New FOIA Documents Reveal FBI Scramble To Preserve Records In Uranium One Scandal

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An internet researcher has uncovered what appears to be proof that the FBI was investigating the Uranium One deal back in 2015 – months after the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash exposed the scheme, along with an article in the New York Times which laid out allegations of criminal malfeasance by the Clintons, their charitable foundation, and several associates.

Twitter user Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) – who notably discovered Hillary Clinton’s IT guy ‘Stonetear’ asking Reddit users how to strip Clinton’s name from archived emails – discovered several Preservation and Records requests sent by an FBI special agent to various agencies involved in the approval of the Uranium One deal on August 28th, 2015, as first published by The Conservative Treehouse. Katica found the requests buried in an FBI file released via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Revealing Timeline

While the Clinton email investigation was launched in March of 2015 after it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal server and non-approved email accounts to conduct government business, reports from August, 2015 revealed that the FBI investigation was actually a criminal probe – though most assumed it was simply covering Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and not the content of her emails.

What Katica discovered is that weeks after the criminal probe began, the FBI sent notices to every agency involved in the Uranium One approval process to preserve records.

This is huge… 

The agencies which received the request included the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Dept. of Treasury, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI James Clapper), The National Counter Terrorism Center, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Five days after the initial request, the same FBI agent sent another round of notifications to the same agencies, adding the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Secret Service (USSS).

The next day, September 3rd, 2015three more agencies were added to the preservation request: The CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)

At this point, every single member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which signed off on the Uranium One deal was served with a notice to preserve records. 

As The Conservative Treehouse notes:

It would be intellectually dishonest not to see the very likely attachment of the special agent’s action.  That is to say an FBI probe originating as an outcome of information retrieved in parallel to the timing of the “criminal probe” of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use.

 

The sequence of events highlights a criminal probe starting [early August 2015], followed by notifications to the “Uranium One” CFIUS participants [late August 2015].

 

If you consider the larger Clinton timeline; along with the FBI special agent requests from identified participants; and overlay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the leading entity surrounding the probe elements; and the fact that the CFIUS participants were the recipients of the retention requests;  well, it’s just too coincidental to think this is unrelated to the Uranium One deal and the more alarming implications.

FBI Mole 

Let’s not forget a bombshell report from The Hill two weeks ago which revealed that as early as 2009, the FBI – led by Robert Mueller at the time, had a mole in the Russian uranium industry, and that the agency had evidence 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” – a deal which would grant the Kremlin control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply. 

The mole was forced to sign an iron-clad non-disclosure agreement (NDA) which threatened criminal penalties for revealing information, even to Congress. After a request was made by Reps Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) calling for the Justice department to invalidate the NDA, the gag order was lifted, and the FBI informant was authorized to speak with congress.

Tony Podesta and Uranium One

While one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort turned himself in to the FBI a week ago on charges of money laundering, let’s not forget what a former Podesta Group executive interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller told Tucker Carlson Tonight: the FBI probe is now focusing on people in Washington who have worked as de-facto operatives on behalf of Russian government and business. To that end, he had quite a bit to say about his former boss Tony and his relationship to the Uranium One deal.

  • In late 2013 or early 2014, Tony Podesta and a representative for the Clinton Foundation met to discuss how to help Uranium One – the Russian owned company that controls 20 percent of American Uranium Production – and whose board members gave over $100 million to the Clinton Foundation.
  • In 2013, John Podesta recommended that Tony hire 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.
  • “Tony Podesta was basically part of the Clinton Foundation.”

As far as the current state of the FBI investigation, “They are more focused on facilitators of Russian influence in this country than they are on election collusion,” Carlson’s source told Fox.

Tying it together – previous reports of Federal investigations into the Clinton Foundation: 

Katica’s FOIA discovery corroborates a New York Times report from November 1, 2016, which asserts that an FBI investigation was kicked off based on revelations of pay-for-play in the book “Clinton Cash” written by Peter Schweizer:

The investigation, based in New York, had not developed much evidence and was based mostly on information that had surfaced in news stories and the book “Clinton Cash,” according to several law enforcement officials briefed on the case.

 

The book asserted that foreign entities gave money to former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, and in return received favors from the State Department when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton has adamantly denied those claims. -NYT

The Wall St. Journal also reported last October that five FBI field offices were investigating the Clinton Foundation; New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Little Rock and  Miami, and “were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.”

The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said. –WSJ

And in November, as tweeted by Wikileaks and reported on by the Dallas Observer, the Clinton Foundation has been under investigation by the IRS since July of 2016, after 64 GOP members of Congress received letters urging them to push for an investigation. The investigation has been notably held at the Dallas IRS office – far away from Washington.

The Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas is an all purpose office complex, a bastion of federal bureaucracy located at 1100 Commerce St. Most people come for a passport or to get business done in front of a federal judge. But inside, a quiet review is underway that has direct ties to the raging presidential election: The local branch of the IRS’ Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is reviewing the tax status of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

So – while the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton was sold as a simple matter of mishandling of classified material, we now have proof that the FBI set their sights on the Uranium One scandal weeks after they began looking into Hillary Clinton’s emails. We also know that five FBI field offices and the IRS have been investigating the Clinton Foundation on accusations of pay-to-play and other criminal acts. 

Bets on who’s indicted next?

