Very troubling news in the Clinton/Russian bribery/Uranium One matter. The DOJ has leaked out the name of the confidential informant and Reuters has now widely published his name.
William Campbell, who was a consultant, went to the Department of Justice after he discovered Russian bribery going on with American uranium companies and he worked undercover providing the FBI information on the case for almost five years.
He will be testifying before a congressional committee about the 2010 sale of Uranium One, where a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S and about the bribery that went on before the sale.
“There is documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist and I have it,” Campbell revealed.
Russian efforts to influence the Uranium One nuclear purchase gave Russia control of roughly 20 percent of America’s uranium.
He will also be laying out the money that was paid to the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation.
From Daily Caller:
When Clinton served as secretary of state, Russia routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and former President Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees as part of Russian efforts to influence the U.S. government to approve the deal, The Hill reported.
Campbell’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, said on Fox Business that former attorneys general under the Obama administration are the reason 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.”
Now that he has been identified, the informant wants people to know the story and he believes the government doesn’t want the information to come out, according to Sara Carter, investigative reporter for Circa. And she said he is willing to lay it all out for Congress. He’s also very sick with cancer, so obviously this is very challenging to his health as well. But he wants people to know what happened.
According to The Hill’s John Solomon, there are videotapes of Russians giving people briefcases full of cash and that these were the people that we then gave uranium to and nuclear fuel contracts.
“The bribery schemes included delivering thousands of dollars in yellow envelopes, laundering tens of thousands of dollars in briefcases or wiring thousands of dollars through shell companies through the Seychelles Islands, Latvia, Cyprus, and Switzerland, to name a few,” explained Circa investigative reporter Sara Carter.
Both reporters say there is ‘irrefutable’ evidence that the government knew this bribery was going on, they knew about the Russian government and Putin were behind it before they signed off on the sale of Uranium One.
Russian firm “Rosatom” wanted to take over Uranium One, which would effectively transfer control of 20 percent of American uranium to the former Soviet Union. For that to happen, a committee called CFIUS needed to sign off on the deal — and guess who were powerful members of that group?
“At the time of the Uranium One deal the panel was chaired by then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and included then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-Attorney General Eric Holder,” reported Circa.
Event though there was growing evidence of backroom deals and bribery, the Obama-run Department of Justice dragged its feet until the questionable deal went though.
So they did it anyway. Solomon says there was actually a discussion where the Russians talked about how dumb the Americans were to do this.
Solomon and Carter also decried the DOJ comments seemingly suggesting that Campbell’s testimony and information would not relate to Uranium One. Both said that the evidence absolutely refutes that contention and that it does have to do with Uranium One. And the DOJ leaking is troubling, plus leaking erroneous information is even more troubling.
Solomon also spoke about the unusual nature of the FBI giving the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails ‘special status.’
Carter said there were FBI agents who were very disturbed by the special treatment that they felt Clinton received.
Hopefully, Mr. Campbell is able to testify and lay this all out, because from what the two reporters are saying, it sounds like it will drop like a huge bomb.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama.]