Shep Smith’s Humiliating Uranium One ‘Debunking’ Draws Harsh Rebuke From Angry Viewers

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Fox News viewers are demanding the network fire resident liberal Shep Smith after the host embarrassed himself in a wildly inaccurate and poorly researched “fact check” of the Uranium One scandal on Tuesday, following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was exploring a special counsel to investigate the sale of Canadian firm Uranium One to state-owned Russian energy giant Rosatom. 

The nuclear deal, which ultimately resulted in the transfer of 20 percent of American Uranium to Russia so they could sell it back to US nuclear plants at an enormous profit, was approved by the Obama administration after significant donations in excess of $140 million were made to the Clinton Foundation by Uranium One affiliates.

Unlike Sean Hannity – Ol’ Shep clearly hadn’t done his homework – consistently mispronouncing the names of people involved in the case, telling viewers that Canada-based Uranium One is a South African company, and spewing inaccurate and misleading facts regarding the CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) which approved the deal.

Shep’s selective timeline

While Smith claimed that the majority of donations to the Clinton Foundation were from Frank Giustra – a mining financier who sold his stake in Uranium One before it was acquired by Russia, and before Clinton was Secretary of State – he fails to mention the history between Giustra and the Clintons.

As Breitbart reports:  “it is Smith who is being inaccurate. As noted in Clinton Cash and the New York Times, the Clintons helped Giustra acquire Kazakh uranium assets in 2005. Mukhtar Dzhakishev, then head of the Kazakh state nuclear agency, who met with the Clintons in Chappaqua, declared in 2010 that Hillary Clinton extorted and pressured Kazakh officials to grant those uranium concessions to Giustra.Shortly after they granted those concessions, $30 million was dropped into Clinton Foundation coffers by Giustra. Smith never mentions any of this.”

Smith also misled viewers over the fact that while while nine agencies which comprise the CFIUS, the decision to approve the Uranium One deal was ultimately Obama’s. This is incorrect, as any one of the nine agencies involved had the power to veto the deal.

Another key fact omitted by Smith was the timing of funds flowing to the Clintons – including the $500,000 speaking fee Bill Clinton was paid by a Russian bank which issued a “buy” rating to Uranium One during the CFIUS review process.

Notably, Bill Clinton was at Vladimir Putin’s HOUSE the same day he gave the speech. Maybe he was checking out Vlad’s Russian tie collection?

Shep’s lies continue

Smith, in his crappy debunking, declared that “no uranium from Uranium One’s US mines has left the country.”


Reports from both the New York Times and The Hill reveal that yes – uranium left the US on multiple occasions. In fact, the Obama administration approved its export through a Uranium trucking firm based in Canada.

Shep fails to mention the FBI’s involvement

An October 17 article in The Hill reveals that Obama’s FBI, headed by Robert Mueller, discovered that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow

No mention by Smith, of course.

The Hill also reported that an FBI mole embedded in the Russian nuclear industry gathered extensive evidence that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – a scheme of bribes and kickbacks to the company which would ostensibly transport the U.S. uranium sold in the ’20 percent’ deal.

“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. –The Hill

Smith also leaves out a new report that the FBI scrambled to issue records-retention requests to all 9 member agencies of the CFIUS weeks after they cracked into Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.

No mention of the Podesta Group

Shep also fails to mention that the Podesta Group received $180,000 to lobby for Uranium One during the same period that the Clinton Foundation was receiving millions from U1 interests, and after Russia took majority ownership in the “20 percent” deal (source – you have to add up the years).

Moreover, a former executive of the Podesta Group told Fox’s Tucker Carlson that Tony Podesta regularly met with the Clinton Foundation to coordinate the Uranium One deal, and was “basically part of the Clinton Foundation.” Moreover, the former exec claims that John Podesta – Clinton’s Campaign manager and long time DNC operative, recommended  David Adams, Hillary Clinton’s chief adviser at the State Department, giving them a “direct liaison” between the group’s Russian clients and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Let’s review the timeline:

Between 2008 – 2010, parties involved with Uranium One donated $145 Million to the Clinton Foundation. You can read more about the parties here.

June 2009, Russian State Nuclear Agency Rosatom (through a subsidiary) takes a 17% stake in Uranium One.

