GOP seeks testimony from 'informant' on Russian Federation uranium deal

GOP seeks testimony from 'informant' on Russian Federation uranium deal

GOP seeks testimony from 'informant' on Russian Federation uranium deal

Republicans have continued to focus on the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe, which ended just prior to the 2016 presidential election, due to former FBI Director James Comey's decision to announce that he would not recommend the Justice Department charge Clinton or her staff for sending classified documents over the former secretary of state's private email system.

Reportedly, as early as 2009, a year before the deal was approved, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered evidence that Russian Federation was using kickbacks and extortion to gain a foothold in the energy industry, and the Department of Justice kept investigating this angle for another four years.

President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Clinton over the deal during the 2016 campaign, suggesting the Clinton Foundation was paid so that the Department of State would approve the deal.

Trump used the uranium deal to try to undercut Clinton during the campaign and draw scrutiny away from his own potential Russian Federation ties.

The House is not the first body to resurrect the Russian uranium deal.

Nunes said he wants to find out why Congress was not informed about any FBI investigation into the matter.

The new investigation from Nunes and Gowdy is sure to further inflame the simmering partisan tensions on the intelligence committee over the investigation into Russian election interference.

Bossie doubled down that those collusion allegations are "fabricated", but he argued the same can not yet be said of reports about the Clintons' involvement in the Uranium One deal.

The 2010 deal approved by the Obama Administration basically gave the Russian uranium company Uranium One rights to twenty percent of the U.S. uranium reserves.

The Hill's report - which was immediately picked up by conservative media outlets and characterized as "the REAL Russia collusion story" - also piqued the interest of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. "But one of the things that you know that we're concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation". It was negotiated under the administration of President Barack Obama. He made those allegations after visiting the White House, leading Democrats to accuse him of coordinating his efforts with the Trump administration.

Nunes said Tuesday that he has not spoken with the White House about the uranium matter. Nunes, now the subject of an ethics inquiry for his actions, handed over the reins of the committee's investigation of Russian election meddling to Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, but he has not recused himself from the inquiry.

"This is totally different from the election issue", King said.

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