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Clintons, Not Trump, Made Russia Resurgent

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to the head of the Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Sergei Kirilenko, right, at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia in 2015. (Kremlin Pool Photo/AP)

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The Democrats and old-guard news media who spy a KGB agent behind every filing cabinet in President Trump’s White House are aggressively apathetic about Hillary and Bill Clinton’s decisions that gave aid and comfort to Russia.

During a visit to Moscow on March 24, 2010, Mrs. Clinton explained the purpose of America’s "reset" with the Kremlin, "Our goal is to help strengthen Russia."

The Clinton’s shadiest Russian deal is called Uranium One.

This outrage should mushroom into Hillary and Bill’s glow-in-the-dark Whitewater.

Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining mogul and major Clinton Foundation donor, led a group of investors in an enterprise called Uranium One. On June 8, 2010, Rosatom — Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation — announced plans to purchase a 51.4 percent stake in the Canadian company, whose international assets included some 20 percent of America’s Uranium capacity.

Because Uranium is a strategic commodity, this $1.3 billion deal required the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Hillary was one of nine top federal officials on that secretive panel.

On June 29, 2010 Bill Clinton keynoted a seminar staged by Renaissance Capital in Moscow, a reputedly Kremlin-controlled investment bank that promoted this transaction. It paid him $500,000 for a one-hour speech.

While CFIUS evaluated Rosatom’s offer, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer observed, "a spontaneous outbreak of philanthropy among eight shareholders in Uranium One” erupted.

These included Uranium One’s then-chairman, Ian Telfer, who donated $3.1 million to the Clinton Foundation and related charities. Giustra himself gave the Clinton Foundation $131.3 million. Before, during, and after CFIUS’ review, Schweizer calculates, "shareholders involved in this transaction had transferred approximately $145 million to the Clinton Foundation or its initiatives."

Hillary could have stopped Vladimir Putin from controlling one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies. But no. On October 23, 2010, CFIUS approved Rosatom’s purchase of a majority stake in Uranium One.

Thanks to subsequent investments, Rosatom controlled 100 percent of Uranium One by January 22, 2013. That’s when Pravda boasted, "Russian nuclear energy conquers the world."

Hillary helped Boeing seal a major sale to the Kremlin. "We’re delighted that a new Russian airline, Rosavia, is actively considering the acquisition of Boeing aircraft. And this is a shameless pitch for Rosavia," Clinton said in Moscow on October 13, 2009.

On June 1, 2010, the Kremlin decided to buy as many as 50 Boeing 737 jets for Russia’s national airline, Aeroflot. The price? A reported $3.7 billion.

That Aug. 17, just 10 weeks later, Boeing announced a $900,000 gift to the Clinton Foundation to, "help support the reconstruction of Haiti’s public education system" after a massive earthquake pulverized the impoverished nation the previous January.

The Clinton Foundation counts between $1 million and $5 million in contributions from Boeing.

Hillary also favored Skolkovo, a Kremlin-sponsored "innovation city" near Moscow.

The State Department arranged for 22 leading U.S. venture capitalists to tour Skolkovo in May of 2010.

Cisco, Google, and Intel are among the companies that got involved.

Among Skolkovo’s 28 "key partners" in 2012, 60 percent had given to the Clinton Foundation or paid speaking fees to Bill Clinton.

According to The Government Accountability Institute (GAI), these 17 "key partners" gave the Clinton Foundation between $6.5 million and $23.5 million.

Far more troubling, in 2014, the FBI wrote companies that operated in Skolkovo or backed the Skolkovo Foundation. "The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application," warned Boston-based FBI agent Lucia Ziobro.

The U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth concluded, "Skolkovo is arguably an overt alternative to clandestine industrial espionage."

The Clintons actually did these things.

When it comes to Team Trump, Democrats and their journalist pals are as relentless as bloodhounds chasing escaped jailbirds. And yet, regarding the Clintons, the Democrats and old-guard news people are as ferocious as puppies enjoying a roaring fireplace.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online. He is also a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Read more reports from Deroy Murdock — Click Here Now.

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In Moscow, in 2010, Hillary Clinton explained the purpose of America’s "reset" with the Kremlin, "Our goal is to help strengthen Russia." The Clinton’s shadiest Russian deal is called Uranium One. This outrage should mushroom into Hillary and Bill’s glow-in-the-dark Whitewater.
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