The connections between the Clintons and Rosatom keep being drawn tighter every day with each new revelation. We learned that Bill Clinton had asked for permission to meet with a Rosatom official. Now we know that Rosatom had hired a Clinton linked consulting firm.
A Russian company, whose former executive was the target of an FBI investigation and who admitted to corrupt payments to influence the awarding of contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation, paid millions of dollars in consulting fees to an American firm in 2010 and 2011 to lobby the U.S. regulatory agencies and assist the Russians, who would go on to acquire twenty percent of American uranium, according to court documents, a former FBI informant and extensive interviews with law enforcement sources.
Roughly $3 million in payments from 2010 to 2011 were made to APCO Worldwide Inc. The firm also provided in kind pro-bono services to Bill Clinton's foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, services they begin 2007, according to APCO officials who spoke with Circa and press releases from the company. In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was part of the Obama administration board that would eventually approve the sale of U.S. uranium supply to a Russian company.
Long-time Clinton supporter and APCO CEO, Margery Kraus signed the continuing contract on April 12, 2010, with TENEX, as the Russian company's top executive Russian businessman Vadim Milkerin was being investigated by the FBI for kickbacks and bribery involving American companies, according to the APCO TENEX contract and court documents obtained by Circa. TENEX is a subsidiary of the the Russian state owned nuclear giant Rosatom, according to financial filings of the company.
There's a lot in there, I know. And if you're not following the story, it quickly gets confusing.
But Rosatom is Russia's state nuclear corporation. It got its hands on Uranium One and a big chunk of our Uranium with the approval of Hillary Clinton, while Bill Clinton and some Clintonworld figures appeared to be lobbying on its behalf. Clinton financial interests in the area dated back quite a few years and involved large sums being paid to the Clinton Foundation.
The sale should never have been approved for a variety of reasons, but among them is that a Rosatom figure had been under FBI investigation on charges of bribery and extortion. But the DOJ and FBI leadership, including a key figure in the current FBI drama, appeared to have dragged their feet and delayed the case for years until Rosatom got approval.
And this new revelation builds added links between the Clintons and Rosatom.