Flashback to October 27, 2016

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Comments

caconhma Goldennutz Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:33 Permalink

Just look at Sessions face. He is total POS.He is even incapable of either tell a truth or a lie. He is even refusing to do his job by removing himself from the most important aspects of his job. And guess what? Trump is still satisfied with Sessions job performance and has no intention of firing him.It appears that both the major US political Parties are in a deep shit. American people have less and less respect for the US political system. It appears that somebody is deliberately undermining the foundation of the US political system leading to a US totalitarian State.

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Winston Churchill knukles Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:19 Permalink

Defferably.I think Sessions is being a very busy bee behind the scenes.Lets face it, you don't want to bring yourself to the notice of the Clintons,before you're absolutely ready.Nobody wants a honorable mention on that Arkancide list.This is all being orchestrated, no way all this is co-incidental.All the shit is hitting the fan at the same time.

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chunga Winston Churchill Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:29 Permalink

Man I hope you fucking guys are right.My fear is they're is going too slow and this shithead fraud Mueller is gonna splash a bunch of fluffy nonsense for the fake news media that will snowball into impeachment. With all their majorities it wouldn't surprise one bit if the bitch-slapped pussies on the red team folded like a ten dollar suitcase and went along with it.Trump has no friends up there in DC...look at the sanction vote on Russia...practically unanimous.

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OverTheHedge chunga Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:47 Permalink

Today the BBC, that arbiter of fair play and balanced reporting, was positively giddy with excitement at the possibility that the chain of arrests will lead to Trump. I didn't see anything at all about Hilary, or uranium. This s gong to come as quite a surprise to most people, who will have heard nothing about any of this.

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11b40 chunga Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:26 Permalink

Trump has his base, and the GOP can’t win much of anything without them. Plus, it takes a 2/3 vote to impeach. Not going to happen with a Rep majority. Half the Reps in Congress would be turned out in the next election, and they know it. Trump has them by the short hairs.

The President of the USA has the biggest bully pulpit in the world. Trump knows how to use it. Obama wasted it. Bush 2 & Cheney used it the wrong way. Clinton knew how, as did Reagan. Bush 1, not too much.

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junction knukles Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:26 Permalink

The phrase that applies here is: "Good enough for government work."  The same sort of drone investigators who implied that Paddock was making a mint from playing casino video poker machines now are in charge of investigating mass murderer Hillary Clinton.  These empty suits are capable of seizing people's bank accounts for alleged money laundering or other non-existent crimes but tremble when they have to deal with connected criminals like the Clintons and the Bushs.  Move along, yokels, ther is nothing to see here.  And expect your taxes to go up under the Trump plan, the "carried interest" crowd  owns the Donald.

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Crazy Or Not knukles Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

The best we can hope for is some private citizen walking his dog stumbles on some Arcanicide body parts... Still with FBI receiving help like this you know there's a whole steering committee directing outcomes:-The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said.Some help!!!!

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Ikiru knukles Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:40 Permalink

I really think that’s a distinct possibility. If you’re going to lay the hammer down on these criminals, you better have everything ready. It’ll be just like chocking someone out in MMA. They’re going to fight REALLY hard before they go down—more people will die. Putting the Clintons in prison is pretty much a death sentence at their age and for the crimes committed, so they won’t go quietly and they have nothing to lose. And with 30-40% of the polpulation wishing she were the President, throwing her ass in prison will cause an uproar that will make the election uproar seem tame. While conservatives and libertarians would be dancing in the streets, the liberals will be apoplectic.

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krispkritter Ikiru Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:51 Permalink

If they had someone with balls in there besides Sessions I'd say it would be a good dog and pony show.  Have to disagree with 30-40%, she got what, 50 mil votes?  And lots of those people were conflicted Sanders voters and look what's come out about the DNC and Sanders.  I think the Democrat voters are going to just sit back and watch the show if the Clinton's get put on the spit and roasted.  Then think of the long line being perp-walked behind them, no, the DNC is gonna be scraping the bottom of the barrel to find staffers if this thing runs it's course.  And think of all the donors from Hollyweird who are going tits up with all the sex scandals.  I'd be surprised if there is any turnover in the '18 elections at this rate.  There will be so much infighting and backstabbing they won't have time or money to mount campaigns and shit, the DNC was broke in 2016 before the Clinton's padded their pockets, and that lifeline will be gone.  If you throw in the shameless race-baiting like that anti-Gillespie ad, holy shitballs they'll be scrambling.  Enough of this shit, bring out the gallows, let's start making examples of these people and stop fucking around. 

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Yog Soggoth knukles Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:47 Permalink

If there was not something brewing, do you think they would be acting so desperately? This crime opens investigations into other crimes. It all goes down when Mueller recuses himself, and he has to in Uranium one. They are asking for a special prosecuter in this case, and one will be appointed. Lets hope the pick is the right one.

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WillyGroper SRV Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:50 Permalink

i took a bunch of screen shots someone posted on 4chan last night.  don't think i got them all & wonder if they originated w/Field McConnell & David Hawkins.haven't had time other than to skim.  from what i can gather, it's mind boggling...like rise of the feminazi.it alluded that all these wimmin married to powerful men are the one's really running the show by setting them up with the kiddie porn to do their bidding.  most fkn bizzare plot, not to mention, my simple mind could never conceive of such a thing.numerous mention of FM's sister christine marcy, the web of operations thru entities too numerous to mention.

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