Did Atomic Graft Help the Kremlin Capture 20 Percent of U.S. Uranium?

Peter Schweizer broke much of this story during the election but there is more to the Uranium One deal than we knew.

(From The National Review)

The charges are explosive — let’s hope not literally. ‘The FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States,” The Hill’s John Solomon and Alison Spann report. They add that an eyewitness, with corroborating documents, indicates that, starting in 2009, “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.”

Even after this skullduggery was discovered, the federal Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States — on which Hillary sat — decided that Rosatom, the Russian government’s atomic-energy company, could capture 20 percent of America’s uranium supply, by purchasing a mining company called Uranium One. Rosatom announced its acquisition plans on June 8, 2010. While Hillary weighed this deal, Bill scored $500,000 for his address that June 29 to Renaissance Capital, a Kremlin-tied bank that endorsed Rosatom’s move. Before, during, and after CFIUS’s deliberations, nine Uranium One investors gave the Clinton Foundation some $145 million. Ultimately, CFIUS approved the Kremlin’s transaction, on October 23, 2010.

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