FBI informant to testify on Clinton-Russia connection

Justice Department permits informant to discuss information, documents pertaining to transactions involving Uranium One, Clinton Foundation.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton in 2012
Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton in 2012

The US Justice Department on Wednesday agreed to allow a former FBI informant to testify before Congress regarding the investigation of Russian efforts to influence the US uranium industry during the Obama administration.

The House of Republicans recently announced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sale of Canada's Uranium One to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom.

Former US President Barack Obama's administration approved the sale in 2010. At the time, Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State, and led the US' Committee on Foreign Investment, which approved the deal.

In a statement, US Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said, "The informant may discuss any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation."

According to US President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, the new revelations explain why "a significant majority of Americans found Hillary Clinton to be dishonest."

"There's always something dirty and disreputable going on there," she said. "You have the Clinton campaign and the DNC working with a foreign national, Mr. [Christopher] Steele,... and Russia is involved somehow."

Meanwhile, Clinton told C-SPAN that the claims were "baloney" and insisted they were debunked "repeatedly."