by Kenneth Whittle, Disobedient Media:
Earlier today, the FBI quietly released part 15 of its Hillary R. Clinton files, containing a total of 137 pages, mostly redacted, pertaining to the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s private email server. The release provides furtherevidence that former Director Comey closed the Clinton email investigation prematurely, before the FBI had received all of the evidence
What stands out almost immediately in this release is the fact that on August 28, 2015, an FBI Special Agent submitted a Preservation and Records Request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Officer of the Director of National intelligence (ODNI), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and the Department of Energy (DOE).
A second request was filed on September 2, 2015, to the same agencies as well as the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the National Security Agency (NSA). The following day, on September 3, 2015, the Special Agent would send a third request to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Department of Defense (DOD).
Why are these dates and requests significant?
On April 23, 2015, the New York Times broke the Uranium One story, a deal in which the United States agreed to sell one-fifth of its uranium production capacity to Russia. As a result of this deal, the Clinton Foundation began to receive millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation, while former President Clinton received $500,000 for a speech given at a Russian investment bank in Moscow.
This scandal has begun to make headlines once again, as it has been revealed that the NRC has been lying to Congress and the American people about the sale of this uranium. For example, in a November 2010 press release, the NRC declared that, “Neither Uranium One nor ARMZ holds an NRC export license, so no uranium produced at either facility may be exported.”
Again, in 2011, the NRC would write a letter to Sen. John Barrassoo (R-WY), stating that: “Neither Uranium One Inc. nor AMRZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the exports of uranium for use in reactor fuel.”
Despite these assurances, The Hill reports that in 2012, the NRC did approve the shipping of uranium from Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada via a third party. The Obama administration would later give its approval for some of this uranium to be transferred to Europe. However, according to NRC officials the exact amount of uranium exported during this transaction is unknown, as officials claim such information is proprietary.
That the FBI would be sending preservation and records requests to the NRC, the Department of Treasury, and the DOE, in relation to the Clinton email investigation, within four months of the release of the New York Time’s article, suggests that the FBI were examining the uranium one deal and its transactions.
This new release also provides further scrutiny for former FBI Director Comey. Disobedient Media previously reported that on May 2, 2016, Director Comey had already begun typing up a memo exonerating Hillary Clinton, and circulating it amongst the FBI’s top brass, before interviewing 17 witnesses, including Hillary Clinton herself.
According to this latest release, on June 24, 2016, the FBI received, “a package containing a letter and disc in response to requests for electronic files, documents, and materials for electronic mail communications to or from @clintonemail.com from 1/1/2009 through 9/1/2015.”
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