Clinton Compares Trump to a Dictator over Prosecution Threats of Uranium Deal

Brandon Parsons
November 18, 2017

He pointed out that $131 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation that are part of the accusations were given by one man, Frank Giustra, the founder of Uranium One, who sold his stake in the company in 2007-years before Clinton became secretary of state.

The day before Smith's takedown, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee chairman stating the Department of Justice is looking at whether there is merit to investigating Clinton and the deal.

Smith said that the so-called scandal around the sale of energy firm Uranium One is "inaccurate in a number of ways".

"In exchange, Secretary of State Clinton approved the sale to the Russians, a quid pro quo", Smith said.

The group said Mueller has a conflict of interest because during the Uranium One deal he was heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation while it was investigating corruption at a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned atomic energy company Rosatom that bought Uranium One.

Trump and his surrogates have renewed calls for the Justice Department to investigate Clinton and Democrats since Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling of the 2016 presidential election resulted in the arrest of three former Trump campaign staffers last month. "And at the same time. her foundation received $145 million dollars and her husband received half a million dollars for one speech that he gave from the same people that were buying the uranium".

"Get Shepard Smith off of Fox", one Twitter user wrote.

Fox News fans flew into a rage on Tuesday when Shep Smith attempted to tamp down the expectations of viewers who believe that Hillary Clinton is on the verge of being indicted.

"The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale".

The conspiracy theories around the Uranium One deal are nothing new.

Pundits on the network have repeatedly promoted the theory that Clinton controlled the sale and have called for her to be investigated.

But the story has been debunked by multiple media outlets already.

'She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the USA to Russian Federation'. "Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I've vocalized on my show, Justice With Jeanine", Pirro said. Manafort's arrest came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to interfere in the election.

The deal allowed for a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based company that mined uranium in the United States.

"It needs to be the full gamut because frankly it's all tied together", Jordan said, going on to call Mueller and Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein "compromised" and said that they are incapable of investigating the matter fairly.

Many viewers of Mr Smith's programme were outraged by his comments and suggested that he ought to work for CNN or MSNBC.

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