agents have been asked to explain evidence regarding the probe into a
deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of US uranium
and involved Hillary Clinton.
Department prosecutors have been asking the agents to describe the
results of the now dormant investigation in recent weeks. The agents
have also been asked if there was any inappropriate effort to stop
any prosecution from taking place, law enforcement sources told NBC
source told the news outlet that there were allegations of corruption
regarding the Uranium One deal. However, no charges have been filed.
NBC report comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed
federal prosecutors last month to "evaluate certain issues"
surrounding Clinton's alleged corrupt role in the Uranium One deal.
Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd wrote
a letter to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte
(R-VA), in which Boyd said that Sessions had "directed senior
federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your
letters referenced by Boyd were written by Goodlatte and dated July
27 and September 26. They included requests by him and other
committee members for a special counsel to be appointed to
investigate certain matters, some of which involved Clinton, Fox News
reported at the time.
2010 Uranium One deal was approved by Clinton when she served as
secretary of state in President Barack Obama's administration. The
deal involved selling part of a Canadian-based mining company to
Rosatom, resulting in the firm acquiring control over 20 percent of
America's uranium supply. Uranium One has mining stakes in the United
critics, including current US President Donald Trump, have claimed –
without providing evidence – that Russian interests sought to
donate to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for the former secretary
of state's support in the deal. Trump claims Clinton was "paid a
fortune" for her role in helping the sale go through. Clinton
has slammed such accusations as "baloney," noting that
there has been "no credible evidence [presented] by anyone.”
State Department was one of nine agencies that approved the deal, and
Clinton says she was not involved in negotiations and had no part in
defenders of the deal say the sale wasn't controversial, as Russia
doesn't have a license to export uranium outside of the United
States. They also point to the fact that the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission found that the sale would not pose a risk to national