NBC News reported an exclusive on Thursday which mentioned Attorney General Jeff Session’s had ordered prosecutors at the Department of Justice to start interviewing FBI agents regarding evidence uncovered during a criminal investigation into the highly-controversial Uranium One deal involving Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The news has been corroborated by multiple sources from law enforcement agencies who confirmed Session’s order to the prosecutors. The bone of contention is Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One deals with Russia back in 2010 during the Obama administration.
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Hillary Clinton had signed off on the deal while she was Secretary of State at the U.S. State Department. NBC reported that a senior law enforcement official revealed there were allegations of corruption surrounding the deal, but there were no charges made at the time.
The person heading the FBI at the time was current Special Counsel in charge of investigating President Trump’s connection with Russia, Robert Mueller. While Hillary Clinton has denied any wrongdoing, reports from The Hill and Circa news suggest otherwise.
A report released in October states that the FBI had started collecting evidence in 2009 regarding Russian officials involved with the Uranium One deal under suspicions of bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering.
The report further stated that federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather data, record conversations and intercept emails. This evidence was aimed to highlight how Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
There were also eyewitness accounts, backed by paperwork, to suggest that the Russian officials had funneled millions of dollars at the time to support Bill Clinton’s charitable organization, while Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.
The investigation was guided by then-U.S Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who now serves as Deputy Attorney General in President Trump’s administration. Then Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe also aided the investigation, who currently occupies the FBI Deputy Director post.
Both these officials are being investigated for their role in Russia’s alleged collusion with Trump during the presidential election, an investigation that continuously turns up empty as Russians aren't responsible for the outcome of the 2016 election. The American voters made their decision and the Democrats presented a poor candidate.
On the other hand, things seem to be getting worse for Hillary Clinton after the recent order of Sessions’ since she has already been reported to the Federal Election Commission. Ted Harvey, chairman of the Committee to Defend the President (CDP) leveled corruption and money-laundering charges allegations against Clinton and the DNC in connection with their methods used to funnel campaign money.
Is this the start of her downfall?
What do you think the investigations will find?Posted in Politics and filed under Hillary Clinton, Uranium One.