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Thursday, October 19, 2017

BOMBSHELL - THE REAL COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA SCANDAL EXPLODES - Report exposes top Obama officials colluding to cover up huge bribery and uranium sale scandal

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  • For months we have seen multiple investigations on the Trump Team's possible collusion with the Russians, and on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. 
  • Now a couple of investigative journalists with The Hill have put together a detailed report documenting how Hillary Clinton and other top members of the Obama administration were involved in a scandal of deep collusion, bribery, and coverup involving the sale of uranium to Russia. 
  • The whole Trump-and-Russia narrative was a deliberate web of deception created by the liberal media and the Democrats to deflect attention away from the real scandal involving Obama officials, the Clinton Foundation, and Russia. 
  • One issue rarely mentioned is how current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has wasted precious time and resources on issues extraneous to Trump's agenda, and has REFUSED to investigate Hillary Clinton.  
  • Sessions' latest statement on the matter was ambiguous, declaring that his Department can't reveal whether or not there is an ongoing investigation on Hillary Clinton and the uranium scandal.  Sessions' secrecy could technically stretch for the next three years, and the guilty party never be investigated at all. 
  • Sessions' extremely disappointing performance as Attorney General has led some pundits to speculate whether he is being blackmailed into distraction and inaction.  President Trump needs to replace him. 
  • UPDATE October 20: GATEWAY PUNDIT    Why does Sessions seem to be protecting Obama and the Clintons?  He refuses to release gag order on key witness to uranium scandal.  - - Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer says “I don’t understand why AG Jeff Sessions isn’t lifting that non-disclosure right now and freeing this informant to tell the Judiciary Committee, the Intelligence Committees and indeed, the American people everything he knows about what is, appears to be, one of the or the most extraordinary cover ups in this country’s history.” 
  • While Sessions appears to be putting the breaks on the investigation, John Solomon announced Thursday on Hannity that the House Intelligence Committee is now investigating the matter. 
  • UPDATE October 22 - Daniel John Sobiesky writes: Jeff Sessions recused himself from all things Russian because he thought it would insulate him from having to divulge what he knew about Uranium One (and all the top government officials involved).  See full article further on this page.
  • UPDATE October 23 - TEN URANIUM ONE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW (read article on this page)

One of the clearest videos summarizing the scandal is by John Cardillo of Rebel Media:

VIDEO  FBI bombshell: Russian bribery by Obama, Clinton just the start - by John Cardillo
(only 11 minutes)


UK DAILY MAIL - Senate probes corrupt Russian money funneled to Clinton Foundation as FBI informant at scandal's center is revealed to have been gagged by Obama's Justice Department during 2016 campaign
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is looking into a Russian uranium deal that Hillary Clinton signed off on as secretary of state 
  • The deal happened amid companies associated with it giving donations to the Clinton Foundation and paying her husband Bill Clinton to speak 
  • Now it's come to light that the company involved in the deal was being investigated by the FBI for bribery, extortion and money laundering 
  • Yet the deal was approved, with Grassley now writing letters and seeking documents trying to find out why 
  • The lawyer for an FBI informant on the deal told the Hill newspaper this week her client was told to sign a non-disclosure agreement and thus barred to speak out
  • She told the paper that he had information about how the Russians tried to woo Clinton and the Obama administration but wasn't allowed to speak to lawmakers 

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he is looking into potential 'conflicts of interest' of Hillary Clinton's over a Russian uranium deal that was approved despite an ongoing FBI investigation of the company concerned. 

    'It turns out during the transaction, the Justice Department had an ongoing criminal investigation for bribery, extortion and money laundering into officials for the Russian company making that purchase,' Grassley said during a Capitol Hill hearing. 'While all of this was going on, the Clinton Foundation reportedly received millions of dollars from interested parties in the transaction.'

    The Hill newspaper also reported that a key FBI informant, an American businessman with knowledge of the Russian nuclear industry's efforts to woo the Clintons and the Obama administration, was blocked by President Obama's Justice Department last year from telling Congress what he knew.  
    Continue reading this article, see link to The Hill's extensive investigative report on the Obama-Clinton-Russia uranium scandal, and watch recent VIDEO by Stefan Molyneux on   this scandal and instances of FBI CORRUPTION.


