After President Trump and President Vladimir Putin’s summit and joint press conference on Friday, Trump’s political critics were livid that the president didn’t publicly condemn Putin for the alleged interference in the U.S. election by 12 Russian intelligence agents.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the press conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory,” and former CIA Director John Brennan said it was “nothing short of treasonous.”
Yet Brennan, who served under President Obama, failed to mention the $145 million a number of Russians gave former President Bill Clinton, husband of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a variety of incidents rife with evidence of Russia collusion. Four years later, the Uranium One deal continues to get very little attention.
As a reminder, Uranium One was a Canadian uranium mining company — operating in the U.S. — that was gradually taken over by the Russian government until it bought it out entirely. According to the New York Post, then-President Obama approved the deal, and it went through Hillary’s State Department.
The problem is, uranium is key to nuclear power and thus has national security implications, according to Politico. Obama allowing Russia to control what amounts to around 20 percent of uranium production in the U.S. raised a lot of concerns.
Now here are two areas were things got really shady.
One, according to The Hill, the Russian nuclear agency was “engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.” Obama’s FBI had collected evidence on this for years, yet the Obama administration claimed to not know about any shadiness.
Two, Bill’s Clinton Foundation, which claims to be solely a charitable organization, received $145 million in donations from several Uranium One owners at the same time his wife Hillary’s State Department was making pro-Moscow decisions. Hillary claims to have had no involvement in the Uranium One deal.
Even the New York Times found all this suspicious. Years later, little has been done, despite Trump sounding the alarm on it again during his presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, liberals, the mainstream media, and his critics keep screaming about alleged Trump-Russia collusion without evidence to back up their hypothesis.