"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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PrivetHedge's picture

Indeed, his inaction betrays him.

afronaut's picture

You know something trump doesn't? Gimme a break he knows.

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

Unless I missed it DJT hasn't actually named Jeff Sessions by name in his tweets regarding "why hasn't the Justice Department started investigation Hillary on the uranium deal?".  JMO but he is aiming at the Rosenstein. Mueller,Clinton,Rosenstein,MCabe,Obama,and others are all knee deep in this one issue.  Either Jeff or Rosenstein will be gone before Santa comes to town.

FoggyWorld's picture

If we are to survive as a constitutional nation Rosenstein, McCabe, Mueller, Sessions and really even Wray have to go.  They are working against We the People to support a relative handful of very corrupt people - all at our expense.

Rickety Rekt's picture

Maybe Seth will get some justice

innertrader's picture

Maybe!  I'd really like to see it and I'll never give up.  However, I have been watching the Clintons kill people for 50 years!




BigCumulusClouds's picture

In July of 2001 the powers that be made the fateful decision to go forward with the 911 attacks. We know this because that is when the Pentagon auditors were moved to the damaged section of the building. Around this time Paul Wolfowitz gave his Nostradamus speech to the West Point graduates, telling them that "surprises do happen". Coincidentally Robert Mueller was appointed FBI director then too. For 12 long years he served his masters well: he covered up the controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on 911 and the missile strike on the Pentagon.

SummerSausage's picture

Online sleuth Katica found through FOIA requests, FBI memos to all CIFUS members to preserve documents as they conducted their CRIMINAL probe of Hillary's emails in August 2015.

As usual, traditional news outlets won't mention it.


Stan522's picture


Mueller is still employed and Sessions has done nothing to investigate hillary, obama, bill clinton rosentein and comey because NOT ENOUGH OF US ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT DIRECTLY TO OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.....

Take a break from this blog and go write something then call them on the phone and leave a message.....

Stan522's picture

I just wrote my two state senator's and House representative and plan to call them all on Monday. I will now write McConnell and Ryan.....

ThanksIwillHaveAnother's picture

When dossiers are built, when jobs depend on toeing the line, when morals collapse, we get this and more.   Enjoy!

gcjohns1971's picture

Clintons and the Democrat Party (since recent revelations indicate they are one and the same) sold 1/4 of all US Uranium to Russia to use for their nuclear program, which these same people tell us is hostile to us, in return for $120 million in "donations" to the Clinton Foundation - again one and the same as the Democrat Party.

But they accuse Trump of colluding with Russia to conduct opposition research into Clinton because of an opposition research dossier that came into their possession by means of collusion with the KGB through an intermediary.

Are any of these facts in dispute?

That Trump is investigated while Clinton is not is 100% certain proof that the levers of power are wholly controlled by the Clintons and their surrogates.

The government must be purged, or we all must become comfortable with our slavery.

Klatschman's picture

Yes, yes, yes! Under what circumstances would a POL sell 20% of our uranium to a oftentimes ardent enemy of America?

shankster's picture

Recuse, recuse, recuse

FoggyWorld's picture

He ought to ask his friend Rosenstein who advised Sessions to recuse, recuse, recuse.

shankster's picture

Sheriff Joe for AG!

shankster's picture

this swamp water taste like shit.

Klatschman's picture

Don't drink the cool aid and never drink the swamp water!

Dumpster Elite's picture

The ultimate irony would be if some of that yellowcake uranium ended up on the tip of a North Korean ICBM that took out Obama's Hawaii Shangri-La.

Arrest Hillary's picture

Along with Sadam's yellowcake .... which the dufus George Bush let them spirit out of Iraq ?

BetterRalph's picture

I fear his underlings as well.

Also who can trust the courts. I thought I saw a case recently where Anthony Weiner was supposed to be on the Service but when the court stamp/printed (whatever you lawyers call it) it it was NOT THERE.

Also how does a Case that was put in 5 days before another get bypassed, Seems like someone at the top of the courts are controlling things.

And until it's fixed, and a pretty big list of people are indicted for Treason, I will nullifiy every case where there is no harm between parties.

Mostly though it's time the STATE gets pounded back into the box again. Nothing like Jury nullification to say all the piddly annoying profitable laws are FORFEIT.

If your among the CREME of the TOP of your agency, I would get busy with shutting down the SPY RING, and indicting Clinton about now. The longer you wait the more you lose face with your hipocracy.

847328_3527's picture

Muller looks more like an accomplice then an investigator.

Arrest Hillary's picture

More compromised than Sessions .... the recuser in chief ?

Cardinal Fang's picture

So basically, the FBI, Clinton Foundation and the DNC should be prosecuted under RICO statutes.

Well that's a fine kettle of fish.

Arrest Hillary's picture

Nuoc Mam fermented fish sauce .... a Vietnamese staple made from anchovies and salt .... never buy Worcestershire sauce that doesn't have anchovies .... read the label .... otherwise you'll get stuck .... with Politically Correct sauce ?

valjoux7750's picture

The NRC can't tell you how much uranium they shipped because that information is proprietary?  what the fuck kind of excuse is that?


