What happened when Russian Federation bought Uranium One

Angelo Anderson
November 15, 2017

And there is no proof that Clinton personally approved the deal, as one of her deputies officially signed off on it.

You can see a longer clip of this segment over at Media Matters, which also shows Trump claiming that Hillary's State Department "approved the transfer of 20 percent of America's uranium holdings to Russian Federation".

Late last week, members of the Freedom Caucus argued in congress that the Uranium One deal disqualifies special counsel Robert Mueller from leading the investigation into whether the Trump campaign assisted Russian Federation in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

In terms of the CFIUS approval, Clinton has said she had nothing to do with it.

Fox News host Shepard Smith blasted President Trump on Tuesday for "inaccurate" claims about the Uranium One agreement following Trump's repeated calls for the Justice Department to investigate the deal.

'The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption'. Other agencies represented on the committee include the departments of Treasury, Defense, Commerce, Energy and Homeland Security and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

In April 2015, The New York Times published an article echoing much of the Schweizer book, including one sensational contention that not long after the Russians said they wanted to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow. "A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russian Federation".

"It is far past time to thoroughly investigate this [Uranium One] deal, the Obama administration's actions, and the Clinton family's role", said California Rep. Scott Perry.


"T$3 he accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale".

In his segment, Smith then stated what the allegations against Clinton were.

After Smith's segment on the Uranium One conspiracy theory Tuesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a piece on his show titled "Real Russia Scandal" with a picture of Clinton.

"Here's the accusation: Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million", Smith said.

"Here, the timing is inaccurate", Smith said, noting that the source of the majority of the donations, Frank Giustra, said he sold his stake in the uranium company before the company was sold and before Clinton became secretary of State.

"If the [attorney general] bends to pressure from President Trump and his allies, and appoints a special counsel to investigate Trump's vanquished rival, it could spell the end of the [Department of Justice] as an independent institution", Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee, said on Twitter.

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, which is holding an oversight hearing Tuesday, the Justice Department said Sessions had directed senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" recently raised by Republican lawmakers.

This comes as Republicans aggressively promote the unsubstantiated theory and advocate for a special counsel to investigate the claims.

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