The Total And Disgusting Hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton in One Brutal Cartoon

Seth Connell reports that with new information just coming out about a bribery scandal surrounding the controversial Uranium One deal of 2010, the Senate Judiciary is taking action and will probe the scandal looking for answers.

The Hill released a bombshell report yesterday detailing how the FBI had substantial information about a Russian government-sanctioned bribery scheme designed to increase their nuclear energy operations here in the United States.

Back in 2009, the Russian government approved a bribery scheme to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy industry within the United States. According to the bombshell report published by The Hill, documents from the FBI, Energy Department, and federal courts reveal that substantial evidence existed about the corruption and infiltration of Russian bribery prior to the approval of the Uranium One deal in 2010, yet the evidence did not stop the deal from being approved.

Despite the existence of substantial evidence, the Department of Justice continued to investigate the matter for the next four years, though. The consequence of that was the fact that the American public and Congress were kept in the dark about the bribery scheme the entire time. The true extent of the bribery and extortion scheme is only now being revealed (and I’m sure it goes much deeper than even just this report).

Earlier on Wednesday, we reported that key witness testimony was also suppressed despite the important evidence the witness had about the bribery scheme. It even turns out that Robert Mueller, now leading the investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia, was the FBI Director during this time, and reportedly quashed the evidence.

The businessman’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, said that she is working with lawmakers to get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to allow her client to testify.

Toensing is also a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” she said in an interview Tuesday with The Hill.

With that information now coming to the light, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now opening a probe into the entire scheme to find out what happened, The Hill is reporting.

During an oversight hearing, Senator Chuck Grassley questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the reports from The Hill, asking for information about the scheme that began back in 2009.

“According to government documents and recent news reports, the Justice Department had an ongoing criminal investigation for bribery, extortion, money laundering, into officials for a Russian company making purchase of Uranium One,” Grassley said. “That purchase was approved during previous administration and resulted in Russians owning 20 percent of America’s uranium mining capacity.

“What are you doing to find out how Russian takeover of American uranium was allowed to occur despite criminal conduct by Russian company that the Obama administration approved to make the purchase?” he asked Sessions.

Sessions responded by saying “I would offer that some people have gone to jail in that transaction already, but the article talks about other issues. Without confirming or denying existence of any particular investigation, I would say I hear your concerns and they will be reviewed.”

The committee has sent requests for information to at least 10 separate agencies that were involved in the Uranium One deal. Witness testimony is expected, hopefully with one of those witnesses being the FBI informant who was blocked from testifying on the issue years ago.

A businessman who spent years working undercover as an FBI informant was blocked by Obama’s Justice Department from testifying before Congress about details of Russian involvement and influence over Hillary Clinton.

The businessman’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, said that she is working with lawmakers to get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to allow her client to testify.

Toensing is also a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence Committee.