Obama DOJ Didn't Bother To Interview FBI Informant Before Filing Charges In Uranium One Scandal

Tyler Durden's picture

Do you ever get the sense that with certain investigations, primarily those targeting conservatives, the FBI has a tendency to dot every 'i', cross every 't' and pursue charges at all costs, no matter how minor, but with others (think Hillary's email scandal) even the most glaring violations of federal law seem to go unpunished?

For example, compare and contrast the Flynn charges versus how the Hillary email investigation was conducted by the Comey-led FBI.  On the one hand, Flynn held perfectly legal conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States AFTER the U.S. presidential election, a common practice for presidential transition teams, yet for some inexplicable reason, probably having something to do with fears of being charged with a bogus 'Logan Act' violation in Mueller's Russian collusion witch hunt, decided to lie about them during interviews with the FBI.  As a result of his lies, Flynn has now plead guilty to two counts of false statements, has been ruined financially by mounting legal bills and could end up serving jail time.

On the other hand, compare that outcome to the Hillary email scandal where there is tangible evidence and first-hand testimony that Hillary and her team knowingly violated a Congressional subpoena by deleting 33,000 emails, habitually destroyed evidence with hammers so it could never be recovered and routinely compromised American national security interests by sending "Top Secret" communications via unsecured channels...something that Comey originally defined at "gross negligence" even though he later changed his language to "extreme carelessness" to assure that Hillary could never be pursued with criminal charges.  So what were the punishments for all those federal crimes?  Well, rather than pursue charges against Hillary and/or various members of her staff the FBI decided to "hand out immunity deals like candy."

Now, in just the latest bit of evidence that the Justice department has been politically compromised, we learn from John Solomon of The Hill that the DOJ didn't even bother to interview a key FBI informant before filing criminal charges in the Uranium One scandal back in 2014.

While he was Maryland’s chief federal prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office failed to interview the undercover informant in the FBI’s Russian nuclear bribery case before it filed criminal charges in the case in 2014, officials told The Hill.

 

And the prosecutors did not let a grand jury hear from the paid informant before it handed up an indictment portraying him as a “victim” of the Russian corruption scheme or fully review his extensive trove of documents until months later, the officials confirmed.

 

The decisions backfired after prosecutors conducted more extensive debriefings of William Campbell in 2015, learning much more about the extent of his undercover activities and the transactions he engaged in while under the FBI’s direction, the officials said.

 

The debriefings forced prosecutors to recast their entire criminal case against former Russian uranium industry executive Vadim Mikerinn — removing the informant as a star witness and main victim for the prosecution, the officials added.

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Inexplicably, even though William Campbell was tapped by the FBI to serve as an undercover informant as far back as 2006, federal prosecutors didn't bother to fully interview him until months after charges had already been filed.  Moreover, the information they learned from Campbell was apparently so substantial that it resulted in prosecutors "changing the theory of the case."

Officials told The Hill that prosecutors working for Rosenstein first interviewed Campbell, the informant, after they had already filed a sealed criminal complaint against Mikerin in July 2014.

 

Campbell got one debriefing after the criminal charges were filed, but was never brought before the grand jury that indicted the Russian figure in November 2014 even though the informer was portrayed as “Victim One” in that indictment, the officials confirmed

 

When prosecutors finally interviewed Campbell more extensively in early 2015 and reviewed all of the records he had gathered for the FBI, they learned new information about the sequence of transactions he conducted while under the FBI’s supervision, as well as the extensive nature of his counterintelligence work for the U.S. government that went far beyond the Mikerin case and dated to at least 2006, the officials said.

 

“Based on what was learned, we decided to change the theory of the case. … A plea deal became our goal so we wouldn’t have to litigate or make an issue of some of the stuff he had done for [counterintelligence] purposes,” a source directly familiar with the case said.

Of course, as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz notes, this type of "negligence" in a case is almost unprecedented.

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said it was troubling that prosecutors would ever bring a case without talking first to a person they portrayed in court as a victim, especially when that person was an FBI informant available to them.

