- Jan 10, 2015
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- Southern Oregon
- Political Leaning
Rep. Blackburn...and MickeyW....could've saved themselves a lot of trouble if they had just read Wikipedia....
"...In April 2015, the New York Times reported that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the State Department had approved a deal to sell American uranium to a Russian state-owned enterprise Uranium One whose chairman had donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that Clinton had broken her promise to publicly identify such donations.
The State Department "was one of nine government agencies, not to mention independent federal and state nuclear regulators, that had to sign off on the deal."
FactCheck.org notes that there "no evidence" that that the donations influenced Clinton’s official actions or that she was involved in the State Department's decision to approve the deal, and PolitiFact concluded that any "suggestion of a quid pro quo is unsubstantiated.".."
"...The author of “Clinton Cash” falsely claimed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State had “veto power” and “could have stopped” Russia from buying a company with extensive uranium mining operations in the U.S. In fact, only the president has such power...."
No ‘Veto Power’ for Clinton on Uranium Deal
"...Trump falsely claimed that “Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved the transfer of 20 percent of America’s uranium holdings to Russia.” The transfer was approved by a committee headed by the Treasury Department and made up of nine voting members throughout government, including one from the State Department.
Trump’s Attack on Clinton’s Character
'...The bottom line: While the connections between the Clinton Foundation and the Russian deal may appear fishy, there’s simply no proof of any quid pro quo."
Donald Trump inaccurately suggests Clinton got paid to approve Russia uranium deal | PolitiFact