"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).

Mueller

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;

and

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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Victor999's picture

They are all Republicans.   Note that they are not looking to accuse any Republicans of crimes.

TheLastTrump's picture

PLEASE COULD WE HAVE SOME MOTHERFUCKING JUSTICE ON AISLE 9, MOTHERFUCKER?

 

IS IT TOOOOOOOOOO FUUUUUUCKING MUCH TO UNDERSTAND?

The Old Man's picture

Of course uranium isn't just uranium. Through analysis of the remnants of a nuclear explosion, the location of where the uranium was mined can be determined. So in a case of a nuclear explosion going off in the Continental US, or anywhere for that matter, an analysis can be done to determine the source of the element. Now we have Canadian uranium in the hands of the Russians, I'd guess. This really makes me wonder what the hell is going on. 

 

As far as Meuller is concerned, he's so laughably deep in the shit, I can't understand what the hell he was appointed for in the first place. If Gaetz' resolution doesn't get anywhere then the shit is real, real deep. And I mean this in a manner of way beyond conspiracy. This is turning out to be a whole other world of affairs that are planned and now going wrong in the very faces of the people that kept it along. I hope we wake up soon enough to do something otherwise we're all going to end up victims.

MK ULTRA Alpha's picture

how much uranium/yellow cake was refined in Canada and where did it go. I read Euro Zone and Asia. Could US uranium have been sent to China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. It's strange, Federal government is tight lipped on how much and where. This is a national security and treason issue, it's being brushed under the rug. If I mishandled classified data in the military or as a civilian in the physics weapons lab, then I would be court marshaled and serve time in a federal prison. The physics weapons lab had FBI in the security office. This is no longer political, it's treason.

FoggyWorld's picture

And just where in Canada and owned by whom?  Frank Guistra of mining wealth?  No one seems to look at who the shareholders of Uranium One were and just what there backgrounds were.  It's important because they, too, were and may still be players.

Loanman26's picture

Think IRAN.

The traitor greedy Clintons made it happen with a stamp of approval from Ohomo.

This is what TREASON looks like at the highest level.

Envelopes of cash for everybody!!

Bring it on Antifa, its gonna be the quickest sorriest execution of uninformed Americans in history. 

runnymede's picture

Excellent that you call it for what it is. TREASON. We need to be accurate and pound that word when we speak of these people and their actions. 

The Rosenbergs were hanged for much less

We're seeing what happens when the governed are far more moral than the officials. And we need to CALL OUT staffers, employees, associates of these swamp creatures. They need to own their enabling parts in the crimes. Many will do the right thing if someone just comes out and says it. Not all, but many. 

AutoLode's picture

What ever happened to our ol friend RICO ???

MrSteve's picture

He quit that Miami Vice beat and is selling real estate in the Hamptons, in the spring and summer months. The babes on that beat have way more financial security than South Beach bimbos, jus' sayin'.

Victor999's picture

RICO is only for the little guys.

mrjinx007's picture

Hey, the stocks are doing very wel... who gives a shit?  As long as I am okay; RIGHT? SARC

mrjinx007's picture

Hey, the stocks are doing very well.. who gives a shit?  As long as I am okay; RIGHT? SARC

THORAX's picture

Another day in President Trump's swamp draining operations. We are watching in real time the destruction of the enemies of the American people! We are so blessed to be living in the Trump Era! 

consider me gone's picture

I have to admit, I'd be really surprised if this could have happened in any other administration.

Stan522's picture

Are you saying if Trump wasn't POTUS, we'd see nuttin or if obama and hillary weren't running thing's nuttin would have happened.

Victor999's picture

Exactly what has actually'happened'?  A bit of bad press?  That's about it.  No indictments.  No court hearings.  No trials.  No fines.  No jail terms.

 

What has happened?

consider me gone's picture

Yes!!! It's a start.

SquadronVBF94's picture

Mueller is bought and paid for. Has been for his entire career.

Trifecta Man's picture

Refuse to Recuse!

Paracelsus's picture

  Trump gets some heat over sanctuary cities, and then that young lady gets shot dead by an illegal immigrant (5 time border crosser) using a" found" DHS pistol (San Francisco waterfront).Frisco won't hand over detainees to the Feds. If they did perhaps the young lady would still be alive.

Trump gets some heat over the Wall and his tough visa requirements for muslims. Okay so then Orlando,San Bernadino, boston Marathon bombing,and now New York city (and Ft. Hood. Who took the sidearms away from our troops? Oh that's right,Bill Clinton.)

All the Dem's can come up with is "pussy grabbing" and screaming Russia every five minutes on CNN? That's all ya got?

The country is bankrupt and shortly our currency will be the laughingstock of the planet.     There are a few states which are in serious financial trouble and soon will be unable to tax and borrow as in the past. Wall Street and the Fed did this,along with Congress.

