An FBI informant who was bound by a Department of Justice confidentiality agreement was just released to testify before Congress. Jeff Sessions made the decision yesterday to allow the informant to testify. fHis testimony will center on what he saw while serving undercover during an Obama-era deal in which a Russian backed company bought a uranium firm with mines on American soil.
This FBI informant, whose name has yet to be released, was sought after by Congressional committees for testimony. He was undercover for five years working to get information on Russia’s effort to grow their atomic energy business in the U.S.
Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said that a deal was reached that cleared the informant to speak with Congress for the first time. It is eight years since he first went undercover for the FBI.
“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” Flores said.
With this release, two House chairmen announced a new probe on Tuesday morning that will center on new reports about Russian efforts to influence the Uranium One nuclear purchase. This gave Russia control of roughly 20 percent of America’s uranium.
This purchase took place while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State. Russia directed millions of dollars to go to the Clinton Foundation, and former President Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking in Russia. The money was allegedly given to influence the U.S. government to approve the uranium purchase deal.
The attorney for the FBI informant said that former Attorney Generals under the Obama administration, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, were the reason that her client as been unable to testify. She said her client hasn’t been able to “tell what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made,” on Fox Business Monday.
What do you think this informant’s release will uncover? Will this not only impact the Clintons but Obama as well?
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