Repost: Back-Story to DOJ Reopening Investigation of Uranium Transportation Company…

Given the recent indictment of former uranium company transportation official, Mark Lambert, perhaps it is worthwhile revisiting the December 21st back-story to how AG Jeff Sessions announced his intention to reopen the investigation therein.

DECEMBER 21st, 2017  – Well, it would appear AG Jeff Sessions has instructed the DOJ to follow something similar to the basic investigative outline CTH recommended on November 3rd regarding Uranium One. When Katica discovered the FOIA documents an investigative trail seemed to almost create itself. We shared:

“Put the FBI special agent together with the unnamed FBI informant, question them, and discover what they know about the entire Uranium One deal – and there’s the road-map to tear this thing wide open.”

(WASHINGTON DC) – On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department’s effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said.

At issue is a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia’s state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and the State Department was one of nine agencies that agreed to approve the deal after finding no threat to U.S. national security.

[…] In recent weeks, FBI agents who investigated the case have been asked by Justice Department prosecutors to describe the results of their probe. The agents also have been asked if there was any improper effort to squash a prosecution, the law enforcement sources say.

The senior Justice Department official said the questions were part of an effort by the Sessions team to get up to speed on the controversial case, in the face of allegations from Congressional Republicans that it was mishandled.

An FBI spokesman declined to comment. (read more)

Here’s the prior CTH report we put together with Katica’s research in early November:

Internet researcher Katica (Twitter GOPollAnalyst) may have found the hidden thread that unravels a much bigger story within the Uranium-One Clinton-FBI scandal.

In an otherwise innocuous FBI FOIA FILE Katica located a notice for preservation of documents sent by an FBI special agent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on August 28th, 2015. What is interesting about the preservation request(s) are the recipients, their attachment to CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), and the timeline of events surrounding the agent’s notification.

The time-line here is very important as it might change the perception of exactly what the FBI was investigating as it relates to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Therefore a backdrop to understand content and context is important.

Up to now the general perception of the FBI’s involvement surrounding the Clinton emails has been against the backdrop of using a personal email server to conduct business, and the potential for unlawful transmission of classified data.

Additionally, the circumvention of official information technology protocols was the narrative most often discussed. The headlines were “Clinton used bad judgement” etc.

In essence, throughout 2015, 2016, 2017 the arguments, including FBI legal probes, were thought to center around “process“. However, Katica’s discovery re-frames that argument to focus on the subject matter “content” within the emails, and not the process.

Bear with me… The first notification of a Clinton email problem stemmed from the discovery that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email (and server) to conduct official government business. Those initial revelations were discovered around March of 2015. [New York Times, March 2nd]

Sometime around August 3rd, 2015, we discovered the FBI inquiry was actually a “criminal probe“. [USA Today August 4th] – [Washington Post August 3rd] – [New York Post, August 5th, 2015] The media reporting in early August of 2015 showed the FBI investigation was actually a criminal probe. The dates here are important.

The discovery by Katica shows that on August 28th, 2015, an FBI special agent sent a notification to preserve records to: •Nuclear Regulatory Commission; •The U.S. Dept. of Treasury; •Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI James Clapper); •The National Counter Terrorism Center; and the •U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).

(Page #7 – FBI Clinton Documents – Part 15 LINK)

Each of these agencies was intricately involved in the 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal. Indeed, each of these specific agencies is involved in the CFIUS approval process for the purchase within the Uranium One deal. Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time.

Five Days later, on September 2nd, 2015, the FBI special agent sent another notification for preservation of records to the same agencies -beginning with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission- and adding: the National Security Agency (NSA – Admiral Mike Rogers) and the United States Secret Service (USSS).

(Page #13 – FBI Clinton Documents – Part 15 LINK)

The following day, on September 3rd, 2015, the FBI special agent submitted a supplemental notification for preservation of records to: •The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), •Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and •The Department of Defense:

(Page #15 – FBI Clinton Documents – Part 15 LINK)

Taken in their totality those FBI special agent notifications now encompassed every member of the CFIUS group who “signed off” on approval of the Uranium One deal.

