"Hopelessly Compromised": Judiciary Member Calls For Mueller's Resignation Over Uranium One Scandal

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Earlier this morning House Judiciary Committee representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) submitted a resolution calling for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel overseeing the FBI investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government saying, among other things, that the former FBI director is "hopelessly compromised" as a result of his failed oversight of the controversial Uranium One transaction.  Here is an excerpt from a press release posted to Gaetz's website earlier today:

“Evidence has emerged that the FBI withheld information from Congress and from the American people about Russian corruption of American uranium companies. A confidential U.S. witness, working in the Russian nuclear industry, revealed that Russia had deeply compromised an American uranium trucking firm through bribery and financial kickbacks.


Although federal agents possessed this information in 2010, the Department of Justice continued investigating this “matter” for over four years. The FBI, led at the time by Robert Mueller, required the confidential witness to sign a non-disclosure agreement. When the witness attempted to contact Congress and federal courts about the bribery and corruption he saw, he was threatened with legal action. By silencing him, Obama’s Justice Department and Mueller’s FBI knowingly kept Congress in the dark about Russia’s significant and illegal involvement with American uranium companies.


These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI. As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately,” Rep. Gaetz said in a statement.

Gaetz’s resolution currently has two cosponsors, both of whom are members of the House Freedom Caucus: Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).


Of course, pressure has been growing on Mueller for the past couple of weeks and reached a fevered pitch when the The Hill recently reported the sordid tale of "Confidential Source 1," a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and who says he was silenced by the FBI and Obama administration when he attempted to come forward with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the Uranium One scandal.

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.


“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?'”


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.


“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 week, "Confidential Source 1" has since been cleared by the DOJ to meet with Congress to tell his tale.

Meanwhile, the scandal took another turn for the worse earlier this week when, despite numerous assurances to the contrary from the Obama administration, new memos obtained by The Hill confirmed that, in fact, Uranium One yellowcake was exported from U.S. shores repeatedly between 2012 - 2014.

Yet NRC memos reviewed by The Hill shows that it did approve the shipment of yellowcake uranium — the raw material used to make nuclear fuel and weapons — from the Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada in 2012 through a third party. Later, the Obama administration approved some of that uranium going all the way to Europe, government documents show.


NRC officials said they could not disclose the total amount of uranium that Uranium One exported because the information is proprietary. They did, however, say that the shipments only lasted from 2012 to 2014 and that they are unaware of any exports since then.


NRC officials told The Hill that Uranium One exports flowed from Wyoming to Canada and on to Europe between 2012 through 2014, and the approval involved a process with multiple agencies.

Of course, we're certain that Mueller will promptly admit his conflicts and do the right thing...right?

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Below is the full text of the Gaetz' resolution:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Robert Mueller should resign from his special counsel position.

Whereas from 2001–2013, Robert Mueller served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

Whereas as early as 2009, the FBI discovered that Russian officials were engaging in bribery and extortion, tainting the American uranium industry in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to strengthen their own nuclear program;

Whereas investigations into Russia’s corruption of American uranium-related businesses were supervised by then-United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein, currently serving as Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, currently serving as Deputy Director of the FBI;

Whereas despite knowledge of this corruption, backed by documents and an eyewitness account, neither the Department of Justice nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the leadership of Mr. Mueller brought charges;

Whereas the Department of Justice actively threatened the liberty of a confidential informant embedded within Russia’s nuclear program who wished to inform Congress about Russian corruption of American uranium-related companies, and the FBI required this informant to sign a non-disclosure agreement, intentionally depriving Congress of information vital to national security and Congressional oversight authority;

Whereas Members of Congress have raised objections to, and concerns with, the sale of American uranium assets to Russian companies, and raised these concerns in official correspondence to then-President Obama as early as 2010;

Whereas in 2010, when the Russian Federation needed American approval of uranium sales, former President William Jefferson Clinton received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from Kremlin-linked institutions, and requested approval from the State Department to meet with central figures in Russia’s nuclear industry, and eventually met with Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin at Mr. Putin’s private residence;

Whereas the Clinton Foundation has either directly or indirectly received undisclosed donations totaling millions of dollars from Russian-linked sources, including from officials in Russia’s nuclear program;

Whereas in 2010, Hillary Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation, wife of former President Clinton, and then Secretary of State, approved the sale of Uranium One to a Russian state-owned nuclear technology corporation;

Whereas any thorough and honest investigation into the corruption of American-uranium related business must include investigating the willful blindness of the FBI and its leaders;

