The State Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation last fall as part of an investigation into projects that may have required federal approval during Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Path to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions for House Intel chair over WH visit | Cyber war debate heats up | Firm finds security flaws in 'panic buttons' MORE’s tenure as secretary of State, according to The Washington Post.
The subpoena asked for records related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who for several months in 2012 was simultaneously employed by the Clinton Foundation, the State Department and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.
In its report, the Post cited people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it. The full scope of the investigation is unclear.
Last month, Clinton denied a Fox News report that the FBI had expanded its probe of her private email server to include ties between the State Department and her foundation, calling it “an unsourced, irresponsible” report with “no basis” in fact.
Republican lawmakers have accused Clinton of allowing large donations from foreign governments to the foundation to influence her decisionmaking as secretary of State.
Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget ‘must be defeated’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Sanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs MORE, Clinton's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, has largely refused to raise the issue. But last spring he did express concern that the Clinton Foundation was part of a political system “dominated by money.”
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Playing hot potato and musical chairs with healthcare We must act now and pass the American Health Care Act MORE, who led the foundation while his wife was serving as secretary of State, have denied any wrongdoing.
Representatives for Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, the State Department and Abedin declined to comment for the report.