New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation

Lester Mason
October 18, 2017

However, documents and an eyewitness account indicate that Russian nuclear officials also routed millions of dollars to Bill Clinton's charitable foundation - at the same time Hillary Clinton was serving as the secretary of state - in hopes of currying favor with the former president.

It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of United States atomic resources - yet still OK'd that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America's uranium. The next year, the Russian company Tenex, which previously could only sell reprocessed uranium from dismantled Soviet nuclear weapons, was granted permission to sell commercial uranium-from American mines-to US nuclear power plants.

In an exclusive article Tuesday, The Hill newspaper reported that as early as 2009, Russian operatives had "compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act". "And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions".

One of the deals, approved in 2010, gave Russian Federation control of 20 percent of the US uranium supply.

Vadim Mikerin, the primary Russian overseeing Putin's nuclear expansion in the USA, "did knowingly and willfully combine, conspire confederate and agree with other persons ... to obstruct, delay and affect commerce and the movement of an article and commodity (enriched uranium) in commerce by extortion".

A new report from The Hill shows that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gathered evidence of possible illegal activity surrounding the Obama administration's 2010 uranium deal with Russian Federation.

The Obama administration and the Clintons denied that there was any evidence of Russian wrongdoing, and insisted there was no reason for anyone to oppose the deal. Before then, Tenex had been limited to selling US nuclear power plants reprocessed uranium recovered from dismantled Soviet nuclear weapons under the 1990s Megatons to Megawatts peace program.

Eric Holder was the attorney general when the Uranium One deal was approved.

For documents related to the investigation and further details, see The Hill.

A 2014 indictment charged that Vadim Mikerin, who oversaw Russians' nuclear energy expansion, engaged in bribes and kickbacks.

The only public statement occurred a year later when the Justice Department put out a little-noticed press release in August 2015, just days before Labor Day.

What's worse is that the Obama Justice Department also neglected to inform members of Congress of the evidence it had, despite major concerns from legislators regarding the uranium agreements.

He added: "The Russian efforts to manipulate our American political enterprise is breathtaking".

The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump's deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.

Hillary Clinton, again, sat on a key government body that had to approve the deal - though she now claims she had no role in a deal with profound national-security implications, and during the campaign called the payments a coincidence. He is now the acting attorney general overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the US election.

For timeline reference, (now) former FBI Director James Comey did not take the reigns until 2013.

Read The Hill's full report.

The Department of Justice was aware of the case, but instead of bringing charges in 2009, it investigated for four more years while the Obama administration backed the nuclear deals with Russian Federation.

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