JUST IN: The DOJ announced on Wednesday evening that they are releasing a former FBI informant from his confidentiality agreement, thus, permitting him to testify before Congress. The informant can now share what we he witnessed undercover about the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favorable decisions during the Obama administration, and while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.
According to the DOJ, the informant may share 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.
The informant’s name has not been released because he stayed undercover for more than 4 years providing agents information on Russia’s back-door efforts to grow its atomic energy business in the United States.
His work helped the Justice Department secure convictions against Russia’s top commercial nuclear executive in the United States, a Russian financier in New Jersey and the head of a U.S. uranium trucking company in what prosecutors said was a long-running racketeering scheme involving bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.
But the informant was unable to provide answers to recent lawmakers’ inquiries because he had signed a non-disclosure agreement with the bureau. He also was forced by the Justice Department in 2016 to withdraw a lawsuit that threatened to call attention to the case during last year’s election.
This is a developing story.