An FBI informant in the Uranium One controversy testified against the Obama administration this week, saying he was “frustrated” by decisions made that directly benefited the Russian government and effectively tied the Clintons to a bribery scheme set up by Moscow.
In written testimony, Douglas Campbell told three congressional committees that Moscow sent millions of dollars to the U.S. expecting that it would benefit the Clintons’ charity efforts, as Hillary Clinton “quarterbacked a ‘reset’ in US-Russian relations” while acting as former President Obama’s Secretary of State, according to The Hill.
“You always follow the money and you find out that the #Clinton Foundation…always seems to be involved in these messy, murky deals.” – Former member of @FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Steve Rogers pic.twitter.com/Rw4kRgEP1B
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Campbell testified that Moscow had hired APCO Worldwide, an American lobbying firm, because of its position to influence the Obama administration, and especially Clinton.
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 stated, as reported by The Hill.
Campbell was also interviewed for several hours behind closed doors on Wednesday by bipartisan staff on the Senate Judiciary, House Intelligence and House Oversight and Government Reform committees.
In his written statement, according to The Hill:
He accused Obama administration officials of making decisions that ended up benefitting the Russian nuclear industry, which he said was seeking to build a monopoly in the global uranium market to help President Vladimir Putin seek a geopolitical advantage over the United States.
The United States already imports more than 90 percent of the uranium it uses in nuclear reactors, according to U.S. government figures from 2016.
Campbell wrote that Russian nuclear executives “boasted” during vodka-fueled meetings monitored by the FBI about “how weak the U.S. government was in giving away uranium business and were confident that Russia would secure the strategic advantage it was seeking in the U.S. uranium market.”
“I expressed these concerns repeatedly to my FBI handlers. The response I got was that politics was somehow involved,” stated Campbell, who had informed the FBI months before the Obama administration’s decisions.
“I was frustrated watching the U.S. government make numerous decisions benefiting Rosatom and Tenex while those entities were engaged in serious criminal conduct on U.S. soil,” Campbell said in his testimony, according to The Hill. “Tenex and Rosatom were raking in billions of U.S. dollars by signing contracts with American nuclear utility clients at the same time they were indulging in extortion by using threats to get bribes and kickbacks, with a portion going to Russia for high ranking officials.”
Democrats are in high gear to discredit Campbell with claims that Republicans are using the occasion to distract from the Russia-Trump investigation, even though the “FBI found Campbell’s undercover work valuable enough to reward him with a $50,000 check in 2016,” The Hill reported.
“My FBI handlers praised my work. They told me on various occasions that details from the undercover probe had been briefed directly to FBI top officials. On two occasions my handlers were particularly excited, claiming that my undercover work had been briefed to President Obama as part of his daily presidential briefing,” he said, which would confirm that Obama knew of the activities of the Russian officials.
Campbell’s stressful work, which he claimed led to life-threatening illnesses, included documentation he provided to the Obama administration showing the Russian government helped Iran in developing their nuclear capabilities – long before Obama’s infamous Iran deal.
In the end, Campbell noted, the politics within the Obama administration preempted justice from being served as the illegal activities abounded.
“I remember one response I got from an agent when I asked how it was possible CFIUS would approve the Uranium One sale when the FBI could prove Rosatom was engaged in criminal conduct,” Campbell said. “His answer: ‘Ask your politics.'”
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