Emails Reveal Bill Clinton Met With Vladimir Putin Just Before Uranium One Deal

Tyler Durden's picture

If President Trump or anyone even remotely close to his presidency, including his best friend from 2nd grade that he hadn't seen in 40 years, sought to meet with key Russian nuclear officials, in Moscow, just months before the federal government approved a very controversial deal handing Vladimir Putin 20% of U.S. uranium reserves, despite an ongoing investigation into Russian fraud, bribery, extortion and money laundering, it would be the only story played on a 24 x 7 loop on CNN and MSNBC.

Ironically, that is exactly what new emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton did in June 2010, just months before the Uranium One deal was approved by a committee on which his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat.  Oh, and did we mention that Bill's Clinton Foundation just happened to collect millions of dollars in bribes donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders shortly after his Moscow meetings?

As you will recall, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), approved the Uranium One transaction in October 2010.  According to new emails revealed by The Hill, just months before that approval, Bill Clinton sought permission from the State Department, run by his wife at the time, to meet Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, the company which was ultimately approved to purchase Uranium One.

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.


Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.


“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team.

While we apparently still don't know whether Bill Clinton was ultimately approved to hold those meetings, his team did confirm that he met with Vladimir Putin at his private residence.

The documents don’t indicate what decision the State Department finally made. But current and former aides to both Clintons told The Hill on Thursday the request to meet the various Russians came from other people, and the ex-president’s aides and State decided in the end not to hold any of the meetings with the Russians on the list.


Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead.

Clinton and Putin

Meanwhile, The Hill revealed yet another facet to the story from a "close associate of Bill Clinton" who says that his trip to Russia may have been as much about helping family members “grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses," businesses in which we're sure Bill and Hillary just happened to have a stake, as it was about trading American uranium reserves for Clinton Foundation donations.

A close associate of Bill Clinton who was directly involved in the Moscow trip and spoke on condition of anonymity, described to The Hill the circumstances surrounding how Bill Clinton landed a $500,000 speaking gig in Russia and then came up with the list of Russians he wanted to meet.


The friend said Hillary Clinton had just returned in late March 2010 from an official trip to Moscow where she met with both Putin and Medvedev. The president’s speaker’s bureau had just received an offer from Renaissance Capital to pay the former president $500,000 for a single speech in Russia.


Documents show Bill Clinton’s personal lawyer on April 5, 2010, sent a conflict of interest review to the State Department asking for permission to give the speech in late June, and it was approved two days later.


The Clinton friend said the former president’s office then began assembling a list of requests to meet with Russian business and government executives whom he could meet on the trip. One of the goals of the trip was to try to help a Clinton family relative “grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses,” the friend told The Hill.


“It was one of the untold stories of the Russia trip. People have focused on Uranium One and the speaking fees, but opening up a business spigot for the family business was one only us insiders knew about,” the friend said.


“We knew of some sort of transactions in which the Clintons received funds and Russia received approvals, and the question has always been how and if those two events are connected,” he said. “I think this provides further evidence the two may be connected.”

Of course, Hillary contends that this entire story is a "big nothing-burger" and that everyone should promptly return their focus to the $100,000 worth of Facebook ads that destroyed her campaign and the entire American democratic process...

Aides to the ex-president, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation said Bill Clinton did not have any conversations about Rosatom or the Uranium One deal while in Russia, and that no one connected to the deal was involved in the trip. A spokesman for Secretary Clinton said Thursday the continued focus on the Uranium One deal smacked of partisan politics aimed at benefiting Donald Trump.


“At every turn this storyline has been debunked on the merits. Its roots are with a project shepherded by Steve Bannon, which should tell you all you need to know,” said Nick Merrill. “This latest iteration is simply more of the right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems, which are real and a grave threat to our national security.” Current and former Clinton aides told The Hill that the list of proposed business executives the former president planned to meet raised some sensitivities after Bill Clinton’s speaker bureau got the invite for the lucrative speech.

...and we're confident CNN wholeheartedly agrees.

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pndr4495's picture

On whose side are the secret service agents still guarding the Clintons ? When is "confidential " information - in actual fact - concealing an act of treason ? Tyranny seems to be winning so far.

GunnyG's picture

This is a moment in history where either the USG prosecutes these fuckers or they don't and the Rule of Law dies once and for all.

incharge1976's picture

Swamp creature Sessions will not lift the gag order on the FBI agent. May as well stop posting articles like this as nothing is going to happen. Its one big joke.

tangent's picture

He (or she) who smelt it, dealt it. I think we all knew what was up on ZH.

TeethVillage88s's picture

OT: China’s 30-year deadline to rule the world

CHINA’S leader has laid out his ambitious plans for a superpower in a three-hour speech with huge implications for Australia.

Bill Clinton Made China full WTO Member, Most Favored Nation Status, set the mold with NAFTA.

consider me gone's picture

WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,

Words wil never express how much I hate it when politicians use the word "folks."  When liberals want to appear and sound folksy, that they know where you live, that they "feel your pain" they use "folks." There is no single better "Caution: Smoke is being attempted to be blown up your your ass. You are being lied to" than that telltale watchword "folks." Think Obama. How many lies did he tell while employing the word "folks?" I'd rather calculate pi by hand than calculate the answer to that question.

