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Bill Kristol on Uranium One Deal: 'Big Mistake'

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By    |   Friday, 27 October 2017 05:22 PM

Conservative journalist Bill Kristol said Friday that the Uranium One deal approved in 2010 by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department "was a big mistake."

"I think it was a big mistake," Kristol, editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, told Jake Tapper on CNN. "A lot of us said it was at the time — and we're paying some price for that now."

The Canada-based Uranium One was sold to Moscow's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, after it was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

The panel included representatives from several U.S. government agencies, including the State Department, which was led by Clinton at the time.

The sale gave Rosatom control of more than 20 percent of the uranium supply in the United States.

Kristol said that he was not sure whether the deal was bad for the U.S., but that it reflected negatively on Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, because of ties to the Clinton Foundation.

"I have no knowledge, no opinion, whether it's been good or bad for U.S. national security.

"We're talking about that they did have this Clinton Foundation, kind of unusual, which employed Clinton.

"I guess Clinton family members were associated with it while she was secretary of state.

"And President Clinton was getting paid money to give speeches — and they assured the ethics people they would have a real arm's length and wall between it, and the wall seems to have been somewhat porous.

"Was the deal itself was in any way corrupt?" Kristol asked. "Honestly, I don't know."

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Conservative journalist Bill Kristol said Friday that the Uranium One deal approved in 2010 by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department "was a big mistake."
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