Emails Reveal Bill Clinton Met With Vladimir Putin Just Before Uranium One Deal

by | Oct 20, 2017 | Headline News | 38 comments

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    This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge


    If President Trump or anyone even remotely close to his presidency, including his best friend from 2nd grade that he hadn’t seen in 40 years, sought to meet with key Russian nuclear officials in Moscow just months before the federal government approved a very controversial deal handing Vladimir Putin 20% of U.S. uranium reserves, despite an ongoing investigation into Russian fraud, bribery, extortion and money laundering, it would be the only story played on a 24 x 7 loop on CNN and MSNBC.

    Ironically, that is exactly what new emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton did in June 2010, just months before the Uranium One deal was approved by a committee on which his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat. Oh, and did we mention that Bill’s Clinton Foundation just happened to collect millions of dollars in bribes donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders shortly after his Moscow meetings?

    As you will recall, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), approved the Uranium One transaction in October 2010.  According to new emails revealed by The Hill, just months before that approval, Bill Clinton sought permission from the State Department, run by his wife at the time, to meet Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, the company which was ultimately approved to purchase Uranium One.

    As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

    Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

    “In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team.

    While we apparently still don’t know whether Bill Clinton was ultimately approved to hold those meetings, his team did confirm that he met with Vladimir Putin at his private residence.

    Meanwhile, The Hill revealed yet another facet to the story from a “close associate of Bill Clinton” who says that his trip to Russia may have been as much about helping family members “grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses,” businesses in which we’re sure Bill and Hillary just happened to have a stake, as it was about trading American uranium reserves for Clinton Foundation donations.

    A close associate of Bill Clinton who was directly involved in the Moscow trip and spoke on condition of anonymity, described to The Hill the circumstances surrounding how Bill Clinton landed a $500,000 speaking gig in Russia and then came up with the list of Russians he wanted to meet.

    The friend said Hillary Clinton had just returned in late March 2010 from an official trip to Moscow where she met with both Putin and Medvedev. The president’s speaker’s bureau had just received an offer from Renaissance Capital to pay the former president $500,000 for a single speech in Russia.

    Documents show Bill Clinton’s personal lawyer on April 5, 2010, sent a conflict of interest review to the State Department asking for permission to give the speech in late June, and it was approved two days later.

    The Clinton friend said the former president’s office then began assembling a list of requests to meet with Russian business and government executives whom he could meet on the trip. One of the goals of the trip was to try to help a Clinton family relative “grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses,” the friend told The Hill.

    “It was one of the untold stories of the Russia trip. People have focused on Uranium One and the speaking fees, but opening up a business spigot for the family business was one only us insiders knew about,” the friend said.

    “We knew of some sort of transactions in which the Clintons received funds and Russia received approvals, and the question has always been how and if those two events are connected,” he said. “I think this provides further evidence the two may be connected.”

    Of course, Hillary contends that this entire story is a “big nothing-burger” and that everyone should promptly return their focus to the $100,000 worth of Facebook ads that destroyed her campaign and the entire American democratic process…

    Aides to the ex-president, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation said Bill Clinton did not have any conversations about Rosatom or the Uranium One deal while in Russia, and that no one connected to the deal was involved in the trip. A spokesman for Secretary Clinton said Thursday the continued focus on the Uranium One deal smacked of partisan politics aimed at benefiting Donald Trump.

    “At every turn this storyline has been debunked on the merits. Its roots are with a project shepherded by Steve Bannon, which should tell you all you need to know,” said Nick Merrill. “This latest iteration is simply more of the right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems, which are real and a grave threat to our national security.” Current and former Clinton aides told The Hill that the list of proposed business executives the former president planned to meet raised some sensitivities after Bill Clinton’s speaker bureau got the invite for the lucrative speech.

    …and we’re confident CNN wholeheartedly agrees.


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      1. and what will come of all this? We all know not a damn thing. Maybe a pittance of a fine, like $25K or so. No jail time. And it will still be Trump’s fault.

        • Keep dreaming. There will be no fine, no jail, no indictments. But there will be a trail of dead bodies.

          What was the motto of the Clinton’s? Snitches get stitches.. or was it bitches give BJs?

      2. HANG every one of those crooked, corrupt son of a bitching Clinton RATS!!!!

        • nope, you don’t want to let them get off that easy; keep them alive in jail as long as possible and let them know you sold everything they had and gave it to rape victims and the nra.

          • If you put Clinton in jail she will just corner the market on Top Romin, then sell it to the Russian mobsters.

      3. Throw them both in jail and conviscate all their money and the money in the Foundation.

        • No, absolutely not. We’re talking about treason of the very highest order. They need to be either shot or hung publically. Mainstream media – complete coverage. In the open – on the grounds of the National Mall – so that the public can attend. But jail? No. Never. This has to stop once and for all. An example needs to be set.

      4. The mainstream media prefers to IGNORE this and other Clinton scandals.

        “Newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was WELL AWARE of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. BEFORE approving a deal that handed them 20% of America’s uranium reserves.”

        from Zerohedge on October 17th.

        • From Zerohedge?? Like that’s a credible source of information? Puleeze. Find something constructive to do with your time dear….

          • Comrade Zlatko (sarc). I give ZH a lot more credibility than, say, CNN………………….

