Barack Obama’s administration was scandal plagued.
Investigators are still peeling back the layers of his misdeeds in office.
But one whistleblower stepped forward with bombshell information that just made this scandal take a turn for the worse.
Barack Obama’s time in office was marred by his efforts to appease Iran in order to secure the nuclear agreement.
Obama turning a blind eye to Iran coincided with his administration’s soft posture towards Russia.
An FBI informant has come forward and revealed that he passed information along to the FBI that Russia was assisting Iran’s nuclear program.
Nothing was done with this bombshell intelligence.
The Hill reports:
“A former undercover informant says he provided evidence to the FBI during President Obama’s first term that Russia was assisting Iran’s nuclear program even as billions in new U.S. business flowed to Moscow’s uranium industry.
William Douglas Campbell told The Hill his evidence included that Russia was intercepting nonpublic copies of international inspection reports on Tehran’s nuclear program and sending equipment, advice and materials to a nuclear facility inside Iran.
Campbell said Russian nuclear executives were extremely concerned that Moscow’s ongoing assistance to Iran might boomerang on them just as they were winning billions of dollars in new nuclear fuel contracts inside the United States.
“The people I was working with had been briefed by Moscow to keep a very low profile regarding Moscow’s work with Tehran,” Campbell said in an interview. “Moscow was supplying equipment, nuclear equipment, nuclear services to Iran. And Moscow, specifically the leadership in Moscow, were concerned that it would offset the strategy they had here in the United States if the United States understood the close relationship between Moscow and Tehran.”
This wasn’t the only time Campbell’s information was ignored.
Campbell revealed that the payment network between Russia and Iran was similar to the bribery scheme the Russians were engaged in with American energy executives around the time of the Uranium One sale.
The Hill also reports:
“Notes of Campbell’s FBI debriefings show he reported in 2010 that a Russian nuclear executive was using “the same kind of payment network” to move funds between Russia and Iran as was used to launder kickbacks between Moscow and Americans.
Campbell worked from 2008 to 2014 as an undercover informant inside Rosatom, Russia’s state-controlled nuclear giant, while posing as a consultant. He helped the FBI put several Russian and U.S. executives in prison for a bribery, kickback, money laundering and extortion scheme.
He said he became concerned the United States was providing favorable decisions to the Russian nuclear industry in 2010 and 2011 — clearing the way for Moscow to buy large U.S. uranium assets and to secure billions in nuclear fuel contracts — even as he reported evidence of Moscow’s help to Iran.
“I got no feedback. They took the reports and the reports, I assume, went to specific people assigned to analyze the reports and that was the last I heard of it,” he said.”
The Obama administration was a mess.
Obama let Russia and Iran get away with serious violations of American national security because of a single-minded pursuit of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.