It would be intellectually dishonest not to see the very likely attachment of the special agent’s action. That is to say an FBI probe originating as an outcome of information retrieved in parallel to the timing of the “criminal probe” of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use.

The sequence of events highlights a criminal probe starting [early August 2015], followed by notifications to the “Uranium One” CFIUS participants [late August 2015].

If you consider the larger Clinton timeline; along with the FBI special agent requests from identified participants; and overlay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the leading entity surrounding the probe elements; and the fact that the CFIUS participants were the recipients of the retention requests; well, it’s just too coincidental to think this is unrelated to the Uranium One deal and the more alarming implications.

Further, if you consider this factual researched information against the backdrop of new and current information about the roles of each of the outlined participants; and the knowledge of the mystery FBI informant who was threatened to keep his mouth shut; well, it’s not a leap to connect the dots and see that the top-tier of the FBI (Robert Mueller, James Comey) and DOJ (Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein, et al), along with their subordinates, would potentially be in legal jeopardy….

And don’t think that in 2017 these people are not acutely aware of that risk, and signaling their audience:

This revelation means all the apex players in the deepest part of the DC’s deep swamp would have some level of exposure risk within the underlying scandal. That reality also presents a problem because the people charged with protecting U.S. interests, the investigative leadership, are the very people that need to be investigated. (Hence the signaling tweet from Eric Holder above)

However, there is good news. Specifically because of this find, we have located the investigative needle in the haystack of buried information.

Congress can get, and see, those FBI preservation notification documents without redaction. Congress could then interview the FBI special agent who was obviously in charge of key elements within the 2015 probe.

Put the FBI special agent together with the unnamed FBI informant, question them, and discover what they know about the entire Uranium One deal – and there’s the road-map to tear this thing wide open.

Any questions?

House intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced the congressional probe into the Russian Uranium One deal.  As described, the initial part of the probe will be to discover if there was actually an ongoing FBI investigation into the company at the time the Obama administration gave the green light for the controversial purchase.

In order to answer that originating question the DOJ has released an FBI informant from their non disclosure agreement (NDA).  If it is confirmed the FBI was actually conducting an investigation – the additional lines of probative value will encompass how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the purchase during an ongoing FBI investigation.

If the FBI was investigating, and if CFIUS approved the purchase despite the investigation, then it appears congress would move to the third probative point “why”? ..and why so fast?

Within the third probative point is where the possibility of a quid-pro-quo with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comes into play.  The financial dynamic behind Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation is substantive, factual, generally well cited, and potentially illegal albeit difficult to prove.

It is within that third dynamic that WikiLeaks previously outlined the exceptionally coincidental connections which align with the quid-pro-quo and encompass Hillary/Bill Clinton, John Podesta, and Russian business and governmental interests.

(Via WikiLeaks – October 2016) Part 1 of the Podesta Emails comprises 2,060 emails and 170 attachments and focuses on Mr Podesta’s communications relating to nuclear energy, and media handling over donations to the Clinton Foundation from mining and nuclear interests; 1,244 of the emails reference nuclear energy. The full collection includes emails to and from Hillary Clinton.

In April 2015 the New York Times published a story about a company called “Uranium One” which was sold to Russian government-controlled interests, giving Russia effective control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.

Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for the production of nuclear weapons, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of US government agencies.

Among the agencies that eventually signed off the deal was the State Department, then headed by Secretary Clinton. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) comprises, among others, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy.

As Russian interests gradually took control of Uranium One millions of dollars were donated to the Clinton Foundation between 2009 and 2013 from individuals directly connected to the deal including the Chairman of Uranium One, Ian Telfer.

Although Mrs Clinton had an agreement with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors to the Clinton Foundation, the contributions from the Chairman of Uranium One were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons.  [The foundation admission]

When the New York Times article was published the Clinton campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, strongly rejected the possibility that then-Secretary Clinton exerted any influence in the US goverment’s review of the sale of Uranium One, describing this possibility as “baseless”.

