Skip to comments.Infographic: The Uranium One Scandal
Posted on 02/09/2018 10:02:23 AM PST by markomalley
In 2010, the Obama administration granted approval to Russias atomic agency Rosatom to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One. The deal was controversial because the Canadian mining company at the time controlled 20 percent of all uranium mining capacity in the United States.
Given the national security implications, the deal required approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which included the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.
Russia had well announced its plans to corner the global uranium market as a way to exert political control over other countries. As early as 2006 Russia announced it would spend $10 billion to grow Russias global uranium production capacity by 600 percent.
Uranium is a key component for nuclear weapons as well as nuclear energy. A July 2011 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed that American nuclear power plants relied on imports for 92 percent of their uranium supply. Twenty-three percent was imported from Russia.
So why did President Barack Obama and the State Department headed by Hillary Clinton approve the deal that weakened Americas security and energy independence?
The Epoch Times, using public sources, including the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer, has mapped out the connections and events related to the Uranium One acquisition by Russia.
It shows that while the State Department under Hillary Clinton was considering approving the deal, as part of the CFIUS approval process, Russia and key stakeholders in the deal paid millions to the Clinton Foundation.
Bill Clinton himself traveled to Moscow just months before the deal was approved to meet with Vladimir Putin. Clinton was also paid $500,000 for a speech he gave in Moscow by Renaissance Capital, an investment firm with an interest in the Uranium One deal and ties to Putin.
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The FBI at the time was aware that the Russian authorities had staged a large-scale operation to blackmail and extort U.S. companies connected to uranium production and transportation.
The agency also had a well-placed source working in the uranium industry that provided extensive evidence of bribery and corruption.
However, the investigation was killed in 2015 by FBI Director James Comey, and the key informant was given a gag order and prevented from talking to Congress by Obamas attorney general, Loretta Lynch.
That gag order was lifted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year, and three congressional committees interviewed FBI informant William Campbell on Feb. 7.
He revealed how the Russian government used an American lobbying firm, APCO, to funnel millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundations Global Initiative, The Hill reported on Feb. 7.
In December last year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had announced it is revisiting evidence obtained by the FBI in an investigation into the Uranium One Deal.
On Jan. 12, the DOJ unsealed an 11-count indictment of a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company for his alleged role in the bribery of a Russian official connected to Russias State Atomic Energy Corporation.
LOCK HER UP.
LOCK THEM UP!
I’m in favor of calling 2009-2017 the Obamagate Era.
Lock her up!
Along with Bill, Comey and Lynch.
As long as wishes are fishes, let’s lock up the Fraud, too.
The Kenyanesian Usurpation..
Obama was never eligible to be President.
“As long as wishes are fishes, ...”
You’re right of course.
I’m still waiting for the first grand jury.
The report....From Russia With Money Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset and Cronyism.....
raises serious questions about the cash connections between the Clintons and participants in Hillary's
State Department-eras failed five-year effort to improve, or reset, US-Russia relations.
A Moscow-based Silicon Valley-styled developer of biomed, space, nuclear and IT technologies called Skolkovo allegedly poured tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation.
Hillary Clinton was at the center of these efforts author Peter Schweizer argues. Of the 28 US, European and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton Foundation donors or sponsored speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Schweizer told The NY Post.
<><> Hillary presented the flawed "reset button" to Russia in 2009.
<><> Circa 2010--Ex-Pres Clinton is in Moscow having a laugh w/ Putin. Bill also got a 500,000 speaking fee in Moscow.
<><> A Jan 2014 document shows that Hillary's campaign chair, John Podesta, transferred more than 25,000 of 75,000 shares in a Russian company to Leonidio Holdings LLC, an address listed as his daughter Megan Rouses Shannon Court home in Dublin. Rouse operates Megan Rouse Financial Planning from that same address.
NOTE......after the Hillary email fiasco, the FBI expanded its email probe to include the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation and State Dept business.
<><> Then-SoS Hillary approved a deal that allowed Russia to acquire 20 percent of all US uranium production capacity.....entities with vested interests in seeing the deal go through donated $2.5 million to the Clintons......
<><> before the uranium deal was finalized (as insurance?) Bill Clinton gave a speech in Moscow, and was paid a cool $500,000.
NYT REPORT: As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.
Uranium One Company chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations, as well.
The NYT report noted that these uranium investors also donated to the Clinton Foundation, as follows:
<><> Canadian mining mogul, Frank Giustra, globe-trotting pal of Bill donated $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more to the Clinton Foundation. Giustra built a company that later merged with Uranium One. Seems to have facilitated the uranium sell-off.
<><> Canadian Ian Telferdonated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. Mining investor who was chairman of Uranium One when an arm of the Russian government, Rosatom, acquired it.
<><>Paul Reynoldsdonated $1 million to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation Adviser on 2007 UrAsia-Uranium One merger. Later helped raise $260 million for the company.
<><>Frank Holmes-donated $250,000 to $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Chief Executive of U.S. Global Investors Inc., which held $4.7 million in Uranium One shares in the first quarter of 2011.
<><> Canadian Neil Woodyer-Founded Endeavour Mining with Giustradonated $50,000 to $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Adviser to Uranium One.
<><> GMP Securities Ltd.-Donating portion of profits to the Clinton Foundation. Worked on debt issue that raised $260 million for Uranium One. (could also be part of the money-laundering apparat---aided and abetted under cover of the "do-good foundations.")
“Obama was never eligible to be President.”
ALL of Congress knew it, too.
Yes, you TOO, Trey, for six of the years you shared with the Fraud.
Bad Trey, BAD!
Dems betray the USA yet again.
This seems pertinent:
The NEW #UraniumOne scandal is Issue 14!
***Share using hashtag #Issue14 ***
#UraniumOne classified as small business. Owns 20% of US mining capacity
FINSA classified uranium mines as small bus. Exempt from regs
*Someone* lobbied EPA to classify uranium mines as small bus. Exempt from regs
Barriers to regs removed. Dots starting to connect?
I would prefer that his name be forgotten in the mists of history. We need to remember the lessons from the corruption, but the “man” himself deserves to be completely forgotten.
How about “the pre-Trump era” ?
I can live with that.
(That was the first time *I’ve* used the Fraud’s name in quite a while)