FBI Informant "Threatened" After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case

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While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of America's uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour. 

As The Hill pointed out earlier this morning, the latest development in this sordid tale revolves around a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and beyond to build a case against a Russian perpetrator who ultimately admitted to bribery, extortion and money laundering.  The informant, who is so far only known as "Confidential Source 1," says that when he attempted to come forward last year with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the scandal he was promptly silenced by the FBI and the Obama administration.

Working as a confidential witness, the businessman made kickback payments to the Russians with the approval of his FBI handlers and gathered other evidence, the records show.

 

Sources told The Hill the informant's work was crucial to the government's ability to crack a multimillion dollar racketeering scheme by Russian nuclear officials on U.S. soil that involved bribery, kickbacks, money laundering and extortion. In the end, the main Russian executive sent to the U.S. to expand Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear business, an executive of an American trucking firm and a Russian financier from New Jersey pled guilty to various crimes in a case that started in 2009 and ended in late 2015.

 

Toensing added her client has had contact from multiple congressional committees seeking information about what he witnessed inside the Russian nuclear industry and has been unable to provide that information because of the NDA.

 

“He can’t disclose anything that he came upon in the course of his work,” she said.

 

The information the client possesses includes specific allegations that Russian executives made to him about how they facilitated the Obama administration's 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal and sent millions of dollars in Russian nuclear funds to the U.S. to an entity assisting Bill Clinton's foundation. At the time, Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of State on the government panel that approved the deal, the lawyer said.

 

It has been previously reported that Bill Clinton accepted $500,000 in Russian speaking fees in 2010 and collected millions more in donations for his foundation from parties with a stake in the Uranium One deal, transactions that both the Clintons and the Obama administration denied had any influence on the approval.

Victoria

In the midst of the new discoveries revealed yesterday about the Uranium One case (see: FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons Millions), "Confidential Source 1" has once again hired an attorney, Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to get his story out.

Sitting down with The Hill earlier, Toensing said that the last time her client tried to speak out "both his reputation and liberty" were "threatened" by the Obama administration in a effort to force his silence. 

“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “And so my client, the same part of my client that made him go into the FBI in the first place, says, 'This is wrong. What should I do about it?'”

 

Toensing said she also possesses memos that recount how the Justice Department last year threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race as well as helped him recover some of the money Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe.

 

The undercover client witnessed “a lot of bribery going on around the U.S.” but was asked by the FBI to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents him from revealing what he knows to Congress, Toensing explained.

 

When he tried to bring some of the allegations to light in the lawsuit last year, “the Obama Justice Department threatened him with loss of freedom. They said they would bring a criminal case against him for violating an NDA,” she added.

 

Emails obtained by The Hill show that a civil attorney working with the former undercover witness described the pressure the Justice Department exerted to keep the client from disclosing to a federal court what he knew last summer.

 

“The government was taking a very harsh position that threatened both your reputation and liberty,” the civil lawyer wrote in one email. In another, she added, “As you will recall the gov’t made serious threats sufficient to cause you to withdraw your civil complaint."

As we pointed out last summer when Peter Schweizer first released his feature documentary Clinton Cash, the Uranium One deal at the center of this scandal is believed to have netted the Clintons and their Clinton Foundation millions of dollars in donations and 'speaking fees' from Uranium One shareholders and other Russian entities.

Russian Purchase of US Uranium Assets in Return for $145mm in Contributions to the Clinton Foundation - Bill and Hillary Clinton assisted a Canadian financier, Frank Giustra, and his company, Uranium One, in the acquisition of uranium mining concessions in Kazakhstan and the United States.  Subsequently, the Russian government sought to purchase Uranium One but required approval from the Obama administration given the strategic importance of the uranium assets.  In the run-up to the approval of the deal by the State Department, nine shareholders of Uranium One just happened to make $145mm in donations to the Clinton Foundation.  Moreover, the New Yorker confirmed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in speaking fees from a Russian investment bank, with ties to the Kremlin, around the same time.  Needless to say, the State Department approved the deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium assets 

Meanwhile, the 'journalists' over at CNN are still trying to get to the bottom of exactly who spent the $100,000 on Facebook ads...

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shankster's picture

No Way! Say it ain't so....cause the media and the gubmit told me the 'usa' was the most free nation on the planet Earth.

nmewn's picture

Mueller? MUELLER? MUELLER?!!!

