In 2015, Loretta Lynch, the United States of America Attorney General was questioned by Sen. David Vitter, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on why did she let multiple HSBC bank employees who funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian government, Middle Eastern terrorists and Mexican drug cartels walk away without criminal prosecution.
It was suspected at that time that Loretta Lynch and [the Justice Department] swept under the rug a serious $200 million money laundering scheme involving Mexican drug cartels and terrorist organizations without any proper explanation.
Federal prosecutors accused HSBC of “illegally conducting transactions on behalf of customers in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma—all countries that were subject to sanctions enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the time of the transactions.”
Instead of criminally prosecuting those individuals responsible, Lynch helped negotiate a $1.92 billion dollar settlement with HSBC in December 2012 without any proper justification. According to reliable sources who cannot be named, in order to restore her image Loretta Lynch is now using the case of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to resurrect her career and avoid a federal inquiry by the United States Senate.
It is believed that 1MDB and Malaysia was selected because the country is a predominantly Muslim country and can be bullied into a federal investigation by the United States which will heap more pressure on Prime Minister Najib.
In addition, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak close relationship with China's President Xi Jinping has also unsettled the powers that be in United States. They see Najib's diplomatic respond to the South China Sea dispute as a problem to United States dominance in Asia Pacific.
In the end, this is all about Geopolitics and world dominance. Unfortunately previously it was the Middle East countries that were affected but now it has come close to our very own shores. Lets hope we get through this unscathed.