(National Sentinel) Media Fail: The national establishment media is playing its usual game of hide-and-seek with a blockbuster scandal story involving — you guessed it — favored Democrats.
And President Donald J. Trump is not letting them get away with it.
On Thursday Trump trashed the so-called “mainstream media” for largely passing on what is without question one of the biggest political scandals ever — the so-called “Uranium One” deal in which the FBI had evidence of major corruption involving the Obama administration in general and Bill and Hillary Clinton in particular.
Oh, and the Russians too.
In fact, the president said to the media — in reference to Democrats’ claims that his campaign “colluded” with Moscow to “steal the election” from Hillary — “that’s your real Russia story.”
As he hosted Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló at the White House Thursday to discuss how relief efforts on the island were going in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Trump instructed the media to focus on the uranium deal instead of the congressional and special counsel investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“I think that’s your Russia story. That’s your real Russia story. The real story is uranium,” Trump said. “Not a story where they talk about collusion and there was none. It was a hoax.”
“Your real Russia story is uranium and how they got all of that uranium — the vast percentage of what we have. That, to me, is one of the big stories of the decade. Not just now, of the decade,” he said.
“The problem is that mainstream media does not want to cover that story because that affects people that they protect,” Trump said. “So they don’t like covering that story. But the big story is uranium and how Russia got 20 percent of our uranium and, frankly, it’s a disgrace and it’s a disgrace that the fake news won’t cover. It’s so sad.”
Trump was referring to the Obama administration’s approval of the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with major holdings of U.S.-based uranium assets, to a Russian state nuclear company, Rosatom. The sale gave Moscow control over one-fifth of all strategic U.S. uranium, a principal element in the construction of nuclear weapons.
What’s more, the investigation into the deal began when Robert Mueller was head of the FBI. Mueller, you may recall, is now the special counsel looking into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. And rememeber when Hillary said Putin helped Trump because he hated her? Insert eye-rolling emoji here.
According to The Hill, prior to the Obama administration approving the deal, the FBI had gathered “substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.”
“Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show,” The Hill added.
In all, some $145 million flowed into the personal bank accounts of the Clintons and that of the Clinton Foundation during this time. Bribary much, Billary?
Of course, all the president need do is pick up the phone and give his attorney general some instructions: Corroborate the evidence already gathered by the FBI and if it checks out, start issuing arrest warrants.
Enough of this two-tiered justice system, already. And enough of the Clintons just getting away with it.
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