By Dee McLachlan
For nearly a year the Democrats have been bleating that Trump has colluded with the Russians. But now the FBI have revealed that before the Obama administration approved a controversial Russian uranium deal in 2010. They had gathered evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaging in bribery, extortion, kickbacks, and money laundering designed to grow Russia’s atomic energy business inside the US.
I never knew Russia had any atomic energy business in the US. But it seems that Russia bought into a US uranium and mining company, Uranium One. And with the company controlling one-fifth of uranium mining capacity in the US, the FBI reports suggested that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to let Russia in.
On the 17th of October, The Hill reports,
“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…”
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating for nearly four more years — essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark.
But it seems the mainstream media in US, and here in Australia, are not reporting much of this. They prefer to comment on Trump, and so this was in The Sydney Morning Herald five days ago,
“US President Donald Trump’s re-election committee paid almost $US238,000 ($300,000)… to the law firm representing his son, Donald Trump Jnr in connection with ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election… [about] a 2016 meeting he had with a Russian lawyer while seeking damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.”
They keep on about Trump’s link to the Putin — but Clinton and the Democrats are now possibly going to face their own music.