(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) — Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) is asking the Department of Justice for documents related to the FBI’s investigation into the Russia-Uranium One deal, which found evidence of Russian officials engaging in bribery, kickbacks, and millions of dollars flowing to the Clinton Foundation before the deal was approved by the U.S. government.
Barrasso has been raising concerns about the deal, which ultimately gave Russia control of 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply, since 2010. The Obama administration ignored the senator’s requests for documents after the New York Times reported on Bill Clinton’s six-figure speaking fees in Moscow to a Kremlin-linked investment bank, and Uranium One donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation while the deal was awaiting approval from the State Department, then run by his wife, Hillary Clinton.
Barrasso is now asking the Trump administration for answers, after the Hill reported that the FBI had evidence before the deal was approved of “bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.”
The FBI had documents and an eyewitness account detailing how “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.”
Barrasso sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday asking for what information the Justice Department disclosed to the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which approved the sale of Uranium One to a Russian government-owned company.
“I am contacting you to express my deep concern with recent revelations that the Obama administration approved a 2010 sale of American uranium reserves to the Russian government despite evidence that Russian nuclear energy officials engaged in corrupt conduct on U.S. soil,” Barrasso said.
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