BUSTED! FBI INFORMANT: Barack Obama knew of Clinton Uranium One deal- Did nothing to stop it

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former president Barack Obama was briefed not once, but twice on the details surrounding the Uranium One scandal and did nothing to stop it, says an FBI informant.

In a bombshell report published Thursday by The Gateway Pundit (https://tinyurl.com/y7s3ycem), an FBI informant is quoted as saying the 44th president knew of a plot by the Clinton Foundation to arrange nuclear sales to Russia for profit but did nothing to prevent it.

The informant, Douglas Campbell, told congressional investigators that Moscow paid millions of dollars to a U.S. lobbying firm which wound up benefitting both the Obama administration and the charity organization run by Bill and Hillary Clinton.

In a 10 page statement, Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative.”

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement,” the statement continued.

Bill Clinton allegedly received a $500,000 speaking fee from a Russian backed bank, according to published reports (according to published reports (https://tinyurl.com/y9x32rex) and the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from insiders involved with the Uranium One deal.

Attorneys for Bill and Hillary Clinton say the payment Bill Clinton received for the speaking engagement had nothing to do with the Uranium One deal and that suggestions otherwise are simply attempts by Republicans to distract from the ongoing investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity”, Campbell’s attorney Victoria Toensing said her client has exposed a “strategic plan” by Russian President Vladimir Putin to “take over the uranium industry.”

“[The Russians] were so confident that they told Mr. Campbell with the Clinton’s help, it was a shoo-in to get CFIUS [The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] approval,” Toensing said. “They were so confident in that that they even had him open up the new office because they were planning on the kind of business they were going to do as soon as CFIUS approved it.”

Democrats on Thursday denied Campbell’s claims, calling the allegations more “wild allegations” by Republicans.

“Republicans have been talking directly to this individual while refusing to grant Democratic members access, despite multiple requests,” House oversight and intelligence committee members Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement. “During this same time period, Republicans have been making wild and unsubstantiated allegations against Secretary Clinton on national television based on this individual’s information.”

Republican lawmakers have called for a formal investigation into the matter.

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CLINTON CRIMES: Feds begin new probe into Hillary’s role in ‘Uranium One’ as Jeff Sessions orders Justice Department to again investigate Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun probing FBI agents about a past Clinton deal which resulted into 20 percent of America’s uranium mining capacity landing in the hands of the Russian government.

The investigation surrounds a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia’s state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton, who served as Secretary of State at the time, approved the deal, saying she found doing so no threat to national security.

Renewed interest in the transaction, known as the Uranium One deal, threatens to land Bill and Hillary Clinton, whose foundation and personal fortune was enriched by the sale, in legal trouble if it is found that the sale violated national security.

According to a report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, at the time of the sale, Uranium One’s two licensed mining operations in Wyoming amounted to about 20 percent of all uranium mining production capacity in the U.S.

Sen John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, was vocal at the time in his condemnation of the sale, saying the transaction would “give the Russian government control over a sizable portion of America’s uranium production capacity.”

Renewed interest in the Uranium One issue came about as a result of the ongoing investigation by the Justice Department to determine whether or not members of the Trump or Clinton campaigns colluded with Russia to sway the results of the 2016 presidential election.

In a statement, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton refused to say whether or not the failed Democratic presidential candidate was ever briefed on the Uranium One deal.

“At every turn this storyline has been debunked on the merits,” said spokesman Nick Merrill. “This latest iteration is simply more of the right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems, which are real and a grave threat to our national security.”

President Donald Trump has been outspoken in calls for a formal investigation into the matter, calling the transaction a clear-cut case of corruption.

“Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!” the president tweeted in October.

Calls for statement to a Bill Clinton spokesperson resulted in, “no comment”.

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SESSIONS SPEAKS: Attorney General grilled by House Judiciary Committee on Russia, Moore; Contemplates Clinton investigation over Uranium One

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee where he was questioned on everything from President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election to Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the scandal known as Uranium One.

Sessions, who testified before the panel for the first time since newly released court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office suggested Sessions knew of campaign staffers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page’s efforts to set up a meeting between then-candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he “never lied” when he testified in previous hearings that he was unaware of any contact between members of Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials.

“I had no recollection of this [March 31] meeting until I saw these news reports,” Sessions told the panel. “I do now recall the March 2016 meeting that Mr. Papadopoulos attended, but I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said during that meeting.”

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler grilled Sessions about what he did following Papadopoulos suggestion that Trump meet with Putin.

“After March 31 meeting, did you take any steps to prevent further outreach to the Russians?” Nadler asked.

“I pushed back at the meeting…I don’t believe I had any knowledge of any further contacts, and I was not in regular contact with Mr. Papadopoulos,” Sessions said, insisting that his story had “never changed,” and he has “always told the truth.”

Nadler then asked whether “anyone else at that meeting,” including Trump, reacted to Papadopoulos’ proposal.

“I don’t recall,” Sessions replied.

After a second round of grilling over the issue during which New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries accused him of lying under oath, the Attorney General became visibly angry and said he would not sit back and be accused of perjury.

“Mr. Jeffries, nobody – nobody – not you or anyone else should be prosecuted – not me – or accused of perjury for answering the question the way I did in this hearing,’ Sessions said, referencing his earlier statements.

“I’ve always tried to answer the questions fairly and accurately. But to ask did you ever do something, you ever meet with Russians and deal with the campaign?” Sessions continued.

“You’re saying Mr. Carter Page, who left that meeting according to the press reports and I guess his deposition or interview, has been reported as saying ‘I’m going to Russia.’ I made no response to it – didn’t acknowledge it. And you’re accusing me of lying about that? I say that’s not fair Mr. Jeffries,” Sessions said.

