Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has just taken a new turn regarding her claims about a Russian uranium deal, via a leaked memo.
Circa reported that in June 2015, Clinton spoke to WMUR-TV about the Russian uranium deal — the first and last time she has addressed it: “I was not personally involved because that wasn’t something the secretary of state did.”
In a memo via WikiLeaks, Circa reported that this just isn’t true:
“State Department officials in fall 2009 – a year before the U.S. approved the deal – had obtained an internal strategy document from Russia’s main nuclear energy firm, Rosatom, that provided a warning about Moscow’s intentions as it “flexes muscles” in uranium markets.
In one cable sent to Clinton, U.S. officials in Brussels warned Russia was about to strongarm U.S. ally Ukraine into a deal for “long-term supply of nuclear fuel” that could “shut” the U.S. company Westinghouse out of the market and extend Moscow’s influence over Europe.”
U.S. representatives in the European Union capital of Brussels stated in a cable:
“The strategy paper reflects concerns raised by industry reps and Ukrainian diplomats the past few months and is consistent with Russia’s efforts to dominate the gas supply market in Europe.”
Circa explained the issue at the center of this controversy:
“At issue is the 2010 sale of Uranium One to Rosatom. Due to Uranium One controlling a fifth of the U.S.’s uranium, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, CFIUS, which is made up of nine voting members, including the Secretary of State.”
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said that the deal, according to Circa, “would give the Russian government control over a sizable portion of America’s uranium production capacity.”
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. led the charge with five Republican congressmen opposed to the deal and wrote that the deal “would pose great potential harm to the national security of the United States.”
Despite the warnings, Clinton did nothing even though she was in a position to as a member on the CFISUS.
Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst who is with the conservative Center for Security Policy, told Circa: “I have never seen a diplomatic cable that had as stark a description of one energy company trying to cheat.”
U.S. ambassador to the European Union, C. Boyden Gray, told Circa: “She [Clinton] had a statutory obligation to act, and she acts through inaction and Russia wins.”
Why would Clinton do this? Circa reported that the Clinton Foundation received $2.6 million in donations from those set to benefit from the sale of Uranium One as the negotiations were taking place. Before the negotiations, the foundation received $31.3 million from Frank Giustra alone, a man who stood to benefit from the sale.
Former president Bill Clinton received $500,000 to give a speech to an investment bank with Russian government connections right around the time of the CFISUS negotiations. Giustra owned a company that merged with Uranium One and Bill Clinton himself worked with the businessman to secure Uranium mining rights in Kazakhstan which are very valuable.
Not all of these donations were properly disclosed during this time.
Gray told Circa: “I think it is a smoking gun. By not acting, she helped. And the only way she could have avoided criminal liability was to recuse herself, which she did not. I think it is a clear violation of ethics statutes.”
The evidence surrounding the massive Clinton machine corruption just keeps piling up…