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Uranium deal to a Russian company during the Obama administration to be investigated

Posted at 1:44 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 13:44:44-04

Two House committees have opened an investigation into the Obama administration's decision to approve the sale of uranium to a Russian company seven years ago. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, alongside Representative Peter King and Representative Ron DeSantis announced a joint committee collaboration between House Intelligence and House Oversight to investigate a 2010 U.S. uranium deal with a Russian company. 

Chairman Nunes says lawmakers want to know whether or not the Department of Justice was investigating the deal, which approved the sale of 20 percent of America's uranium supply to a Russian state-run energy conglomerate.

"We are, we are not going to jump to any conclusions at this time. But one of the things, as you know, that we are concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation, was there a DOJ investigation and if so... why was Congress not informed of this matter," Rep. Nunes said. 

"We do have a witness who was a confidential informant who wants to talk about his role in this and we're in contact with the Justice Department to release him from a non-disclosure agreement. If that doesn't work out in a timely fashion we would obviously be able to subpoena him," said Rep. DeSantis.

New York Representative King, who was chairman of the intelligence committee at the time, is also involved in the current investigation. He says the investigation is separate from the inquiry into Russia's meddling of the 2016 presidential election. 

 

 

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