    In 2010, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved a deal that allowed Russia's Rosatom nuclear company to buy Canadian mining company Uranium One, which controlled about 20 percent of the U.S.'s uranium deposits, which was why the multi-agency committee was involved. 

    Sitting on that committee were former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Clinton, whose husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, had collected speaking fees and Clinton Foundation donations by parties associated with the deal. 

    Details about the donations were previously revealed in author Peter Schweizer's 2015 book Clinton Cash, with the New York Times investigating the deal on its own, finding dollars from interested parties had indeed flowed to the Clinton Foundation, as Secretary of State Clinton had to make her determination. 

    'Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown,' the Times report said. 

    'But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors,' it continued. 
    Former President Bill Clinton was given Clinton Foundation dollars and speaking fees by parties associated with the Russian uranium deal - while his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had to approve of it for it to go through 
    Former President Bill Clinton was given Clinton Foundation dollars and speaking fees by parties associated with the Russian uranium deal - while his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had to approve of it for it to go through 
    But now there's a new layer to the story, as the Hill newspaper reported this week that the FBI had uncovered a Russian bribery plot in 2009 and 2010, before the committee green-lit the deal. 

    The Justice Department also waited until 2014 to bring any charges.   

    Grassley wants to find out why.

    He told his Senate committee Wednesday, in earshot of witness Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that he had sent 10 letters out last week asking questions about who in the government knew about the FBI probe and when. 

    'In my letter, I asked the agencies involved in approving the transaction if they were aware of the criminal probe and the intelligence operation examining Russian activity,' Grassley explained. 

    The Iowa Republican also noted that 'Russians involved in the conspiracy were reportedly coordinating with high level officials, close to Vladimir Putin. 

    Turning his attention to Sessions, Grassley asked, 'What are you doing to find out how a Russian takeover of American uranium was allowed to occur despite criminal conduct by a Russian company that the Obama administration approved to make the purchase?' 

    Sessions said he heard Grassley's concerns and promised they would be reviewed.  

    'It wouldn't be appropriate for me to comment on any ongoing investigation,' Sessions also said.  
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is trying to get to the bottom of an approved Russian uranium deal that he finds suspicious as involved parties had donated to the Clinton Foundation - though the Russian company was under a federal probe 
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is trying to get to the bottom of an approved Russian uranium deal that he finds suspicious as involved parties had donated to the Clinton Foundation - though the Russian company was under a federal probe 
    If Sessions' Justice Department did probe the deal it would be a marked difference from how the Obama administration's Justice Department handled it, according to the lawyer representing the FBI's informant, according to the Hill. 

    Lawyer Victoria Toensing, who worked in the Reagan Justice Department and was the former chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the paper Tuesday she is working with lawmakers to push the Trump Justice Department or the FBI in freeing up her client to speak with members of Congress. 

    She told the Hill that her client possesses details on how Russian executives facilitated the 2010 Uranium One deal, sending millions of dollars in Russian nuclear funds  to an entity that was then supporting the Clinton Foundation. 

    But last year, during the presidential election, he was not allowed to speak out, having signed a non-disclosure agreement at the behest of the FBI. 

    'There was corruption going on and it was never brought forward. And in fact, the sale of the uranium went on despite the government knowing about all of this corruption. So he's coming forward,' Toensing told the paper. 'He wants the right thing to be done, but he cannot do it unless he is released from the NDA.'  

    Related:  October 1 article by Gateway Pundit on Sessions refusal to prosecute Obama and Clinton crimes - Video


      FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

    By John Solomon and Alison Spann

    John Solomon on Muck Rack
    Co-Author John Solomon
    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.
    Read the full extensive investigative report here:

    Co-author John Solomon is an award winning investigative journalist and the Executive VP at The Hill. He previously worked at AP, WaPo, TWT and Circa.

