House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said they have "outstanding questions" about why former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey made a decision to publicly disclose and keep Congress updated on the status of the bureau's probe into Clinton's handling of classified information, but never disclosed its probe into President Donald Trump's campaign associates.
In a statement Tuesday, a lawyer for Fusion GPS calls the subpoena from the chairman of the House intelligence committee "overly broad" and without a legitimate goal.
The White House on Tuesday said the Justice Department should consider a criminal prosecution of former FBI Director James Comey, claiming he had leaked privileged information to the press and offered false testimony to Congress.
President Donald Trump has tried to highlight the issue and blamed Hillary Clinton for selling one-fifth of the USA capacity to produce uranium, which is used in nuclear reactors. "Our job is to get the facts. and we're going to do just that". It is the second investigation launched by Republicans on Tuesday.
Clinton was not mentioned during the press conference as part of the Russian Federation investigation.
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O'Reilly and eventually signed an affidavit dated January 17 retracting the allegations and promising not to sue, the report said. O'Reilly was sacked in April over initial reports of his settlements with five women over similar allegations.
In 2009, the state-owned Russian nuclear company Rosatom started buying shares and then sought to assume a majority ownership in Uranium One, a Toronto, Canada-based industry with United States interests. Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, had to approve the deal in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
The deal in question involved a wealthy Clinton Foundation donor named Frank Giustra, who sold his uranium-mining company, UrAsia, to Uranium One in 2007, according to Politifact. Hillary Clinton said in an interview with C-SPAN this past week that the accusations were "baloney" and that it had been "debunked repeatedly". He claimed in October 2016 that Clinton gave uranium to Russian Federation "for a big payment", which the Washington Post later said was inaccurate.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has also been digging into the matter, as part of a broader probe that also encompasses alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump's campaign associates colluded with the Russians.
The move came after a news article revealed last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating the Uranium One-Rosatom deal in 2013 as part of an effort by Moscow to gain influence in the U.S. nuclear industry, in part by paying bribes.