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Republicans launch probe into Obama administration Russian uranium deal

25 October 2017

The chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday that they have opened a joint investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department while it was investigating Hillary Clinton.

Minutes later Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a prominent Trump defender, announced an examination of the uranium story.

The deal in question involved a wealthy Clinton Foundation donor named Frank Giustra, who sold his uranium-mining company, UrAsia, to Uranium One in 2007, according to Politifact. After working with the White House previously to try and turn President Trump's tweets into reality, Nunes has been popping up more and more in Russian Federation investigations, despite recusing himself from the House's own probe. Then-President Barack Obama speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in 2010.

In a statement Tuesday, a lawyer for Fusion GPS calls the subpoena from the chairman of the House intelligence committee "overly broad" and without a legitimate objective.

Russian Federation gradually acquired control of a Canadian mining company-Uranium One-with mining stakes in the United States from 2009 to 2013, a series of agreements that gave it control of 20 percent of America's uranium production capacity. "Ten months into the Trump Administration and House Republicans still have not held a single substantive oversight hearing on clear abuses by the President or his top aides". 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).

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The political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation is challenging a congressional subpoena that seeks access to its banking records. That approval has sparked controversy in part because of donations between 2009 and 2013 to the Clinton Foundation from people related to Uranium One.

"The current Russian investigation is about the election".

"And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said in the May interview. Committee chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a request for the DOJ to lift a "gag order" on an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who was reportedly instrumental in uncovering the corruption.

"It is possible there was no FBI or DOJ investigation going on", Nunes added.

Republicans launch probe into Obama administration Russian uranium deal