As I have said from the beginning, as far back as when Donald Trump’s first comments were made about the linkage between the Clinton Foundation, Secretary State Hillary Clinton, and the Uranium One deal, was that Mr. Trump was fully aware and knowledgeable of Clinton’s involvement. In fact, those discussions alluded to Hillary Clinton and her campaign were involved, as well have colluded with the Russians on multiple levels, to include the Obama administration.

The Uranium One scandal is not only, or even principally, a Clinton scandal.
It is an Obama-administration scandal.

The controversial sale of what is now known as Uranium One to a Russian company is what Trump has called the “real Russia story” as federal investigators continue to also probe Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 election. Of further, are the indications that Russian officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme with certain Democrat officials to further its energy goals in the U.S.

To recap what is going on and what is at stake, it is necessary to first address what was the Uranium One deal? So, what is Uranium One? Uranium One is a 12-year-old company based in Toronto that is now owned by the Rosatom Global Mining company, Russia’s state-owned nuclear technology corporation and holding company. The company operates a uranium mine in Willow Creek, Wyoming. The company owns mills and tracts of land in Wyoming and Utah, and other states that amount to about 20 per cent of the U.S. uranium production capacity and is key to making nuclear weapons. Between 2010 and 2013, Rosatom Global Mining, backed by the Russian government, and the approval of the Obama administration acquired Uranium One.

Secondly, it is necessary to understand the effort by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats to push back and attempt to counter the scandal. For well over a year now, the progressive left and the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that Russia meddled in our election, and, that it was to the detriment of Hillary Clinton. After nearly a year and a half of investigating, by both Congress and the mainstream media, neither appears true. What is true, and now documented, is that Hillary Clinton and her family foundation both benefited substantially from Russian corruption.

Third, citing U.S. federal officials and government documents, about the Russians’ nuclear-industry corruption here in the U.S., provides extensive evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s nuclear materials and energy business in the U.S., while Obama and Clinton perhaps saw it a quid-pro-quo.

And in fact, it goes much further than that. Based on internal government witness accounts and both official and acquired documents, federal agents found evidence that indicates that Russian nuclear officials and operatives had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow … it’s called bribery.

Strangely, during the Obama administration, the Department of Justice first discovered the Russian racketeering scheme and the links to the Clintons in 2009. But it failed to bring charges, and dragged its investigation out for four years with no substantive action. In the meantime, in October of 2010, the State Department and the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) curiously — and unanimously — approved the sale of part of Uranium One, to Rosatom Global Mining. This is particularly significant because the sale gave Russia, a potential nuclear foe, defacto control over 20% of the U.S.’ uranium production and supply. Perhaps you should allow that to sink in for a minute.

Going back to CFIUS, there’s this — the CFIUS that approved the Rosatom Global Mining deal had two key members: Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who in a clear conflict of interest financially/materially benefited from the deal, and Attorney General Eric Holder, the man responsible for slow-walking the investigation into Russian nuclear racketeering and extortion, which was extensive.

So the fact that Obama administration knew of the Russian racketeering, bribery, extortion, and money laundering, as Vladimir Putin’s minions and operatives elbowed their way into the U.S. nuclear energy market, is a revelation of complicity — and know doubt participation. Which, in turn supports why the Obama administration did nothing! Likewise, the Obama administration knew too, that Hillary was selling access and influence in the State Department via donations to the Clinton Foundation family charity. And on that account, again, it did nothing. That raises so many questions as to why Obama would risk allowing the Clintons to conduct such a scheme and risk his administration’s legacy and put it in such jeopardy. The consequences are enormous.

Further, it has been my firm belief that Hillary Clinton insider information, i.e.; highly classified intelligence information that she was privy to because of her access as Secretary of State to highly sensitive U.S. government classified intelligence about Russia, Russian officials, diplomats, and business executives to influence and extort on her part various aspects of the deal. It is for this reason she insisted on the need to have a private computer system and network, off the U.S. government grid to conduct the arrangements and deals with numerous foreign officials. Hence, her destruction of 33,000 emails. We can only imagine what she was trying to hide. But we know it was highly classified information, that was mishandled, hacked, lost, and used illegally – all of which are federal felonies under the espionage act. She should be in jail for each offensive at the very least, let alone treason, because what she did was deliberate, intentional and for the sole purpose of ingratiating and enriching herself at the expense of national security, which she compromised, because she didn’t and doesn’t give a shit about America!