Whereas under 28 CFR 45.2, no individual can participate in a criminal investigation if he has a personal or political relationship with any organization substantially involved in the conduct that is subject of the investigation;

Whereas under 28 CFR 45.2, no individual may participate in a criminal investigation if the individual’s participation would create an appearance of conflict of interest likely to affect public perception of the integrity of the investigation;

Whereas the Code of Federal Regulations, applied to Mr. Mueller, demonstrates that he cannot be allowed to investigate his former colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates;


Whereas these obvious conflicts of interest are unacceptable to the United States justice system and the American people:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

That House of Representatives expresses its sense that Robert Mueller is compromised and should resign from his special counsel position immediately.

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Phil Free's picture

Wow. "they're" is too difficult for You? Can't quite wrap your head around contractions? Just stop typing. Go. Now.  Learn the difference between ' they're / their / there '. Only when you know how these words work, will anyone even begin to consider listening to a single word you say.

D-plorable's picture

We get a lot of foreign visitors on ZH, and not everyone is perfect at grammar. They bring a international perspective to the comment sections, and some of us appreciate that. Some of their comments have more substance than your post that does nothing but complain about someones  spelling. Do us all a favor and get off your high horse, In other words fuck off.

FIAT CON's picture


This is all you have to add to the comment section?


SgtShaftoe's picture

That's too much truth even for Trump and team.  Bill Black has integrity.  Find me one person in DC that has a shred of Integrity that's not a tourist and I'll eat my hat.  

Plus Size Model's picture

I logged in just to up vote you for this!

SybilDefense's picture

"Control Fraud" coined by Black after meeting the Clinton machine

Omen IV's picture

i never understood Sessions picking Rosenstein for his position

i dont get it - something is very very wrong


Mueller / Comey / Rosenstein / Weinstein - the amazing original group for a  coverup - sounds like "wiping it with a cloth"

Blue Steel 309's picture

Even calls for his resignation are a distraction over the bigger issue that Mueller should be prosecuted.

Decay is Constant's picture

Washington DC.  It's a cesspool of individuals all voted in by the public hoping that they are going to fix things.


Fix things they do!  Usually in line with their own self interest.

chunga's picture

What a bunch of nonsense this is.

Brazille and Warren basically admitted the DNC rigged away to their heart's content. The whole thing is preposterous and absurd.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Chunga,


It’s absolute, complete, open in your Faces

Tyrannically Lawless.

Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths

FIAT CON's picture

You must have that on you clip board ready to pastet at all times? lol 

FIAT CON's picture

I wasn't saying I disagreed with him!

williambanzai7's picture

I'll represent that remark!

nmewn's picture

No intent! No intent! No intent!...LMAO!!! 

The co-mingling of accounts is not an FEC violation or money laundering! 

Nothing to see here! Move along!

Feel the Burn, its like a "historic" venereal disease...or sumpin ;-)

wildbad's picture

brazille was and is a lying and facetious cunt.

she is just one of the first rats to have noticed that the fuckwad demo ship is going down and she fears the wrath of america more than the wrath of the clintons at the moment.

she was eye deep in the demonocratic lie swamp and deservers NO MERCY.

she is guilty and should be hanged for treason after her speedy trial

chunga's picture

You'll get no argument from me on that but she isn't gonna do that voluntarily.

And, if she's "hauled" before these frauds in congress, doj, fbi, or whatever, she'll tell them to go fuck themselves, and they will.

FreedomWriter's picture

True, but writing down those accusations basically guarantees star witness status. She will be less cheeky in front of a Federal Prosecutor or a Grand Jury.

Then we just need a few dozen other DEM turncoats to finish the story. Easy Peasy. Like shooting fish in a barrel. Bob can show you how.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

She will if they can initiate a conspiracy charge, then all bets are off and she sings and sings and then she sings again

RumpleShitzkin's picture

She’s the one that gave the debate questions to Hillary.
She was complicit with sinking Bernie and complicit in trying to help Hillary cheat.
And the bitch still lost.

11b40's picture

She has been in the swamp for 30 years, and now plans to cash out with a book deal.....and will likely win bigly, cause sales are gonna be huuuuge.

FIAT CON's picture

I'd settle for the ring leaders... top 1000.....And make an example out of them...Since the US is so tight with Saudi Arabia, let them dish out the punishment.

