REPORT: Uranium One Informant Reveals Russians “Bragged About Bribing Clintons” (VIDEO)
In a video report released Monday, veteran political pollster Dick Morris, revealed FBI informant William Campbell told congressional investigators that Russians involved in the Uranium One deal bragged about bribing the Clintons.
Credit: Dick Morris
The lawyer for FBI informant William Campbell said that her client has told congressional committees that the Russians “bragged that the Clintons’ influence in the Obama Administration would ensure CIFUS (Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States) approval for [the] Uranium One deal.” […]
Before CIFUS, on which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat, approved the Uranium One deal, nine investors in Uranium One gave the Clinton Foundation a combined total of $145 million.
The deal called for the United States to allow Russia to purchase 20 percent of our uranium reserves, giving Russia access to vastly more uranium than we have.
The Hill’s John Solomon recently reported Campbell broke his silence on a Russia plot to steer millions of dollars to the U.S. in an effort to benefit the Clinton Foundation.
John Solomon reports:
An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in written testimony that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton‘s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in US-Russian relations.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the testimony obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton. […]
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,” he added in the testimony.
Things have been relativity quiet on the Uranium-One front since Justice Department officials in the District of Maryland announced Mark Lambert of Mount Airy, Maryland would be indicted on 11 counts related to foreign bribery. The charges stem from an alleged scheme by Lambert to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX).
Circa reporter Sara Carter previously reported on the background of APCO Worldwide Inc., the consulting firm with ties to the Clinton family that lobbied on behalf of Russian nuclear giant TENEX in relation to the Uranium One deal.
Roughly $3 million in payments from 2010 to 2011 were made to APCO Worldwide Inc., which is described on their website as the second largest lobbying firm in the United States.
Long-time Clinton supporter and APCO CEO, Margery Kraus signed the continuing contract on April, 12, 2010, with TENEX, as the Russian company’s top executive Russian businessman Vadim Milkerin was being investigated by the FBI for kickbacks and bribery involving American companies, according to the APCO TENEX contract and court documents obtained by Circa. TENEX is a subsidiary of the the Russian state owned nuclear giant Rosatom, according to financial filings of the company.
In a head-scratching statement, APCO Worldwide Inc. claimed it had nothing to do with the Clinton-Uranium One scandal.
In a statement to Circa, APCO Worldwide Inc. said, “APCO was not involved on any aspect of Uranium One, or the CFIUS process relating to it. APCO Worldwide undertook activities on behalf of Tenex in 2010 and 2011 relating to civil nuclear cooperation, which APCO properly disclosed in detail at the time in public filings. Separately, since 2007-2008, APCO provided services in kind to the Clinton Global Initiative. APCO’s work for Tenex and APCO’s work for the Clinton Global Initiative were separate and unconnected, publicly documented from the outset, and fully consistent with all regulations and US law.”