Sessions DOJ Caught Downplaying Evidence Linking Obama And Hillary To Uranium-One Scandal
A new report says the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions downplayed evidence linking former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Uranium-One scandal.
The evidence comes amid the secret FBI informant behind the Uranium-One deal breaking his silence.
Last week, William Campbell came forward as the secret FBI informant, saying he is eager to testify because of his “concerns about Russia’s activities in the United States, but declined to comment further,” reports Reuters.
“I have worked with the Justice Department undercover for several years, and documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist, and I have it,” Campbell told Reuters.
“FBI informant Campbell, acting as a consultant trying to help Rosatom overcome political opposition to the Uranium One deal, gathered evidence for six years, and, according to the more than 5,000 pages of documents from the counterintelligence investigation, there are a number of evidentiary links between corrupt Russians, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton,” reports Zerohedge.
Here’s how Sessions and Rosenstein attempted to downplay proof linking Obama and Clinton to the Uranium-One scandal.
The Hill reports:
For instance, both Attorney General Jeff Sessions in testimony last week and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a letter to the Senate last month tried to suggest there was no connection between Uranium One and the nuclear bribery case. Their argument was that the criminal charges weren’t filed until 2014, while the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approval of the Uranium One sale occurred in October 2010.
“The way I understand that matter is that the case in which Mr. Mikerin was convicted was not connected to the CFIUS problem that occurred two to three years before,” Sessions testified to the House Judiciary Committee last week, echoing Rosenstein’s letter from a few weeks earlier.
But investigative records show FBI counterintelligence recorded the first illicit payments in the bribery/kickback scheme in November 2009, a year before the CFIUS approval.
Here’s where Obama and Clinton come into the Uranium-One scandal.
Most critically, The Hill points out that Campbell’s debriefing files also show he regularly mentioned to FBI agents in 2010 a Washington entity with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton that was being paid millions to help expand Tenex’s business in the United States.
The entity began increasing its financial support to a Clinton charitable project after it was hired by the Russians, according to the documents.
Campbell engaged in conversations with his Russian colleagues about the efforts of the Washington entity and others to gain influence with the Clintons and the Obama administration.
He also listened as visiting Russians used racially tinged insults to boast about how easy they found it to win uranium business under Obama, according to a source familiar with Campbell’s planned testimony to Congress.
The FBI learned of the bribery scheme from Campbell.
According to Sean Hannity and Sara Carter, Campbell begun working with federal law enforcement in 2006 and alerted them to corruption by the Russians linked to the Clinton-Uranium One deal in 2009. Over the next four years, Campbell would provide the Department of Justice with “insurmountable evidence of corruption, kickbacks and money laundering,” by Russian officials.
Investigators had garnered mass amounts of evidence of corruption by the time the Obama administration approved the Clinton-Uranium One deal.
““Beginning in 2008, Mr. Campbell provided the U.S. government ample documented evidence of corruption in the Russian nuclear industry. Nevertheless, in October 2010 the Obama Administration authorized that corrupt entity to purchase a company that controlled 20% of the U.S. uranium supply,” Campbell’s lawyer Victoria Toensing told Hannity and Carter.
The question remains, why was the deal approved?