(National Sentinel) Criminal: In April 2015, The New York Times, of all papers, reported a bombshell: Tens of millions of dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation during the time that a suspicious deal to sell one-fifth of all strategic reserves of U.S.-held uranium to a Russian firm.
Reporting on the deal involving Uranium One, then a Canadian-held company with uranium assets in the U.S., the paper noted:
The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”
The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
The Times went on to note that Russian-held mines in mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world,” but “the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.”
Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
Promises were made between Rosatom and the Obama administration (yes, Obama is also culpable) so that concerns regarding the sale to the Russians would be addressed. The Times noted that “those promises have been repeatedly broken,” according to records.
When the Times story broke, Hillary Clinton was gearing up to be president. She assured Americans time and time again that a) she had no role in approving the sale (a lie), and b) sale of Uranium One to Russia was not a national security issue.
That too, as we now know, was a huge lie.
As reported by Liberty Headlines:
A new Department of Commerce investigation into whether imported uranium poses a national security risk serves as a reminder that Bill and Hillary Clinton played a role in reducing the availability of U.S.-owned uranium stores.
Domestic production of uranium is at or near an all-time low, at 2.44 million pounds, compared to a high of 43.7 million pounds in 1980.
And CNBC reports that “Only 7 percent of the uranium delivered to U.S. nuclear power plants last year was produced in the United States.”
For military uses and domestic consumption combined, reported Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, “our production of uranium necessary for military and electric power has dropped from 49% of our consumption to 5%.”
Safe and effective supplies of uranium obviously are of key importance, both for U.S. nuclear deterrence forces and for domestic energy supply.
And just where is the vast majority of our uranium now coming from?
You guessed it: Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
“Russia and Kazakhstan together provided 38 percent of uranium used by American reactors in 2016,” Liberty Headlines noted further.
U.S. nuclear power plants produce about 20 percent of our annual total; many are losing money, however — to the tune of $3 billion last year. The Trump administration is studying how to remedy the issue but obviously, the fact that Hillary and Obama did a dirty deal to ensure we’d be reliant on a potential enemy is one of the most traitorous acts since Gen. Benedict Arnold sold out to the British.
Will anyone ever be held accountable from that administration for anything?
Time will tell. Meanwhile, the fact that POTUS Donald Trump remains under investigation for “Russian collusion” when the Clintons and Obama are so obviously guilty of it is a sick reminder of how messed up things are in Washington, D.C.