Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Russian plot?

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscowhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration-approved-controversial-nuclear-deal-with-moscow/ar-AAtCXDc?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
And http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administrationExcerpt:  Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside theRussian 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. They also obtained an eyewitness account - backed by documents - indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill. The racketeering scheme was conducted "with the consent of higher level officials" in Russia who "shared the proceeds" from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.  Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin's commercialnuclear ambitions. ...  The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump's deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show. Both men now play a key role in the current investigation into possible, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election cycle. McCabe is under congressional and Justice Department inspector general investigation in connection with money his wife's Virginia state Senate campaign accepted in 2015 from now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a time when McAuliffe was reportedly under investigationby the FBI.  (This is breaking news that you REALLY need to read.  First, notice this is sourced from The Hill via MSN, both reliably liberal news outlets.  Show me your shocked face that there should be “a smidgeon of corruption” in high places that worked out to favor the Clintons and perhaps other, even higher ranking, US office holders.  I added emphasis within the article.  The link my not be live but the story certainly is.  Ron P.} (..... the idea that they used Pokemon to slant our election somehow is the really big news?  Sure, that makes perfect sense to me. Now just imagine if it had been Trump or one of his companies that had brokered the deal for the uranium rights.  What would be the headlines now? --Del)

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