desk : The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has opened an investigation to find out whether former Secretary Hillary Clinton used her position to intervene in an “independent investigation” against Muhammad Yunus by a “sovereign government” in Bangladesh.

Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the committee, in a letter also asked the State Department to make former deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Dhaka Jon Danilowicz available for an interview with the committee staff.

Grassley wrote the letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on June 1, asking the State Department to provide some information by June 15. He posted the letter on his website.

The allegations of “special treatment” for Yunus include reports of a threatened IRS audit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed living in the US, if he did not help quash the investigation of the “businessman and Clinton organisation donor, Dr Muhammad Yunus”.

“If the secretary of state used her position to intervene in an independent investigation by a sovereign government simply because of a personal and financial relationship stemming from the Clinton Foundation rather than the legitimate foreign policy interests of the United States, then that would be unacceptable,” Grassley wrote.

“Co-mingling her official position as secretary of state with her family foundation would be similarly inappropriate.”