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Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2015

Clinton Foundation linked to Russian uranium deal, ‘looks like bribery’

The NY Times published a condemning report on the money flowing into the Clinton Foundation, especially during the term of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The Rosatom deal gave the Russians US uranium mining rights and instigated criticisms, with Mitt Romney stating that it “looks like bribery.”

At the center of the deal are men who are “major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One,” writes the Times.

Transactions during 2009 to 2013 correlated with Clinton Foundation donations of over $2.35 million with Bill Clinton earning an additional $500K for a speech in Moscow.

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In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Romney said one of the reports about the Clinton family’s charitable organization details something that “You know, I’ve got to tell you, I was stunned by it. I mean, it looks like bribery.”

Business Insider writes:

The donor, Frank Giustra, gave more than $30 million to the Clinton Foundation following a 2005 trip he took to Kazakhstan with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton. The visit included a sit-down with the autocratic Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Days after the meeting with Nazarbayev, one of Giustra’s companies inked a deal to buy into uranium deposits owned by Kazakhstan’s state-owned nuclear company Kazatomprom. The company later became known as Uranium One and acquired several US uranium mines.

“In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use as reactor fuel,” the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote in a letter, concerned over the Russians controlling the massive stakes in uranium.

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The ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition rested with the cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, which included Hillary Clinton, whose husband was collecting millions in donations from people associated with Uranium One.

As she began her Secretary of State role, full disclosure of the Foundation’s donors was required and is now being called into question: some donations are in the millions, well beyond the $250K maximum. Full covereage by the Times.

Romney suggested these situations exacerbated the problems with the Clinton family’s donations from Uranium One investors.

“I mean, there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20% of America’s uranium production to Russia, and then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals, and by erasing emails…And you know, I presume we might know for sure whether there was or was not bribery if she hadn’t’t wiped out thousands of emails,” Romney said, adding, “But this is a very, very serious series of facts, and it looks like bribery.”

In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation…To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added.

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