FINALLY: First Indictments Announced for Uranium One Deal
Looks like the Democrats are beginning to connect the dots on that Russian involvement in our Democratic Republic. Only Donald Trump and crew are nowhere to be found.
However, others soon to be tied to the Clintons are.
On Friday DOJ officials in the District of Maryland indicted Mark Lambert from Mount Airy, Maryland on 11 counts related to foreign bribery.
You can bet this is the first of many. As the saying goes, “The dominoes begin to fall.”
The charges stem from an alleged scheme by Lambert to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX). If Uranium One is on the up and up, why the need for bribes?
FBI informant William D. Campbell told reporters he had viewed briefcases full of money used for bribes. Justice.gov reported:
An indictment against a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad, was unsealed today for his alleged role in a scheme that involved the bribery of an official at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation.
Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning of the District of Maryland, Principal Deputy Inspector General April G. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG) and Assistant Director in Charge Andew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Field Office made the announcement.
Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in 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.
The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.
If I were the FBI or whoever is holding Lambert, I’m put him in witness protection, and move him to a secure location. Because that man is at the top of the Clinton “kill list”.
The article continues,
The case against Lambert is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the District of Maryland.
According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX. In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland. Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account. The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services.
In June 2015, Lambert’s former co-president, Daren Condrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud, and Vadim Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA.
So were does this lead next? I’m no investigator, but I know I’m better than the James Comey’s FBI and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, that’s for damn sure.
So I’d look at the Podesta boys! What’s happening in Mueller’s investigation of them?
Like Hillary Clinton’s Russian dealings, Podesta hid in plain sight.
We documented one obvious pay-for-play scandal with Podesta and the Russians:
Recently the Washington Post hired John Podesta to write a Trump column. The irony here is unbelievable. As a top Hillary-advisor, John exploded at FBI Director Comey for not examining the evidence. Now his own brother is knee deep in the bull$h*t. According to Open Secrets, Podesta’s firm racked up $170,000 from a Russian bank, Sberbank CIB.
What did they pay for exactly?
It looks like the money bought meetings with State Department officials. Additionally, Podesta’s lobbying aimed at both Congress and the Executive branch. More so, Podesta was key in removing sanctions against Sberbank and VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.
And what of these Uranium One deal FACTS? Here’s what we know:
The New York Times confirmed Schweizer’s Uranium One revelations in a 4,000-word front-page story by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. The story detailed how the Russian energy giant Rosatom stealthily acquired the Canadian firm with three separate purchases between 2009 and 2013. This timeline coincides with Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
The Hill reported recently that ahead of the deal, the FBI had uncovered “substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering”. This effort centered around expansion of Russia’s nuclear footprint in the U.S. as early as 2009. The agency also found that Russian nuclear officials had routed $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. The Obama Justice Department run by Eric Holder sat on the evidence for four years before looking to prosecute, by which time the deal had been approved.
Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speech in Moscow paid for by a Kremlin-backed bank shortly after Russia announced its intention to take a majority stake in the company. According to the Times, Clinton traveled to Moscow in June 2010, the same month Rosatom struck its deal for its majority stake in Uranium One.
Finally, according to the Times, The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, a mining investor who was also the chairman of Uranium One when Rosatom acquired it. It also received $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more from Frank Giustra, the Canadian mining financier whose company merged with Uranium One.
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Now we can add a new fact. President Obama was aware of this scandal as it unfolded, and he chose to take part in building the Russian supply of uranium. He didn’t care what the Russians planned to do with it.
Let’s see how the media handles these new indictments. They will undoubtedly say they link back to Trump.