Gag Order Lifted on FBI Informant in Uranium One Scandal
We may now get some definitive answers after the DOJ lifted the gag order late Wednesday on an FBI informant involved in the Uranium One scandal. Maybe. We’ll get those answers as long as he remains alive, that is.
The informant’s evidence enabled the Justice Department to obtain convictions against the Russian executive charged with money laundering, Vadim Mikerin. (Who knew what and when about the Russian plans regarding Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the money given to the Clinton Foundation.) But he couldn’t disclose everything he knew previously because of a nondisclosure agreement.
He was also forced to drop a lawsuit he had initiated against the DOJ which threatened to call attention to the Russian deal in the 2016 election…so he must know something important.
The Hill reported,
The man’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Hill on Wednesday night that the FBI sent her a formal letter saying it no longer had any reason to ask the informant to keep his work confidential, clearing the way for him to potentially testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The committees are keen to learn what the informant knows about any Russian efforts to curry favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton, to win Obama administration approval for Moscow’s purchase of large uranium assets in the United States or to secure billions in new uranium sales contracts with American utilities.
“The FBI has informed me that they are releasing my client from his [nondisclosure agreement] so that he can testify to Congress about his work uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with the Clintons in hopes of winning favorable uranium decisions from the Obama administration,” Toensing said.
“He is now able and willing to talk with the congressional committees seeking his testimony, though I will be working with all parties to ensure his identity remains confidential to ensure his safety,” she added.
Some in Congress have concerns over Russia’s acquisition of Uranium One as a National Security issue and the bribery scandal surrounding it. If Hillary, Holder, et al, who approved the sale, knew that there were bribes when they allowed the deal to go through, it possibly can be prosecuted. IF this man lives to testify. And IF someone doesn’t move to block him from that testimony. Which, based on Clinton’s track record, could be interesting.