When asked about recent allegations against GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Sessions said he had “no reason to doubt” claims by 5 women who have come forward to allege that Moore had sexually harassed or assaulted them when they were underage. Sessions stopped short, however, of saying that Moore should step aside.

“They (ethics officials) advised me that the attorney general should not be involved in this campaign,” Sessions told the Committee. “I have steadfastly adhered to that view, and I think I should continue to do so.”

Despite intense grilling by Rep. Barbara Jackson Lee, Sessions refused to say whether or not the Justice Department would play any role in investigating Moore , 70, over the allegations.

“We will evaluate every case as to whether or not it should be investigated. This kind of case would normally be a state case,” he said.

Meanwhile, published reports suggest that the embattled Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to examine whether a special counsel is needed to investigate Hillary Clinton over a host of wrongdoings allegedly carried out by the Clinton Foundation, including the controversial sale of uranium to the Russians through a company known as Uranium One.

A letter dated November 13 from an assistant attorney general to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reads:

“These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel. This will better enable the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General to more effectively evaluate and manage the caseload.”

Sessions’ decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate Clinton comes after a verbal tongue lashing by the president over the Justice Department’s failure to investigate a host of reported wrongdoings by the Clinton Foundation.

Just before leaving for a 12-day trip to Asia earlier this month, the president told reporters he would like to see Sessions look a bit harder at his former Democratic rival.

“I’m really not involved with the Justice Department I’d like to let it run itself. But, honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats,” Trump said, adding, “And a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me.”

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‘SOMEBODY’S GOING TO JAIL’: Legal analyst says Hillary could be charged with at least 13 crimes over Uranium One, dossier scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 26 may be Hillary Clinton’s birthday but it’s likely not a happy one, according to a legal analyst who says the former Secretary of State may be waist deep in pending charges.

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity attorney Gregg Jarrett said the former Democratic presidential nominee may be facing at least 13 separate charges relating to her involvement in the Uranium One scandal and the TrumpGate dossier.

When asked by Hannity how many charges Clinton may be looking at Jarrett responded, “13 potential crimes committed by Hillary Clinton, she’d be charged for six anti-corruption – they were all felonies.”

“She could also be charged with racketeering for using her charity as a criminal enterprise and then you’ve got all of the email crimes – two of them under the espionage act and two additional,” Jarrett said.

Jarrett also added that Clinton could face additional charges relating to her funding of a dossier in which it was claimed that Trump was caught in a Russian hotel room with a bevy of prostitutes. Those allegations were later found to be untrue.

“You can’t pay a foreign national relative to a political campaign and it appears she also – and the DNC – hid it – in their disclosure reports, which could also be criminally charged,” said Jarrett.

Meanwhile, The Justice Department on Wednesday released a gag order that had been placed on a former FBI informant from a confidentiality agreement, allowing him to testify before Congress about his knowledge on the Russian government’s dealings with Clinton and key leaders of the Obama administration.

In a statement to The Hill (http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/357230-fbi-informant-in-obama-era-russian-nuclear-bribery-cleared-to-testify-before), Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed that a deal had been reached to clear the informant to talk to Congress for the first time, nearly eight years after he first went undercover for the FBI.

“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” Flores said.

The informant’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Hill on Wednesday night that she had received formal notification from the FBI saying it no longer had any reason to ask the informant to keep his work confidential, clearing the way for him to potentially testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“The FBI has informed me that they are releasing my client from his [nondisclosure agreement] so that he can testify to Congress about his work uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with the Clintons in hopes of winning favorable uranium decisions from the Obama administration,” Toensing said.

“He is now able and willing to talk with the congressional committees seeking his testimony, though I will be working with all parties to ensure his identity remains confidential to ensure his safety.”

In an interview given earlier this week, Hillary Clinton denied any legal wrongdoing.

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‘THE BIGGEST STORY’: Trump blasts ‘fake news’ for covering up Clinton’s role in Uranium One

WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the mainstream media for hush hushing a newly unveiled scandal involving Hillary Clinton’s dealings with Russia.

Referencing a reported uranium deal between a Russian company, Clinton and key members of the Obama administration, Trump said “fake news” networks were scheming to keep the developing story from the American people.

“Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!” the president tweeted (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/920972261032648705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F10%2F19%2Ftrump-blasts-fake-media-for-ignoring-russia-uranium-deal-sealed-with-clinton-help.html).

The controversy surrounds a report published Tuesday by The Hill (http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration) which claimed the FBI had obtained evidence as far back as 2009 suggesting that Russian operatives had used bribes, kickbacks and other unlawful methods to expand Russia’s atomic presence in the U.S. — but the Obama administration knowingly approved a uranium deal that benefitted Moscow anyway.

The president’s outrage comes one day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, (R)-Iowa, announced he has opened an investigation into the matter and demanded that federal agencies disclose what they knew of the corruption prior to the Obama administration’s approval of the uranium deal with Moscow.

Grassley said the Russian acquisition in 2010 of Uranium One raised “national security concerns” because it “effectively ceded” 20 percent of US uranium production capability to Russia.

He also said “millions of dollars” to the Clinton Foundation from backers of the deal could have coerced the approval.

“The sale of Uranium One resulted in a Russian government takeover of a significant portion of US uranium mining capacity,” Grassley wrote in a letter to Homeland Security. “In light of that fact, very serious questions remain about the basis for the finding that this transaction did not threaten to impair US national security.”

The Clinton Foundation received “millions of dollars” from willing parties in the Uranium One transaction and former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow from a Russian government-aligned bank, Grassley said, citing official reports.

“This fact pattern raises serious concerns about improper political influence on the process by the Clintons during the Obama administration,” Grassley concluded.

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