FBI informant Douglas Campbell testifies on Clinton’s being paid for Uranium One sale
FBI informant Douglas Campbell who was threatened with his freedom by the Obama administration finally was able to speak to three congressional committees about the Clinton’s involvement in the uranium one scandal. Bill Clinton and the Clinton foundation benefited millions of dollars for brokering a deal to sell Russia 20% of the US uranium.
Douglas 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.
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“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.”
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, said Campbell’s account is simply being used to distract from the investigations into President Trump and Russia.
“Just yesterday the committee made clear that this secret informant charade was just that, a charade. Along with the widely debunked text-message-gate and Nunes’ embarrassing memo episode, we have a trifecta of GOP-manufactured scandals designed to distract from their own President’s problems and the threat to democracy he poses,” Merrill said.
The clients lawyer Victoria Toensing was asked what does he think of the back and forth of his coming forward. “I was used to threats from the Russians but this is a whole new world for me.” Toensing addling like people just make up stuff like Adam Schiff asking for transcripts of the meeting where he knew full well a week before the meetings there would be no transcript.
It is clear that the Clinton’s and the Obama administration did not want Douglas Campbell to speak about the Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium one sale. And Democrats such as Adam Schiff keep pointing to President Trump and saying this news is coming out to divert attention to Trump and his Russia problems. But the deeper this investigation goes Russia interference keeps pointing to the Clinton’s and Obama administration.