Hillary Clinton accused of extortion in uranium deal

Newsweek:
The senior editor-at-large of Breitbart News claims that Hillary Clinton extorted nuclear officials involved in a uranium deal and that the investigation will get “very exciting” with an FBI informant’s upcoming testimony.

Peter Schweizer, who wrote the 2015 book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” claimed on Fox News that a foreign government official said he and fellow employees were extorted by Hillary Clinton.

“This comes from the Kazakh head of their atomic agency saying that Senator Clinton refused to meet with Kazakh officials unless and until they granted uranium concessions to Frank Giustra, who ended up giving more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation,” Schweizer said on Thursday.

Republican critics of Clinton have tried to tie the Uranium One deal, in which the U.S. ceded 20 percent of its uranium assets to Russia, to $145 million in donations that stakeholders in the Russian company made to the Clinton Foundation prior to the deal. Clinton at the time was secretary of state in the Obama administration—not a senator, as Schweizer stated on Fox—and represented the State Department on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) that approved the 2010 deal. Only the president had the power to suspend or stop the deal.

Schweizer called William Campbell, the undercover FBI informant who was recently identified as a former lobbyist for a Russian company, an “insider’s insider” who was being paid $50,000 monthly by the Russian company to lobby and that his job included setting up meetings with high-ranking Obama administration officials.

“He was working in a very, very high level, and what has leaked out seems to indicate he has got a lot of information that relates specifically to Uranium One. So, it’s going to be very exciting,” said Schweizer, who added that he has not met Campbell personally.
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FBI agents and Campbell made secret recordings, gathered records and intercepted emails dating back to 2009 that showed that Russian officials had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks, but the Justice Department waited until 2014 to bring charges.
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If this story is accurate it suggests those who are trying to dismiss the actions of Clinton and others in the scheme may have reason to be concerned.

Here is a question that I have.  Why haven't there been any other $145 million contributions to the Clinton Foundation since she lost the election?  That suggests to me there was a potential quid pro Quo when the deal was made and there is no likelihood of one now.

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  1. In a sane world, the fact that the organization she controlled accepted $145 million from Russian entities while SOS should have gotten her thrown out and banned forever from holding public office, if not jailed.

    p.s. Enjoy your blog, and thanks for your service!

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