After previous failed attempts to interview the former FBI informant, the Department of Justice finally released him from his confidentiality agreement.
This will allow him to testify before Congress about the information he has while conducting undercover ops during the Obama-era “Uranium One” deal wherein a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm that owned mines here in the United States.
Sarah Isgur Flores, a DOJ spokesperson, spoke with The Hill about this deal in which the informant is cleared to speak on the matter for the first time, nearly 8 years after he first went undercover.
“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” Flores said.
Two House chairmen announced that they plan to probe the issue in light of new reporters about Russian efforts to influence the “Uranium One” deal which gave Russia control of nearly 20% of all American uranium.
When Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, Russia routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and former President Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees as part of Russian efforts to influence the U.S. government to approve the deal, The Hill reported.
The informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, said former attorney generals under the Obama administration, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, are the reason her client hasn’t been able to “tell what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made,” on Fox Business Monday.