Russian Involvement In Corrupt Deals With Obama and Clinton

The US election took place almost a year ago but Democratic Party Politicians, Hollywood luvvies (when they're not busy accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting everybody in the world,) and the sycophants of mainstream media continue to obsess over a paltry $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly bought by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to swing the presidential election to Trump. Bizarrely (or maybe not if you are familiar with the track records of these phonies,) they appear determined to ignore a much larger Russian corruption scandal which was known (and reported by The Daily Stirrer and its associates among other alt_news outfits.)

The story of how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, when they were Secretary of State and President respectively, made a crooked deal to transfer US uranium assets to Russian organisations resurfaced today in the form of newly released FBI documents that confirm what was revealed by Wikileaks before the 2016 election, that the Obama administration was well aware of, and complicit in, illegal activity by the Russians to get a foothold in the U.S. atomic energy business when President Obama approved a deal that handed over 20% of America's uranium reserves for a knockdown price...and resulted in a windfall of $$$millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation from Russian oligarchs.

As Zero Hedge pointed out last summer (also widely reported in alt_news) when Peter Schweizer first released his documentary Clinton Cash, the Uranium One deal, as approved by the Obama Administration, netted the Clintons and their crime syndicate charitable Foundation millions of dollars in 'donations' and 'speaking fees' from Uranium One shareholders and other Russian entities.

The purchase of US Uranium Assets in return for $145mm in contributions to the Clinton Foundation was facilitated by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who assisted a Canadian financier, Frank Giustra, and his company, Uranium One, in the acquisition of uranium mining concessions in Kazakhstan and the United States. Subsequently, the Russian government sought to purchase Uranium One but required approval from the Obama administration given the strategic importance of the uranium assets. In the run-up to the approval of the deal by the State Department, nine shareholders of Uranium One just happened to make $145mm in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, the New Yorker confirmed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in speaking fees from a Russian investment bank, with ties to the Kremlin, around the same time. Needless to say, the State Department approved the deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium assets

Newly released affidavits from a case that put one of the Russian conspirators, Vadim Mikerin, in jail, reveal that not only was the Obama Administration aware of Russians' illegal activity in the U.S.A. but was probably also aware that "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." The Hill reports:

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, 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, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show. They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating 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, sources told The Hill.

When Schweizer's book first brought the Uranium One deal to public attention in 2015, both Obama and the Clintons defended their actions and claimed there was no evidence of any Russians or donors engaging in illegal activity to secure the deal and no national security issue that warranted anyone opposing the deal. That said, we now know that the FBI was aware of wrongdoing going back to at least April 2009 even though the deal wasn't approved until October 2010.

Links to the affidavits for the Mikerin case released today

Mikerin plea deal [ ... ] Warrant affidavit [ ... ] Indictment affidavit

 

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Comments

John G Added Oct 18, 2017 - 4:29pm
The Clinton Foundation is one big bag operation for international criminal influence peddling.
It's hard to imagine a more corrupt Secretary of State ever sat in the office. (Did the lesser Dulles brother have the seat once?)
But Opher and his band of liberal idiots here will spring to her defence and see no evil.
Dino Manalis Added Oct 18, 2017 - 4:58pm
Foreigners like to meddle and influence American politicians with their money, it makes no difference who's in power, this goes back many years.
Kimberly Rose Added Oct 18, 2017 - 5:35pm
Perhaps the $100,000 was so that people would think Russia wanted to swing the election in Trump’s favor. As you point out in this article, the big money went the Democrat’s way.
Jeff Jackson Added Oct 18, 2017 - 8:02pm
Great article, Ian. A lot of Democrats choose to ignore what the Clintons did. They sought power and influence, and the American people, well, if they got some of the scraps off the table, all the better. Hillary still won't shut up, and her antics along with those of her husband need to be looked into, but that won't happen. Of course, the Dems still want to impeach Trump.
Flying Junior Added Oct 18, 2017 - 9:23pm
The story of how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, when they were Secretary of State and President respectively, made a crooked deal to transfer US uranium assets to Russian organisations resurfaced today in the form of newly released FBI documents...
 
