FBI’s informant in the Uranium One scandal involving the Obama
administration gave written testimony to three congressional
committees this week in which he accused the Obama administration of
making decisions that directly benefited the Russian government and
their goals of gaining geopolitical advantages over the United States.
informant, Douglas Campbell, told congressional investigators on
Wednesday that Moscow sent millions of dollars to the U.S. with the
expectation that it would benefit the Clintons, while Hillary Clinton
"quarterbacked a 'reset' in US-Russian relations" in her role as
Secretary of State during the Obama administration, The
participated in closed-door interviews with the Senate Judiciary,
House Intelligence and House Oversight and Government Reform
said that Russian nuclear officials told him that Moscow hired an
American lobbying firm, APCO Worldwide, because it was in a unique
position to influence the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton in
are aggressively trying to discredit him but are having little
success as "the FBI found Campbell’s undercover work valuable enough
to reward him with a $50,000 check in 2016."
says that the FBI told him that his work was "briefed to President
Obama as part of his daily presidential briefing," which would mean
that Obama was aware of the crimes committed by the Russian
FBI forced him to pay $500,000 of
his own money to Russian officials as bribes to facilitate his
cover, and the bureau never reimbursed him despite their praise of
his work and the fact that the ordeal was so stressful that he
developed serious, life-threatening illnesses.
reports indicated that Campbell was threatened by the Obama
administration in an attempt to silence him before the 2016 election
as they did not want this case hurting Hillary Clinton after
then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's Justice Department learned
that he filed a lawsuit in a Maryland federal court. It was not
immediately clear what the lawsuit was about, however Sara Carter
reports: "Campbell filed a lawsuit in Maryland federal court against
the Russian nuclear entities asking for the return of the money he
had to launder out of his own paychecks."
and American executives implicated in the Tenex bribery scheme
specifically asked him to try to help get the Uranium One deal
approved by the Obama administration," The Hill noted.
provided documentation of the corruption and crimes taking place to
help Russia to the Obama administration months before they made a
series of decisions that directly benefited Vladimir Putin and the
provided documentation to the Obama administration that showed that
the Russian government was actively involved in trying to help Iran
develop their nuclear capabilities years before the Obama
administration implemented the now-infamous Iran deal.
said that he was told by the FBI that the politics of the Obama
administration overruled justice from taking place against the
criminal activity that was happening.
was frustrated watching the U.S. government make numerous decisions
benefiting Rosatom and Tenex while those entities were engaged in
serious criminal conduct on U.S. soil,” Campbell said in his
testimony, as reported by The Hill's John Solomon. “Tenex and Rosatom
were raking in billions of U.S. dollars by signing contracts with
American nuclear utility clients at the same time they were indulging
in extortion by using threats to get bribes and kickbacks, with a
portion going to Russia for high ranking officials.”
remember one response I got from an agent when I asked how it was
possible CFIUS would approve the Uranium One sale when the FBI could
prove Rosatom was engaged in criminal conduct," Campbell continued.
"His answer: ‘Ask your politics.'"
of the key players that were engaging in the criminal racketeering
case have started to face justice, albeit years later. Sara
A. Carter reports:
wasn’t until years later in 2015 that American businessman Daren
Condrey, whose company Transportation Logistics International, plead
guilty to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(FCPA) and conspiring to commit wire fraud, according to the DOJ.
national Vadim Mikerin, who was a top official of the Russian
nuclear arms subsidiary Tenex and would later become president of
Tenam the American subsidiary of Rosatom, was also sentenced in
December 2015. Mikerin, who only plead guilty to money laundering,
was arrested for a racketeering scheme that dated back to 2004. He
was sentenced to 48 months in prison.
Rubizhevsky, another Russian national from New Jersey, who was
president of the security firm NEXGEN Security, was also involved in
the conspiracy and plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money
laundering in 2015. He served as a consultant to Tenam and to
Mikerin. Rubizhevsky was sentenced to prison last year along with
three years of supervised release and a $26,500 fine, according to a
recent Reuters report.
Mark Lambert, 54, a co-owner of Transportation Logistics
International, was charged this month on an “11-count indictment
with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of
violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of
international promotion money laundering,” as stated in the DOJ
press release. Lambert’s charges stem from an alleged scheme to
bribe Mikerin in order to secure contracts with TENEX, according to
the DOJ release.