KuriousKat's picture

The statute of Limitations for the 2010 case ran out in 2015. Its a dog and pony show. Unless you can prove treason which has no statute of limitations. Exactly what are all these people buying time for?




G_T_A_44's picture

Let the Indictments Begin: In the T.H.O.U.S.A.N.D.S

VWAndy's picture

 Hopelessly compromised kinda fits this government top to bottem. Fiat magic is all tptb got left. If I am correct they lost the monopoly on the use of force in the last few months. Even the cops have started to back off. A year ago cops were escalating at every oppertunity. Now descalation is starting to be the norm again. CAF numbers may have also peaked?

 We honest folks are winning not Trump. Its us asking the good questions that did it.

  The next steps? That stall and barter. Then some real justice.

VWAndy's picture

 About that real civilian Grand Jury. A pannal of people with proven integrity?

rkoen's picture

A resolution won't do it.  Another special prosecutor to investigate Mueller may do the trick.

Boubou's picture

It looks like many things were done  to bring about the elction of HRC,  turning blind eyes to corruption and immoral practices being one of them.

Another was the totally lopsided press. Even Fox was not much help.

The amazing thing is that none of it worked.

The forces behind her remain strong and I doubt she will ever be accountable

Boubou's picture

It looks like many things were done  to bring about the elction of HRC,  turning blind eyes to corruption and immoral practices being one of them.

Another was the totally lopsided press. Even Fox was not much help.

The amazing thing is that none of it worked.

The forces behind her remain strong and I doubt she will ever be accountable

Ban KKiller's picture

Watching George Webb expose all of this....are you watching? 



S Spade's picture

The evidence is overwhelming...mueller is a leftist, a partisan hack, just like his successor, comey.

highwaytoserfdom's picture

 this is not partisan..      Pay for play....   Crony capital from war mongers    all the Never Trumpers...  


http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/files/clubbingcomplaint.pdf  Gary Cohn 

HCA Sunguard and DNC/RNC  Mitt still going at it with Westinghouse bankrupcy with Toshiba. 

Mueller is worst of worst......  https://www.wilmerhale.com/Reginald_Brown/  Manafort ex lawyer


Uranium not about big corruption in Clinton but the whole Climate energy fraud Developed by Enron.  Now Dodd Frank made these things impossible to prosecute of the Legal K street Mafia..  Now EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE LAW FEE'S ARE CLAW-BACK BY ENFORCEMENT OF SARBANES ON LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS AND CFO CEO THAT SIGNED OFF ON SEC 10Q 

Dragon HAwk's picture

"hopelessly compromised" ? I don't know  it's pretty complicated, maybe we should ask a  5 year Old.

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

The Donald had a great week two weeks back but the Deep State had success this week. I would like to know why Donald and Jeff asked Rosenstein to join the Trump Team. 


Perhaps Victoria Toeningson and her husband Joe DiGenova can help The Donald sink the Clinton/Obama Cabal. Saddle Up Joe. I hope both are locked and loaded to battle the deep state. 

Lets bring in Michael Buffer for a few words..........Let's get ready to rummmmmbbbbbbbble

roadhazard's picture

I love how the, "damaging info" on Muller comes out right as the indictments start... heh

NoBillsOfCredit's picture

You can indict a ham sandwich....the indictments have nothing to do with colluding to illegally interfere with the election.

MrBoompi's picture

Someone should look into what the Clintons did with the $147million they pocketed from this deal.

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

What was Obama's cut.....off shore for sure......then again his 60 million book deal may have been how they haundered his money.

jrcowboy49's picture

Mueller has over 20 highly paid attorneys supposedly looking for Russia/Trump collusion in the 2016 election. After millions of tax payer money wasted on this witch hunt, Mueller charges Manafort with possible tax evasion over 10 years ago that has nothing to do with the mandate he received from Rosenstein. This is all Mueller has! Jeff Sessions did not recuse himself from preventing this witch hunt and with Mueller and Rosenstein compromised with their cover up in the Uranium One criminal activity, he needs to bring a halt to this political witch hunt. Mueller and Rosenstein needs to be fired and then Sessions can assign the charges on Manafort to an attorney in his department for review and possibly prosecution. 

In.Sip.ient's picture

I take it "obstruction of justice" means nothing

in the USA???


Don't feel bad my friends, it hasn't meant a

whole heck of a lot here in the GWN either...


currency's picture

MULLER YOU NEED TO GO - AFTER READING ALL YOUR COVER UPS Going back 10 to 20 years and failures, can't understand why people think your so good, your note, YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN NOT GOING AFTER THE TRUTH, more concerned with blocking and covering up failures.

YOU ARE CONFLICTED along with your ENTIRE STAFF SUCH AS WISSEMAN - a number of th eENRON convictions were over turned due to the agressive tactics and not legal work by WISSEMAN and COmpany.




Mark777's picture

When news of this informant first broke, I recall there were demands that the CI be released from his NDA and produce his testimony and files to the various congressional committees.

However, I wonder what evidence the CI would have now, years later, that wasn't confiscated years ago by the FBI?  I mean, why would they silence him with an NDA order but leave sensitive data in his or her hands?  Why weren't there calls since this news broke for the FBI, Justice Dept or whatever agencies to produce their own records, memos and conference transcripts of this "matter"?