The story surrounding Uranium One, a Canadian company with Russian ties, has lately taken on new life. The scandal allegedly entails a deal that was authorized while Barack Obama has been president, that allowed Uranium One to be on the receiving end of much of the United States’s petroleum production.
Up until now, this narrative was easily dismissed as yet another wild goose chase that Republicans have gone on in an effort to attempt to pin down, yet again, Hillary Clinton on something which will show her criminal background.
When the story first broke, there was a supply — an FBI informant talking on the basis of anonymity. It isn’t unusual, but since Clinton was accused again by the Republicans, and they all had was an anonymous opinion, nobody was willing to bite.
But, Sessions’ committee announced Wednesday it received DOJ approval to release the informant’s name. A DOJ spokesman published this announcement saying the informant is free to disclose:
[…] any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation.
Reuters published the informant’s name, William D. Campbell, on Thursday, and Campbell confirmed this himself. He had been an FBI informant for five years with the only intent of monitoring Russian attempts to get access to U.S. atomic energy.
Campbell is set to testify before Congress on Monday, and some allege he’s damning evidence which reveals the bribery and collusion between Uranium One and the Obama government.
Despite the concerning information about the deal that should worry Americans, some news outlets can’t seem to bring themselves to be critical of Clinton in this regard. CNN even went so far as to say Trump would have done the same thing. Which is a strange way of saying, “This is a bad thing, but Trump would have done it, so we’re going to point out a hypothetical thing that could never have happened as a reason to not report the actual bad thing that Hillary Clinton did.”
President Trump has stated the following of the whole fiasco:
“The uranium sale to Russia and the way it was done was so underhanded. With tremendous amounts of money being passed, I actually think that’s Watergate: modern age.”