Senate To Investigate Obama Era Russian Bribery Issue

Yesterday we learned of a massive Russian bribery scheme that was occurring under the nose of the Obama administration, which involved lots of federal agencies, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and DOJ head Eric Holder, and private companies. Oh, and uranium. And the Clinton’s “charitable” foundation. And now we learn

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case

The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

Though the hearing was scheduled for other purposes, aides said they expected Grassley to ask Sessions questions about a story published in The Hill on Tuesday that disclosed the FBI had uncovered evidence showing Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering designed to expand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business on U.S. soil.

The evidence was first gathered in 2009 and 2010 but Department of Justice officials waited until 2014 to bring any charges. In between that time, President Obama’s multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) gave approval to Russia’s Rosatom to buy a Canadian mining company called Uranium One that controlled 20 percent of America’s uranium deposits.

The committee’s members at the time included former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose husband collected large speech fees and millions in charitable donations from Russia and other entities interested in the outcome of the decision.

Of, course, let’s face it, it’s highly unlikely anything will come out of this, as Republicans haven’t shown they have the cajones to get tough on Obama or the people who worked for him on pretty much anything. And we do not know how in-depth the committee will get on this. They are demanding certain documents from federal agencies by October 26th.

That said, Grassley has been very concerned about the Uranium One deal for years, and now he has information about a massive Russian bribery scheme that the DOJ/FBI knew about. Time will tell.

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5 Responses to “Senate To Investigate Obama Era Russian Bribery Issue”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    “Mueller… MUELLER…”

  2. Larry says:

    Unfortunately, this is just going to be another taxpayer funded circus.

  3. PapaMAS says:

    One could take the cynical view that the reason Obama, Clinton, et al, have harped on non-existent things like Trump’s “Russia collusion” was to distract the public and cover their own nefarious deeds.

  4. bart simpsonson says:

    Congressional investigations have ONE purpose: to kick the can down the road. OK, two purposes: to run out the clock. OK, three purposes: to try to pin the blame for something on someone else and make the investigators looks good. Blah, blah, blah. The REAL enemies of us US are the Ruling Class themselves. And their bankrollers, the Corporate Oligarchy. As well as the government itself……

  5. rotterdam says:

    The cesspool investigating the cesspool. The only real difference is that if the democrats were in charge they would most certainly go for the jugular. As for the Cowardly GOP, they only want to stay on the public dole so they can continue getting under the table money.

    Nothing will come of this. Its why Jeff Sessions has not even bothered to look into anything and everytime hes asked about stuff he tells people to talk to the assistant AG.

    All the people that he would have to investigate are people that are his buddies and most likely hes got a boat load of baggage hiding in the closet.

    You cant ask crooks to investigate crooks when the crooks have the goods on you. Everyone knows that everyone has the goods on everyone in D.C.

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