Fwd: Fw: Obama Admin Actively Blackmailed Uranium One Whistleblower

Report: Obama Admin Actively Blackmailed Uranium One Whistleblower

OCTOBER 27, 2017 AT 6:32AM
The lawyer for the unnamed FBI informant who blew the whistle on bribery, kickbacks and blackmail from Russian nuclear officials told a Washington-area radio station that the Obama administration threatened “his reputation and liberty” if he did not drop a lawsuit against the government to void an agreement that required him to keep quiet about his activities in the investigation.
According to The Daily Caller, as of Wednesday, the informant has been released from the agreement by the Trump administration.
That move would pave the way for the informant to testify before Congress about what he knew regarding Russian attempts to gain control of America’s uranium resources.
In a Thursday appearance on WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall,” attorney Victoria Toensing said her client — an informant within Uranium One between 2009 and 2014 — was threatened into dropping the lawsuit by the Obama administration’s FBI and Department of Justice.
“The Russians have threatened him, and up until just last, night the U.S. government has threatened him,” Toensing said.
“He was told that if he didn’t dismiss the case his reputation and liberty were in jeopardy.”
While the FBI was investigating claims that the Russians had acted illegally to gain a foothold in the U.S. uranium mining and supply market, the Obama administration still signed off on the partial sale of Uranium One to Russian nuclear giant Rosatom in 2010, giving Kremlin-controlled companies access to 20 percent of the U.S. nuclear supply.
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The bribery story burst onto the public scene when a report in The Hill revealed that the FBI knew about the illegal activity at the time of the sale. Of particular interest to congressional Republicans is then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in signing off on the deal, particularly given ties between officials related to Uranium One and donations made to the Clinton Foundation.
What’s more, Toensing has said her client’s information ended up in the president’s daily intelligence briefings, according to The Hill.
“On at least two occasions, my client was told by his FBI agent handlers that information about the Russian nuclear bribery scheme he uncovered had been briefed to President Obama and that agents were keeping then-FBI Director Robert Mueller informed as well,” Toensing said earlier this week.
“One of the briefings occurred before the Obama administration approved the Uranium One deal in fall 2010.
“While he has not first-hand knowledge of what was in the president’s daily briefings, he was told unequivocally by the agents that information from the bribery case had been shared with the president and other senior officials and was given praise for providing that evidence,” she added.
Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Intelligence Committee all want to meet with this informant — and things are going to get very interesting.
After all, it isn’t just that the Obama administration knew the Russians were meddling. According to this informant’s lawyer, they blackmailed the person who knew that they knew into total silence.


charlie said...

Uranium One is a Canadian company. The U.S. government doesn't have much to say about how they do business.

Hillary Clinton did not have the authority to personally approve the sale of Uranium One.

There's a glut of uranium on the worldwide market these days. The U.S. contributes relatively little to that market. There are other places with far more uranium that's available to mine.

What we do need to investigate are the many wrongdoings in the Trump administration, which is why they're screaming so loudly about a non-scandal involving uranium.

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