Mr Fallon promptly sent a memo to the New York Times with a rebuttal of the story (Podesta Email ID 1489).  In this memo, Mr Fallon argued:

“Apart from the fact that the State Department was one of just nine agencies involved in CFIUS, it is also true that within the State Department, the CFIUS approval process historically does not trigger the personal involvement of the Secretary of State. The State Department’s principal representative to CFIUS was the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. During the time period in question, that position was held by Jose Fernandez. As you are aware, Mr Fernandez has personally attested that “Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter.”

What the Clinton campaign spokesman failed to disclose, however, was the fact that a few days before sending his rebuttal to the New York Times, Jose Fernandez wrote on the evening of the 17 April 2015 to John Podesta following a phone call from Mr Podesta (Email ID 2053):

“John, It was good to talk to you this afternoon, and I appreciate your taking the time to call. As I mentioned, I would like to do all I can to support Secretary Clinton, and would welcome your advice and help in steering me to the right persons in the campaign”.

Five days after this email (22 April 2015), Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon wrote a memo to the New York Times, declaring that “Jose Fernandez has personally attested that ‘Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter’,” but Fallon failed to mention that Fernandez was hardly a neutral witness in this case, considering that he had agreed with John Podesta to play a role in the Clinton campaign.

The emails show that the contacts between John Podesta and Jose Fernandez go back to the time of internal Clinton campaign concern about the then-forthcoming book and movie “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer on the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

In an email dated 29 March 2015 (Email ID 2059), Jose Fernandez writes to Podesta:

“Hi John, I trust you are getting a brief rest after a job well done. Thanks no doubt to your recommendation I have joined the CAP [Center for American Progress] board of trustees, which I’m finding extremely rewarding.”

Julian Assange

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205 Responses to Repost: Back-Story to DOJ Reopening Investigation of Uranium Transportation Company…

  1. MVW says:

    Exactly, Howie, eggzactly.

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  2. Jeff E. says:

    The worms inside.gov we’re given way too much time to cover up their crimes.

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  3. Dave says:

    Monica’s dress!

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  4. Let’s see, people directly involved with the uranium 1 deal gave the Clintons millions and they didn’t report it. Then she approved the deal. Where are the handcuffs.

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  5. LibertyONE says:

    Sundance: I may be wrong BUT it appears to me that the FBI agent that sent out the Preservation & Production requests did not send copies to the State Dept, ( Hitlery) and the Dept. of Justice( Holder) unless I’m missing something. IF he did not, the question is WHY NOT? It also appears to me that this investigation was INTENTIONALLY shut down, probably by Holder et al. The indictment of the trucking executive is the “bottom fruit” of the poisonious tree.

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  6. Mel Mott says:

    Interesting that the Special Agent in charge of this investigation is/was Aaron Rouse. I wonder if that’s why he was sent to Las Vegas? He also just happens to be John Podesta’s son in law. No conflict of interest in that investigation?

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  7. Those five boxes of top secret documents that Hillary and Huma stole fro the DOJ…….

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  8. It certainly is odd that, on the one hand, the DNC is Screaming the Russians are the Greatest Evil on Earth, in order to support Russiagate, yet Hillary giving them uranium that might come back to us atop an ICBM, was A-OK. Lack of logic, there 😉

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  9. pmdea says:

    Uranium 1 was necessary for the”Iranian Nuclear Deal” as Obama needed Russia’s help to secure it with Iran. He did everything he possibly could to make sure this deal went through (including obstructing Project Cassandra) and those actions will lead to his downfall… Hillary made money off it and maybe Obama got some $$$ to..
    But just think about this and let it sink in….it was called the “Iranian Nuclear Deal” NOT the “Iranian Anti – Nuclear Deal”…probably the most honest thing we will ever see from Obama was the title of this Deal!!!
    Did Iran and NK both benefit from this DEAL?? just asking where did the yellow cake end up…

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  10. AKM says:

    Great thread from Imperator rex showing that Judge Theodore Chuang will preside over the Lambert “Uranium 1” case. Meanwhile he is the guy who allowed plea bargain or dismissal in previous Uranium 1 cases.
    Say what?