June 2010, Rosatom takes majority (51%) ownership of Uranium One, granting the Kremlin control over 20 percent of U.S. uranium – which Hillary Clinton’s State Department signed off on. The FBI uncovers massive bribery scheme before CFIUS approves deal.

June 29th, 2010Bill Clinton meets with Vladimir Putin at his home in Russia. Later that day Clinton earns $500,000 for a speech in Moscow to Kremlin-linked investment bank Renaissance Capital, which assigned a “buy” rating to Uranium One stock.

January 2013,  Rosatom State Nuclear Agency acquires the remainder of Uranium one and takes it private.

Watch Shep Smith fumble the ball and cover for Hillary Clinton, horribly


Sitting down with Mother Jones, Hillary Clinton called any investigation into the Uranium One deal “an abuse of power” – of course.


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Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Yeah Shep! What the fuck has gotten into you these dayz...

Why can't you be more like this guy (


Davidduke2000's picture

I can smell smith's cock breath through my monitor, what a disgusting asshole.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

God Damn Dd2 but U.S. Americans really do need to be wiped off the planet to save the rest of humanity for stupidity and lack of common sense that has "NO EQUAL"!...

BigBuckett's picture

You're telling me no one has figured out that Shep is just the resident clown on that 24 hour circus? His role is to be inept and bufoonish so his sharp-eyed "conservative" collegues catch and correct his "dumb liberal ass" in their patented upscale Hee-Haw-style news send-up. It plays especially well to those who are somewhat above average to just below bright - 105-120 IQ. They wouldn't dare watch Hee-Haw - too low-brow - but they love Fox News.

And yes, CNN is just the same for the other side. Between Fox News and CNN, the masses are well controlled via their news entertainment of choice.

aqualech's picture

They must be hitting pretty close to the mark with the U-1 story for Shep to reveal that FOX is just part of the same Deep State media machine....

RedbirdsCool's picture

Old Shep seems to have forgotten his Journalism responsibilities, and just mouthed Clintonista talking points, while not learning how to correctly pronounce important names and words involved. 

A real journalist does their own homework on important subjects.  If they do not, they should expect to be called on it. This was an opinion/editorial piece that was 180 degrees off.  Old Shep should be penalized to only read news stories, and not editorialize.  

Teletubby's picture

Anyone still arguing left/right is a moron. Anyone still playing by the rules is a fool. Anyone guilty of both is poor. Kids, ours is a system of predatory capitalism. Interesting that after my lifelong career in the energy industry, the same motto is used to help the new kids resolve their moral conflict, that I was told 30 years ago: Ethics is NOT law, and if u haven't broken the law, u have nothing to feel guilty about. 

MoreFreedom's picture

Capitalism is not people in government power using that power to enrich themselves and their rich businessmen friends who fund their campaigns.  You can refer to that as crony capitalism or corporatism.   There is no "predatory" in capitalsm, in that implies using force to get what one wants, and in capitalism, people voluntarily work together for the good of others and don't use force to get rich.  

Government, is force.  Which is why it should be limited to dealing with people who harm others.  The only good it does, is deal with criminals thus protecting our lives, our liberty and our pursuit of happiness, but only after it's used force to take money from people to pay the expenses of doing so.

Teletubby's picture

Actually, no. I'll give you an example: When a "privately owned" company such as those I've worked in the entirety of my career, bids a government contract, fed, state, or local, we "include" in our bid what we lovingly refer to as "land minds", that if the procurer isn't especially diligent in review, activates a clause which doubles or triples our margins. These are government employees, so it's not normally difficult to complicate a bid in a way, that we know they'll walk into it. Ka'ching. This is what I imply by "predatory". The ethics in play would include catching an over billing on a contract, sometimes by thousands of dollars, several months after the contract has been fulfilled. Do you think the company credits the money back? Of course not, it wasn't caught by the end party. No law has been broken. Hence, ethics is NOT law.

Honest Sam's picture

Not bad until you used the tortured phrase, "predatory capitalism".

Anyone, like yourself, that promotes themselves as objective--- by stating correctly that left/right arugments are a dibolical waste of time-- and then sabotaqes his own post is clearly an agent, with an agenda.

