It turns out there may be some truth to the Russia collusion story, but it happened on former President Barack Obama’s watch, and it has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints all over it.
According to a report Tuesday in The Hill, a controversial Obama administration decision in 2010 to approve a deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of the United States’ uranium supply came through, despite an FBI investigation at the time that showed “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.”
A confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry made secret recordings and amassed emails going back as early as 2009 that showed Moscow bribed an American uranium trucking firm with kickbacks, violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to The Hill.
This goes back to 2010, when then-Secretary of State Clinton, along with then-Attorney General Eric Holder, joined the Committee on Foreign Investment that approved the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One to the Russian firm of Rosatom.
The deal would give the Russian state-owned Rosatom control over a large amount of American uranium.
Federal agents gathered evidence that included recordings and emails that go back as early as 2009 showing Moscow bribed the trucking firm. The Obama Justice Department dragged its feet and investigated the matter for years rather than bring swift justice.