Hillary Clinton Subject of 2 New GOP Investigations
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 25, 2017,
Oct 25, 2017, 0:40
The probes, involving the House Judiciary, Oversight and Intelligence Committees, came as Republicans and President Donald Trump weather increasing pressure from the multiple investigations into how Russian Federation may have aided Trump's presidential campaign previous year.
"We're not going to jump to any conclusions at this time", the California Republican continued.
Along with the House House Oversight Committee, Nunes said the probe will look into whether or not there was an FBI investigation of the 2010 sale of a United States uranium company to a Russian company, and if so why Congress was left in the dark about it. Since uranium is considered strategically important, the US government and several of its agencies had to sign off on the deal, which they did. The two panels have declined to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, leaving those probes to Senate committees and the House intelligence committee.
The GOP announcements come as the House intelligence committee is interviewing President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and campaign digital director Brad Parscale Tuesday.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), head of the Oversight Committee, and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), a member of the Intelligence Committee, were also present.
In 2009, the state-owned Russian nuclear company Rosatom started buying shares and then sought to assume a majority ownership in Uranium One, a Toronto, Canada-based industry with United States interests.More news: General Motors share price rises despite announcement of huge losses
The Washington Post's fact checker reported a year ago that although the State Department was one of several agencies that would have been able to approve the 2010 deal, "there is no evidence Clinton herself got involved in the deal personally, and it is highly questionable that this deal even rose to the level of the secretary of state".
Allegations surrounding the uranium deal resurfaced this past week when The Hill reported the FBI was investigating the donations and did not inform Congress.
"And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said in the May interview.
Grassley claims that the DOJ, under Obama, "threatened" the informant with prosecution "if he disclosed details of his involvement in the investigation".
"The current Russian Federation investigation is about the election", Nunes told reporters.