This is alternative, read fake, news buddy.  You're promoting a lie presumably started somewhere on FOX and tweeted by the liar-in-chief Trump.  It looks like you got it from www.independent.co.uk judging by your spelling of organisations.  The only other original source I found was Hannity.  There was also a wikipedia article about the controversy.  And there was a politifact piece debunking said controversy.
 
Produce the FBI documents or hold your tongue, purveyor of lies.  Where are the legitimate news sources on this breaking (last March) story?
John G Added Oct 18, 2017 - 9:42pm
You wouldn't know a legitimate news source if one bit you on the arse.
Flying Junior Added Oct 18, 2017 - 10:08pm
I'm sure there is a story there.  It's all in how you spin it.
 
So far I have come up with The Hill, The New York Post, FOX News and Newsweek.  I'm sorry I can't really get behind any one of these.
 
I'm not going to take this up as a cause celebre.
John G Added Oct 18, 2017 - 10:20pm
I've never found any evidence of a CF 'initiative' doing any good work at all. It's slick PR but the money seems to wash through without doing anything for anybody.
Funny that.
Leroy Added Oct 19, 2017 - 8:40am
Great article, Ian.  The MSM still refuses to carry the story.  But, as ZH indicated today, Trump will likely make daily tweets forcing them to cover it.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Oct 19, 2017 - 9:02am
Produce the FBI documents or 
 
Because after all Feral Baby Incinerators are utterly unimpeachable. /sarcasm
 
 
Tamara Wilhite Added Oct 19, 2017 - 9:03am
Rules for Radicals says accuse your enemy of what you do as cover. That looks like the case here.
Democrats screamed about Trump and Russia and impaneled a grand jury after two years of trying to find anything about Trump and Russia that's inappropriate, while we now have solid proof - aside from Clinton's emails - that she took bribes to give them our uranium.
 
Jeffry Gilbert Added Oct 19, 2017 - 9:07am
The Clinton Foundation is one big bag operation for international criminal influence peddling.
 
DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!
 
 
Leroy Added Oct 19, 2017 - 9:15am
"Democrats screamed about Trump and Russia and impaneled a grand jury after two years of trying to find anything about Trump and Russia that's inappropriate, while we now have solid proof - aside from Clinton's emails - that she took bribes to give them our uranium."
 
The Republicans seem to have little interest in investigating it.  Makes one wonder if they too were on the take.
Zachery d Taylor Added Oct 19, 2017 - 10:38am
Both Hillary and Donald may have had ties to Russia but it was the mainstream media that provided obsession coverage for them both enabling them to beat honest candidates that the media refused to cover at all.
 
I supported Bernie or Stein; however if there was more diverse coverage there might have been even better options!
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 11:08am
"This is alternative, read fake, news buddy.  You're promoting a lie presumably started somewhere on FOX and tweeted by the liar-in-chief Trump. "

Flying Junior, thanks for your fake comment. No I did not source the story from The Independent as you suggest, though that is known as a left wing news organisation in the UK and has always been strongly pro - Clinton and anti - Trump. My initial lead came from The Hill which was linked in the article, I followed up via Zero Hedge and the New Yorker and eventually obtained some details from court reports.

