The liberal mainstream media has spent more than a year claiming that Trump — both as a candidate and as president — colluded with Russia in business deals and back-room deals that have never materialized. Now that there is proof positive that their darling, Hillary Clinton, is guilty of colluding with Russia, those same liberal mainstream media are either silent on the subject or making lame attempts to whitewash yet another Clinton scandal.
On Tuesday The Hill reported on new government documents showing that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on transferring between 20 and 25 percent of U.S. uranium to Russia in the Uranium One deal even though the FBI was aware that Putin’s regime in Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to secure the deal. This was — or course — at a time when the Clinton Foundation was receiving huge donations from Russian interests involved in the deal.
As this writer reported then:
The evidence of bribes and kickbacks is not mere conjecture and innuendo (as in the case of allegations against Trump), but is solidly supported by “a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry” who gathered “extensive financial records,” made “secret recordings,” and intercepted “emails as early as 2009,” according to The Hill. Moreover:
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials 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, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
And yet — even with the FBI and other federal authorities being aware of this in 2009, the DOJ dragged the investigation out until 2015, allowing a deal to go through that transferred between 20 and 25 percent of U.S. uranium to Russia in the Uranium One deal that fattened the coffers of the Clinton Foundation, strengthened Putin’s Russia, and weakened the United States. For the anti-American element (for whom Clinton was the perfect candidate), that is a win/win/win scenario.
The liberal mainstream media largely ignored the story (causing President Trump to tweet on Thursday, “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”) or — when nearly forced to report on it — began soft-selling and whitewashing it.
Newsweek for example, only uses the name “Clinton” three times in its article on the scandal, and the sum and substance of those uses are that Clinton had no idea what was going on. Scandal? You don’t say! Here are those three uses:
FBI agents also gathered documents and a witness account that Russian