Corruption: Shortly after the Uranium One story br... (
I swore I wouldn't get into this when it first became a 'thing', but here I am...
The Committee on Foreign Investments (CFIUS), a panel of nine government agencies, including the State Department, reviewed the deal. It was approved by the CFIUS and then by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Clinton was not personally involved, and the State Department has no power to approve or veto a transaction.
CIFUS is Chaired by Secretary of the Treasury.
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The sale was approved unanimously. If one member had objected, the President would have made the final decision. Once CIFUS approved, the deal was then passed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which also approved.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the deal on the understanding that no uranium produced would be exported. It is sold to civilian reactors in the US as fuel for the production of electricity.
The accusation is predicated on the charge that then Secretary Clinton approved the sale. She clearly did not.
The sale was evaluated by CIFUS, approved by then President Obama, permits were issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and none of the uranium mined leaves the US. Now, will someone please tell me how this could even be considered 'shady' let alone a scandal?
Be assured, I am no fan of Hillary Clinton, her husband or her 'friends', but this is a non-starter in terms of scandal. If I were Hillary Clinton, I'd be pleased that this is taking up so much attention since there are real scandals and crimes going unremarked while this is a 'thing'. Maybe that's the point? Is this another of those 'misdirections'?
Things that make you go 'hmmm'.