"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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hootowl's picture

Sessions is the first dead dog to serve as AG.

Cabreado's picture

Sessions is not up to the job, Trump will be gone in a relative instant if he appropriately wields (this) control over DOJ, and a couple of patriot Congressmen can't do anything alone...

see how it always comes back to The People, per Design?

The Design was fine.

The People are failing.

redmudhooch's picture

Theres a Matlock marathon running on TBS.....for the past 6 months apparently.....

Kina's picture

Meuller was compromised at the very beginning, being a long time close friend and mentor of Comey.

How the fuck could Rosenstein allow Meuller to be SC under these circumstances?

  • Because Rosenstein has no more credibiity than Weinstein.  Why does anybody think he was allowed his job under the Obama admin?

It was and is a set up from the beginning. An open ended witch hunt to try and dig up dirt on Trump anywhere and everywhere in his past, including Primary School.

I bet they find Trump conned 50c out of a school mate in an illegal grade three betting scam on snail races.  Impeach Him!!!

People expect corruption under the US system, and no doubt would not be surprised if the DOJ was totally corrupt as well.

TheLastTrump's picture

Mueller & Bannon are both people who are tooting their own horn for political, financial or personal gain.


President Trump is in his 70's & looking to meet his Maker & being honest. Shades of Reagan. Old man's disease motherfuckers.


My patience meter for you globalist fucks is pretty much broken. You Nazi cocksucks as well, same diff. Go watch Saving Private Ryan you ignorant fucks. It's pretty much a true to life depiction of the sacrifices many before us have made to overcome the encroaches of statism YOU espouse.









DjangoCat's picture

"My patience meter for you globalist fucks is pretty much broken. ..."

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

GreatUncle's picture

Why not put in people who you know to be corrupt to the eyeballs when replacing one the same.

Drags the spotlight onto them rather well don't you think?

Trump offers me a job I will tell him to fuck off on the ground I am not standing in the beam of a headlight to be run over.

In this blog so far 3 names stand out ... Rosenstein, Sessions and Mueller on a scale of 1 - 10 they are 10.

Rock meet hard place? Or is it illuminate the most-corrupted.

sheez even my dear old mum switches the TV off when Clinton appeared :-)

redmudhooch's picture

What about Mueller coverup of 9/11?

That seems more important to me.

Doesn't fit the Russia-hate narrative?

TheLastTrump's picture

What about Russian cover up on ZeroHedge of troll brigade fucks that smell like your skank ass??


What about all those motherfucking BlitzKrieg bot farm blizzard posts on Every. Fucking. Russian. Syrian. Iranian. Chinese. North Korean. Venezuelan. Cuban. Somalian. I HATE THE FUCKING USA posts?


All smells the same. You guys all speakee the same language.....taught the same, speak the same...is the same.


InfoWars. Rense. GLP. Whatever....I know I'm out of date fuck you niggler. :)

DjangoCat's picture

Me speekee 2 time.

Hou de fuk dat happin?


DjangoCat's picture

Howee fuk, me speekee again????


DjangoCat's picture

No speekee too goud Ingles, but I fukin no you is idjiot.


paulp's picture

Let us hope that meuller spends his remaining days behind bars using his anus as bubba's gential warmer.

Maybe e. holder could be of similar usefulness.

AmarUtu's picture

He is the fox watching over the hen house. Uranium One is massive, it's pure corruption, pure crony capitalism and could even be treason.

Kina's picture

When Primaries are done, the GOP will not fear Trump and will actively try to remove him with the Dems and SC.

Trump's leverage is now.

Trump is the head of the DOJ and FBI.

He can hire and fire without reason if he wants.

He CAN also instruct the FBI what and what not to look into - legally.

They may scream obstruction of justice - but at the end of the day the Supreme Court will not agree.

The President exercising his legal right to hire and fire thus cannot be seen as obstruction, especially since when there are No impedidments on his firing. None whatsoever.


AND the GOP assisted impeachement of Trump would be GOP suicide, and US suicide across the board. Also welcome the new world of other political groups eventually getting the balance of power in Congress - this is what Deep State does not want.

It may feel good for these goons to try and impeach Trump - but a thought experimenet just a few years out should send chills downt their spine.

TheLastTrump's picture

"When Primaries are done, the GOP will not fear Trump"


Your assumption is inaccurate.

DjangoCat's picture

I think Trump is part of the problem, but the Clintons and various other corrupt politicians are "no longer required".

The agenda is still being controled by the Banksters.  That is a problem.  They need to lose control of the money.

Paracelsus's picture

   Trump used to be very good at saying "you're fired!". The Dem's must have told Trump there would be serious consequences if he sacked Sessions.

A very long time ago in Oz (Queensland,under Bjelke-Peterson, a true,blue fascist) there was a corrupt mob of Cops,who ran all the vice in town (Brisbane) until a very brave,   young reporter started an investigation, which led to a Royal Inquiry ( the Fitzgerald Inquiry). The point is that the prosecutor dangled an offer of limited immunity,which expired in one week. He peeled one of the bent coppers away from the pack, and got him to grass on his mates.

It was all smooth running after that. The fact that they (the Fed's) haven't done this in Washington is unbelievable in the extreme.

The Weinstein issue is gathering steam because more victims are being emboldened to step into the public glare.

Safety in numbers and for once the issue is being covered. In England the strong libel laws bury many stories,sadly....

My point here is that someone must have known something about the Clintons over the years, but preferred not to play the martyr.