    Excuse me if this has appeared higher in the thread

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  11. scarlettbr says:

    Clinton excuses are already starting: 1. They didn’t know. 2. It’s too old to investigate. 3. This is nothing but a right wing conspiracy. (and the forth is a new one.) 4. It would be an embarrassment for both sides to be investigated at the same time or during the same administration.
    From the republicans, the excuses are: 1. we can’t get the documents, 2. we have no power over the agencies we are in charged with overseeing.
    From the democrats, the excuses are: 1. you are all racist.
    We will see, I am hopeful, but the same people are still in Congress. Pres. Trump is one man, one man can make a difference, but this is decades of corruptions and a long term plan.

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  12. 4harrisonblog says:

    There was a mob of sociopath and psychopath at the head of the obama gang.

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  13. JETS says:

    By reopenong Uranium 1, the timeline puts Mueller in the spotlight. This goes further to discredit his entire investigation of russian collusion. Pretty good.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      No one has stated the investigation was reopened, other than unnamed sources. If the investigation were reopened, why would multiple sources blab it to NBC? To warn the suspects? This is likely a staged leak so that the DOJ can counter the only real investigation underway, in Congress. Let’s see now – Congress has turned up the pressure, is actually obtaining documents, and suddenly the DOJ leaks it is investigating. We are to believe that? You are all being misled.

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  14. Mike diamond says:

    Hillary is in the deep deep state,or her and ol bill would be in prison!!! And by the way what was on Debbie Wasserman Shultz computer????? Will the public ever be told????

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  15. Rob Byrde says:

    This comment is important Please read.

    I read that Obama had requested to destroy all the papers/hardcopy documents of his 8 years. He wanted to digitize everything. His library was to be completely computer data. Nothing hard.
    Obama was granted his wish by some left leaning judge.
    Then Obama requested for Susan Rice. All of HER stuff went over to the library area, where it is getting destroyed, as well.
    This stuff is locked up for five years. No one can touch it or see it. It is protected by law.

    So it doesn’t matter anymore. Obama and Rice and most probably others are ALL in the clear because the COURT only accepts original signatures, unless the person who signed ALLOWED the substitute copied digital signature to replace the original. And I am totally sure that Obama and gang will never do that.

    Also, everything is locked up, and the statute of limitations will end ALL problems for the Obama crew.

    I wrote my senator who is on the Homeland Security Committee and told him. He is full aware of it, if he read my letter or the news.

    But what about Sessions? Does he know how protected these criminals have made themselves?

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    • Rob Byrde says:

      And also along these lines….Susan Rice STILL has her top secret clearance and access to the governmental intelligence! This was granted as well. The Obama gang said that this was needed to work on the library. BULL—It was needed to spy on the USA gov

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  16. CTH and Katica is overlooking something serious in their analysis of the documents. As you will notice there is a clear day to day progression in the Intelligence Community heirarchy of the FBI Special Agents requests to preserve documentation. These requests all go to the same type of office down the intelligence food chain until it hits the operational end.

    As can be seen by the chronology of the FBI SA’s requests, they are being processed by top level management who is then ditecting him to send his requesrs further down the intelligence food chain until he gets to the operational side of the program. Down there at the bottom is only one agency which doesn’t receive it’s request to preserve documentation at the General Counsel level.

    That particular section being the Counter Intelligence Section within the DIA. This was the operational arm of the intelligence mission which the Clintons were monkeying around with. It looks like the Clintons were deeply enmeshed in politically interfering with ongoing intelligence operations to protect our strategic nuclear lower from terrorists.

    There is unlikely to be any further details on this scandal given the sensitivity of the missions of the DIA CI. Uranium One must be viewed solely on a political basis of how a corrupt family used it’s position to politically neutralize operational intelligence units conducting the defense of our nuclear energy infrastructure. Why were they doing that? Motive. That is the objective to find now. The Clintons are on very thin ice into the deepest darkest cold waters.

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  17. 8675309 says:

    Beware Special Prosecutors! They are named by politicians, for political purpose. When I hear that a Special Prosecutor is named, I count the investigation over and justice dead.

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