(Newsweek) White House chief of staff John Kelly called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Uranium One deal on the day President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was arraigned for money laundering and other charges.
“I think it’s doubly important that when these kinds of accusations are made that they should be investigated,” Kelly said when asked by Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham during an interview late Monday whether investigators should look into the 2009 uranium deal and Clinton.
“Should there be another special prosecutor?” Ingraham asked. “I guess so,” Kelly said. “I’m not a lawyer.”
The deal to approve the sale of the Canadian company Uranium One to Russia was signed off by the nine-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in 2009. Through it, American uranium deposits in Kazakhstan were transferred to Russia. Clinton’s State Department sat as one of the board members. The Clinton Foundation later received millions in donations from current and former investors in Uranium One.
Ingraham also suggested that Clinton should be investigated because her 2016 election campaign put up part of the funding for the research that led to the so-called pee dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that alleges collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The dossier was first funded by the conservative website The Free Beacon from 2015 to May 2016, before the DNC funded the research behind it.
This month Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced his committee has launched a probe of the Uranium One deal. No probes of the Steele dossier have been announced so far.
“There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!” Trump urged Republicans Sunday, calling allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia “phony.”
…are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2017
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