    Keep up with this issue at John Solomon's twitter account:

    Further info:
    Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

    Stefan Molyneux on FBI corruption.
    VIDEO - Shocking FBI Corruption Exposed | True News - By Stefan Molyneux

    More videos by Stefan Molyneux


    7 Uranium One Facts Every American Should Know

    By Adam Shaw, Breitbart News

    Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration find themselves at the center of an explosive scandal involving the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia via the sale of the Uranium One company, just as nine foreign investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to help grease the wheels.

    Here are the seven facts about the Uranium One deal you need to know:
    1. Peter Schweizer Broke the Uranium One Scandal
      Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer broke the Uranium One scandal in his
      book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. In the book, he reported that Clinton’s State Department, along with other federal agencies, approved the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia and that nine foreign investors in the deal gave $145 million to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal charity, the Clinton Foundation.
    1. The New York Times Confirmed the Scandal in 2015
      The New York Times
      confirmed Schweizer’s Uranium One revelations in a 4,000-word front-page story by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. It detailed how the Russian energy giant Rosatom had taken over the Canadian firm with three separate purchases between 2009 and 2013, largely coinciding with Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
    1. The FBI Uncovered Evidence that Russian Money Was Funneled to the Clinton Foundation
      The Hill 
      reported last week that ahead of the deal, the FBI had uncovered “substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering” to expand Russia’s nuclear footprint in the U.S. as early as 2009. The agency also found that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. to benefit the Clinton Foundation. The Justice Department would sit on the evidence for four years before looking to prosecute, by which time the deal had been approved.
    1. Congress Is Now Investigating
      The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into the scandal and has 
      requests for more information to 10 federal agencies involved in the approval of the partial sale of Uranium One, asking what they knew about the FBI investigation and when.
    1. Bill Clinton Was Paid $500,000 for a Speech in Moscow
      Bill Clinton bagged a $500,000 speech in Moscow paid for by a Kremlin-backed bank shortly after Russia announced its intention to take a majority stake in the company. According to the 
      Times, Clinton traveled to Moscow in June 2010, the same month Rosatom struck its deal for its majority stake in Uranium One.
    1. The Clinton Foundation Took Big Bucks from Uranium Investors According to the Times, The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, a mining investor who was also the chairman of Uranium One when Rosatom acquired it. It also received $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more from Frank Giustra, the Canadian mining financier whose company merged with Uranium One.
    1. Senate Republicans Want an FBI Gag Order Lifted Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has called for the Justice Department to lift the gag order on the FBI’s whistleblower, indicating that he may have more explosive revelations related to the case and on what the Clintons and the Obama administration knew about the case and when they knew it.


    Why is Jeff Sessions hiding the Uranium One informant?   
    by Daniel John Sobieski
    Perhaps as startling as the revelation that the FBI was investigating the Hillary Clinton/Russia/Uranium One collusion and that key figures like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe knew about it and said nothing, is the refusal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove the non-disclosure agreement gag order on the FBI informant who arguably could put Bill and Hillary Clinton and a few others in federal prison. 

    It was said that Jeff Sessions recused himself from all things Russian because of election campaign conflicts - but is it really because he thought it would insulate him from having to divulge what he knew about Uranium One and the people who at the very least knew about the deal, some who approved the deal, including past and present members of the FBI, the DOJ, and Special Counsel Robert Miller’s team?
    Is Jeff Sessions part of the Uranium One cover-up? If not, then he needs to explain why he is thus far refusing Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request to lift the gag order imposed by the Obama administration as part of the Uranium One cover-up:
    A top Senate Republican is calling for the Justice Department to lift an apparent “gag order” on an FBI informant who reportedly helped the U.S. uncover a corruption and bribery scheme by Russian nuclear officials but allegedly was “threatened” by the Obama administration to stay quiet…. 

    “Witnesses who want to talk to Congress should not be gagged and threatened with prosecution for talking. If that has happened, senior DOJ leadership needs to fix it and release the witness from the gag order,” Grassley said in a statement.

    Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for the former FBI informant, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that her client has “specific information about contributions and bribes to various entities and people in the United States."

    She said she could not go further because her client has not been released from a nondisclosure agreement but suggested the gag order could be lifted soon. Toensing also claimed that her client was “threatened by the Loretta Lynch Justice Department” when he pursued a civil action in which he reportedly sought to disclose some information about the case.

