The embattled chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced on Tuesday that he has opened an investigation into a deal struck between the U.S. and a predominantly Russia-owned uranium company based in Canada, Uranium One, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
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.
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Nunes said he wants to find out why Congress was not informed about any FBI investigation into the matter.
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.
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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 Federal Bureau of Investigation had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering created to grow Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Bossie doubled down that those collusion allegations are "fabricated", but he argued the same can not yet be said of reports about the Clintons' involvement in the Uranium One deal.
The investigation centres on Rosatom, the state-owned Russian nuclear energy company, which began buying shares in Uranium One - a Toronto based enterprise with interests in the USA - in 2009.
King, appearing with Nunes, insisted that the investigation of the uranium deal was a separate matter entirely from the committee's ongoing inquiry of Russian election meddling.
He added that the committee has been looking into the matter and meeting with "informants" for several months, and that the White House has not been involved. He claimed in October 2016 that Clinton gave uranium to Russian Federation "for a big payment", which the Washington Post later said was inaccurate. She said at the very least Sessions should lift an Obama-era gag order on a witness who claims he has information about efforts to bribe the Clintons in regard to the deal.