The investigation into the Uranium One scandal, which has been woefully under-reported, is going into overdrive as the organization Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State in order to attain information about Uranium One.
BREAKING: Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications relating to Uranium One. (1/10)https://t.co/00a2dADYUu
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 10, 2018
The Uranium One scandal involved a 2010 acquisition deal with a state-owned Russian nuclear firm and a Canadian mining company that owned 20 percent of America’s uranium production. The sale went through after nine members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the sale. One of these members was then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Interestingly enough, Uranium One interests contributed $140 million to the Clinton Foundation.
According to Judicial Watch, Uranium One and the Clintons have a long history of helping one another:
In January 2008, Judicial Watch revealed that Bill Clinton had helped Vancouver mining mogul Frank Giustra secure tens of millions of dollars’ worth of uranium. Guistra built a company that became part of Uranium One. The Clinton Foundation later received a $31.3 million donation, as well as a future pledge of $100 million. In July 2014, Judicial Watch released more than 200 Clinton conflict-of interest documents, including a record of a speech in Moscow in June 2010 sponsored by the investment bank Renaissance Capital by Bill Clinton addressing the theme of “Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Going Global.” The document notes that “Renaissance Capital is an investment bank focused on the emerging markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and sub-Saharan Africa.” Renaissance Capital has also been linked to Russia efforts to gain control of Uranium One.
Both the New York Times and the FBI have noted flows of cash occurring between the Clinton’s and Russian entities before the deal took place. As such, Judicial Watch has now filed for information from various departments within the DOJ and DOS during the January 20, 2009 through December 31, 2013 time frame.
“It is simply remarkable that Judicial Watch had to sue the State and Justice Departments in federal court for basic information about the shady Uranium One deal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It seems Judicial Watch has done more to investigate the Clinton-Russia connections than the Justice Department, even as DOJ resources are spent on supporting Mueller’s massive investigation into the fanciful Clinton Dossier-inspired Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. We hope the Uranium One cover-up ends thanks to these lawsuits.”