SgtShaftoe's picture

Nah, Uzbekistan. The CIA picked people off the streets of europe, drugged them and hauled them to Uzbekistan in a shell company G5 where they were taken to a black site and raped... to death with broken bottles.  That is just what was admitted in the NYT a decade ago.  All the motherfuckers involved in this, vegas slaughter, 9/11 etc. should meet the same fate.  It's poetic and elegant.

John_Coltrane's picture

Hang her first. There will be plenty of time for questioning and trial after she's dead. Her lawyer can just plead the 5th on her corpses' behalf just as if "it' was alive.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Amen, however the smart money instead of hanging her would utilize her service and knowledge to cut the head of the Hydra off!

MaxThrust's picture

"Brazille is guilty and should be hanged for treason"

I don't believe that's legal, the RSPCA would contest the verdict.

GreatUncle's picture

Worse ... If nobody is prosecuted then it sets precedent going forward for the new normal behaviour for them in this world.

If they are not prosecuted then NOBODY IS SAFE ANYMORE.


Omen IV's picture

"The whole thing is preposterous and absurd."

think about the definition of those words - and yet these guys are all in for real -  running the investigation show and Sessions is watching

nunyabidnez's picture

There's a reason they're admitting this, obviously there's a bigger picture, we've only been given a glimpse,

Bastiat's picture

. . . and Scott Foval during his post partum meltdown.

auricle's picture

Gaetz’s resolution currently has two cosponsors, both of whom are members of the House Freedom Caucus: Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).


Well that speaks volumes about the one party system and how this whole thing is rigged to smear Trump. What a laughable state this country is in. Only the appearance of a Republic remains. 

auricle's picture

I can't believe that congress would dare support Trump tax cuts. They could care less when it comes to their constituents. I see the tax reform becoming another flop. They will not allow Trump to be successful. 

FoggyWorld's picture

They don't care about their constituents but they really do care about the many businesses that donate to their campaign war chests.  

They are looking at trouble in 2018 and 2020 so if they don't deliver the business portion of the tax cuts, many may be looking at retirement.

HRClinton's picture

The MIC, (((Neocons))) and Deep State crocodiles schmoozed and wormed their way onto the Trump Team, as insurance. In case guys like Cruz or JEB could not keep him from getting nominated.

Sessions was one such slick schmoozer, who had us fooled until he recused himself and has sat on his hands (or someone's lap) since then.


HRClinton's picture

Bring in Mayor Giuliani, or some other legal non-Kosher-Nostra shark, to prosecute the shit out of them.

Rex Andrus's picture

Giuliani is dirty as hell

Demologos's picture

Guiliani is a shark alright, a swamp shark.

SgtShaftoe's picture

The same Giuliani that was a corrupt prosecutor?  The same Giuliani that had a command center in WTC 7 for emergency response and also doubled as the controlled demo control site for the entire event?  That Giuliani?  Don't think so.  That guy should be swinging with the rest of the treasonous bastards and traitors.  

spanish inquisition's picture

I think we need to start a list of things Sessions has not recused himself on..



chunga's picture

1. suggest attacking states' laws over marijuana.

2. strengthening civil forfeiture laws.

That's it, all done.

Cynicles II's picture

got authoritarianism?

damn bastards

chunga's picture

3. advocate private prisons

Sorry I forgot one.

williambanzai7's picture

But first we need to call Dr Vinnie Goombatz to pull his head out of his ass.

Winston Churchill's picture

We don't  know whats going on, appointing a special counsel to investigate U1 is the better move,

reporting to the 3ic at Justus.It may have already happened,nothing in the law says it has to be made

public.Something is making all the rats jump ship at once.A lot more sitting congresscritters are about to

need more time with their families,you don't give up millions in bribes and insider trades easily unless

the alternative is very bad.Trump has everything on all of them,probably from Flynne,before Jan.20th. and has been

giving them more rope.Gitmo and military tribunals are on for some big fish,or so rumor has it,including Mueller.

shovelhead's picture

Apparently the entire Justice Dept. is in recusal on any Hillary investigation.

Let's go Trump...time for the pink slips is long overdue. You couldn't do it before because it looked like you were trying to cover something up but now you need Meuller and Sessions gone.

You got the wind in your sails now, use it. It's time you changed their job titles to DEFENDANT.

Al Gophilia's picture

Deep State band of mothers.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Rule number amongst Criminal Administrations.

They never go after previous ones knowing full well the next future administration could go after the current ones.

It’s what keeps an absolute, complete, open in your Faces

Tyrannical Lawless

Crimes Syndicate going.