Like him or hate him, Trump is enabling the first real investigation of this mob and for that he merits the respect of the American public. Now he just needs to get rid of the dysfunctional dead wood holding up progress in draining the swamp....

Putin also deserves our praise over his role against ISIS in Syria.

The Dem's saying" Russia" all the time reminds me of all the Willie Horton episodes in history, from Red and Blue sides. No more Donald Segretti's please...


DjangoCat's picture

"The point is that the prosecutor dangled an offer of limited immunity,which expired in one week. He peeled one of the bent coppers away from the pack, and got him to grass on his mates.

It was all smooth running after that. The fact that they (the Fed's) haven't done this in Washington is unbelievable in the extreme..."

Today, and for some long time, it doesn't make any difference if you grass on your mates, because the law enforcement system has been subverted, as has the judiciary.  We are looking at a system so corrupt that a Supreme Court justice's death is questioned.

The prior administration's President, Secretary of State and Attourney General have all been implicated in crimes.  The rot runs very, very deep. 

redmudhooch's picture

Arrest him for 9/11 coverup.

Off topic but I think theres gonna be a massive false flag at this Antifa civil war thing, some people are going to die, probably black people, then they will put the blame on one of those "Alt-right" racist guys, then they will try and link all white people/ Trump voters to the racist "Alt-right" guy.

Antifa and the racist "alt-right" guys are funded by Israel/Mossad.

Its pretty easy to see coming, they're already setting it up as we speak........

TheLastTrump's picture

Frag any junior officers in Danang....LATELY?

holdbuysell's picture

Of the swamp by the swamp for the swamp.

Same as it ever was.

When will the sheeple learn?

DjangoCat's picture

Gotta be waking up one at a time.  Its like a nuclear reaction.  Once someone gets it, they have to tell their family and friends.  It is too important to ignore.  But they shun your view.  

Vector in at unexpected moments.  Try to get behind the shield.  Every convert is a new force.  Exponential growth eventually becomes explosive.

The truth will out.

redmudhooch's picture

Trump, you're losing support fast. Better get it done before everyone abandons you.....

Most of your supporters would stand with you if you just spill the beans man.

Tell us whats up, we're armed and angry, they won't fuck with you as long as we are with you, you lose us, its open season on your ass.

TheLastTrump's picture

Scumbag liar...Trump is on the TrumpTrain to Maga. Seems you haven't heard of it & simply want to post conflictatory & inflammatory posts on this thread alone, not including post history.

DjangoCat's picture

Trump made all the right moves, Bannon knew the issues.  However, he said "The Clintons are good people".

He is continuing the lie, if from a somewhat different perspective.  Clintons look to be going under the bus.  This is huge, but it does not go to the core of the problem.

He who controls the money, controls the world.  They can only lose by taking out the money.  Bitcoin is a valid attempt.

MaxThrust's picture

Very sad that only one member of the Judicary Committee has had the guts to herald this issue to public attention.

DjangoCat's picture

Rejoice that there is at least one left.  I was despairing.

T-NUTZ's picture

Very sad that only one member of the Judicary Committee is not compromised and has had the guts to herald this issue to public attention.


fixed it for ya!

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Conflict of interest goes SUPERNOVA!

are we there yet's picture

Have the Uranium reserves already been shipped to Russia? Are the reserves in yellow cake or raw ore form?

DjangoCat's picture

I would guess these are mining reserves.  Frank Giustra is a Canadian miner who made the deal with the Clintons help.  He later (or earlier?...memory not great) joined Bill Clinton in Haiti with the Clinton-Giustra Foudation.

I saw Giustra in a Kitco TV interview this summer explaining that the gold prices were "managed" for everyone's welfare.


HotelBread's picture

so far all we know is that after they were illegally shipped to Canada, Obama approved their further transshipment to "Europe." 

Baron von Bud's picture

Somebody in the administration, maybe Sessions, is leaking and talking to people and let's it percolate up. The Weinstein and Spacey sex crime accusations in the news are meaningful. Both are huge democrat campaign cash bundlers. The Democrates have a lot to lose here because Hollywood abuses are endless. I'm hoping the parties go full kill mode on each other. I want to see some 9/11 accusations and the many home-soil government murders revealed.

TheLastTrump's picture

If there is truth there....OK.


It appears to me that many of Trump`s detractors just got taken OUT excuse me for noticing.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Uranium 1 guilt? Pshaw! That's nothing.

What about Mueller's guilt (as head of the FBI) in covering up the guilty U.S. and Israeli government's role in 9/11?

Oh, but that's "old news", right?

grunk's picture

Can't investigate yourself.

Gobble D. Goop's picture

There must be some very comprimising photos of Jeff baby wearing a tutu and fishnets getting spanked by a dominatrix on file somewhere.

Baron von Bud's picture

Do you want to see my personal Sessions collection?

runnymede's picture

95% of congresscritters have their hands in the cookie/nookie jar from day one. Bank records exist. Jeff Epsteins little black book exists.

Solio's picture

msm purpose is to distract the people from the crimes against all life.

TheLastTrump's picture

You are a voice crying in the wilderness.


Stay steady in your belief.


It gets tougher from here.


There is only one way out.

Solomonpal's picture

Lock and load. It should be fun.

T-NUTZ's picture

Wow, you mean there are members of congress that aren't compromised??

TheLastTrump's picture

Wow, are there memes that aren't compromised?