Congressman Matt Gaetz Commends AG Sessions for Seeking Information from FBI on Uranium One Deal and Its Link to Hillary Clinton
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Jeff Session’s announcement that he will be ordering prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) explaining the evidence that was found during their investigation into the Uranium One deal, which has been controversially linked to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“I am pleased that Attorney General Sessions has finally, at long last, begun investigating the highly-controversial Uranium One deal. Worrisome reports of bribery, corruption, and financial kickbacks from Russian companies to American interests, including the Clinton Foundation, have recently surfaced, and the House Judiciary Committee has requested an investigation into this matter for months. I hope that Attorney General Sessions will complete this investigation with rigor and expedience, and will investigate all parties involved — including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
“The American people deserve answers, and financially-motived foul play was responsible for the shocking decision to sell twenty percent of America’s uranium to Russia. For the sake of America’s security, I hope this is not the case. I look forward with anticipation to the results of AG Sessions’ investigation,” said Rep. Gaetz.
On November 19th, AG Sessions appeared before the House Judiciary Committee and was questioned by Rep. Gaetz on two occasions whether he had the authority to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the worrisome Uranium One deal, as well as the Obama-Clinton era scandals. The Attorney General’s answers to Rep. Gaetz’s questions contradicted each other.
A week prior to the hearing, Reps. Gaetz and Jim Jordan (R-OH) penned an Op-Ed for Fox News calling for AG Sessions to name a Special Counsel to investigate details surrounding the Clinton Foundation, FBI Director James Comey, and Uranium One, as well as to expose the DOJ’s negligence to their voiced concerns.
Earlier this year in July, Rep. Gaetz, along with 19 House Republican members from the House Judiciary Committee, issued a letter to AG Sessions calling for a Special Counsel and seeking answers. More than two months later after receiving no response, on September 28th, five House Republican members, including Rep. Gaetz, met in-person with the Attorney General and DOJ staff to get answers to the letter. Both inquiries went unanswered.
Additionally, Rep. Gaetz offered an amendment in the House Judiciary Committee in July, as well as a stand-alone bill calling for a special counsel. To view the text of Rep. Gaetz’s amendment in the House Judiciary Committee and stand-alone bill, click HERE and HERE.