Your opinion on whether or not my sources are valid is irrelevant. The truth, leaked by Wikipedia last year, has now been tested in a court of law. But I'm sure Hillary has a vacancy on her staff for someone to offer Immaculate Body Service to ensure nothing nasty ever sticks to her, why not put yourself forward, you're a natural for the job.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 11:12am
John G, there's a lot more to come out about the Clinton Foundation but as the American justice system moves at the same speed as the precessional cycle death may save them both from hving to face the consequences.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 11:23am
MJ, not my president, but she is hobbling round my country with a broken toe (a convenient excuse for ducking interviews and media appearances after political reporter Andrew Marr accused her of hypocrisy over her comments about Harvey Weinstein and her dismissal of Bill's accusers) as she tries to sell her book of lies, excuses and blame shifting.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 11:44am
Dino, governments have always tried to influence opinion to their own benefit in both allied and hostile nations.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:13pm
Leroy, the Trump tweetstorm or public pressure will force this into the open I'm sure. I'll admit to playing a bit dirty here to bait liberal bigots like FJ, when I originally posted this on Minds I included links to court documents from a case heard a few days ago which clearly implicate Hillary and The Clinton Foundation in the Uranium Once scandal.

Links to the affidavits for the Mikerin case released earlier this week.
Mikerin plea deal affidavit ... Warrant affidavit ... Indictment affidavit

Though these documents are dated 2015, they are only released into the public domain now, so FJ's claim that the story broke in March is a misrepresentation. My article is about the evidence and the cover up, not the actual crime. Stories about the Unranium scam have circulated since 2012, but this is the first time evidence has been available in the public domain.
Now it's up to the American public to go after these crooks.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:19pm
Kimberley, it was no secret the big foreign money went to the Cintons in 2016, not just Russian and Saudi Arabian, but via lobbyists from India, China, Turkey and other national and corporate bodies including  The Soros Foundation.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:23pm
Jeff, quite so. The establishment will always close ranks around its own, no matter what their political alignment. There are too many who have benefitted from Clinton largesse for the whole truth ever to be allowed to emerge.
Mike Haluska Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:24pm
 
Ian - nice article!  Unfortunately, the Mainstream Media has more important events to cover than the blatant corruption and treason of the Clintons and the Democratic Party.  If they devote valuable "journalists" to the above, they would miss really important topics like what kind of shoes Melania Trump wears on Air Force One.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:27pm
Tamara, yes, accuse your enemies of doing what you have done, and also brand your enemies as insane. These Democrats are so predictable because their playbook has been around since 1971.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
Jeffry, FJ wants me to produce the FBI documents? What a clown, they've been in the public domain since Wikileaks published them last year.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:32pm
Leroy, very understabable the Reps have no interest in investigating Democrat corruption, in the same way the Conservatives in Britain have had no interest in investigating the dodgy deals and crony capitalism of the Labour party prior to 2010, under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 12:35pm
Zachary you're right, media's propping up of 'bipolar' political systems serves to uphold the status quo no matter how radical the candidates claim to be or how many times they promise 'change.'
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 4:21pm
MJ - brave? I've the width of an ocean to protect me. And the Clintonistas specialise in death threats. When it challenged to action, like our own left wing extremists, they disappear over the horizon as if their arses are on fire. It will take more than a threat to put me off :-)
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 19, 2017 - 4:25pm
Mike H, yeah I've wondered why they're so obsessed with Meliana's shoes, I suppose they're too afraid of being called sexist to mention she has great legs. In contrast Hillary's legs, on the rare occasions we've seen them, look like two concertinas stood on end. Which explains the pants suit look.
John G Added Oct 19, 2017 - 4:38pm
IT John G, there's a lot more to come out about the Clinton Foundation 
It's not exactly a secret and I doubt that much of it will make it to the mainstream. Too many vested interests that don't want elite corruption and criminality exposed.
That's what the political system is all about.
Paul Lindsley Added Oct 19, 2017 - 5:03pm
Its amazing how many fake news bullets have fired at Trump since he came into office...the whole system is a disgrace to anything called democracy . He spoiled the game ..he was not expected to win ..the game being the corrupt political system ..which has gone on and on for years without any kick backs . Where is the power ? when people get away with almost anything even when evidence is clear nothing happens ..it gets swept away or hidden for years .  This Uranium deal is so bad its unreal, how nobody raised any questions ? almost like Hillary walking through a minefield of evidence and nothing went boom ..Comey never even considered charges it was just "a matter" ..after that Lynch meeting with Bill on the tarmac ...there was no question of credibility . You would have to be blind not to see the rats in this case and even with all the pressure from Congress and Wikileaks it fell flat and Hillary got away ..when any other mortal would not escape . Trumps so called Russian collution was always just fake ... tactics from the corrupt Democrats .. who seem hell bent on impeachment because Trump is a threat to the game .(The money making institution)
Since most politicians are good liars it amazes me how many call Trump a liar without any reason ..he is just a liar ..or they hate him for this or for that ...just crazy nit picking stuff .
When you look at Bill Clinton or Bush even Obama ...nothing remotely happened as to what Trump has had to endure ...this is real crazy stuff in my opinion . USA is in big trouble the ways its going on and the rest of the world can see this crazyness ...with people like CNN making absolutely stupid news with no real foundation or reliable sources . Its almost against America ..worse than anything RT would consider putting out ....even with this Uranium deal you would have to wonder is anyone awake ..does anyone have any guts even in the FBI to deal with it ? 
I cant understand ? if it was Trump he would be gone ...so what is different with the Democrats ? Seems to me like the old Mafia running the show ...only its the Clinton mafia ..there is a big influence going on in Congress that nips all these problems before they get any attention.  How many turned a blind eye to this Uranium deal ? How many said ok to it and who got paid ?  Well we know who got paid ...but who will stop this band of pirates ?
I dont have a lot of confidence in American Justice or the FBI ...maybe even they have been bought and paid for by Democrats ?
 
