The man who leaked it all to the Senate GOP, heading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s role in the sale of uranium to Russia, was identified as an ex-lobbyist for a Russian firm.
The former federal informant is named William Campbell. The disclosed to Reuters that he was the key witness in the investigation, which targets the sale of Canada-based Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom, back in 2010.
Campbell affirmed he would be handing over documents to Congress and plans to testify also.
According to The Hill: Despite the focus on Campbell and calls for him to be allowed to testify to Congress, two law enforcement officials speaking to Reuters expressed doubt that Campbell could provide meaningful information about the Uranium One deal. The officials, who worked in the Rosatom bribery case, said they don’t remember Campbell ever bringing up the Uranium One sale when they spoke with him.
According to the publication, Campbell worked as an FBI source for an investigation into the head of a U.S. unit of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear power company.
Campbell reportedly told Reuters he wants to testify, citing activities of Russians in the U.S.
“This latest iteration is simply more of the Right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems,” said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill.
“I have worked with the Justice Department undercover for several years, and documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist and I have it,” Campbell said.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a letter to Campbell’s lawyer Campbell seems to have “critical” information to the committees “oversight of the Justice Department and its ongoing inquiry into” how the uranium deal was approved.
“This is such an abuse of power,” Clinton said in an interview with Mother Jones, following reports that the Justice Department is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate.
Of course this is Hillary trying to deflect. Do you think Congress will finally be able to send Hillary to jail?