The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday announced the launching of an investigation into whether the Russians attempted to influence the Obama administration in 2009 in order to get a favorable ruling on nuclear business decisions. The FBI revealed last week that they had confirmed Russian nuclear executives had attempted to bribe Bill and Hillary Clinton before Hillary’s committee approved the buyout of a Canadian mining company by a Russian firm.
Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said that Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who raised questions back in 2010 about Obama administration decisions involving the Canadian company Uranium One, will help lead the expanded part of the investigation as part of the panel’s investigative subcommittee.
“We have been looking into this for a while now. We’ve been in touch with people who have brought us information,” Nunes said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
He said one of the goals would be to interview a former FBI undercover informant who provided information starting in 2009 about a kickback and bribery scheme involving Russian nuclear industry figures.
House Intel chair Devin Nunes announces “inquiry into Russia’s involvement”
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