Latest reports say that the Justice Department under Obama prevented an American businessman who was working undercover as an FBI informant over the years from interacting with Congress about the Russian nuclear industry’s attempts to gain favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and move the Obama administration’s decision concerning the trade of Uranium One, according to the informant’s attorney.
Attorney Victoria Toensing explained to The Hill that her client apprehended definite proof that could have sunk the Obama administration’s approval of the Uranium One sale in 2010 had it been made known.
“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” she said. “And so my client, the same part of my client that made him go into the FBI in the first place, says, ‘This is wrong. What should I do about it?’
“He’s saying, ‘Justice was not done. There was corruption going on and it was never brought forward.’ In fact, the sale of the uranium was going on notwithstanding the government acknowledging this corruption in Uranium One,” the attorney added.
Toensing told The Hill that the “the Obama Justice Department threatened (her client) with loss of freedom. They said they would bring a criminal case against him for violating a (non disclosure agreement),” that he signed when he accepted the offer to work for the bureau in 2009.
Her client tried to bring an action in federal court to emphasize the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race.
Emails The Hill has seemed to prove Toensing’s allegations. They conferred an undisclosed civil attorney, working with her FBI informant client, representing the pressure the Obama DOJ exercised to keep the client from publishing to a federal judge what he knew.
“The government was taking a very harsh position that threatened both your reputation and liberty,” the civil lawyer wrote in one email. In another, she added, “As you will recall the gov’t made serious threats sufficient to cause you to withdraw your civil complaint.”
Toensing stated that her client has communicated with multiple congressional committees who were looking for information about what he saw inside the Russian nuclear industry, however, has been unable to provide that information because of the NDA he signed with the FBI.
The attorney told that her client can testify that FBI agents made comments to him advising political pressure was being brought during the Justice Department’s Russia probe regarding the nuclear industry, a probe which began in 2014.
“There was corruption going on and it was never brought forward. And in fact, the sale of the uranium went on despite the government knowing about all of this corruption. So he’s coming forward,” Toensing said. “He wants the right thing to be done, but he cannot do it unless he is released from the NDA.”
As previously reported by Western Journalism, the FBI is said to have had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives were using bribes and kickbacks to compromise individuals involved in the U.S. nuclear industry, but approved the Uranium One sale anyway.
In his 2015 book “Clinton Cash,” Peter Schweizer chronicled payments former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation received from Russian interests, including $500,000 from a Russian bank promoting the Uranium One deal for a speech Bill Clinton gave in Moscow the very month the deal was approved.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation to determine whether several federal agencies knew the FBI had uncovered a racketeering scheme involving Russian officials prior to the Obama administration’s approval of the Uranium One sale.
Further, Ian Tefler, the CEO of Uranium One, donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. According to Schweizer, nine shareholders of Uranium One donated a total of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.
“A lot of this money was flowing months, just months before that crucial vote to approve the deal. It’s really shocking,” Schweizer told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday.
In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat on a panel made up of Obama administration officials that approved the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian mining company, to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, thus turning over 20 percent of America’s known uranium reserves to Moscow.