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martes, 16 de enero de 2018

Bombshell: Did the DOJ and Robert Mueller’s FBI attempt to cover up the Uranium One scandal?

As the Uranium One investigation heats up, the latest DOJ indictment was brought against Mark Lambert, the former head of a Maryland-based transportation firm, who was charged last week for allegedly trying to bribe a Russian official at the state-run nuclear energy corporation.

It’s a small development, but some think it’s revealing of a bigger coverup by the Robert Mueller-headed FBI and the DOJ. Independent researcher Imperator_Rex’s Twitter thread ties it all together, and the conclusions are disturbing.

Maryland Businessman Charged with Foreign Bribery

For several years, prosecutors have been investigating the Obama administration’s approval of a business deal in 2010 that permitted a Russian nuclear organization to purchase a Canadian mining company that held uranium assets in the U.S. Congress was told that no uranium could be exported from the U.S. under the deal, and yet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed that some of the uranium was indeed exported as far as Europe, according to memos reviewed by The Hill last fall.

Last week, a grand jury laid 11 counts of bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, and wire fraud against Lambert. Prosecutors allege that Lambert attempted to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official who was employed at TENEX, a subsidiary of the nation’s State Atomic Energy Corporation. Mikerin has been sentenced to four years in prison for money laundering and other charges.

The indictment states that Lambert, 54, hid payments to the individual by utilizing code words like “lucky figures” and “cake.” If an FBI undercover mole inside the Moscow nuclear industry was not uncovering evidence of corruption, then Lambert’s Transport Logistics International (TLI) would have successfully transported the uranium from the deal.

FBI Investigation

The FBI, under Mueller, began investigating related parties to the Uranium One deal for bribery and other crimes as early as 2009. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was later assigned to the ongoing probe.

The FBI’s investigation was concealed from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), the body responsible for approving the uranium deal in 2010. If the Committee had been made aware of the probe, then the Uranium One deal would never have been given the green light.

Four Indictments

Four individuals have been prosecuted and agreed to plea deals — but not much came of it.

Another was Daren Condrey, the former TLI co-president, who pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The Prosecutors: Rosenstein and Weissman

The prosecuting DOJ attorneys were Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Andrew Weissman, the top investigators in Mueller’s probe into accusations of President Donald Trump colluding with the Russians. In recent months, Weissman’s objectivity has come into question.

The Judge: Theodore Chuang

The light sentences may not have been surprising, considering that Theodore Chuang, an appointee by President Obama who attended Harvard Law School with the former head of state, was the judge – he also rejected President Donald Trump’s executive order travel restriction in October 2017.

And Judge Chuang’s wife just happened to be a senior policy advisor for Michelle Obama.

Rosenstein may have a lot of explaining to do.

A Coverup at DOJ, FBI?

Imperator_Rex finished off the thread with more questions that remain unanswered:

  • Other questions: Was the indictment of Mikerin and the others done so that ROSATOM/Russian Government / Putin wouldn’t be upset? OR was it to put Clinton stooges in charge of the import AND export of US uranium following the U1 sale?
  • Was it because it was a lucrative deal they wanted their friends to take advantage of, OR to cover what was going on with uranium export here? We know that with the U1 sale concluded, US uranium WAS exported from U1 mines.

Suffice to say, this is indeed a complicated affair.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Republican lawmakers that the DOJ may investigate the Uranium One deal and the alleged pay-to-play dealings by the Clinton Foundation, the public can only hope that he was genuine.