February 24, 2018

House Republicans announce new Russian Federation investigation - into an Obama-era uranium deal

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The New York Times reported in 2015 that "as the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation".

At the time, Clinton was secretary of state, leading one of nine government agencies comprising CFIUS.

Ms Clinton said she believed Mr Comey eve of election intervention had been a key factor in her surprise defeat to Donald Trump.

Clinton was not mentioned during the press conference as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

The deal was approved by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which includes representatives of 16 U.S. departments and agencies, including the secretaries of the Treasury, State, and Homeland Security.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced the investigation into the deal at a news conference Tuesday.

In 2010, a Canadian company called Uranium One, which had mining stakes around the world, was bought by Rosatom, a state-owned Russian corporation, giving Rosatom oversight of one-fifth of US uranium production.

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert
Obama specifically singled out the elder Bush as a shining example for the kind of public service all Americans should strive for. A website accepting donations,, was created with 100 percent of proceeds pledged to hurricane relief.

The announcements Tuesday, coming amid private interviews with the president's personal lawyer and his former campaign digital director, appear aimed at diverting attention away from congressional probes into potential coordination between the Kremlin and associates of the Trump campaign.

"It's important we find out why that deal went through", said NY congressman Peter King, who raised objections to the agreement years ago.

The California lawmaker said the probes offer proof of the GOP House Majority's "fundamental lack of seriousness" about Russia's election interference and are a "disservice" to the multiple investigations into that interference.

And Congress is now moving to investigate Russian collusion-but not the kind Democrats want to talk about. "This is more about uranium and whether or not government actually functioned properly", he said. "That amounts to ten months of abdication of responsibility-a near total failure to question, investigate, or challenge the President or the White House, including on grave allegations of obstruction of justice".

A number of commentators suggested the flurry of Republican action was an effort to distract from the ongoing federal investigation, headed by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the presidential election.

She noted, however, that Bossie is strongly pushing for a special counsel now when he was adamantly against the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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