Clinton: Threat Of Special Counsel For Uranium Deal Is 'Politicization' Of DOJ

Clinton: Threat Of Special Counsel For Uranium Deal Is 'Politicization' Of DOJ

Clinton: Threat Of Special Counsel For Uranium Deal Is 'Politicization' Of DOJ

"It goes right at the rule of law".

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee's chairman early this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote that the Justice Department is looking at whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump's 2016 election rival.

Frank Giustra, the company founder, 'says he sold his stake in the company back in 2007, ' three years before the uranium/Russia deal and 'a year and a half before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, ' Smith said.

"Not only do we know the FBI was investigating the Russian corruption in America - bribing people involved with the deal for uranium - we know that she was the chairman of the committee that had to approve that sale", Gorka said.

If they send a signal that we're going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system ... "And at the end of the day, nothing will come of it, but it will, you know, cause a lot of bad consequences that we might live with for a really long time".

In addition, the State Department CFIUS seat was occupied not by her, but by Jose Fernandez, then-assistant secretary for economic, energy, and business affairs, who has said Clinton played no role in the decision. But there's no evidence that Clinton acted inappropriately.

Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, opened investigations on October 24 into the agreement struck during the previous administration of President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

During a private meeting with Trump in the Oval Office on November 1, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro insisted he should appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, according to The New York Times.

Smith said many claims about Clinton's supposed role in the uranium sale were'inaccurate- even as President Donald Trump and his supporters are calling for a federal investigation
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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith infuriated a large number of the network's viewers on Tuesday after a six-minute segment in which he debunked far-right conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's alleged wrongdoing in a sale of American uranium.

The sale was also approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and by then-president Obama. "A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russian Federation".

"The Clinton State Department had no power to approve or veto that transaction".

"This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts".

"It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up in order to avoid attention being drawn to them".

Smith's report came as Republican calls for a special counsel to investigate the deal are mounting.

The matter took on new life after a report last month said the FBI was investigating possible Russian attempts to influence the USA nuclear sector at the time the CFIUS was considering the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom. Another Tweet said of Smith: "He is a smartass that needs to be on CNN".

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