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

+10 that's funny -- and a little subtle

nmewn's picture

Thats as subtle as I could get with the boiling rage I'm coping with ;-)

Bay of Pigs's picture

Me too bro. I'm ready to tee off on some people.

This shit is beyond the pale...

beemasters's picture

What the hell is Trump waiting for? Jail the Clintons already! What's that about they are good people??? Another BS of yours, Trump!

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

I like how they use Non Disclosure Agreements to silence people:

Like a pedophile to a child......Shhhh don't tell anyone, its our little secret.

From what I have been reading lately, Harvey Weinstein used similar tactics on women.

toady's picture

Time for another arkancide.....

Never One Roach's picture

The fbi informant needs to go into hiding...until he pops up at some point of the Ellen Degenerate show!

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Yep, absolutely!...

Look out... another Arkanicide upcoming!

Tarzan's picture

How can the FBI enforce a NDA agains testifying before Congress? 

 

Something is fishy.  Likely Congress doesn't want to know more then they already know

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Congress is the last to want to do something. They have to be dragged kicking and screaming into a serious investigation, and then it better be a sure thing with a bow on top.

Trump knows all politicians are reluctant warriors and will cut and run at the first sign of trouble. So if you are going to take down the Clinton crime syndicate you better have your ducks in a row before you tip your hand. Don’t expect reinforcements, ala Benghazi, to show up if you get in trouble.

jeff montanye's picture

still feel like i'm getting my money's worth on my contribution to and vote for trump.  also the new releases by the 26th on jfk probably will get a slightly better shot under trump than clinton.  

those clintons really seem to have been sure that they would beat trump.  no wonder "everyone" wanted him out and pence in seconds after the inauguration.  if ever the rule of law gets into the justice department those clintons, among others, are going down.

Erek's picture

The Clintons are going down? Don't fool yourself. The "Rule of Law" doesn't apply to these assholes. If the Clintons and others were going down they would have beed sunk a long time ago. These bastards are being protected and will mostlikely never be called to answer for their crimes.

Tarzan's picture

I'm not so confident they will escape their due forever.  The wicked tend to eat themselves when power shifts, and at the moment there's a battle royal in the ranks of the power hungry the world over.  Very dangerous times ahead for all, even the elite...

BennyBoy's picture

 

Everybody is ganging up on poor old Hillary.


With the facts.

Kayman's picture

For all the shills for the elistist Mob, that constantly tell you voting is a waste- Remember that voting got Trump in and voting will get the Mob out.

It is the only practical way.  At least at the moment.

A few votes, at the margin, got Trump in and a few votes, at the margin, will change the Senate.

Cloud9.5's picture

I once again recently watched The Last of The Mohicans.  There is a telling scene where the Colonial Militia discovers General Webb’s promise to allow the militia to protect their own families was meaningless.  It was there that the Militia discovered English Law was bifurcated.  It had one meaning for the interest of the Crown and a different meaning for the common subject.  That discovery eventually made up the American Mind and gave rise to the American Revolution.

American law is now bifurcated.  The elites can commit fraud, murder and rape and they are given a pass when their victims come from the underclasses.  The commoners, on the other hand, are cited for not mowing their lawns. Their doors are repeatedly kicked in, often times by mistake, and sometimes they are killed, their children maimed, and their pets killed.  Yet, that same long arm of the law, that serves the elites, has no legal obligation to protect the citizens it so proudly claims to serve and protect.

The rule of law is a dried up corpse in this country.  The upper class has long since walked away from legal restraint.  The underclass is now waking up to their true condition.  At the present, the law is nothing more than a restraint on honest men.  It prevents honest men from seeking their own justice while allowing criminals to run rampant through the halls of power.

 

Either this situation is addressed or the commoners will throw off the shackles that bind them and the national edifice will crumble into dust.

Kayman's picture

Cloud

More eyes are opening everyday. Washington is the Mob.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually commit the crime personally.[1]

Tell me where RICO doesn't describe Washington- it's politicians and it's agencies.

Cloud9.5's picture

The left has been tirelessly trying to construct an omnipotent, omnipresent state that they assumed they would forever control.  In the process they have created numerous tools to facilitate their control.  RICO has been dusted off and repurposed to bring down Trump.