    In a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Grassley said such an NDA would “appear to improperly prevent the individual from making critical, good faith disclosures to Congress of potential wrongdoing.”…

    The Hill reported earlier this week that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S. 
    Grassley on Wednesday released a series of letters he fired off last week to 10 federal agencies, raising the question of whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which approved the uranium transaction was aware of that FBI probe -- and pointing to potential “conflicts” involving the Clintons. The committee included then-Secretary of State Clinton.
    So why not just lift the gag order, vacate the non-disclosure agreement, which Sessions has the power to do, and let the informant come forward with information on how and why the Clintons conspired to put 20 percent of our uranium assets under Russian control while lining the pockets of the Clintons and their pay-for-play foundation?
     As Toensing notes, Sessions could do it, and thereby bring to light the details of this criminal enterprise:
    The lead investigators on the case included Rod Rosenstein, who is now the deputy attorney general, and Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director.
    Rosenstein is the DOJ official who appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the collusion/campaign investigation. He could waive the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signed by the informant, said Toensing. "Yes, Jeff could do it," she said. "He is not recused from this matter and should not be."

    However, Rod Rosenstein "is conflicted," said Toensing, "because he was the U.S. attorney who oversaw the case involving my client." Toensing added that she has "asked an oversight committee to pursue the release" of the NDA so her client may testify before Congress about what he knows.


    By lifting the gag order, Sessions might have to explain the real reasons behind his recusal and why people who knew of actual collusion between Russia and the Clintons were silent, only to reappear to investigate and pursue prosecution of nonexistent collusion between Russia and Team Trump.


    He might have to explain why Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein and others were allowed to hide the truth from the American people and why they should not be summarily fired.
    As Grassley notes, neither Sessions or anyone in the Justice Department has the authority to block the informant from testifying before Congress or issue non-disclosure agreements to thwart Congressional oversight:

    “The Executive Branch does not have the authority to use non-disclosure agreements to avoid Congressional scrutiny," Grassley wrote. "If the FBI is allowed to contract itself out of Congressional oversight, it would seriously undermine our Constitutional system of checks and balances. The Justice Department needs to work with the Committee to ensure that witnesses are free to speak without fear, intimidation or retaliation from law enforcement."
    Again, perhaps the reluctance of Jeff Sessions stems from the web of deceit and complicity that ensnares many in the FBI and the Justice Department. 

    As Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett notes on the Uranium One scandal: 

    It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.”… 

    But why has there been no prosecution of Clinton? Why did the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration keep the evidence secret? Was it concealed to prevent a scandal that would poison Barack Obama’s presidency? Was Hillary Clinton being protected in her quest to succeed him?

    The answer may lie with the people who were in charge of the investigation and who knew of its explosive impact. Who are they?

    Eric Holder was the Attorney General when the FBI began uncovering the Russian corruption scheme in 2009. Since the FBI reports to him, he surely knew what the bureau had uncovered.

    What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010. Since the vote was unanimous, it appears Holder knowingly and deliberately countenanced a deal that was based on illegal activities and which gave Moscow control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium assets.
    It gets worse. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during the time of the Russian uranium probe, and so was his successor James Comey who took over in 2013 as the FBI was still developing the case.  
    Rod Rosenstein, then-U.S. Attorney, was supervising the case. There is no indication that any of these men ever told Congress of all the incriminating evidence they had discovered and the connection to Clinton. The entire matter was kept secret from the American public. 

    It may be no coincidence that Mueller (now special counsel) and Rosenstein (now Deputy Attorney General) are the two top people currently investigating whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election. 
    Mueller reports to Rosenstein, while Comey is a key witness in the case. It is not unreasonable to conclude that Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey may have covered up potential crimes involving Clinton and Russia, but are now determined to find some evidence that Trump “colluded” with Russia.
    Boom. The question is now whether Jeff Sessions wants to help President Trump to drain the swamp be vacating the gag order and letting evidence come forth proving the Clintons orchestrated the greatest criminal conspiracy in U.S. history at the expense of American national security or whether he is just another swamp thing committed to clogging up the drainage pipes. Justice may be blind, but it should never be gagged.

    Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared inInvestor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.





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