– Republican Senator from Iowa Chuck Grassley called on the Ministry of justice to appoint a special Prosecutor for the investigation of the sale of canadian uranium mining company Uranium One, which Russia gained control of 20% of uranium production in the United States.
“Any man in the Ministry of justice with the authority to appoint a special Prosecutor to deal with Uranium One must do it, if he didn’t take the rejection,” wrote Grassley in his Twitter.
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Last week, the Senate Committee on legal Affairs declared the beginning of investigation of this transaction.
Currently, special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating the alleged Russian interference in the American elections in 2016.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump called uranium deal “modern Watergate” and criticized the American media for the fact that they do not sufficiently cover the topic of the sale of Uranium One.
In October, the American newspaper the Hill published a report in which it was reported that the FBI in 2009 had information confirming the fact of violations at the conclusion of the transaction the result of which Russia gained control of 20% of uranium production in the United States.
The publication notes that the Obama administration approved the deal in 2010, despite data to the FBI. The opponent of the current President of the United States trump in the presidential election in 2016, Hillary Clinton was among those who took the decision on this deal.
In the spring of 2017, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that two years before the decision on the transaction in the spring of 2008, who was then the Chairman of the Board of Directors U1 Ian Telfer donated $3 million to the organization of the Clinton family Clinton Global Foundation.
Uranium One owns the Willow Creek mine in Wyoming. Commercial production began in may 2012. In 2014, production at the mine in Wyoming amounted to 563 thousand pounds of uranium is less than 5% of the total U1.