Peter Schweizer, the author of a book on the conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation set to be released next month, is also investigating the other political dynasty candidate linked to the 2016 presidential race.
Schweizer told Bloomberg News that he and a team of researchers have been probing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s finances for the last four months, looking into various Florida land deals and an airport deal that happened while Bush was governor that involved Florida state funds. The investigation is also reviewing Chinese investors in Bush’s private equity funds.
Details of Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” have been trickling out this week since the New York Times first reported on it Sunday.
Critics have pointed out that Schweizer, a senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, previously worked for former President George W. Bush and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
However, the author also wrote a popular book in 2011 about insider trading in Congress, targeting members of both parties that led to the passaged of the STOCK Act.
Schweizer plans to partner with news organizations on the Bush investigation, as he has with the book delving into potential conflicts that faced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her family’s foundation.
“With the Clinton book, we didn’t just give it to reporters with the expectation that they would report on the book,” Schweizer said. “We shared it early on with investigative reporters at ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post because we wanted that additional scrutiny [of the book’s subjects]. And we want similar scrutiny for this project.”