It’s not like we didn’t know this already…
- The congressional committees searching for Hillary Clinton’s alleged wrongdoing in the Uranium One deal are talking with a former FBI informant
- William Douglas Campbell, a lobbyist, is providing documents to Congress about his undercover work investigating the Russian firm Rosatom
- Rosatom bought Uranium One after getting U.S. government approval in 2010, gaining control of 20 per cent of America’s uranium supply
- Hillary Clinton, then secretary of State, approved the deal along with other top Obama administration officials
- Campbell says Russia paid APCO Worldwide $3 million for lobbying; the firm was also expected to work for the Clinton Foundation for free
- APCO provided more than $1 million in ‘in kind’ pro-bono services, which Republicans say were a way to unethically curry favor with Clinton
- Bill Clinton also got a $500,000 speaking fee from a Russian bank tied to the Uranium One deal
William Douglas Campbell says Russia paid the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide $3 million over the period of a year in the early days of the Obama administration, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.
APCO was supposed to lobby a multi-agency board called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to approve the Russian company Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One, a Canadian company that controlled 20 per cent of the U.S. uranium supply.
The U.S. secretary of State is one member of the CFIUS.
The company was also expected to provide pro-bono support to the Clinton Global Initiative as a way of currying favor with Hillary Clinton.
An internal CGI document dating from the fall of 2011 described APCO’s fee-free help as being worth $275,000 during one year.
APCO officials have acknowledged providing more than $1 million worth of support to the Clinton Foudation arm since 2008.
The Uranium One deal was green-lighted in late 2010 despite the FBI knowing a year earlier that Russian agents were using bribery and kickbacks to help expand Russia’s access to atomic-energy raw materials in the U.S.
As a result, the FBI knew in 2009 that Rosatom subsidiary Tenex was engaging in bribery and money laundering. Criminal convictions followed in 2015.
Campbell’s attorney Victoria Toensing told Fox News that her client told the congressional committees about a ‘strategic plan’ by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ‘take over the uranium industry.’
‘[The Russians] were so confident that they told Mr. Campbell with the Clintons’ help, it was a shoo-in to get CFIUS approval,’ Toensing said on the ‘Hannity’ program.
‘They were so confident in that that they even had him open up [a] new office because they were planning on the kind of business they were going to do as soon as CFIUS approved it.’
In early 2009 Clinton was engaged in what would ultimately be a failed ‘reset’ of U.S.-Russia relations on behalf of President Barack Obama, an effort that Republican critics charge empowered the kremlin to become bolder in its efforts to take advantage of the United States.
Months before the Rosatom purchase of Uranium One was approved, Bill Clinton accepted a $500,000 one-day speaking fee from a Russian bank tied to the deal.