 

“I’ve never heard of such a case unless the victim is dead. I’ve never heard of prosecutors making a major case and not talking to the victim before you made it, especially when he was available to them through the FBI,” Dershowitz said.

 

“It is negligence, and I’m sure there will be internal issues with the Justice Department and U.S. attorney for making such an obvious mistake,” he said.

Meanwhile, and to our complete shock mind you, now that various Congressional committees have taken an interest in hearing Campbell's tales, the DOJ has suddenly recalled that he was a raging alcoholic whose testimony couldn't be trusted...which does make you wonder why the FBI allowed him to work undercover for all those years and paid him $51,000 for his services???

Congress is now investigating the entire Russian nuclear bribery case after The Hill disclosed Campbell’s work, with multiple committees demanding to know whether the FBI told the Obama administration about Mikerin’s criminality before the administration made favorable decisions that rewarded Rosatom with billions of dollars in new American nuclear fuel contracts.

 

Justice officials began briefing congressional officials this week, starting with the Senate Judiciary Committee. After the briefings end, congressional investigators plan to interview Campbell.

 

After Campbell’s name and work surfaced, anonymous allegations surfaced in stories by Yahoo and Reuters suggesting the Justice Department had grave reservations about Campbell’s credibility, in part because he had three misdemeanor alcohol arrests.

Anyone who answered in the negative to the question at the beginning of this post are now kindly invited to reconsider...what a farce...

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shitshitshit's picture

Who would therefore bother to read this article before janet yelling:

LOCK HER UP FOR ONCE!!!

macholatte's picture

 

 

LOCK HER UP!

 

    LOCK HER UP!

   
        LOCK HER UP!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Obama DOJ Didn't Bother To Interview FBI Informant Before Filing Charges In Uranium One Scandal

My response: More ''OBOZO" ROTTEN fruit.

The American government should cut this guy off from all BENEFITS, PROTECTION and PAY. He has done enough damage to the REPUBLIC.

Nobs Here's picture

The FBI has the dirt on more than just Congress. Yet the FBI isstill just the CIA's bitch.

Richard Chesler's picture

The atrocities committed by the corrupt Obondinga The Homo Administration is the gift that'll keep giving for years to come.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"Do you ever get the sense that with certain investigations, primarily those targeting conservatives, the FBI has a tendency to dot every 'i', cross every 't' and pursue charges at all costs, no matter how minor, but with others (think Hillary's email scandal) even the most glaring violations of federal law seem to go unpunished?"

ALL the fuckin' TIME!!

BabaLooey's picture

Na...just take the cabbage farting bitch out in a field and shoot her. 

 

Buzzards gotta eat - and they equate cabbage farts with shit anyway.....

Tallest Skil's picture

HANG FOR TREASON.

Do you want your tax dollars going to keeping any of these motherfucking traitors alive? It’s not enough that their “reputations” be ruined. It’s not enough that they die in prison. There is ONE thing in this nation that is treason and they have all done it. Treason equals death. A terrified government is an honest government.

Barney Fife's picture

For a while. Keep em' alive for a while. 

It might require morphine and, or blood transfusions, but ya' can't just execute the bastards in like, 10 minutes. Too fast. 

nmewn's picture

Can you say "collusion"..."conspiracy"..."coverup"?

Well sure, I knew you could ;-)

chubbar's picture

Pretty clear they were stuffing this guy down so that Hillary and company wouldn't get outed for their treason. I can't see how Sessions gets to avoid this scandal any longer. He should be charged with obstruction if he doesn't move on this. Trump, do something!

Wage Slave 927's picture

Rodham & Gomorrah are going down! (but not on each other)

B1G mNy's picture

Please put the public hangings on pay per view. I'd pay to watch these people swing for what they've done. I can dream!

Oldwood's picture

Good way to pay down the debt.

Stormtrooper's picture

I'd love to sync up their hanging videos with the video I have of Saddam's last seconds.  Throw in Obama for High Treason and I'll pay a big admission fee too.

booboo's picture

IT and Bill never travel together for several reasons. Everyone knows the first, The Jackel knows the second.

grunk's picture

Do we even have a functioning government anymore?