Trump may be an abrasive idiot but sadly I don't think anyone else could do better.             The issue of Donna Brazille throwing Hillary and DWS under the bus is interesting as a breach in the Dam: either she was ordered to do this or she is attempting a legal defense down the road. If this is the case then this can of worms is just getting started...

 

 

VideoEng_NC's picture

Brazile may try & swim away from the ship but sometimes the pull of the ship drags you down anyway.  Think she's trying to pull a card out of the "slick" playbook, we'll see how it pans out.

francis scott falseflag's picture

"shortly our currency will be the laughingstock of the planet"

But.. but.. but, didn't we learn from ZH today that the Swiss Central Bank  boosted its

 total holdings of US stocks to an all time high $87.8 billion, up 4.2% or $3.5 billion

from the $84.3 billion at the end of the second first quarter."

 

Can't you imagine how many other central banks began buying US stocks after Dow bottomed in the 2ndQ of 

2009?  What do you think is the total holdings of US stocks by all the central banks?  Trillions and Trillions.

 

Plus, the soon-to-be top dog, the Chinese, still have three Trillions in dollar denominated bonds.

 

Don't count on the dollar shortly being poop.  There's too much invested in it.  It might decline somewhat  --  

and I don't think that Washington will mind making our exports a little cheaper  --  but the dollar won't be

appearing on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" any time soon. 

 

VideoEng_NC's picture

This is how I see it.  My tax payer dollars, millions of it, were just spent gathering the chess pieces in order to move into play so that this super special ninja councel can make the kill move that vindicates his existence for all those that called upon him from on high.  And what does his move gain?...a rook, Bishop, Knighit...maybe even the King?

 

F no...he didn't even get a pawn.  At best with Papadopolous, who wasn't even on payroll during the campaign, Mueller gained a checker piece from the game at the next table.

 

Brilliant...

 

FIAT CON's picture

Maybe we should all sit back and just watch the fireworks of the Usual subjects sink themselves.

loveyajimbo's picture

Mueller is a well known corrupt maggot.

SESSIONS is the real problem... obviously co-opted and corrupt to his toes...So why does Trump refuse to replace this asshole?  Only logical answer is that Trump is corrupt himself.  Another Hope and Change liar down the crapper...

IMAGINE... with an HONEST and independent DOJ, supported by a half-way honest congress (LOL)... think of all the endless prosecutions of the Obama/Clinton and even Bush era criminals... well, nice to dream anyway...

francis scott falseflag's picture

Please, enough of your childish dreams.

Go to ZeroDreams if you're compelled to share your imbecility with others.

 

What part of the 'deep state' runs the show, are you having trouble comprehending?

runnymede's picture

An honest person will never get within 100 miles of that job. The critters it protects are the ones that confirm the nominee. Sessions is compromised. Its the simplest reasonable explanation, which is usually the correct one. The web covers all of D.C.

Victor999's picture

An honest person CAN'T get within a 100 miles of that job.  You first have to have a ticket on the Lolita Express to get in the gate.

Velocitor's picture

Mueller's investigation has been on shaky ground from the get-go. 

 

Now that he's implicated in the Uranium One scandal, it has lost all legitimacy.

 

If Mueller were ever to make a significant charge against the President or his family, it would be regarded as complete political theater with absolutely no legitimacy in the law or due process.  So what's the point of continuing?  Just grist for the daily media mill?

MK ULTRA Alpha's picture

Don't forget Bill Clinton GAVE ICBM missile data and a super computer to China in 90's for campaign contributions/bribes. And complete jet fighter factories were sold to China, special wing manufacturing equipment for pennies on the dollar. Under political cover of the peace dividend, a great weapons tech transfer to China. Now we see it again, selling out America for money from secret server to uranium and Clinton Foundation taking back door money from Clinton Foundation Canada. What is the value of FBI, some drama queens wanting to be on TV. FBI sold out our country too many times and too many can see the Truth. But FBI will just lie and lie to create a false reality for TV.

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Don't forget the FBI's cover up of the Kennedy Assassination and of the WTC building demolition on 911. The latter being led by Mueller himself.

Victor999's picture

The FBI has been tainted since its inception under Hoover, the queer who ruled it and blackmailed most everyone in the government for decades.

runnymede's picture

There are many Americans who do not see any problem with the Clinton organized crime modus operandi. Whatever it takes and if it makes you a shit-load of money is the order of the day for many in modern day USA. If it was different, bankers, politicians, on-the-take judges, F500 CEOs, corrupt LE, Hollywood predators and treasonous media would be in prison and/or broke. And the Clintons would not have received the gleeful votes of millions of Americans. 

Present company excluded of course (most anyway)

LiberateUS's picture

When is Mueller going to be indicted?