Edgeucation Newmedia Added Oct 19, 2017 - 9:33pm
I think the Russians are always trying to screw things up here especially with Putin at the helm but the key question is whether or not Trumps people were colluding with them, which I have not seen any physical evidence of. I guess it depends on what Muller comes up with, he is in a better position to know than the rest of us are. 
John G Added Oct 19, 2017 - 11:10pm
I think the Russians are always trying to screw things up here especially with Putin at the helm 
Why?
Flying Junior Added Oct 20, 2017 - 2:34am
Well...
Please keep me posted as to what is the next great scandal as reported by FOX News.
 
 
Flying Junior Added Oct 20, 2017 - 3:15am
Let me just check in with you one more time, Ian.
 
The CCCP, whose assets mostly fell to Russia after the liberation, was the second nation after the U.S. to develop an atomic bomb and then shortly thereafter, the hydrogen bomb, n'est ce pas?
 
So they have had the capability of destroying large swaths of our fair earth, if not producing a nuclear winter for almost seventy years now, correct?  And maybe going back thirty years or so, their nuclear arsenal was roughly equivalent to our own under President Reagan?
 
So what is the big deal about a uranium deal?  There is something that I don't get about this scandal.  Russia could obliterate life on earth already, even if their bombs were rusty.
 
Clue me in why it is crooked.
John G Added Oct 20, 2017 - 3:19am
No, the point isn't that it is a Russian company per se. The point is that the Clinton's profited enormously from the deal.
Nice try though.
Flying Junior Added Oct 20, 2017 - 3:30am
Clinton's? 
John G Added Oct 20, 2017 - 4:08am
ooooh a typo
michael d zitterman Added Oct 20, 2017 - 4:46am
Could some of that uranium have made it to North Korea?
 
mz
mikiesmoky@aol.com
Leroy Added Oct 20, 2017 - 8:09am
"I guess it depends on what Muller comes up with, he is in a better position to know than the rest of us are."
 
So true.  He was head of the FBI when all the investigations were going on.  He has the inside track, if not a Russian problem of his own.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Oct 20, 2017 - 8:34am
Oh the bad bad Russians. Shame on them for influencing the US elections. Sanctions ? LOL
 
Over 1,000 American firms of all sizes continued to do business in Russia, given its 142 million consumers, $27k+ GDP per capita (as measured in purchasing power parity), a growing middle class and highly educated and trained workforce.
 
https://2016.export.gov/russia/doingbusinessinrussia/index.asp
 
So forget all that crap what they tell us.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 12:23pm
FJ, it seems to have escaped you that there are more uses for uranium than making nuclear warheads. It is a valuable commodity and as such is traded on world markets and regarded as a strategic asset by governments. So your remarks about Russian and US nuclear arsenals are irrelevant other than that they display your wilful ignorance.