MrBoompi's picture

Umm...don't you know the only story that matters today is how people are upset at Trump for what he said to the late serviceman's family?  That is obviously more important than the Clintons making hundreds of millions of dollars from Russia in a bribery scheme.  

consider me gone's picture

That witches red hat is meant to focus the attentions on her by those easily distracted. And, it works. Why did I ever quit drinking and smoking dope? 

Grandad Grumps's picture

Isn't it cool that they were there to get a photo of the meeting?

No, wait, that is Putin's face on someone else's head and body.

Maestro Maestro's picture

***Fuck Clinton and fuck Putin and fuck Trump. They're all the same shit, lackeys for the bankers.***


China and Russia are not the good guys either. In fact, China and Russia are only playing good cop, bad cop with their partners, the Americans and the Europeans.

China, like Russia, is not pro-gold and acts in collusion with the COMEX and LBMA to suppress the price of gold. When gold goes up in price, it will be against the will of the Chinese, the Russians and the Indians.

The BRICs are all IMF member countries and are thus forbidden to monetize gold, or link their currencies to gold, or use gold as a trading or exchange mechanism:

India recently collaborated with Western bankers and following the West's instructions, temporarily destroyed the purchasing power of its own Indian population by demonetizing physical cash, under the guise of eliminating tax evasion and cash-only criminal activity. This has had the effect of crashing the gold price by temporarily removing the Indians from the gold market, exactly when the Trump inauguration lit a fire under the gold price.

The Russians never abstained from using dollars even at the time of the communist USSR! If they did not demand gold for their oil during the Cold War, why would the Russians do it now when the Russian central bank is owned and controlled by the City of London banking establishment since the creation of the new Russian Constitution under Yeltsin? The Russians are forbidden to issue their own currency the Ruble without permission from Western bankers and the Russians can only buy US Treasuries with the dollars they get for their oil, not gold. There are more dollar assets than Rubles in Russia:

The gold price would have skyrocketed if the Russians and the Chinese were buying gold hand over fist as alleged. Why do you think that Western bankers would give gold away at or below cost to their purported enemies?

Unless they were not enemies in reality, and just partners playing good cop, bad cop for the purposes of fooling and manipulating their unsuspecting respective populations?

Why do the Russians never ask the Americans to leave Syria where the Americans are illegal invaders under international law? Why did the Russians never prevent the Israelis from attacking their allies the Syrians?

The Shanghai Gold Exchange is a fraud designed to legitimize the fraudulent COMEX "discovered" gold price. Goldman Sachs and JPM never could have manipulated the gold and silver prices lower without active Chinese collaboration. That the Shanghai Gold Exchange is a physical only market is a LIE:

The Chinese government defrauded and stole from their own Chinese citizens by encouraging them to buy gold at the top. The Chinese bankers then colluded with JPM and Goldman Sachs to crash the gold and silver prices. Large amounts of physical silver were leased out and sold into the physical markets by the Chinese authorities as well:

Do not forget: It's the international ruling classes against the common folk. That's the real meaning of globalism.

redmudhooch's picture

Lots of Trump puppets here today.

Trump is no different, when he starts clawing back the police/surveillance state, and stops acting like ISIS/terrorists/false flags are anything other than a Israeli/CIA/MIC creation, I'll take that back.

Extra Oink's picture

The L.A. Times this morning is pushing the Russian-Trump collusion story, still! What a joke.

Fireman's picture

Zero Hedge, Stop It! The Clintons are crime gods!

Pigeon's picture

"At every turn this story has been debunked on its merits."


"I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

"I turned over all of my emails."

These two fucking shitbag grifters need to go down harder than Harvey Weinstein.

TheLastTrump's picture

Clinton sold America out to both Russia & China.


Where's the punishment?

messystateofaffairs's picture

Billy, shame on you, in addition to all the pedophilia, Satanism, murders and such, playing pay to play with pooty too.

JackMeOff's picture

Meanwhile the MSM continues to focus on the Trump/Kelly and Wilson fued.  Sad.

SharkBit's picture

No problema. Turtle Sessions is on the case and should have wrapped up around 2030.  Ridiculous the crap the Clintons pulled off and subsequently being provided cover by a long list of establisment cronies (Comey, Lynch, Holder, Rice, RINOs, MSM, a long, long list).

Dratpmurt's picture

Focus on the criminals that are in the white house not the ones that were in the white house.  You all are so easily distracted.

loveyajimbo's picture

"Focus on the criminals that are in the white house not the ones that were in the white house."

OK, asshole, tell us all about what crimes the current occupants of the WH have committed.  And post your evidence, not the horseshit talking points of CNN, WaPo, BLM and CAIR...

redmudhooch's picture

Launched some missiles at Syria, there are a few...

PrivetHedge's picture

You think criminal governments are just a distraction??

They need to be in jail. We Want Justice.

For what they've done to your family too.

