Ignoring A News Story Is Fake News Too: Mueller and Uranium One

Did Russia compromise the U.S. nuclear industry as early as 2004

And was it kept out of the headlines by the FBI under its Director, Robert Mueller of recent independent counsel fame? Yes, if a recent blockbuster story in The Hill is accurate.

Let me unpack this for you.

A 2015 article in the New York Times written by Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, disclosed that the Clinton Foundation received donations from the Canadian uranium mining company, Uranium One, which supplied 20% of the U.S. Uranium used for power plants and weapons. It was sold to the Russian Atomic Energy, Rosatom in 2010. The deal was approved by the State Department under Hillary Clinton.

What if I told you that The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in four donations between 2009 and 2013 and that Bill Clinton himself received a $500,000 honorarium for a speaking engagement in Moscow after The Russians

Acquired the majority share of the Canadian Company, Uranium One?

But that was apparently not news at that time, just run of the mill corruption by the Clintons which was swept under the rug by the “Mainstream Media” And we heard a little about that during the 2016 election outside of those news and opinion sources on the Right and the story gained no real traction.

So what do you do with the news broken by The Hill? In a Monday blockbuster story, it was just revealed that the FBI was aware of extensive Russian influence peddling in the U.S. nuclear industry as early as 2009 and did nothing for almost 5 years when the perpetrators were finally indicted.

Does it interest you to know that the Director of the FBI during 2001 to 2013 was Robert Mueller?

Yep that Robert Mueller, the same guy who as independent counsel, is investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Tyler O’Neil of PJ Media connects the dots for us in an excellent article that takes us through the complex details.

Bottom line? Mueller in his capacity as FBI Director during this long investigation must have known about all of this in 2010 when the State Department okayed the deal that gave Russian control to the Canadian company that supplied 20% of U.S. uranium holdings.

Oh yeah, and fed the coffers of the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons.

And that is richly ironic because the guy who is “independently” going after the Trump campaign for alleged collusion (with no proof to date by the way), is the guy who is up to his neck in a real Russian interference that was investigated during the early Obama administration and essentially kept quiet for many years, even though it demonstrated a huge breach of U.S. nuclear security.

The indictment and arrest of the perpetrators of the Russian influence peddling and money laundering, chiefly Vadim Mikerin, didn’t occur until 2014 and his sentence was finally announced in 2015. It indicated an investigation that lasted from 2004-2014. It was kept quiet through the administrations of both Bush and Obama.

But Mueller must have known. Yeah, that guy.

Here’s the thing, the only places I could find this information, besides The Hill, which broke this story, was PJ Media, Breitbart, Powerline and on the Rush Limbaugh Show transcripts, and Fox News. The usual suspects, right?

There was nothing in the first couple of days on this in CNN, MSNBC, CNN or any major newspaper like the New York Times or the Washington Post with its famous byline: Democracy Dies In Darkness.

Indeed. No news is fake news too.

Jon Saltzman is the Senior Editor and Publisher of Political Storm