Jeff Sessions Instructs DOJ Prosecutors to Look into Clinton Scandals

By NTK Staff | 11.14.2017 @8:54am
Jeff Sessions Instructs DOJ Prosecutors to Look into Clinton Scandals

The attorney general made it official Monday night. The Justice Department will get to the bottom of the Uranium One deal.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed Department of Justice prosecutors to investigate Hillary Clinton’s involvement with approval of the Uranium One deal and massive Russian donations to the Clinton Foundation around the same time.

Responding to a letter expressing concern over the scenario from House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Department of Justice told the House that “the Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in [their] letter.”

Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would directly oversee the inquiry, the letter said.

If the facts of the case warranted, the letter wrote that the attorney general would conisder the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate any wrongdoing.

Concerns surrounding Clinton’s involvement in the approval of the deal resurfaced in October, when it was revealed that the Russians had engaged in a massive bribery campaign to get approval on the deal. The FBI had gathered evidence that Russian operatives had been working as early as 2009 to secure American approval, but they did not look into allegations against the Clintons.

The transaction effectively placed about a fifth of U.S. uranium production under the control of the Russian government.

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