February 6, 2018
Compiled by Lisa Phillips
On November 21, 2017 we reported:
The Hill’s John Solomon and Quora’s Sara Carter look like they’re about to pull the drain plug on “The Swamp.”
In a blistering report published Tuesday, Carter wrote about the evidence at hand from Uranium One whistleblower William Campbell, as well as the time line and high-ranking U.S. officials who are apparently involved in the massive coverup. Not only is it not good news for the “swamp creatures” involved in the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom, but it could prove devastating for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Carter’s article states:
By the time the sale of Uranium One was approved by the Obama Administration, the FBI’s investigators had already gathered substantial evidence and the bureau was also aware of Russia’s intentions to enter the U.S. energy market and its desire to purchase a stake in American uranium.
She also quoted a source in the Intelligence Community:
“This is not just about bribery and kickbacks but about a U.S. company that was transporting yellow-cake for the Russians with our approval. This should raise serious questions. At the time everyone was concerned about Russia’s ties to Iran, we still are. And of course, Russia’s intentions and reach into the U.S. energy market.”
Carter also noted that several Justice Department officials are now engaged in an effort to discredit Campbell in background interviews with liberal mainstream media outlets. These same officials, she noted, were praising him just a few years ago for his courageous decision to work as an undercover witness for the FBI.
Campbell’s attorney said he will still present Congress with everything he has. That includes a time line that puts the evidence of Russian corruption in the FBI’s hands a full year before the Uranium One deal was completed, video of Russians preparing briefcases full of money for bribes, evidence that Russia gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation to push the deal through, and knowledge that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were directly involved in the investigation.
Meanwhile, Sessions still holds to the position there isn’t “enough basis” to appoint a second Special Counsel to investigate the Uranium One deal or the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the case.
On January 12, 2018, we reported on the first Uranium One indictment which became unsealed. Mark Lambert from Mount Airy, Maryland was indicted with 11 counts related to foreign bribery.
The charges stem from an alleged scheme by Lambert to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX).
Today, in the United States District Court, District of Maryland, Northern Division, William Douglas Campbell, the secret FBI informant, and SIGMA TRANSNATIONAL INC. filed a lawsuit against Vadim Mikerin, TRANSPORT LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Daren Condrey, and John Does 1 through 15.
The complaint states:
To recover for violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1961, et seq., and common law claims of civil conspiracy, conversion, and negligent misrepresentation, and in support thereof allege as follows:
The plaintiffs were unwilling victims of extortion in this kickback and extortion scheme. Campbell reported the scheme to the FBI almost immediately upon his introduction to it, which resulted in the eventual federal arrests of Mikerin and Condrey.
Nevertheless, in the intervening years of the FBI’s investigation, Campbell has suffered threats of violence, physical and mental stress, and the plaintiffs have lost at least $460,000, but likely as much as $760,000, in illegally diverted income.