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Hillary Clinton and the Russian Uranium Deal

Hillary Clinton and the Russian Uranium Deal
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Dan Perkins By Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:50 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessing has found a way for Hillary Clinton to become president. His theory is: impeach Trump, have Vice President Pence resign. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, will become president and he then nominates Hillary as vice president. Next, after she is approved, Ryan resigns and Hillary becomes president. Sounds like a plot from the "House of Cards" to me. It just shows how far the Left will go trying to find a way to get rid of President Trump. Perhaps after the end of his second term, the Democrats will declare they removed President Trump by proving that Russia disrupted the 2016 election. At that time there may not be a Democratic Party left to challenge Vice President Pence.

If Lessing is correct, then the question is: how long will it take for money to start flowing back into the Clinton Foundation at higher levels than in the past? Why would donations be at higher levels? This is because theoretically, depending on when it might happen, Hillary could be president for ten to 11 years? The governments and individuals who reneged on the pledges they made when it looked like she would win is the reason why the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has closed down. According to a filing with the New York State Department of Labor, 22 people. Failure to fund commitments says volumes about the strength of one’s beliefs about the organization to which money is being donated. The fact that contributors have stopped payments indicates that the original commitments were, in fact, a pay for play. When it was apparent Hillary had no power, she no longer had value to the donors and they stopped writing checks.

Many people have been amazed at the ability of Bill Clinton to get away with so many things. He is called “Teflon Bill” because nothing sticks to him. However, things may be changing for both Bill and Hillary as some prior miscues may start sticking. Congress and the Justice Department are looking into the Uranium One deal and a claim by the FBI that it found evidence of bribery and extortion before the uranium deal was made. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration knew details of the case but did nothing with the claims and ended up supporting the deal.

U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis of the House Oversight committee said they were looking into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a Canadian uranium firm with active mines. DeSantis told Fox News that he has spoken with the federal government’s “confidential informant” on the matter and the claims are very serious.

The uranium agreement was reached while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, and some investors in the Russian-backed company, Uranium One, had relationships with former President Bill Clinton and had donated to the Clinton Foundation. DeSantis said, “I’ve spoken with the confidential informant that helped the FBI uncover this bribery scheme. Clearly, it’s in the public’s interest that this individual is able to tell his story to Congress.”

The FBI started gathering evidence in 2009, including recordings, emails and witnesses. The witnesses they talked to said that in 2009, Russian nuclear industry officials used bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, and other illegal tactics to expand Russia's influence over America's uranium market.

TheHill.com reported the Obama Justice Department, for some unknown reason, chose not to act and pursue charges despite all of the FBI’s evidence of wrongdoing by Russia, or Russian firms. Instead, the Obama administration ignored the evidence and approved the business deals that greatly benefited Russia, and especially Putin. Hillary Clinton admitted she approved the deal and signed off on the sale. This transaction gave the Russian-owned company control of over 20 percent of our uranium.

The decision in October 2010 to sell our assets was made by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). This committee was set up to decide if American assets could be sold to foreign individuals, governments, or corporations and that such sale did not jeopardize national security. At the end of this commentary is the makeup of CFIUS at the time the decision was made.

Because of the serious nature of this uranium transaction, I wanted to see if the decision makers were qualified to make the decision. I also wanted to find out if any of the decision-makers had any real experience in running a business and making significant decisions. I found that only two of the nine had some level of private sector company leadership work experience. The remainder worked in government, and I do not believe they were qualified to approve the sale of 20 percent of a strategic element used in the making of nuclear weapons. I believe that at least two of the voting members were compromised.

First is Eric Holder. He as the Attorney General was privy to the FBI investigation on corruption, money laundering, bribes and other illegal activities by Russian interests in the United States. He should have told the committee the truth and recused himself. If Holder had presented the FBI information, CIFUS I believe would not have voted to approve the sale.

The second is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose husband received $500,000 for one speech in Russia presented to the bank that was working on the Uranium One deal. All told, $145 million went to the Clinton Foundation from those linked to Uranium One, though it went to the “charity” organization and not directly to the Clinton family. Hillary requested Bill to see Putin and other Russians involved in the uranium deal and he did. Another “Teflon” look was the meeting on the tarmac when Clinton met with Loretta Lynch, just before James Comey said Hillary was not guilty of an illegal server. Of course they were talking about grandchildren! The former president seems to be involved in a number of questionable things, but the common ground is money.

If you have some time and can go to the Internet, make your own conclusions about the business experience levels of the Committee on Foreign Investment decision-makers:

Private Sector Job

1. Department of the Treasury (chair) Tim Geithner - No

2. Department of Justice Eric Holder - Some

3. Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano - No

4. Department of Commerce Gary Locke - No

5. Department of Defense Robert Gates - No

6. Department of State Hillary Clinton - No

7. Department of Energy Steven Chu - No

8. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Some

9. Office of Science & Technology Policy Aneesh Chopra - No

Perhaps the Teflon has worn too thin and the investigations will reveal the corruption that has been involved not only with the Clintons but also the Obamas. It will take a great deal of time to drain the swamp, but now that we are looking at the pay for play Clinton Foundation, we will really find out what kind of people they truly are.

Dan Perkins is an author of both thrillers and children’s books. He appears on over 1,100 radio stations. Mr. Perkins appears regularly on international TV talk shows, he is current events commentator for seven blogs, and a philanthropist with his foundation for American veterans, Songs and Stories for Soldiers, Inc. More information about him, his writings, and other works are available on his website, DanPerkins.guru. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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Perhaps the Teflon has worn too thin and the investigations will reveal the corruption that has been involved not only with the Clintons but also the Obamas.
hillary clinton, russia, uranium
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:50 AM
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