OKUSA's picture

Ok so I have a question. Who is running our government? I mean really? My opinion is that we are still under British rule and ultimately under the rule of the Vatican. Any other opinions out there?

SuperRay's picture

Seriously? You don't know Zionist Jews are in charge? Wtf!

optimator's picture

Start with the B.I.S. and work your way down the chain of command.

The Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks, which were themselves private corporations.

Each central bank dominates its government by its ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence co-operative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world."

Mike Masr's picture

The deep-state runs our government!

Zepper's picture

They are starting to circle the carts around the clintons. Hopefully it will only be a matter of time before a grand Jury is formed. They will have to pull Meuler off of the Witch hunt after Trump and the russians because it was Mueler who helped the Clintons out with the fucking Uranium deal. I would not send Comey to jail because that guy is the stupidest fuck ever. He not only bit the hand that feeds him, he chewed it clean off. Meuler definitely has to go to jail for colluding with the Clintons on the pay for play uranium deal with the Russians.


I can just see Putin holding a press conference at the right time(has to be the right time) and telling the grand jury that he would be happy to testify against the Clintons and still has the money trail going to the Clinton Foundation.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

This is a real shocker.


I'm going to throw it on the big pile of shockers and stunners and dead n1gg3rs I'm building out back.

loveyajimbo's picture

Yes, the Clinton Crime Cabal is a cancer on America... as are the vile maggots that support and/or protect them...

One may well ask WTF??  PROVEN multiple major felonies on espionage, perjury and obstruction... RICO-level crimininality in both the Clinton "foundation" and CGI, both which operate illegally according to their own structures and regulations... now the revelations about perhaps the political scandal of the century...

And Sessions still refuses to appoint a Special Prosecutor???  Or to un-recuse himself long enough to shitcan and/or prosecute the obvious Clinton Cabal members Mueller, Comey, Lynch, Holder, Rice, Mills, McCabe and Rosenstein??

There's picture

Let's prosecute, kill and excoriate all the previous members of previous governments for their questionable acts and misguided activities.

We are still left with a Feckless Kleptocracy that can't get anything done or done right, and doesn't understand the meaning of Patriot.

GunnyG's picture

I'd give everything I own to put the Clintons into matching electric chairs, throw the switch, and walk away.

USA USA's picture

Good till the "walk away part. I would watch them both piss and shit their jump suits then take their last breath on earth enroute to HELL!


pndr4495's picture

BORIS ALOTOVKRAP - Please weigh in on this article.

MsCreant's picture

Did anyone notice that Putin did not volunteer to talk about this meeting? 

Sure would have helped Trump out a whole lot. 

Who is it that colludes with the Russians again?

Dickweed Wang's picture

Has anyone noticed what Clinton looks like in the photo in this piece compared to what he looks like now?  The guy has deteriorated significantly in the 7 years since that photo was taken.  Karma's a bitch . . .

GeezerGeek's picture

Not karma. The polite term is dissipation.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

comparing notes on the grand kids, i'm sure. Clintons are just filth.

Sudden Debt's picture

There should be a law where the media can only report facts and not speculation.

It would destroy most of the mainstream media these days.


Only facts on proof.

And  that's not a weird concept... because in the past, let's say 30 years ago, that was a fact because no mainstream media reported on speculation unless they had proof to back it up.


And in America.... it's gone full retard... they're even using the laws of humor and comedy to turn the "comedy channel" into a political tool where political agenda's of evil white people are being pushed.

The worst is that black guy on comedy channel that constantly attacks Trump with a soundclip in the back.

HOW STUPID ARE AMERICANS???? They're being played like puppets!


You guys mock Europe, but when the Europeans don't agree, they actually have the guts to stand up and burn the place to the ground!

Do Americans have the guts to do so?


they're all scared and hide at home buying guns but they'll never stand up.

They might buy guns but they'll never use them for protection of freedom and rights.

They'll only use them because they're affraid that somebody might break in or because it makes them feel like a man.

But a man dares to speak up and say his mind. Even if it could cost his job or whatever. 

And that's the big difference with Americans and Europeans.

Americans will need Europeans if they will ever want their freedom back.


Mimir's picture

You are right, Americans are mostly scared to death of their on shadow. God knows why ! 

Team_Huli's picture

Another body will be turning-up dead...

Totally_Disillusioned's picture

Let's hope the Senate Committee gets his testimony first

de Cosmos's picture

... cut to pieces and stuffed in a duffelbag so that the coroner can rule it was suicide.

Herdee's picture

The market was under a spell there for a bit and he made a fortune on his speaking tours. That was until he made a fatal mistake of getting George Bush Jr. to join him in speaking. The crowds went crazy and were full of hate when it happened. As it turns out when we look at it, ol' Bill was nothin' but a con artist and pervert.

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Political and Economic Socialists skimming off the top?

NickPeeMe's picture

More distraction from the crimes of Trump.

F em all but 6's picture

no. just another opportunity for you to make an ass out of yourself.Well done!

Anunnaki's picture

If a Snowflake melts in the forest does it make a sound?

Anunnaki's picture

Looks more like a Russiagate boomerang doubling back on the Dems