Bill Clinton Met With Putin During Uranium One Nuclear Deal
He originally wanted to meet with an executive on the board of directors of Russia’s nuclear energy firm.
The hits keep coming against the Clintons as more information is revealed what happened during the controversial uranium deal with Russia while Hillary served as secretary of state. You know, the country that failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary claims she kept trying to warn us about.
The Hill’s latest report states that President Bill Clinton met with then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2010 after he sought permission to meet with a board director at Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear energy firm, that wanted to receive “a majority stake in Canadian company Uranium One.”
From The Hill:
As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.
Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.
“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team.
Desai sent the email to Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s top aides. After two weeks without an answer, Desai pressed Sullivan for an answer, who asked another State official, “What’s the deal w this?”
None of the documents show what the State eventually decided, but those close to the Clintons told The Hill that everyone decided “in the end not to hold any of the meetings with the Russians on the list.” They chose to go this route because the list of people “raised some questions after Bill Clinton’s speaker bureau got the invite for the lucrative speech” especially since Hillary had just returned from Moscow.
The list included Dvorkovich as mentioned above, but also Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg. The Hill continued:
Two days after Hillary Clinton’s visit to Russia, Vekselberg was named by Medvedev to oversee a new technology investment project called Skolkovo, designed to be Russia’s new Silicon Valley, according to media reports.
Hillary Clinton had directly discussed the Skolkovo project with Medvedev, and her State Department was whipping up support for it among U.S. companies, creating the potential appearance for a conflict. She even attended a major event with the Russians in 2010 to promote the project.
“We want to help because we think that it’s in everyone’s interest do so,” she was quoted as saying at the time.
He met with someone else instead:
Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead.
Here’s another point that will raise eyebrows:
The Clinton friend said the former president’s office then began assembling a list of requests to meet with Russian business and government executives whom he could meet on the trip. One of the goals of the trip was to try to help a Clinton family relative “grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses,” the friend told The Hill.
“It was one of the untold stories of the Russia trip. People have focused on Uranium One and the speaking fees, but opening up a business spigot for the family business was one only us insiders knew about,” the friend said.
Corruption and Lies
Earlier this week, Kemberlee blogged about the reports that allege President Barack Obama’s administration covered for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her family on a few occasions.
One instance included the Clinton Foundation’s dealings with Canadian Uranium One, a bribery scandal the FBI knew about and decided to sit on the evidence. Then The Hill reported that an undercover FBI agent in Russia alleges that President Barack Obama’s blocked him from speaking to Congress “about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and influence Obama administration decisions.”
His lawyer Victoria Toensing, who served as a Reagan DOJ official and chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that she has memos that show how the DOJ “threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race as well as helped him recover some of the money Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe.”
More Than a $500,000 Speaker Fee
Oh, you think Bill only received $500,000 for a 90-minute speech in Russia? Nope. The Clinton Foundation received millions from those who had a stake in the lucrative uranium deal, including Ian Telfer, the chairman of Uranium One, who has a family charity in Canada called the Fernwood Foundation that has donated money to the Clintons:
His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011; and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton. He said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra’s charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. “Frank and I have been friends and business partners for almost 20 years,” he said.
The Clinton campaign left it to the foundation to reply to questions about the Fernwood donations; the foundation did not provide a response.
Mr. Telfer’s undisclosed donations came in addition to between $1.3 million and $5.6 million in contributions, which were reported, from a constellation of people with ties to Uranium One or UrAsia, the company that originally acquired Uranium One’s most valuable asset: the Kazakhstan mines. Without those assets, the Russians would have had no interest in the deal: “It wasn’t the goal to buy the Wyoming mines. The goal was to acquire the Kazakh assets, which are very good,” Mr. Novikov, the Rosatom spokesman, said in an interview.
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to the full extent allowed by law.
Sessions? Jeff Sessions?… is he being blackmailed or was he in on the scam?
Or was there enough granting of immunity, destruction of evidence, witness tampering, and obvious lying that there’s not much the legal system can do.
This is how you get vigilantes.
Sessions is still up to his waist in the Swamp.
He needs to go.
It’s looking to me like early in the Trump administration, Sessions was aware of the potential for this scandal to explode. He was handed the excuse of recusal by people making scurrilous accusations, and he eagerly took it because it was a way of him avoiding the firestorm.
Sessions is a coward, and is intentionally avoiding his duties because they are difficult and would be personally costly to him.
He thinks he’s Eisenhower, ‘retiring’ in the presidency.
Sessions is in way over his head, and his expectations of what he thought his work as AG would be.
We cannot tolerate the diletante Sessions has become.
