The New York Post Editorial Board argues that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department has a duty to investigate the troubling circumstances surrounding the Obama administration’s approval of the sale of Uranium One to a Russian state-owned firm and the role then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her family’s foundation played in this deal, which was first uncovered by Peter Schweizer in his bestselling exposé Clinton Cash.
From the New York Post op-ed:
If crimes were committed to further Russia’s nuclear goals here, Americans need to know. And if Team Obama suspected that but still OK’d the Uranium One sale to a Russian firm, Americans deserve an explanation of that, too.
Yet Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ orders to prosecutors merely to see if a probe — perhaps headed by a special counsel — is warranted has critics in a lather.
Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” raised red flags in 2015 about the Uranium One sale and its owners’ donations to the Clinton Foundation. Last month, The Hill reported that the FBI had evidence — even before Hillary & Co. OK’d that sale — of Russian “bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money-laundering” meant to “grow” Vladimir Putin’s nuclear interests in America.
Congress is right to look into this. Not to damage Clinton or Obama politically (a pointless exercise anyway), but to find out what Russia did and how to respond. Similarly, Justice should feel free to see if it needs to probe possible crimes.
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