The Media Won’t Discuss The Nine CFIUS Signatories – Why Not?
Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on This Week and faced a very skeptical George Stephanopoulos, who argued that his accusations that Hillary Clinton exchanged favorable treatment from the U.S. State Department for multimillion dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation were unsubstantiated.
It’s interesting that Stephanopoulos weighs his Clintonian defense so heavily on “CFIUS“, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and the “nine signatories” required for approval of the lucrative and coincidental Russian uranium deal.
(New York Times) […] Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee comprises some of the most powerful members of the cabinet, including the attorney general, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy, and the secretary of state. They are charged with reviewing any deal that could result in foreign control of an American business or asset deemed important to national security. (link)
The Secretary of Treasury is the CHAIR OF CFIUS – During the time period in question (2009 and 2010):
- Timothy Geithner was Secretary of the Treasury. (Chair of CFIUS)
- Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
- Eric Holder was Attorney General.
- Gary Locke was Secretary of Commerce.
- Robert Gates/Leon Panetta was Secretary of Defense.
- Janet Napolitano was Homeland Security Secretary.
- Stephen Chu was Secretary of Energy.
Does anyone actually believe that President Obama’s own cabinet would not support a deal beneficial to their political ideology? According to internal CFIUS explanations of their objectives:
[…] The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is comprised of nine members, two ex officio members, and other members as appointed by the President representing major departments and agencies within the federal executive branch. (link – pdf)
So we know seven: Clinton, Geithner, Holder, Locke, Gates, Napolitano, Chu. But who are the two “ex officio” members ?
….. and do those “ex officio” members have email?