Barack Obama skated through eight years of scandal without being held accountable.
That is all about to change.
One Senator announced the investigation that could ruin Obama for good.
Republicans have been howling mad about the Uranium One deal.
In that transaction, the Obama administration approved a sale of 20 percent of the uranium stock to a Russian-owned energy company.
We know now the Russians were involved in a highly sophisticated bribery and espionage campaign in the run up to the sale.
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso announced he is expanding the investigation into the sale.
The Daily Caller reports:
“A top Republican senator is expanding an investigation into the Uranium One deal, demanding documents from the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Uranium One deal.
Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso wants to know whether or not former President Barack Obama’s administration intentionally misled him about Uranium One being able to export its product out of the U.S. after it was acquired by Russia…
… Barrasso began investigating the Uranium One deal in October after it came to light the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sat on evidence linking the deal to a Russian bribery scheme. That evidence included links to the Clinton Foundation.
The Republican asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for records regarding the FBI’s investigation into bribery surrounding Uranium One deal.
Two House committees also have open investigations into the Uranium One deal, that The New York Times detailed before the 2016 presidential primaries.
The Obama administration approved the sale of Uranium One to Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company, Rosatom, in 2010. The approval came after the deal was approved by a special committee representing federal agencies, including the State Department.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed the State Department at the time. The Hill reported the FBI also had an eyewitness account and documents showing Russian nuclear officials funneled millions of dollars into the U.S. to “benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation.”
Republicans want to know what the Obama administration knew and when they knew it.
They also would like to dig into the shady circumstances that surrounded Russian donations flowing into the Clinton Foundation coffers as the sale went through.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.