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Report: Prosecutors Asking FBI for Details on Uranium One Deal

Report: Prosecutors Asking FBI for Details on Uranium One Deal
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By    |   Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:03 AM

Prosecutors are asking FBI agents about evidence discovered during a probe of a uranium deal critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, NBC News is reporting.

The network news cited multiple law enforcement officials as saying the prosecutors are acting on orders from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal.

In 2010, the Obama administration permitted the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia's state atomic energy company. At the time, Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. The State Department was one of nine agencies that approved the deal, according to the network news.

The New York Times had reported that as the Russians assumed control of the facility, Uranium One's chairman used his family foundation to make four donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling $2.35 million.

In addition, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow from a bank with links to the transaction, according to the newspaper.

A veteran law enforcement official, who was briefed on the initial FBI probe into the uranium transaction, told NBC News there were allegations of corruption surrounding the deal, but no charges were filed.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has denied playing any role in the uranium deal.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, noted in a letter to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., that federal lawyers would recommend to Sessions whether the dormant investigation should be reopened or whether a special counsel should be appointed, NBC News reported.

FBI agents who looked into the case are being questioned by prosecutors in an effort to update them on the investigation.

President Donald Trump has been very critical of the deal and has pointedly accused the Clintons of being involved.

But Stewart Baker, a former lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, said he doubted that the Uranium One decision ever reached Clinton's desk, NBC reported. 

About the donations, he said, "Is it possible that the Russians thought they needed to do this and that it would help them? Yeah, but that doesn't mean that it actually did."

Meanwhile, Fox News reported Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has expanded his investigation into the deal.

Earlier this month, Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent letters to the heads of the U.S. Energy Department and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking for a list of documents about the deal.

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