More evidence of the Obama administration’s corruption is coming to light.
When a former FBI informant revealed evidence of a high-profile bribery case involving a Russian energy company, lawyers working with the Obama administration intimidated him into dropping his civil suit against the government. Victoria Toensing, the informant’s attorney, told The Daily Caller that the Justice Department under Former President Barack Obama told her client that “his reputation and liberty [was] in jeopardy” if he did not drop a lawsuit against the government.”
On Wednesday of this past week, the Justice Department released the FBI informant from his confidentiality agreement. This means that he can testify before congressional committees about his work at Uranium One, which is a Canadian energy company with ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
This action on part of the Justice Department comes amidst reports alleging that Hillary Clinton was engaged in shady dealmaking with the Russians when she was secretary of state. In 2010, Russia-owned energy company Rosatom was granted the right to purchase Uranium One by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
CFIUS is a governmental entity that is made up of various agencies. The group reviews applications for foreign purchases of companies. Ironically enough, when Clinton was the secretary of state, she sat on the CFIUS’ panel. The deal allowing Rosatom to purchase Uranium One effectively gave the Russian government control over 20% of the United States’ uranium reserves.
There are several obvious problems with this transaction, but the fact that the Canadian company was involved with illegal activities should have been a clear red flag. The FBI informant — who was helping the FBI while working for Uranium One between 2009 and 2014– discovered that the organization had been engaged in a significant bribery and extortion scheme. The informant’s identity has not been revealed.
Trump’s Justice Department has provided the informant with a waiver that will allow him to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the House Intelligence Committee. Previously, he was prohibited from speaking with Congress or any other party.
According to Toensing, the informant has been under tremendous pressure from both the U.S. government and the Russian government. Both entities have attempted to prevent him from sharing what he knows. “The Russians have threatened him, and up until just last night the U.S. government has threatened him,” Toensing stated during an interview with WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall.”
Authorities are also taking a closer look at the Clinton’s ties to Uranium One. The company’s executives gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation during the time period when the sale of the company was being reviewed by CFIUS. Bill Clinton had also received $400,000 from the Russian government for a speech.
Would Obama intimidate an informant?
The fact that Clinton was serving on the inter-agency panel that approved the sale is suspicious — given the fact that she was receiving money from one of the companies involved in the transaction.
As the informant testifies, more information is sure to come to light. It’s no wonder that the Obama administration attempted to shut down the informant’s lawsuit. It’s just another example of Obama’s “scandal free” presidency progress.