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Clinton, Uranium One deal a Republican smokescreen

18 November 2017, 01:57 | Rex Hubbard

Clinton calls Uranium One story a 'distraction,' warns of dictatorship

Fox News anchor debunks network's 'Clinton uranium scandal' sparking fury

"First", he said, "the Clinton State Department had no power to veto or approve that transaction". Another Tweet said of Smith: "He is a smartass that needs to be on CNN".

A number of Republican lawmakers have called to form a special counsel to look into the connection between the Clinton Foundation donations and the State Department approving a deal alongside President Barack Obama's administration, which authorized a Russian company to buy a uranium mining group from Canada that primarily works out the the US, notes The Washington Post.

We made a decision to clear up the issue by making a simple diagram that shows how the sale of Uranium One worked and then overlaying it with the conspiracy theory that many Republicans have been pushing.

But Mr Giustra "says he sold his stake in the company back in 2007", three years before the uranium/Russia deal and "a year and a half before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state", Mr Smith noted.

While Clinton was secretary of state at the time of the sale, her department has only one of nine votes on CFIUS, which is chaired by the Treasury Department and approved the sale unanimously.

Fox News anchor Shep Smith tore apart the allegations behind the Uranium One "scandal". "That is Uranium One", Smith summed up at the end of a six minute takedown of the conspiracy theory Tuesday.

In an interview with Mother Jones, Clinton directly confronted the idea, which she said, if carried out, would oppose the American values that she promoted when she was Secretary of State. "He gave $131 million to the Clinton Foundation".

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These types of messages push twisted, convoluted narratives that are hard to understand but imply that Clinton made a shady uranium deal with Russian Federation.

"This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts".

If prosecutors do appoint a special counsel, speculation could arise with regards to the independence of federal investigations under President Trump. "Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I've vocalized on my show, Justice With Jeanine", Pirro said. "She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russian Federation". Manafort's arrest came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to interfere in the election.

"We are at risk of a coup d'etat in this country if we allow an unaccountable person, with no oversight, to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States", said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz from the chamber floor.

The report said members of the committee, including Clinton, should have known about the investigation and it questioned why they would have approved it.

Many viewers of Mr Smith's programme were outraged by his comments and suggested that he ought to work for CNN or MSNBC.



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