The Uranium One scandal is still producing news this week with yet another revelation, which really doesn’t surprise us at all.
Except maybe that it took this long to come to light.
According to the attorney for the yet unnamed FBI agent tasked with keeping tabs on Russia and the players in the deal on uranium, the Obama administration threatened him with loss of his ‘reputation and liberty’ if he refused to drop the civil lawsuit.
This happened just last year in the waning months of Obama’s presidency.
The informant produced evidence of the bribery of Hillary Clinton by the Russian government which resulted in the approval of the purchase of Uranium One.
The deal was approved by the Obama administration despite that evidence.
The rabbit hole is getting deeper.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
A former FBI informant who blew the whistle on a high-profile bribery case involving a Russian energy company was intimidated by Obama administration lawyers into dropping a civil suit against the government last year, his attorney says.
Victoria Toensing, the lawyer for the informant, told The Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese that Obama Justice Department lawyers told her client that “his reputation and liberty [was] in jeopardy” if he did not drop a lawsuit against the government.
On Wednesday, the Trump Justice Department released the informant from a confidentiality agreement, clearing the way for him to testify before several congressional committees about his undercover work at Uranium One, a Canada-based energy company that has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton and their family foundation.
In 2010, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency governmental committee that reviews applications for foreign purchases of companies, granted the Russia-owned energy company Rosatom the right to purchase Uranium One.