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Did Hillary Clinton Commit a Crime and Accept Bribes From the Russians

April 25, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Did Hillary Clinton Commit a Crime and Accept Bribes From the Russians

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Donations or bribe?

There is more fallout over allegations that Hillary Clinton received millions in donations in exchange for support for Russia’s take over of a Uranium company, who is responsible for almost half of the U.S. uranium supply. Critics are now saying at best Clinton violated a code of ethics as Secretary of State, at worst she committed a crime, which have many people now starting to hurl the “B” word at Clinton. And not that “B” word, but Bribery.

The string of recent allegations involve foreign Governments who donated millions of dollars in contributions to the Clinton Foundation in return for favors during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as the head State Department.

One particular instance involves a uranium mining company called Uranium One, which is one of the largest uranium producers in the world. The U.S. receives almost half its Uranium supply from mines owned by the Candian company.

However, the company is now owned by the Russians through affiliates, with the backing of then Secretary of State Clinton. Which means Russia was allowed to buy one-fifth of the United States uranium production capacity, which it can now use to further Iran’s construction of its nuclear weapons program.

According to a New York Times report, in 2009 Russia’s state-owned atomic agency Rosatom acquired a 17% interest in Uranium One. Then in 2013 Russia managed to assume control of Uranium One through three separate transactions therefore gaining a 51% majority share of the company. Canadian records show as the deal was ongoing a ton of cash from investors heavily linked with the Russians made its way to the coffers of the Clinton Foundation.

The takeover meant that the Russians now control almost half of the U.S. uranium production capacity. The acquisition deal involving Uranium One needed approval from a committee of representatives from multiple US agencies, which had the backing of Hillary Clinton’s state department.

As the Russians lobbied for support for the deal, the head of Uranium One and a Russian based firm promoting the company stock gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

Bill Clinton also received $500,000 from the same Russian investment firm marketing Uranium One’s stock for a speaking engagement in Moscow. Moreover, as the deal was being considered, the US government, particularly the State Department under Clinton promised the Russians to ease concerns about giving control of Uranium One’s assets to Russia.

Although it is unknown whether these transactions and the approval of the deal was a quid pro quo. The Clinton Foundation did manage to accumulate a whopping $250m in assets.

News of the recent scandals involving foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation began with the personal email server set up by Clinton instead of using a government issued email and used it to conduct state department business as Secretary of State. Normally all emails get archived. Instead, 30,000 emails were wiped by Clinton’s staff.

Furthermore, An upcoming book by former Bush staffer Peter Schweizer, detailing donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities in exchange for favors raised even more questions.

The book had the Clinton campaign on the attack, releasing a statement through their spokesman, blasting the reports calling it a politically motivated attack by the GOP aimed at derailing Hillary’s Presidential run.

“Nobody has ever produced one shred of evidence that supports the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation. To suggest the state department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the US government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless.”

The spokesman added that aside from US agencies, the Canadian government also had agreed to the deal. But the Clinton campaign fails to mention the most damaging source who broke the Uranium One story.

The New York Times, which is hardly the bastion of the vast right wing conspiracy nuts, published an article this week and gave a detailed account of the Uranium One deal. The report also called into question the ethics regarding Clinton’s involvement in the deal.

U.S. laws prohibit foreign donations to political campaigns. However, foreign contributions can be made to U.S. based foundations and prior to Hillary’s announcement of her candidacy for President, the Clinton Foundation announced it recently limited donations made by foreign governments.

However, The Clinton Foundation also announced they will be re-filing their tax returns for the last five years because of an “oversite.”

The scandal has not only caused problems politically for Hillary; Former Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney spoke in layman’s terms regarding Clinton’s involvement with the Russian uranium deal.

“I’ve got to tell you; I was stunned when I heard of it, I mean, it looks like a bribe,’ said Romney in an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.

“There is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was paid to help grease the sale of – what? – 20 percent of United States uranium production to Russia, and covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals, and by erasing emails,’ he said.

Romney added, ‘And I presume we would know for sure whether there was or was not bribery if she didn’t wipe out thousands of emails. But this is a very, serious series of facts, and it looks like corruption at the highest level.”

House Speaker John Boehner is mulling issuing a subpoena of Hillary Clinton’s personal e-mail server if she refuses to turn it over to be examined by an independent third party.

“She violated the law. The idea that she was going to use her personal server for official business contradicts the transparency issue that the president likes to tout,” the Ohio Republican told Bloomberg. ”

Legal analysts believe Clinton’s actions could have violated the federal bribery statute under the Title 18 Code. Under Title 18 section code 201, says it’s against the law to give anything of value to a public official in return for promises or for influencing an act. Anyone violating the statute could be heavily fined up to four times the monetary value received and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Obama Administration is treading lightly on the issue. The recently confirmed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who prosecuted major corruption cases as a federal prosecutor has yet to indicate whether her Justice Department will open a criminal investigation into the latest allegations against the Clintons.

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