tiptrot.com June 22, 2018

Republicans launch two new probes targeting Clinton, Obama

25 October 2017, 12:21 | Bernice Figueroa

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

Two US House committees will conduct a formal investigation into a 2010 deal that saw 20 percent of America's uranium supply being sold to a Russian mining company, amid accusations that bribes were paid to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

This news comes the same day as controversial House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes announced that his committee will be examining a uranium deal with Russian Federation approved during the Obama administration, one that President Donald Trump has used to deflect scrutiny of his own alleged Russian Federation ties.

Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies.

The line of attack was renewed recently after the Hill reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found "substantial evidence" that Russian officials engaged in "bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering created to grow Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business inside the United States" before the Obama administration gave the deal the go-ahead. The Times' reporting built off of "Clinton Cash", a book by conservative author Peter Schweizer that the Clintons dismissed as partisan conspiracy-mongering.

The FBI also claimed it uncovered evidence that Russian nuclear officials had funneled "millions" into the Clinton Foundation.

It is highly unusual for the FBI to confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.

On Tuesday, the two Republican chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees ― Rep. Responding to reports Comey had drafted a statement on Clinton's email investigation months ahead of delivery, Trump asked: "Where is Justice Dept?"

Nunes said that he has not spoken to the White House about the matter. "We're not going to jump to any conclusions at this time", House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says.

"Uranium deal to Russian Federation, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!"

The Hill's report - which was immediately picked up by conservative media outlets and characterized as "the REAL Russia collusion story" - also piqued the interest of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen.

President Trump was elected almost a year ago, but the controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails is getting a new boost from key House Republicans. Hillary Clinton said in an interview with C-SPAN this past week that the accusations were "baloney" and that it had been "debunked repeatedly". Russian Federation later assumed full ownership of the company. Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, had to approve the deal in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Other News


Trending Now

Could London's T-Charge be the end for toxic fumes?
The plans have come under criticism from conservative members of the London assembly and the federation of small businesses. That's on top of an existing "Congestion Charge" aimed at decreasing traffic in the city.

India hammer Pakistan 4-0, enter Hockey Asia Cup 2017 final
From Praful Patel to Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulated the team and celebrated as India became Asian champions. The Indians, ranked sixth in the world, were in for nervous last 10 minutes but the defence did enough to hold on to the lead.

Al Franken Tears Into Jeff Sessions Over Shifting Narratives on Russia Meetings
Sessions denied having any communications with Russians whatsoever during his confirmation hearing in January. In his opening statement, Sessions says "the order is lawful, necessary, and we are proud to defend it".

Taylor Swift's 'Gorgeous' New Song Has Arrived
But some fans still aren't convinced. "And I got a boyfriend, he's older than us / He's in the club doing I don't know what". In the past, Swift's references to eye color have been a veritable decoder ring to real-life lyrical assignations.

Dow opens above 23000 on strong IBM results
USA stocks opened lower on Thursday following a record-setting session when the Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time. Fifty companies are to report quarterly results this week, the first full week of the third-quarter earnings season.

Kulsoom Nawaz to undergo chemotherapy session: Maryam
The court also made a decision to separate the trial of Hussain and Hassan from that of Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law. Accountability judge Muhammad Bashir granted bail to Maryam and Safdar and also exempted Sharif from Monday's hearing.

Modi in Bihar to attend Patna University centenary
PM Narendra Modi also announced Rs 10,000 Crore fund to 10 private and public universities for over 5 years to make them world-class.

Pakistan take on India today
Now, India lies at the top of their Pool A which also features tournament hosts Bangladesh along with Japan and Pakistan . He rued the chances his forwards missed against Japan but is hopeful they won't make the same mistakes against India.

'Trailer Park Boys' star John Dunsworth dead at 71
Another cast member on the same show, Mike Smith who plays the character of Bubbles stated that he was beyond devastated. Dunsworth's death was announced on Twitter by his daughter and Trailer Park Boys co-star Sarah .

Fox Renewed O'Reilly Contract Despite $32 Million Harassment Settlement
Schmidt reported on five previous settlements with women who had accused the host of sexual harassment . O'Reilly denied doing anything improper in an interview with the Times .