The Uranium One allegations against Hillary and Bill Clinton were strengthened significantly by testimony that was leaked to The Hill Tuesday from an FBI informant about the scandal.
Here are the allegations against the Clintons
According to the report in the Hill, the testimony from the informant implicates both Bill and Hillary Clinton in a bribery scheme with Russian officials. The informant made his accusations in written testimony to three congressional committees.
The informant claimed that Russian nuclear officials told him “at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative.”
APCO Worldwide was hired by Moscow, the informant said, to influence the Obama administration through Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” he explained.
“APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement,” he added in the written statement.
APCO denied the allegations in a statement to The Hill.
“APCO Worldwide’s activities involving client work on behalf of Tenex and The Clinton Global Initiative were totally separate and unconnected in any way,” the statement read. “All actions on these two unconnected activities were appropriate, publicly documented from the outset and consistent with regulations and the law. Any assertion otherwise is false and unfounded.”
A trifecta of manufactured scandals
A spokesman for Clinton told The Hill that the allegations were a distraction from investigations into President Trump and his presidential campaign in 2016.
“Just yesterday the committee made clear that this secret informant charade was just that, a charade,” the statement read.
“Along with the widely debunked text-message-gate and Nunes’ embarrassing memo episode, we have a trifecta of GOP-manufactured scandals designed to distract from their own President’s problems and the threat to democracy he poses,” the statement concluded.