As to why the Uranium One deal is crooked, you must be entirely stupid if I and others have to explain it to you. It is crooked because US Uranium rights in north America, Alaska and Kazakhstan were transferred to Russian control in return for virtually worthless shares in a mining startup. So American taxpayers got nothing for their assets, but Bill and Hillary Clinton and their 'charitable' foundation netted close to $145 million in 'donations' from Russian billionaires involved in the deal. It has all been reported in The NYT, WaPo, The Guardian, and is recorded in public domain documents so don't start ranting about Fox News. We don't have Fox News in Britain.
Is that clear enough? Now don't ask any more stupid questions, you bore me.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
Stone Eater, yeah its strange how US sanctions have hardly been noticed in Russia and don't seem to have affected US trade with Russia but are hurting the economies of many smaller European nations from which Russia sourced food imports.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 12:31pm
Michael Z, North Korea has significant Uranium deposits of its own, but it's likely the technology for Uranium enrichment was sourced from Russia, China, India or Pakistan.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 12:38pm
Paul Lindsley, thanks for your erudite comment. It will not make any impression on the  lump of gneiss Flying Junior uses for a brain but you do an excellent job of explaining the corruption embedded in the political system. It's a pity so many people will only see it from one side.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 12:42pm
Edgeucation Newmedia, I sometimes wonder do these liberals really believe that Democrat politicians are genetically incapable of wrongdoing. I'd like to think their bigoted nonsense is all just attempts to divert attention, but sometimes I can't help but doubt that.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 20, 2017 - 3:21pm
Stephen F, and like Hillary, for several years Brezhnev was commonly supposed to be dead LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Oct 20, 2017 - 4:52pm
Yeah its strange how US sanctions have hardly been noticed in Russia and don't seem to have affected US trade with Russia but are hurting the economies of many smaller European nations from which Russia sourced food imports.
 
No strange. One competitor less. Fucking US hegemon agenda LOL
John G Added Oct 20, 2017 - 5:25pm
As always there are gas pipelines and energy supplies in the mix. The USA has no qualms about screwing over its European vassal states.
Saint George Added Oct 20, 2017 - 11:10pm
Yawn.
Tamara Wilhite Added Oct 21, 2017 - 6:06pm
This story is starting to finally hit the bigger outlets.

Yes, The Russia Scandal Is Real — And It Involves Hillary Clinton
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/russia-scandal-is-real-involves-hillary-clinton/
John G Added Oct 21, 2017 - 7:18pm
Wilhite. From your article: 
For well over a year now, the progressive left in the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that
The progressive left has done no such thing. It is the Clintonite neoliberal right doing so.
They are much closer to your ideology than they are to progressives.
Saint George Added Oct 22, 2017 - 5:39am
Yawn.
Tamara Wilhite Added Oct 23, 2017 - 6:50pm
If you need a left wing source to consider the facts:

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html
John G Added Oct 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
The NYT is the establishment paper of record. It is decidedly NOT left.
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 24, 2017 - 4:33pm
Tamara, The BBC, The Guardian and Huffington Post have all run the story too, with different levels of spin aimed at shifting blame to minor players.
Micahel Dolan Added Oct 28, 2017 - 3:13pm
Congrats to Hillary----Hillary you are now the most famous thief ever in America. Hillary you deserve your award you worked at it for over 50 years.
 
You will be attached to your crooked husband Billy, which puts your team alongside Bonnie and Clyde---Bravo!!!!!!
Ian Thorpe Added Oct 29, 2017 - 12:09pm
Michael D,  LOL, even adjusted for inflation Hillbillary stole more than Bonnie and Clyde.

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