            • Zero Hedge is a batshit insane Austrian school finance blog run by two pseudonymous founders who post articles under the name “Tyler Durden,” after the character from Fight Club. It’s essentially apocalypse porn. It has accurately predicted 200 of the last 2 recessions. It’s lying propaganda.

          • That information was also in numerous other publications.

          • Yes, CNN is so much better….

          • hope you’re buying GOLD with that gubmint paycheck, troll.

      5. *Direct deposit is the common payment method used in Europe. So, everyone NEEDS a bank account to get paid. Cash withdrawal amounts are limited in Europe.

        Barcelona, Spain — “Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks that have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis.

        Some protesters were making symbolic withdrawals of 155 euros ($183) — a reference to Article 155 of the constitution, which Madrid is using to start imposing direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia as its leader threatens to declare independence.

        Others were opting for 1,714 euros in a nod to 1714, a highly symbolic date for independence supporters marking the capture of Barcelona by the troops of king Felipe V, who then moved to reduce the rights of rebellious regions.”

        “It’s the only way in which Catalans can show their disagreement with the attitude of the Spanish state.”

        “at a CaixaBank ATM on a central boulevard of Barcelona shortly before 8:00 am. One of its cash machines was already displaying a “temporarily out of service” message ten minutes later.”

        “The Catalan government says it has a mandate to declare independence following what it says was a 90 percent “yes” vote, but it gave turnout of only 43 percent as many pro-unity supporters stayed away.”

        ht tp://

        • Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call: “Tell Your Children I Said Their Father Was A Great Hero”

          “I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero… Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected…”

          • The truth doesn’t matter, only the 5 second news clip matters. The first person to the microphone is always right, even if it is a total lie.

            • john stiner,

              Unfortunately, this is true.

              “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
              ― Adolf Hitler

      6. The USA is qualified to be called a failed state now. When the rule of law has broken down as obviously as it has, then there is no law. And when the government is not just financially bankrupt, but actually insolvent, what are the people to do? What is the course of action? Brace yourself for what is coming.

        • This just goes to show that plenty of people on the left still love the Clintons.

        • And did I just hear the news that a budget was passed, that will add over $1 TRILLION to the deficit over 10 years?

        • yuuup! @him

      7. Baby-boomers can remember the jokes made about the political corruption in third-world countries. Not so funny when it happens here if the charges are true!

      8. Yawn… I don’t care, Bill Clinton hasn’t been president for 20 years, you people are obsessed. Please get over it, it’s not healthy. I thought this site was dedicated to survival preparedness, instead of whacko right wing conspiracy theories?
        It’s getting ridiculous. Free your mind, your asses will follow…

        • “Conspiracy” only means that more than one person was involved. But somehow, you leftists make it seem unbelievable. How about the fact that everything you claim about Trump is “conspiracies”?

          The emails prove what we knew all along, that the Clintons let the Russians buy over 20% of US uranium production in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s only a “conspiracy” because both Clintons and a number of others were involved.

          • oh, there’s conspiracy all right….always HAS been, always WILL be. enjoy your gubmint paycheck……for NOW.

      9. Zlatko, I believe you, a typical libturd POS. Why do you still come here?

        • And you’re a typical brainwashed POS who doesn’t like it when normal people challenge your brainwashed ideology. I don’t like to engage in name calling, but you started it mate.
          I’m glad to discuss any issues with you, in a thoughtful manner, but, good grief, the bull excrement gets deep on this site.

      10. The problem is the majority of the American people don’t follow the news, don’t understand it, and only live in their own little world of work, family, soccer practice…etc.. As long as their world is not interrupted then they don’t care. A very sad state and there are very few on the right that find this unacceptable and have little or no leverage to push it to the front. Sorry I have to say this but we need an incident that will disrupt the current state to get people to realize how screwed we are!

        • second.

          the ignorance of the majority has lead us here and it is just going to speed up.

        • Agree, but as dumb as most Americans are you can’t get any more stupider and ill informed than the Canadians. At least most Americans know their government is bad-ass and does bad things, but, Canadians are completely clueless as to what their government gets up to, nor do they know the crazy shit their government does around the world. Americans are dumb, Canadians are dumber.

      11. What does any of this have to do with being crisis prepared? We know we can’t trust the gov’t. We know there is corruption and scandal at every level of gov’t, from top to bottom. We know the petrodollar is collapsing and the oligarchs will do what they can to protect their own interests.

        It is up to us to do the same.

        • I’m with you man. What does any of this have to do with being crisis prepared? Nothing. It’s just a bunch of right wing political fanasies. Crazy.

      12. I enjoy reading zerohedge, especially the comments which sometimes have links to very good info.

      13. Do you really believe that Bill and Hillary Clinton will ever see the inside of court room, much less a jail cell?

        To quote a criminal: What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

        Do you really think that a 71-year-old and a 69-year-old respectively are ever going to spend even a day in jail?

        Somebody said that getting old wasn’t for sissies. Right now, Billy and Hillary are suffering plenty, just by the hand of God.

        • Hillary was on the couch on a British TV chat show. She pulled the whole nice grandma routine and the British sucked it up. They love her as the cuddly gran who would never do anything wrong. Wild Bill is just the winky ass grabber that everyone knows from the last wedding they went to. Cute but not menacing.

          Remember, pappy Bush mentored Bill like his own son. Bill has got his back covered.

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