… The Clinton’s have always done what is best for the Clinton’s. The MSM, politicians & Russians know it…
From the 2015 NY Times article referenced by Mary Chastain, “Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.”
Hey. Remember when CNN, MSNBC, HuffPost, etc. were all over this 24/7 with armies of journalists patriotically striving to get to the bottom of all this agregious collusion, corruption & kick backs between Russia, the USA, and the Clinton’s obvious ‘grease my palm’ pay-to-play involvement??
But look. A basket of deplorables! that a UN Ambassador colluded to unmasked! because Trump grabbed yesterday by the hello! and became Hitler! while Melinia wore the wrong shoes! after her husband required the 25th Amendment!, but then Puerto Rico capsized! from all those football players who kneeled for the anthem!, if only Trump hadn’t disrespected an eaves dropping harridan in a cowboy hat because soldiers died in combat. Or something.
We’re being played, people. Pathetically played, while the privileged political class laughs all the way to the bank.
Well, they’re ‘trying’ to play us.
We did blow clinton and the bushes out of the water and elected Trump, didn’t we?
Sessions has to go. Once he is replaced by the likes of Rudy Gulliani, watch out.
The disclosure of the Kennedy assassination is a great turn of events: brought to us by Donald Trump.
It seemed a relatively simple coverup considering the fox was guarding the henhouse. It worked. No one was prosecuted. What they didn’t count on was Trump’s victory.
As predicted – the entire “Russian Collusion” by Trump story was created by the Dems not out of thin air, but as a direct mirror of what they KNEW they were already doing!!!
Trump isn’t going to do anything about it. After Trump leaves office he’ll be hobnobbing with the Clinton’s again and they’ll all have a big laugh at us.
You also said Trump wouldn’t win the election. Do tell how that worked out for you? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAAA
It worked out just fine for me… I voted for him. Like I said then, I went into the voting booth and took a bite out of the shit sandwich and voted for the lesser of two evils.
But what does that have to do with anything? The question now is what is he doing? Is he going to “lock her up” like he promised? Is he doing ANYTHING that he promised?
Or is he making all the people who blindly follow him regardless of his actions look like a bunch of punk ass bitches?
“The best defense is a good offense.”
Other than Trump and a handfull of congresspeople, our government is COMPLETELY corrupt. Completely. It’s surreal: now we we are at war with it, and all the weinsteins/obamas/clintons/GOPe rats in it.
Whenever you get that rush that you are finally going to see PAYBACK against those lizards in DC that always get away with it, stop and remember Sandy Burger. There will be no payback nor will there be any indictments. The swamp takes care of its own and Trump will be part of it before he leaves office.
It’s not going to work that way.
They will bend to Trump, because we will never bend away from him.
Something is seriously amiss at the FBI and DOJ and Sessions doesn’t seem to care.
Rather than uselessly complaining about him, let’s be constructive:
What will it take to fire Sessions?
Who in the GOP will we have to viciously attack in order for them to stop supporting the current incompetence? Who was it who threatened Trump the last time he complained about Sessions?
From what I can find in the media:
– Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-senators-defend-jeff-sessions-as-trump-continues-publicly-humiliating-him_us_59775478e4b0a8a40e827a27
– Sens. John Kennedy (R-LA) kind-of, Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Richard Shelby (R-AL).
“I don’t think it’s going to happen,’ said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, who said Republicans will hold pro-forma sessions every few days to block Trump from making recess appointments.
‘If we have to stay in session to protect Sessions, we’d do so,” he said.”
So there you have it: Most of the GOPe is defending him, and just as with all other Trump appointees, the Senate is deliberately being kept in session (no pun intended) in order to prevent Trump from making recess appointments to get around it.
In other words, McConnell and the entire establishment are preventing justice from being done.
So our job is to fire the hacks of the GOPe. With all their money, they cannot get elected without our votes.
Sessions has got to go, GOT TO !!!
It depends on what the meaning of “met” is.
If anyone doesn’t think Trump voters have the ultimate power in this country, look at the demise of the NFL and of the movie industry.
Hollywood movies are all flopping at the box office. Trump voters have told hollywood to go you-know-what.
Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters Earlier Than Usual:
We have the power. Next in our sights: the GOPe:
There has been almost no reporting on “new technology investment project called Skolkovo” that Hillary arranged during her Reset period. I have read that she got US tech companies to invest / donate several $billion to set up the project. Ironic that it may be the tech that she got transferred to Russia that she is complaining about as Russian influence on election. Her claim that Russian efforts changed the election outcome are ridiculous, of course. But why has there been such surprise that Russia has a well functioning propaganda machine that attempts to seed democracies with problems?