FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

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Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

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.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

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Is there a Legal Challenge?

I received an e-mail from a fellow Patriot and thought it was worth posting. Please read the following.                                  1Dragon

As far as legal challenges go, how about the 9th & 10th Amendments!!!

9th Amendment- “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall NOT be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” When the Bill of Rights was first proposed, the major argument against it was that by specifying some rights that the government was not free to violate, there would be the implication that the government was free to violate any rights not specifically protected in the Constitution. The Ninth Amendment was written to address this concern.

10th Amendment- “The powers NOT delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, OR TO THE
PEOPLE.” British oppression had made the Founding Fathers fearful of UNCHECKED CENTRALIZED POWER. The Tenth Amendment was enacted to LIMIT federal power. NOWHERE in the federal Constitution is Congress given authority to regulate local matters concerning the health, safety, and morality of state residents. The states ratified the Constitution because the Articles of Confederation created a national government that was too weak to defend itself and could not raise or collect revenue. Although the federal Constitution created a much stronger centralized government, the Founding Fathers did NOT want the states to lose all of their power to the federal government, as the 13 colonies had lost their powers to English Parliament.

Or how about the original reason we broke away from England? TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!! With deals like the “Corn-husker Kickback” to Nebraska and the new “Louisiana Purchase” ( over a BILLION dollars in BRIBES – excuse me “kickbacks” – to these two states alone! ) What about the 5 states- whose politicians were bribed with getting to KEEP MEDICAID and MEDICARE, even AFTER the healthcare bill goes into effect??? YOUR tax dollars are going to pay for a program that you WILL NOT HAVE, unless live in one of these ‘sell out’ states.

And if the bill goes through, the IRS can get you for even more $$$! If you ignore the new healthcare reform mandate and don’t get health insurance, you’ll have to pay a tax penalty to the federal government, beginning in 2014. This fine starts out small, but by the time it is fully phased in, in 2016, it is substantial. An insurance-less person would have to pony up whichever is GREATER: $695 for each uninsured family member, up to a maximum of $2,085; or 2.5 % of your TOTAL household income. THAT’S ON TOP OF ALL THE TAXES YOU’RE ALREADY PAYING NOW!!!

Sorry, just 3 more things and I’ll get off my ‘soapbox’.

“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” ~ James Madison

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”~Samuel Adams

It is YOUR country, NOT just the politicians. Read YOUR Constitution and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!!!

” Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”~Abraham Lincoln