- The FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot involving a U.S. uranium transport company before the Obama administration approved a deal granting Russia control over 20% of American uranium
- The FBI knew about the donation of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation by Russian nuclear officials during the time Hillary Clinton’s State Department and a government body she headed approved the deal.
- Bill Clinton asked Hillary Clinton’s State Department for permission to meet with 14 people in June of 2010, including a Russian nuclear official
- The former President didn’t meet with any of the Russians on the list, however Clinton sat down with Vladimir Putin at his house the same day he gave a $500,000 speech to a Kremlin-linked bank which issued a ‘buy’ rating on Uranium One stock
- A former Bush admin official and lobbyist for The Podesta Group represented Uranium One from 2010 – 2015
Two bombshell reports were published by John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill this week – the “boom” to Sean Hannity’s “tick tock” tweet on Monday, as well as President Trump’s statement to reporters that Uranium “is the real Russia story.”
The first article reveals that Obama’s FBI, headed by Robert Mueller, discovered that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow” – a deal which would grant the Kremlin control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply, as detailed by author Peter Schweitzer’s book Clinton Cash and the New York Times in 2015.
The year after the first stage of the ’20 percent’ deal in which Russia took a majority ownership stake in mining company Uranium One, the Obama administration signed off on an agreement to let Russia sell American uranium back to U.S. nuclear power companies.
While Clinton’s defenders point to the fact that a government body ultimately approved the deal, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), is a rubber stamp factory – a joke:
“The committee almost never met, and when it deliberated it was usually at a fairly low bureaucratic level,” Richard Perle said. Perle, who has worked for the Reagan, Clinton and both Bush administrations added, “I think it’s a bit of a joke.” –CBS
Furthermore, Hillary Clinton headed and Attorney General Eric Holder served on the CFIUS when the deal was approved.
“Then-Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved.” -The Hill
The Hill also reports that an FBI mole embedded in the Russian nuclear industry gathered extensive evidence that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – a scheme of bribes and kickbacks to the company which would ostensibly transport the U.S. uranium sold in the ’20 percent’ deal.
“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. –The Hill
Bill drops in on Vlad
The second article from The Hill reveals that Bill Clinton sought permission from Hillary Clinton’s state department in 2010 to meet with a Russian nuclear official, as well as fourteen other Russians. While the former U.S. President didn’t end up meting with any of the people on the list according to former aides to both Clintons, Bill Clinton sat down with Vladimir Putin at his “private homestead” in Russia right after Hillary Clinton’s State department approved the ’20 percent’ deal for Russian State Nuclear Agency, Rosatom, to take majority ownership in Uranium One. Later that day, Clinton collected $500,000 for a speech to a Kremlin-linked investment bank which was promoting Uranium One stock.
Of course, “Aides to the ex-president, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation said Bill Clinton did not have any conversations about Rosatom or the Uranium One deal while in Russia, and that no one connected to the deal was involved in the trip.” –The Hill
The two undoubtedly talked about yoga and wedding plans.
Between 2008 – 2010, parties involved with Uranium One donated $145 Million to the Clinton Foundation. You can read more about the parties here, however
June 2009, Russian State Nuclear Agency Rosatom (through a subsidiary) takes a 17% stake in Uranium One.
June 2010, Rosatom takes majority (51%) ownership of Uranium One, granting the Kremlin control over 20 percent of U.S. uranium – which Hillary Clinton’s State Department signed off on. The FBI uncovers massive bribery scheme before CFIUS approves deal.
June 29th, 2010, Bill Clinton meets with Vladimir Putin at his home in Russia. Later that day Clinton earns $500,000 for a speech in Moscow to Kremlin-linked investment bank Renaissance Capital, which assigned a “buy” rating to Uranium One stock.
January 2013, Rosatom State Nuclear Agency acquires the remainder of Uranium one and takes it private.
No wonder Putin’s always smirking… it appears he bought his way into the U.S. atomic energy business using the same Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scheme used by 16 countries, including Saudi Arabia – which received a 143% increase in weapons sales after donating to the foundation. Greatly adding to Putin’s smirk must be the three ring circus conducted going on in the the U.S. House and Senate as they investigate ‘Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election,’ while the FBI’s Robert Mueller who knew about the Clinton Foundation donations is tasked with doing a deep dig into Trump’s alleged connections to Russia.
What isn’t mentioned in The Hill articles is that the Podesta Group received $180,000 to lobby for Uranium One during the same period that the Clinton Foundation was receiving millions from U1 interests, and after Russia took majority ownership in the “20 percent” deal (source – you have to add up the years).
And who represented Uranium One before the Podesta Group? Stephen Rademaker, then of BGR Group and a former Bush admin official who drafted the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Rademaker left BGR in 2011 to join the Podesta Group, resuming his representation of Uranium One in 2012 through 2015.
We’re not done…
Hillary Clinton campaign manager and presumed Secretary of State John Podesta also sat on the board of Massachusetts energy company called Joule Unlimited, along with senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and Russian oligarch Ruben Vardanyan – who was appointed by Vladimir Putin to the Russian economic council.
Two months after Podesta joined the board, Joule managed to raise $35 million from Putin’s Kremlin-backed investment fund Rusnano.
Not only did John Podesta fail to properly disclose this relationship before joining the Clinton Campaign, he transferred 75,000 shares of Joule to his daughter through a shell company using her address.
In an interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartaromo, Podesta denied that he failed to disclose his ties, emphatically stating “Maria, that’s not true. I fully disclosed and was completely compliant,” adding “I didn’t have any stock in any Russian company!” in reference to Massachusetts based Joule Unlimited – with its two Russian dignitaries on the board board and a $35 million loan from a Russian investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin.
Jeff Sessions spoke with the Russian ambassador.
Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney in a room full of other people in a meeting orchestrated by ‘Trump Dossier’ firm Fusion GPS.
Former Natl. Security Advisor Mike Flynn sat next to Vladimir Putin at a gala dinner, and was a paid analyst for the Russian owned RT television network.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lobbied on behalf of the Putin-friendly Ukrainian president’s party along with the Podesta group.
Donald Trump has zero claimed ties to Russian officials.
The Clinton Foundation received $145 million from Uranium One interests – which owned the rights to 20 percent of America’s uranium that Russia bought. Hillary Clinton’s state department and a government body she headed then approved the sale of Uranium One to Russia, which the Obama administration then allowed to sell uranium back to the U.S. energy industry. To top it off, Bill Clinton met with Vladimir Putin at his house right before the ’20 percent’ deal the same day he gave a $500,000 speech to a Kremlin-linked investment bank which had issued a “buy” rating on U1 stock.
Layered in, a former Bush administration official working for the Podesta Group lobbied in Washington D.C. for Uranium One, after Russia bought their U1 stake in the ’20 percent’ deal.
Meanwhile John Podesta sat on the board of energy company Joule Unlimited alongside Russian government officials. Joule then received $35 million from a Kremlin-backed investment fund, and right before managing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, Podesta transferred his interest in Joule to his daughter using a shell company in her address.
One wonders why Russia would influence the 2016 election in Trump’s favor when they would have good friends in the White House under a Hillary Clinton presidency?