In blockbuster posts Monday, investigative reporters John Solomon at The Hill and Sara Carter at Hannity.com reported on the extensive evidence of Russia’s plot to corner the American uranium market with the help of the Obama administration.
The evidence, gathered by FBI informant William Campbell who was working undercover for six years, includes corruption inside a U.S. nuclear transport company and Obama administration approvals that let Moscow buy and sell atomic fuels.
The more than 5,000 pages of documents from the counterintelligence investigation, reviewed by the reporters, are just the tip of the iceberg, Solomon told Sean Hannity on Fox News Monday night.
But the memos are already conflicting with statements made by Justice Department officials, who in recent days threw cold water on Campbell’s assertions, saying they wouldn’t shed much light on the U.S. government’s 2010 decision to approve Russia’s purchase of the Uranium One mining company.
Solomon held up an email that he said the FBI has had for six years.
“It shows that Uranium One was part of a Russia strategy to control — not just benefit from the global market, control the global market. That would put the United States at a disadvantage. That’s the sort of evidence that this FBI informant has right now,” Solomon said.
Last week the DOJ said the FBI informant’s info had “there’s no connection to Uranium One. These are emails that say Uranium One that are in the FBI files,” Solomon said, holding up the documents. “They said there that was no connection between the Uranium One case and the criminal case. We now know that the criminal case got its first evidence in 2009, a whole year before the Uranium One deal was approved by the Obama administration,” he continued.
“There are a lot of things that people have been saying that these documents simply don’t agree with,” Solomon told Hannity.
Hannity said that “a very high-ranking congressman” recently sent him a note stating the “the knowledge of key administration officials will be the next thing proven by both of you [Solomon and Carter] and the links to the Clinton Foundation.”
Sara Carter affirmed that it was true. “Following the money is what’s important, here,” she said, adding that the Justice Department may soon be calling for a special counsel to investigate the matter. “This is still out there. They’re looking into it,” she said. “That’s something that they need to decide. But whether it’s a special counsel or whether it’s a prosecutor that’s investigating this, they will be able to follow the money.”
Hannity posited that the corruption would be “traced back to high-ranking Obama administration officials and the Clinton Foundation.”
“I think the place we’re going to be talking about in the next couple of weeks is called the Clinton Global Initiative — sort of a side project of the Clinton Foundation,” Solomon said. “There are new flows of money there that we will be able to report on in the next couple of weeks. Also, there were some personal business projects of very senior Clinton people that got a remarkable infusion of cash from Russia,” he added.
“I have a person quoted in my story who has direct knowledge of what the Justice Department knew and this person said without a shred of doubt we knew in 2009, a year before CFIUS rolled, that Rosatom was engaged in criminality,” Solomon continued. The nine-member Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the Uranium One sale in October 2010.
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“Without a shadow of a doubt, we knew that Russia was trying to gain a corner on the U.S. market, get a stronghold on our uranium,” Solomon said, quoting a source. “Without a doubt, we knew they were using political levers to try to get their way here. We’re talking about control — like this document says. They’re trying to gain control of our market. That has to be a national security interest that should have been raised to CFIUS.”
Hannity wondered how much then-president Obama knew about the scandalous deal.
“We need to see those presidential daily briefings,” Carter said. “Congress can get those. They will be able to know whether or not President Obama was briefed on this, and according to a number of people I’ve spoken with as well — he was.”
Campbell’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, ended the segment by saying that “laws were broken.”