Capitalism has been deconstructed and twisted into so many different descriptions by leftwing and rightwingers that by now it should be painfully obvious that Capitalism is a magnet word for all the evils that have ever been perpetrated in the universe, when fewer things could be further from the truth.

Stick to slamming the left/right narrative and you should be ok.

Leave "Capitalism" out of it.  The economic systems that now exist are all mishmashes of "Political" Economies that resemble Captialism like you resemble the sexisest person in the world. 

Capitalism works just great for the economic benefit of everyone provided governments stay the hell out of it, and the markets are permitted to function buyer to seller and vice versa.  Any contamination of that transaction automatically disqualifies it from consideration or referrral, as Capitalism.  The monstrous crime of the top 1% being able to capture 90% of the wealth all came about because government employees, elected and appointed were and are purchased and put beyond the self=correcting mechanism of the vote. 



rex-lacrymarum's picture

We really have to reclaim the word Capitalism and its actual, original meaning from the purveyors of Orwellian newspeak. I commend you for taking part in this good fight. The perversion of language is a major tool of statist propaganda and it is important to resist it. 

Mr Hankey's picture

You are as evil as a communist.You are gonna dig my ditches & growing my food until you drop dead & then Im gonna replace you with a hardier spic.Until you do you WILL spend your worthless  scrip in MY store while I'm fucking your wife and daughters!  :  - )  I fucking despise ology worshippers .Like fundy christers& mueseelums all you can do is kill them.

Teletubby's picture

That was my point, in what capitalism has come to mean, currently. I'm an old man now, and have had a sucessfull career, and sliding into an early, comfortable retirement. That said, my first decade working in the energy industry, was fraught with moral conflict, in what was required to land contracts, and make a "good" living. At the end of the day, it seemed I didn't know wether to vomit, or shower first, to get the day behind. The catalyst I believe, was Ross Perot essentially being laughed off the political stage, by Americans. Less so with Steve Forbes suffering the same fate. It dawned on me then, Americans don't give a shit. They can be finacially a$$ raped, and hammered into oblivion, and they just. don't. give. a. shit. For an example, go back several years, and look at what the top Google searches were for. Anyway, I'm sucessfull, by large measure, I'm going to enjoy my retirement, starting at 55 ( 160 days ), and I'm guilt free. Everyone else can go f@ck themselves. My clan aside, of course. Good luck to you and yours, but if I had an opportunity to profit off you ? I would extract as much as "legally" possible, i.e., "predatory capitalism". Ethics isn't law.


Honest Sam's picture

Stop modifying Capitalism.  IF you can command $50.00 for a quart of water to a parched desert bound citizen then it's capitalism.  No need for a pejorative to make it seem evil. 

tangent's picture

The only places on Earth resembling a capitalist economy are Hong Kong and Singapore. Both are city-states with a low total tax burden. Given the dramatic success of these city-states, the idea of local governance in place of global governance is a dramatic improvement. The Federalists are proven wrong. Big government is evil. People thousands of miles away simply don't care about us. Human nature is that we care about people who are close. Government must reflect human nature to be something less than the invalid abomination void of true authority. Modern governments are not authorities but rather theyt are extortion rackets and fraud rings.

Hong Kong isn't damaged by immigration because they don't have big welfare programs. The US is damaged by immigration because of big welfare. The benefits of capitalism are too many to list on a single article. You need a book filled with hundreds of pages to begin to list the advantages capitalism has to the poor and to the middle class.

wintraiz's picture

my theory is that Shepard Smith is part of shepwave who is rigged.  There is no way they can preedict the markets like this and they always come true.

two weeks ago they said this



To not think that the markets will make several head-fakes prior to making the next short-to-mid term bearish trend change is a sign of a novice and probably emotionally based trader. 

For many years I have seen traders and investors just believe for certain that such-and-such was going to happen and they KNEW it was definite.  This is ridiculous. This is not the way to be consistently profitable at ANYTHING!

Read the notes in ALL of the charts carefully. All of the notes work together to help educate for fully--and to present a more complete picture of how things are working together currently.


roadhazard's picture

Like ZHers "angry viewers" don't want the truth they want what they want.

