Fox News: Uranium Deal Proves 'Corruption' By 'Escape Artist' Clintons

Hillary Clinton, while she was secretary of state, allegedly helped clear the way for Russia to buy U.S. uranium mines in return for contributions to her family’s charitable foundation.

Russia also gave money to former President Bill Clinton, according to Gregg Jarrett, a Fox News legal analyst. In 2010, Obama administration officials approved the sale of majority interest in the Canadian company Uranium One to Russia’s nuclear-energy agency. Jarrett accused the Clintons of raking in millions of dollars in the deal, which resulted in the Kremlin gaining control of 20 percent of the United States’ uranium-production capacity.

Jarrett pointed out on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show that a government official who makes “pay-to-play” agreements with another country’s government can face federal charges. He said the anti-corruption laws that Clinton may have violated include the bribery, gratuity, mail-fraud and wire-fraud statutes, as well as the Travel Act.

The commentator also blasted Clinton for her presidential campaign’s financing of opposition research on Donald Trump, alleging that the payments broke a federal law that bans giving money to foreign operatives to influence a political race. In addition, Jarrett said Clinton’s staff violated a statute concerning “false or misleading” campaign reports. ‘I’ve been hearing Democrats say, ‘Oh, those are just civil penalties,’” he explained. “They are not. The government produces a book, it’s 319 pages, outlining the federal election laws and all those who have been criminally prosecuted and ended up in prison.”

The researchers, whom anti-Trump Republicans funded before the Clinton campaign began making the payments, uncovered some of the information that ended up in a dossier that a former British spy compiled. The document reportedly contained evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Clinton in last year’s election.

Hannity accused the former first family of “corruption,” which prompted Jarrett to remark: “The Clintons are escape artists that would make Houdini proud. Whenever they are caught dangling their feet over the edge of illegality, they usually dummy up.”

The commentator noted that Hillary Clinton dodged FBI agents’ questions last year, when she replied “I cannot recall” 39 times during an interview regarding her use of a private email server while heading the State Department. “She pretends like she’s dumber than a bucket of hair when it serves her purpose and the brightest person in the room when it helps her,” Jarrett said.

According to a number of news outlets, the Uranium One controversy is a questionable conspiracy theory. Nuclear-energy expert Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., told Newsweek: “I have to say that this is one of those things where reasonable people cannot disagree. There just aren’t two sides.”

The Hill reported that Vadim Mikerin, who worked for the Russian nuclear-energy agency, arranged $2 million in “bribes” and “kickbacks” to enable Russia to extend its nuclear-energy business to mines in Wyoming and Utah. Newsweek pointed out that the United States is a relatively minor uranium producer. Only about 2 million pounds of the material came from U.S. facilities in 2015. Kazakhstan and Australia are the leading uranium exporters.

Source: Fox News Insider
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