As a result, the Clintons and their foundation raked in a handsome $145 million in donations and speaking fees just from Uranium One and Rosatom-affiliated donors while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was supposedly keeping all Clinton Foundation business at arm’s-length. Further, as has been seen, the Clinton official emails show extensive connections between Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, and donors during her time as Secretary of State, a kind of criminal conga-line of people asking for favors from Hillary and donating to the foundation. In fact, the extensive array of behind-the-scenes meetings, negotiations, dealings and schemes that span between the Obama administration, the Clinton’s, the Russians, the Kazakhs and the gamut from the U.S., Canada, Russia, Europe, and Kazakhstan is dozens of detailed pages long, which I have read, too much to include here, but are mind-boggling and criminal.

Similarly, nor was this just a Russian thing. It was a much-broader pay-for-play scheme by Hillary Clinton. Consider this: of the roughly 150+ private interests that were given official access to Hillary Clinton during her tenure at the State Department, at least 85 donated to the Clinton Foundation, or one of the many programs that were affiliated with it. Many appearing to be set-up to disguise or deceive in order to hide that the donations were actually going to the Clinton Foundation. In the end, the Secretary of State’s office might as well have had a For Sale posted on it.

We learned when the story broke in April 2015 that the Obama administration, with the help of Hillary Clinton’s State Department, paved the way for Russia to gain control of 20 percent of America’s uranium and as a result caused red flags to go up and raised dozens of questions about the enormous implications and potential consequences.

Unfortunately, that the Clintons and their related foundation got away with their corrupt arrangement for so many years without interference or censure speaks to a deep political corruption in the Obama administration. It’s strange that an investigation continues into the inconsequential ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials, while solid evidence of bribery and extortion between the Clinton family and the Russians and many others had been completely ignored or not reported by the mainstream media. Further, in the context of the 2016 presidential campaign, the central questions focused on the money flowing to the Clinton Foundation, accusations of pay-for-play with financial benefits for the Clintons winning out over national security concerns, and why the Obama Justice Department did nothing about it.

Over the past several weeks more information surfaced about with major allegations revealing about what was going on inside the Obama administration and FBI, while Russia was seeking to gain control of massive amounts of the U.S. uranium stockpile. Revealed was that the Obama administration inexplicably approved the uranium deal with Russia while the FBI was investigating a massive corruption scheme as I noted that included bribery, extortion and other felonies involving Russia’s nuclear energy industry in the U.S. All the while our chief diplomat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration was prioritizing and very publicly working to “reset” America’s diplomatic relations with Russia, and at the same time lining their pockets with millions.

Looking back as far as 2012, when President Obama discounted Mitt Romney during a presidential debate for calling Russia our top foreign policy threat — made clear that Obama and Clinton had a lot riding on their Russian gambit. Now with fresh allegations surrounding Russian corruption and the uranium deal, it is time to end Mueller’s witch hunt of Trump loyalist and American patriots. It is time for and a must for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an impartial Special Counsel to thoroughly investigate the critical matters and concerns pertaining to Uranium One, Clinton’s Emails, and the real collusion be the Obama administration and the Clintons.

Jim Waurishuk is a retired USAF Colonel, serving nearly 30-years as a career senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer and special mission intelligence officer with expertise in strategic intelligence, international strategic studies and policy, and asymmetric warfare. He served combat and combat-support tours in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as on numerous special operations and special mission intelligence contingencies in Central America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He served as a special mission intelligence officer assigned to multiple Joint Special Operations units, and with the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Task Force, as well as in international and foreign advisory positions. He served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) during the peak years of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism. He is a former White House National Security Council staffer and a former Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. He served as a senior advisor to the Commander U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and is Vice President of the Special Ops-OPSEC -- which provides strategic and operational security analysis and assessments to governmental and private entities, as well as media organizations on national security issues, policy, and processes. He currently provides advisory and consulting services on national security, international strategic policy, and strategy assessments for the U.S. and foreign private sector and governments entities, media groups and outlets, and to political groups, forums, and political candidates. He is an author and writer providing regular commentary and opinion to national and local TV, radio networks, and for both print and online publications, as well as speaking engagements to business, political, civic and private groups on national security matters – focusing on international strategic policy and engagement, and strategic intelligence, and subject matter expertise on special mission intelligence and operations, counter-terrorism, and asymmetric warfare and conflict.