Honest Sam's picture

So you, hazard, do not accept that clintons are corrupt to their deviant souls, and that this is only one instance of same.

Don't you feel like a total imbecile, the fool, and a joke?

If not, you should. Regardless of what you think about Trump voters. 


roadhazard's picture

I like how you put words in my mouth. You have zero credibility.


... honest sam... Anyone that has to advertise they are honest = Nixion saying, "I am not a crook."

Honest Sam's picture

I hate to have to reply to human beans that do not have a sense of the ironic, sarcasm, or oxymoronic.

The name comes from a folk song that exposes honest sam for the liar that he is. 

IT is not to be taken literally, as most monikers are not. 

Butt, you could very well be a road hazard, literally.

rwe2late's picture

Do the facts matter any more nowadays?

Huffpost, MSN, etc. have all reported that Shep Smith

"annihilated" and "tore to shreds" the alleged Clinton Uranium One scandal.

vofreason's picture

You people are so pathetic.  You want to believe liberals are so bad so much that you'll believe anything.  This was the one time I've seen Fox telling the truth.  They don't get a licence in any other country because their "information" is almost entirely all fictitious.  It has to be because most of it is directed at making excuses for Republican aims which basically amount to a racist, extremeist Christian agenda and/or making rules that benefit the rich and corporations.  It's getting clearer and clearer to the public with things like Moore and the party supporting obvious child molesting scumbag nutjobs.  It's only alive because social media has given a loud voice to the stupid half of the country and unfortunately America has become stupid because we have it so well that it's easy to survive being stupid here.  Look at the education level of their supporters and look around the world at what the more educated countries believe on issues and it almost perfectly aligns with liberal ideals.  I mean seriously, take a look at who you elected, he's just a complete imbicile, he's got the mentality of a spoiled 7 year old that never grew up and was told everything he does is great.  Do you seriously believe this guy is a good person and intelligent?  C'mon!

Enjoy your last few years because once the over 70 crowd dies off that believes in the ridiculous concept of religion and will make any excuse to support it's "good values" which basically just allow conflict, racism and poverty around the world the Republican party is literally going to die off.  

bimmerfan's picture

"Look at the education level of their supporters and look around the world at what the more educated countries believe on issues and it almost perfectly aligns with liberal ideals."

Yeah. Taking out a college loan that you can never pay back to get your "education", making you a debt serf, is such an intelligent move.

Eight years ago I kept reading this on HuffPo, and I think it's appropriate now: "You lost, now shut up and sit down."

rwe2late's picture


""you people"?

Trump was elected because of the nefarious candidate nominated by the

other wing of the Uniparty. Trump also lied about ending interventionism and

draining the swamp (much like Obama lied).

Are you suggesting that Hillary exemplifies the "liberal values" you espouse?


You will have to do better than make generalized ad hominem insults

and insinuations if you want to have a rational argument.

Berspankme's picture

Confusing education with intelligence again. A lefty specialty

Insurrector's picture

Unfortunately for your attempted broadside, the two do correlate. 

And what is perhaps more interesting is:

"Analyses of large representative samples, from both the United States and the United Kingdom, confirm this prediction.  In both countries, more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be liberals than less intelligent children.  For example, among the American sample, those who identify themselves as “very liberal” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 106.4, whereas those who identify themselves as “very conservative” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 94.8."

The big questions are why and could this explain why there is liberal bias in media?  Liberals are more successful in general perhaps as they tend to be more intelligent?

rex-lacrymarum's picture

Many of them are what I would call high IQ morons - although after careful observation I have concluded that they are for the most part actually more on the medium high IQ side. Many are not exactly strangers to cognitive dissonance. This is spefically in reference to those who are  capable of analyzing and understanding the evils of the State, and then conclude that the best solution to the problem is to enlarge the State and give it more power. 

Salzburg1756's picture

The only thing worth warching on FOX was Jenna Lee.

Yum Yum!

hootowl's picture

Fox has been converting iyself into a plethora of near-naked, pre-lawsuit, predatory, Jr. highschool graduate, gold-diggers, homosexual proglodytes, and faux-Hebrew, anti-american, Khazarian, closeted Sorosian, propagandists.


