On Monday, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), sent a letter to the Department of Energy regarding the Clinton-Uranium One Deal.
Barrasso wrote that on March 21, 2011, former NRC Chairman Greg Jaczko responded to him on behalf of then-President Barack Obama, which stated:
“At this time, neither Uranium One Inc. nor ARMZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One, Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use in reactor fuel.”
Recent reports have revealed that Uranium one was, in fact, able to export uranium without obtaining a specific export license, via The Hill.
Upon receiving Barrasso’s letter, the White House forwarded it to the DOE, which then sent it along to the NRC, stating, “Because the subject of the letter does not fall within the purview of the Department of Energy, we are forwarding the letter to your agency.”
“While he was Maryland’s chief federal prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office failed to interview the undercover informant in the FBI’s Russian nuclear bribery case before it filed criminal charges in the case in 2014, officials told The Hill,” reporter John Solomon relates.
It is practically unheard of, to not call on the victim before prosecutors make it a major case, “especially when he was available to them through the FBI,” Alan Dershowitz told The Hill.
Barrasso wants both agencies to submit all documents related to communications between the Obama administration and Russia regarding the sale of Uranium one, along with any correspondence related to lawful international agreements between the countries on civilian uses of uranium for nuclear power.
Barrasso’s office told the Washington Examiner that the chairman will use a hearing on Wednesday on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s budget and priorities to discuss the letter.