A new report reveals the untold connection between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Rosatom’s (a Russian atomic energy agency) take over of a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West in 2013. The deal “made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.” The New York Times,
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to answer any questions concerning the Clinton Foundation. Rather, she’s employing a strategy that has long worked for the Clinton. The National Journal,
Gennifer Flowers. Cattle futures. The White House travel office. Rose Law Firm files. The Lincoln Bedroom. Monica Lewinsky. And now, the Clinton Foundation. What ties these stories together is the predictable, paint-by-numbers response from the Bill and Hillary Clinton political operation.
“[I’ll be] subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks, and I’m ready for that,” Hillary Clinton said when asked about the book while campaigning for the presidency in New Hampshire. “I know that comes, unfortunately, with the territory.”
Clever how she casts herself as the victim of a book she hasn’t read and of questions she has yet to answer. The Clinton campaign circulated a memo to its supporters Tuesday night with talking points on the book
Democrats have no bench and no diversity in their presidential candidates, especially when compared to the Republican field. The Hill,
There were 19 Republican candidates in New Hampshire this past weekend. Add three more and they could have played a football game.
Among that group were two Hispanics of Cuban descent (Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida), one candidate of Indian heritage (Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana) and one woman (former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina). African-American former neurosurgeon Ben Carson didn’t attend, but is likely to enter the race in May.
Contrast that with the Democratic field for president:
All white. Three males. One female. One candidate in his 70s, two in their 60s and one in his 50s.
Not much diversity there.
Where is the Democratic bench? Answer: It has been decimated in the Age of Obama.
Last week, the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others opposed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter environmental rules “will be regarded one day in the same way we think of 19th-century apologists for human slavery.” McConnell described the editorial as a “depressing new low.” The Hill,
In a Monday op-ed in the paper, McConnell said the editorial was resorting to “tone-deaf attacks” and “ratcheting up the rhetoric because the law and facts are so clearly against them.”
“Drawing a moral equivalence between America’s original sin of slavery and the fight for Kentucky coal reveals a profound lack of moral seriousness — not to mention a troubling indifference to an industry that keeps this commonwealth and this country running,” he wrote.
McConnell is a leading critic of the Obama administration’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and its efforts to reach an international accord on climate change…
“The EPA’s new climate rule is a disaster, and I won’t stand idly by while the administration tries to ram it past my constituents in an illegal or unconstitutional manner. Nor will I stand idly by without defending Kentuckians from lost jobs and higher energy bills,” he wrote Monday.
“No one can predict the verdicts of history, but here’s one thing you can be sure of: I will continue to wage this battle against the EPA on behalf of my constituents, and it’s a fight I intend to win.”