The House Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committees announced a joint investigation into the sale of the Uranium One company. The Uranium One company was sold to a Russian company during the time Obama was in the White House, and made Bill and Hillary Clinton very rich.
The investigation comes on the heel of reports that uncovered an FBI investigation into bribery and kickbacks by the Russians.
“We are not going to jump to any conclusions at this time, but one of the things we are concerned about was whether there was an FBI investigation, whether there was a DOJ investigation, and if so, why Congress was not informed of this matter,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Tuesday.
Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer broke the Uranium One scandal in his 2015 book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.
The New York Times published an investigative piece that corroborated Schweizer’s report. The scandal followed Hillary while she was campaigning during the 2016 election, and the story gained new momentum last week when the Hill uncovered information about the FBI’s involvement.
The Hill reported that the FBI uncovered “substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering” to increase Russia’s nuclear hold over the U.S. back as far as 2009.
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it was also investigating the situation, and was in the process of finding who know what, when.
Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), was never convinced that the Obama administration shouldn’t block the deal.
“I am not convinced by these assurances,” Grassley wrote in a letter to the Homeland Security Department. “The sale of Uranium One resulted in a Russian government takeover of a significant portion of U.S. uranium mining capacity. In light of that fact, very serious questions remain about the basis for the finding that this transaction did not threaten to impair U.S. national security.”