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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Uranium One: Hillary's Quest for the Presidency Is Over!

Today, a New York Times article entitled "Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company," written by Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, tells us how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, acquired Uranium One, a Canadian company with extensive uranium interests around the globe, including uranium mines in the US. More important, we are informed by Becker and McIntire:

"Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock."

Moreover, Becker and McIntire acknowledge that their investigation is tied to material appearing in Peter Schweizer's new book, "Clinton Cash":

"The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book 'Clinton Cash.' Mr. Schweitzer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting."

Over the past several days, Clinton supporters have sought to disparage Schweitzer and his book. David Brock, interviewed on "Morning Joe," stated, "I think what we’re going to be left with here is 100 percent innuendo." However, the Times article seems to put an end to such claims.

Questions:
  • How soon will government inquiries be launched against Hillary and Bill?
  • How soon will Hillary withdraw her candidacy?
  • How soon will Biden and Warren announce their candidacies?
  • Will the radioactive fallout extend to the Obama administration?

[See also the lead Washington Post article entitled "For Clintons, speech income shows how their wealth is intertwined with charity" by Rosalind S. Helderman. Also watch DNC Chairman Howard Dean accuse The New York Times of "sloppy" journalism on "Morning Joe."]

5 comments:

  1. my answers to JG's Four Questions:
    1) maybe after January 20, 2017,

    2) never,

    3) who knows?

    4) it appears the only product still Made in America is political teflon.

    I guess it no longer matters how much the Clintons paid to bury the film "Primary Colors" from ever appearing on American cable television...(one of my questions)

    k

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  2. A reporter that would perhaps be considered second or third tier,asked Hillary yesterday about the funding sources.Of course,in her usual fashion,she didn't answer the question,and went on for a few minutes about it being made political,blah,blah,blah.
    I wonder if reporters are granted one question,with no follow up.I wonder if they fear not being given another op for an interview if they push too hard.
    If I had been the reporter,I would have followed up with:"Please,just a simple yes or no, to my question."

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  3. k, I hope you are wrong, but I have my doubts. Sometimes, I think the problem is not enough people care anymore.

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    1. I might be wrong about another Clinton run as 'Uranium' does get more attention than 'Benghazi'

      Voters do not think it makes any difference who wins any election. That is my sole explanation as to why 77% of registered voters decided to NOT vote for mayor of NYC in 2013. More than three million voters stayed home. Maybe that is what happens when you ban the pledge of allegiance in NYC public schools. and stop teaching Civics.

      otoh, yet another public university (Maryland) just banned the film "American Sniper". THAT kind of censorship is so NOT American.

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    2. ok, does anyone now still believe that America represents the Free World when our universities are more worried about Muslim's 'hurt feelings' than freedom of speech:
      http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/21937/

      Meanwhile, Haim Saban, Israel's friend, is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary in Hollywood, where no doubt "Cinderella" will be screened.

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