Informant Douglas Campbell: Russia Sent Millions to Influence Clinton in Uranium Deal

Russia sent millions of dollars to the United States expecting the funds would benefit former president Bill Clinton’s charitable initiative while Hillary worked to reset relations with Russia, an FBI informant in an Obama administration-era uranium deal stated, Newsweek reports.

According to the statement that the informant Douglas Campbell sent to three congressional committees, Russian nuclear executives had told him that Moscow hired U.S. lobbying company APCO Worldwide to influence Hillary Clinton.

Russian nuclear officials expected APCO to apply its three million dollars annual lobbying fee from Moscow toward the Clintons’ Global Initiative, Campbell explains. The contract detailed four 750,000 dollars payments over a year’s time.

“APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement,” Campbell stated.

The 2010 deal helped Russia get control of 20 percent of the American uranium supply and Hillary served on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which approved the partial sale of Uranium One to Russian nuclear giant Rosatom.

Secret recordings, intercepted data and other information gathered by FBI agents show that Russian officials had compromised an American uranium trucking company with bribes and kickbacks. No charges had been brought by the Department of Justice until four years ago.

APCO defended itself by saying that the activities involving client work for the Clinton Global Initiative and Tenex, a unit of Rosatom, were not connected.

According to Hillary’s spokesman Nick Merrill, Campbell’s statement is being used as a distraction from the investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election.

“Along with the widely debunked text-message-gate and Nunes’ embarrassing memo episode, we have a trifecta of GOP-manufactured scandals designed to distract from their own president’s problems and the threat to democracy he poses,” Merrill said.

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