FreeEarCandy's picture

I bet you all think the swamp will drain itself. The reason I'm sure of this is because I don't see anyone preparing to take matters into our own hands. Nope. Still sucking the propaganda pacifier that looks like a tit. Keep sucking suckers! You don't deserve justice until you are personally committed to insuring justice is enforced equally and TIMELY. Talk is cheap. That's why you are all here reading this comedy and exercising your wild imaginations. 

The swamp draining itself? If you want to know how delusional you are, then ask yourself how long you entertained the absurd idea that criminals will convict themselves. 

America! The home of the self enslaved coward and wild imaginations. 

Silver Bullet's picture

You guys are such fucking pathetic losers. I legitimately hate the Clintons, but I’ll defend them on this inane bullshit. The “uranium” in this “scandal” is of such low quality that it is not used in a weapons program. Sorry Hannity losers. If you think this “deal” even crossed in front of Hillary’s eyes you are a moron.
There’s a reason why the Trump DOJ won’t indict Hillary, and, sorry losers, it’s not because they are “deep state”, it’s because there is no case that would stand up in a non-kangaroo court.

(Just waiting for the next Hannity “bombshell” haha)

bass ackwards's picture

There is more evidence here than anything they have on Trump, but the only difference is the target isn't Trump so there isn't any vigor to chase it.. The  MSM and fkn retards like you don't demand a deep dive investigation to find the missing pieces. You're a bernie supporter...woopie fkn do.. so you are dumb enough to get fucked in the ass, and ask for more. Would you have the balls to allow the same anally intrusive investgation into hillary where people are indicted for completely unrelated past discressions for the single purpose of extorting them to find something..anything.. that might help you take down the intended target? An open ended investigation like Mullers compromiseed fiasco? You're either a troll or an idiot to not see that there is motive, a payoff, a product.of value to sell, and a very convenient timeline...All the pieces are there. We just need to create an environment where whistling doesn't ensure death. There has never been a bigger scandal, and there are piles of evidence, but you don't like the target and you lack integrity. fuck off. All others pardon the typos...and auto correct BS...too f'n tired to fix em

Team_Huli's picture

The transfer can involve a can of beans...  it's irrelevant.  The crime is about the secret kick-backs and money laundering.

pparalegal's picture

Your assumption is Hillary had no care who or how much is donated to her family foundation. Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.

Please show me $250 million "donated" in the Trump played with the Russians investigation. If that were the case the nuke explosion news cycle would last for weeks. The one that has gone on since before May with 27 prosecutors and 5 AM door kicking by FBI SWAT. 

Now it is past time for Hillary's turn to get the Mueller like treatment. A real investigation by people who are not connected to her and Obama's inner circle - for once.

Mimir's picture

You are followed by at least NINE "loosers". Well done. You are right.

40MikeMike's picture

It had to be approved by Congress.

 

Congress would have looked at Hillary and said "How much money are RUSSIANS paying you?".

 

She would have been sent to an institution for the criminally insane for even suggesting such a thing.

 

Oh...btw...ever heard of a process called enrichment?

 

You are too stupid to post and an idiot liberal POS.

Kina's picture

wrong some of the uranium was enriched uranium.

malcolmevans's picture

Good Lord.  All uranium ore starts out as "low quality", or 'unenriched' as most people say.

DeathingerStar's picture

Sessions is the SWAMP. Deep, murky, and a traiterous son of a dog.

Silver Bullet's picture

Poor fucking loser.
In reality, even Jeff ((if I try very hard I can convince the civilized world (outside of the Confederacy) that I actually speak a form of English) Sessions isn’t so inbred to actually bring a case against Hillary on this shit.

Seriously, losers, please tell me who exactly is deep state?

To me it looks like it’s anyone who meets just ONE of the following:

1-Not born in a Fetynal lab

2-ever had a full time job

3-ever read a book from start to finish.

So to summarize, if you guys can check one of the 3 boxes, then you are, in fact, “deep state”.

Welcome to the gutter that is 2017.

YuConCornelius's picture

Man this comment section is a bunch of russians badmouthing a decorated combat-service Marine. Egad.

 

Why don't we talk about the limp coward named Vladimir Putin, and why the Russian people are subjected to such economically disadvantaged conditions? Ask yourself, Russkies, are you better now than you were 8 years ago? 

Didn't think so.

 

San Pedro's picture

The beatings will continue untill moral improves..it's Russia for gawds sakes. But it could be worse. It could be Chicago. 

YuConCornelius's picture

Dude, you have never been to Chicago. I have. Its a beautiful city. Yes, it has its rough areas, and it has its really good areas. By comparison, in Moscow, you can get gunned down right outside of the Kremlin, and the crook inside the Kremlin won't care.