It applies. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/content/rico-act.html

If Trump can be charged under RICO, Hillary can be jailed under it. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/4/1534546/-Trump-In-Court-Over-RICO-Charges

 

The crime syndicate has fractured in Washington.  The factions are going after each other.  This places us at a very precarious point in history.  This internecine warfare may collapse the system.

rosiescenario's picture

Sounds as though Soros' support of ANTIFA creates a legal liability for him and his foundation...."crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing"

what happened's picture

 

You can pass tough laws in the Justice Department, like Trump is trying to do with human trafficking problem going on in this country.  However, it is blocked by other forces on the way down the ladder very hard.

http://www.alliesagainstslavery.org/slavery

nightwish's picture

We want heads. Bloody heads on sticks. The criminality of these acts are obvious. The Clintons, Holders and Obamas participation and profit from this high level scam is likewise, obvious. What's not obvious is why these villians havent been dragged out in the street and shot by now.

The Gun Is Good's picture

"What's not obvious is why these villians havent been dragged out in the street and shot by now."

Because those of us who actually care about justice are not yet desperate enough; we're still just trying to make a living, support our families, etc., and we've sadly developed too high a tolerance for the enduring corruption.

Either of two things must happen before we can commit to the appropriate form of revolution (which is, in this case, the targeted killing of domestic terrorist criminal elite by citizens):

1. We literally have nothing left to lose as individuals, or

2. We are prepared to make real personal sacrifices / give our lives, fortunes, etc. to the task (for the sake of justice itself, our children's futures, etc.).

(How much of this shit can I take? I keep asking myself that question, and I'm disappointed to admit the answer thus far: Too much....)

rcintc's picture

or....it's likely Congress already knows....

Tarzan's picture

What they know privately, they don't want to know publicly.  Part of the wicked game is to strategically embrace ignorance.  It's on vivid display every time a reporter puts a mic in front of a politician with ties to Weinstine!

Bush Baby's picture

If you want to draw a parallel, just like everyone in Hollywood knew about rapist Weinstein and did nothing, everybody in Washington knew about the Clintons stealing, and did nothing.

auricle's picture

It seems the anti russia meme is because the quid pro quo did not happen. The deal was that russia would be pro hillary in return for the uranium deal. Turns out Putin pissed all over that deal. Now the establisment has been trying to get back. 

macholatte's picture

 

LOCK HIM UP!

    LOCK HER UP!

        LOCK THEM UP!

 

ne-tiger's picture

Is it time to arrest the bitch yet?

jeff montanye's picture

i say no.  trump might should wait for two things: the consolidation of his power over the justice department and the cia for one and the desire by a majority of the electorate that hillary clinton be indicted for the other.  imo the second is coming; the first is harder to call.  

they can always kill him.

what happened's picture

 

Half of the electorate voted for Hillary Clinton.  Why?  Their jobs, pensions and benefits are intertwined in the policies of the DNC.  Some are offered protections of the state to commit acts that otherwise would be crimes.  That is why the silence is deafening.

Paul Kersey's picture

They threatened the informant with being buried deep in between Hillary's legs, where he would have most likely encountered what's left of Jimmy Hoffa.

Erek's picture

Oh, Christ! You know how to turn stomachs.

Barry Madingo-Odongo's picture

I did not speak with that woman..cough

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

The threatened informant needs a preemptive presidential pardon

Doña K's picture

NDA's are not valid if a crime was committed. Violating an NDA is most likely civil.

I always put a small "ud" next to my signature when I signed something which I am reluctant to sign but have to.

ud = under duress If asked, you state that it is part of your signature.

 

Razor_Edge's picture

Not a civil tort. Ex Turpi Causa Non Oritur Actio - no action shall arise from a base cause. Contracts offending against public policy are void ab initio; they never happened in the first place.

chumbawamba's picture

I just sign anything from the government "Under Duress", because petty much everything they do is an assault on my liberty. Other useful phrases include "Non Assumpsit", "No Consent", and "All Rights Reserved".

I am Chumbawamba.

Tarzan's picture

I practice this in business, always be agreeable, with a caveat. 

I will, IF, I agree IF.....

consider me gone's picture

NDA not to tell Congress. How legal is THAT? 

shovelhead's picture

Violating National Security.

See how chummy that Federal Judge and the Prosecutor are?

Sad face.

jin187's picture

I was under the impression that testifying to congress, and/or law enforcement was outside of the legal bounds of any NDA. If that isn't the case, I suppose I'll just start carrying around NDA's to hand out to potential snitches.

overbet's picture

Looks like they're teeing it up.

booboo's picture

Too late, “the money has been spent” or sumfin like that. Now what the government can’t do karma will in spades.

jin187's picture

Karma usually doesn't affect the government until the people start bringing out the guillotines.