The US election took place almost a year ago but Democratic Party Politicians, Hollywood luvvies (when they're not busy accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting everybody in the world,) and the sycophants of mainstream media continue to obsess over a paltry $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly bought by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to swing the presidential election to Trump. Bizarrely (or maybe not if you are familiar with the track records of these phonies,) they appear determined to ignore a much larger Russian corruption scandal which was known (and reported by The Daily Stirrer and its associates among other alt_news outfits.)
The story of how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, when they were Secretary of State and President respectively, made a crooked deal to transfer US uranium assets to Russian organisations resurfaced today in the form of newly released FBI documents that confirm what was revealed by Wikileaks before the 2016 election, that the Obama administration was well aware of, and complicit in, illegal activity by the Russians to get a foothold in the U.S. atomic energy business when President Obama approved a deal that handed over 20% of America's uranium reserves for a knockdown price...and resulted in a windfall of $$$millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation from Russian oligarchs.
As Zero Hedge pointed out last summer (also widely reported in alt_news) when Peter Schweizer first released his documentary Clinton Cash, the Uranium One deal, as approved by the Obama Administration, netted the Clintons and their
crime syndicate charitable Foundation millions of dollars in 'donations' and 'speaking fees' from Uranium One shareholders and other Russian entities.
The purchase of US Uranium Assets in return for $145mm in contributions to the Clinton Foundation was facilitated by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who assisted a Canadian financier, Frank Giustra, and his company, Uranium One, in the acquisition of uranium mining concessions in Kazakhstan and the United States. Subsequently, the Russian government sought to purchase Uranium One but required approval from the Obama administration given the strategic importance of the uranium assets. In the run-up to the approval of the deal by the State Department, nine shareholders of Uranium One just happened to make $145mm in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, the New Yorker confirmed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in speaking fees from a Russian investment bank, with ties to the Kremlin, around the same time. Needless to say, the State Department approved the deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium assets
Newly released affidavits from a case that put one of the Russian conspirators, Vadim Mikerin, in jail, reveal that not only was the Obama Administration aware of Russians' illegal activity in the U.S.A. but was probably also aware 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." The Hill reports:
Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show. They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating 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, sources told The Hill.
When Schweizer's book first brought the Uranium One deal to public attention in 2015, both Obama and the Clintons defended their actions and claimed there was no evidence of any Russians or donors engaging in illegal activity to secure the deal and no national security issue that warranted anyone opposing the deal. That said, we now know that the FBI was aware of wrongdoing going back to at least April 2009 even though the deal wasn't approved until October 2010.
Links to the affidavits for the Mikerin case released today
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