Secret Weapon's picture

Nope.  Just two organized crime families arguing over who gets to shake us down. 

Zorba's idea's picture

Nope! Not in the "Post Constituional Era"

Mini-Me's picture

If the FBI legitimately investigated all alleged criminal activity by the Clinton Crime Family, it would consume everyone on staff for years.

Clinton for Prison 2018!

CanadaGoose's picture

Clintons --- how many multiple life sentences can one person serve?  I think they are going for the Guiness World Record!

DaiRR's picture

The DemoRat Deep State at work, allied with so many RINOs too.

Nobs Here's picture

The Bush/Clinton heroin for gun trade can buy anyone the Oval office.

buzzsaw99's picture

treasonous money grubbing bitch.

Secret Weapon's picture

Of course, as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz notes, this type of "negligence" in a case is almost unprecedented.

The failure to interview the witness was intentional and not negligent.  Grow the fuck up. 

Akzed's picture

“Based on what was learned, we decided to change the theory of the case. … A plea deal became our goal so we wouldn’t have to litigate or make an issue of some of the stuff he had done for [counterintelligence] purposes,” a source directly familiar with the case said.

"What was learned" was that thousands of indictments will soon be executed, based partially on information provided by Russia that POTUS is using to drain the swamp sooner than later. Don't want that coming out in court. That's why the indictments are sealed: timing in everything.

When we gonna get a Q Anon thread, or did I miss it?

TeethVillage88s's picture

Yes, I remember Clinton "Gaslighting" her opponents in National Debates... then remember Hilary Clinton pretends not to know computers, email, national security, classified document handling, archiving of documents & emails, accountable record keeping, custodial record keeping, classified markings, ... though she would have been drilled by federal employees when Bill Clinton was Emperor!

"... which does make you wonder why the FBI allowed him to work undercover for all those years and paid him $51,000 for his services???"

Bullshit, FBI, DOJ, NSA, ...GAO, IG, ... and how did auditors get on board with fake economic stats & new economic system without balance of trade, broad inflation data, old GDP Calculations, protectionism, protection of domestic jobs, protection of currency, protection of borders & US Constitution. What about auditing of Financial ratings of IL & Chicago, Hartfort, Federal Govt, TBTF Banks & MBS?

Wow.

insanelysane's picture

The FBI helped Whitey Bulger commit murders and prevented the Massachusetts State Police and Boston Police from investigating.

The FBI helped the Clintons with the Uranium One deal.

The FBI is involved in the murder of Seth Rich.  Involved and not investigating.

The FBI is involved in the Anwan computer case.  Involved and investigating.  Wonder how that will come out?

The FBI is dirty, extremely dirty.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0znNiN0lYAQ

RedDwarf's picture

The FBI isn't just dirty.  It's composed of nothing now but dirt.  There's nothing left to that institution that is worth having or saving except some buildings and a few labs.

NoPension's picture

Fidelity.

Bravery.

Integrity.

Moral hazard, motherfuckers...moral hazard.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Arm yourselves bitchez.

There is no help coming.

DrData02's picture

Yeah, well what the fuck is Sessions doing? Can't they move at least as fast on Hillary as they moved on Flynn??

Unless....

venturen's picture

String Obama up with the Clintons....

Branded's picture

Isn't there something in the NDAA that would allow POTUS to deal more effectively with the problematic members of domestic terrorist organizations like the DOJ?

I mean at this point, there's no question the DOJ is a terrorist organization, right?

MrBoompi's picture

The Clintons learned a long time ago that once you are considered loyal servants to the deep state, you can get away with murder.  They have been involved in so many dirty CIA deals and questionable business and foundation activities it boggles the mind to think about them.  But if you're an insider who was able to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars to people, as well as be in a position to decide who gets lucrative trade deals and arms contracts, you will be on the protected list.  You can bet the Clintons know exactly where the bodies are buried and they won't have to worry about prison.