Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw cold water Tuesday on Republicans clamoring for the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times had a lengthy story about Uranium One and The Clinton Foundation in April of 2015. the controversy has not gone away. It detailed millions of dollars being sent to the Clinton Foundation from the chairman of a mining company—Uranium One—who was looking to have then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sign off on a business deal with Russian-owned Rosatom to purchase a majority stake in the company back in 2010. During this time, Mr. Telfer, the chairman of the Canadian-based mining company, gave over $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton, who was seated on the Committee on Foreign Investment that oversees business deals that involve America’s national security priority, approved the sale. The Obama White House also knew that the Russians were bribing their way to taking over the company, which they eventually did in 2013.
Also, a Russian bank that was selling Uranium One stock paid Bill Clinton $500,000. The sale allowed Russia to tap into America’s uranium supply, as they absorbed the mining operations of Uranium One, which had sites in the U.S. Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed the Department of Justice to see whether a special counsel is necessary to look into the allegations that the donations were tied to the sale of Uranium One (via NYT):
The Justice Department said Monday that prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate political rivals President Trump has singled out for scrutiny, including Hillary Clinton.
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