Hannity is an anachronistic conservative which the Murdochian mudpuppets are having trouble controlling.  The Murdochians will soon dredge-up a dozen or two retired prostitutes that will allege Hanity abused them in 1952 by peeking-up their skirts when he was crawling around on the floor of a department store when he was about 18 months old.

Insurrector's picture

I think with Hannity they may find more current scandals.

wally_12's picture

Looks like Shep is fishing for a MSM network assignment just like Megyn. Fox News must have placed him in the corner for Time Out.

MoreFreedom's picture

I think Shep has always been a liberal Democrat, and has been wearing rose colored glasses when it comes to Democrats putting their own personal interests before the country. 

toocrazy2yoo's picture

Kelly is turning out to be the biggest raw-burn of cash since Couric was paid big to do the news at CBS. NBC is getting KILLED. They don't know what to do with her, but everything with her involves shit ratings. I predict that she'll declare lesbian, leave her husband and pair up with another woman and then maybe she'll get some Feminist love. Jesus, I dunno what they were thinking hiring her. Is EEOC in play here?

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

She was a bitch whore darling of the right, during he Fox days. Kelly was always shit, a liar and a gatekeeper. The MSM is almost dead.

Mike Masr's picture

When this fucking jerk's show comes on everyday I turn my TV OFF.


silverer's picture

I preempted all this crap about 30 years ago. I don't even know what's on TV. The whole country would have been better off if they hauled all TV's out to the curb by the late 1970's, when too many journalists found more money in lies than truth.

MCDirtMigger's picture

I still enjoy Archie Bunker reruns.

moman's picture

Don't care if he is a pole-smoker, thats his business, but a 'lying cock-sucker', now thats grounds for dismissal !

jin187's picture

He's a pole smoker? His twin brother Al Franken must hate him.

SubjectivObject's picture

Shep is "funded", watch his new career opportunities closely 

toocrazy2yoo's picture

He's 'funded'. Probably pulling north of 3 million a year, has been for a long time. Whether he gives speeches or gets paid for graduation speeches, honorarium dough, who knows? Leftists on any campus ought to LOVE the guy. Handsome faggot pole-smoker from the village doing the Jews' bidding in war, immigration, shitting on the cops, you name it. He's funded all right, not to worry about this particular faggot. Shep Smith is livn' the life.

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

I've argued for at least 20 years. The first ones up on the block should be the media gatekeepers. They exist on both the Left and right of media, who continually perpetuate the globalist lie and help keep the system running smoothly.

Without these intellectually dishonest gatekeepers, this charade would not last as long as it as and the criminality would not be repeatedly spouted. Instead, people like Smith et al, protect the criminals. This includes bastards like Hannity, O'Reilly, Cooper, Kelly and the rest of the filth.

These cunts are so intellectually dishonest at times, it is full on treason they commit. Shep Smith is the latest in a long line of treasonous dogs to have sold his sold in exchange for fame and wealth.

toocrazy2yoo's picture

Fucking Pole Smoker, Smith, Anderson, there are many faggots in the Media. Problem with faggots is, they lie so easily. When a faggot can lie to himself that he prefers sucking cock to licking pussy, when he tells himself that he prefers a man's ass to a woman, that somehow his sexual behavior is normal, or even ok, that's a guy that can tell any lie, concoct any story, commit any fraud, it comes easy to them from the main lie by which they live their lives. Faggots, trannies and lesbians are in power throughout Europe now, childless, without legacy concerns, only their sexual depravities to keep them warm at night. And those countries are dying on the vine from the lies that their faggot rulers tell them.

The only thing more remarkable about how easily faggot lie is the character of critter they're inviting into their countries, a violent Islamic Patriarchy that is already, throughout Europe, dealing with the faggots, the feminists, the trannies the way they OUGHT to be dealt with.

WTFUD's picture

As a teenager i had a border collie named Shep and it had a darned sight more intelligence than its namesake on Fox. 30 years on, i still have very warm memories of that dog.

northern vigor's picture

I was thinking the same thing, he gives all decent dogs named Shep a bad name. Who is going to name their dog Shep now?


NickPeeMe's picture

See what happens when you tell a Trumptard the truth. The next thing you know they are vomiting pizzagate.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Hey Nick... you still homosexual?