Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One scandal has raised many red flags.
She escaped accountability largely because the previous leadership of the FBI were pro-Clinton partisans.
But now an informant’s secret testimony has been made public and it could be the key to sending her to prison.
Douglas Campbell was an informant who testified about the Russian bribery scheme to influence American officials in the run up to the Uranium One acquisition.
He claimed that Russia funneled millions of dollars towards the Clinton Global Initiative during the time a then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pushing to reset America’s relationship with Russia.
The Hill reports:
“An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in written testimony that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton’s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in US-Russian relations.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the testimony obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.
Democrats have cast doubt on Campbell’s credibility, setting the stage for a battle with Republicans over his testimony.
Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative,” he added in the testimony.
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement. “
APCO officials told The Hill that its support for CGI and its work with Russia were not connected in any way, and in fact involved different divisions of the firm. They added their lobbying for Russia did not involve Uranium One but rather focused on regulatory issues aimed at helping Russia better compete for nuclear fuel contracts inside the United States.
“APCO Worldwide’s activities involving client work on behalf of Tenex and The Clinton Global Initiative were totally separate and unconnected in any way,” APCO told The Hill in a statement. “All actions on these two unconnected activities were appropriate, publicly documented from the outset and consistent with regulations and the law. Any assertion otherwise is false and unfounded.”
Clinton’s State Department could have recommended against the Uranium One sale.
While the decision ultimately rested with Obama, the State Department’s recommendation could have carried enough weight to stop the deal.
Questions now will pile up as to whether Hillary looked the other way because Russian money was flowing into the CGI’s coffers.
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