Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) used his position as chairman of the Environment and Public Works Senate Committee on Thursday to call for a Commerce Department investigation into why so much of the uranium that America uses is imported from Russia. He also wants to know how those imports impact the security of our country. He didn’t mention another reason. The Clinton “Mob” is up to their eyeballs in all of it.
“The Trump administration needs to expedite this investigation,” he insists, because so much of our uranium comes from only three sources, our national security may be at risk. “America’s ability to produce uranium is crucial — to power our economy, and keep our nation safe.”
Barrasso’s home state of Wyoming produces half of U.S. uranium and he wants to put America first and “take action to preserve this vital industry.”
His request for a probe comes in support of a petition filed with the Commerce Department by two U.S. energy companies, asking Secretary Wilber Ross to check into how Russian and Central Asian uranium imports affect our national security.
Two uranium mining firms, Energy Fuels, and Ur-Energy, jointly filed the rule 232 petition with Commerce on Tuesday. In it, they ask Secretary Ross “to investigate the effects of uranium imports on national security.” and they also ask “for President Donald Trump to use his authority to adjust imports to ensure the long-term viability of the U.S. uranium mining industry.”
Pointing out that “imports of uranium from state-owned enterprises in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan account for 40 percent of U.S. demand,” the petition also explains not even 5 percent is dug up in America.
Now that the Interior Department has cleared the way by reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument, more supplies of domestic uranium are becoming available. Uranium deposits which were previously off limits are conveniently located right next to existing mines and processing facilities currently in operation by Energy Fuels. “many other known uranium and vanadium deposits,” have just become available.
There are a huge number of reasons why the imported uranium may truly be a valid threat to security. For the past year, more and more evidence has been leaking out of Congressional hearings regarding Uranium One. The sale of the company to Rosatom, the Russian state-owned atomic energy company, only came about because Hillary Clinton used her State Department influence, as well as what appears to be even shadier influence over the FBI and Justice Departments, to hide crimes from the committee tasked with approving the sale.
If the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) knew that key players in the deal were involved in bribery, extortion, and money laundering schemes, they never would have allowed the purchase, which transferred 20 percent of America’s uranium supply to Russia.
The other 20 percent of the uranium coming out of Central Asia also has Clinton fingerprints all over it. In September of 2005, Bill Clinton met a former friend, Frank Giustra, who was a Canadian billionaire, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Along with a man who would later become a federal fugitive, Marc Rich, they were allegedly there to “help HIV/AIDS patients gain access to certain drug therapies.” Kazakhstan didn’t have an AIDS problem, instead, they had $5 trillion in uranium resources.
After Giustra worked out the mining deals with his company, UrAsia Energy Ltd. “the Giustra-Clinton Sustainable Growth Initiative” was born. The only hurdle left was approval of the deals by the Kazakhstan government.
The very next day, Hillary’s Senate Armed Services Committee threatened “to withhold aid to Kazakhstan unless and until the UrAsia mining deal went forward.” It was only a matter of hours before “UrAsia Energy Ltd was awarded Kazakhstan mining rights from Kazatomprom, the atomic energy agency for Kazakhstan.”
Suddenly, Clinton and his pals “became the world’s largest uranium mining producer.” After waiting a little while for the coast to clear, “Giustra gave a little token of his appreciation to the Clinton Foundation. $31.3 million dollars.”
In February of 2007, Mukhtar Dzhkishev who was head of Kazatomprom, “showed up on Bill Clinton’s Chappaqua doorstep to talk about a new deal with Giustra. Coincidentally, later that same month, Giustra sold his UrAsia Energy Ltd to Uranium One, but in some fancy footwork involving a ‘reverse merger,’ he kept 60 percent controlling interest.” A little while later, Giustra and associates promised, “a recurring commitment to donate $100 million and half of the future profits to the Clinton Foundation.” An estimated $145 million was transferred in direct contributions to the Clintons.
In June of 2009, Dzhkishev “was arrested by the Kazakhstan government on Uranium One corruption charges.” Insiders think he stepped on Vlad Putin’s toes. Putin wanted “to snatch the uranium out from under Kazakhstan’s dictator.” The heat threatened to blow the lid covering the FBI investigation. Before CFIUS could get wind of what was going on, “Hillary used her position as head of the State Department to once again threaten to withhold financial aid to Kazakhstan. Not surprisingly, they backed down and the deal went through.”