September 6, 2018

In my recent commentary involving Victoria Toensing’s observation that her client, Uranium One whistleblower Doug Campbell, hadn’t yet been interviewed by either U.S. Attorney John Huber or special counsel Robert Mueller, I promised to come back with more details on the Uranium One scandal. Toensing is right: it’s simply not possible to investigate collusion with Russia (Mueller) or Clinton financial impropriety (Huber) without questioning Campbell. It could be said he was at the intersection of both.

First, let’s set the scene. In case you didn’t know who was in charge when the FBI started looking into the Russian uranium deal, it happens to have been (drum roll, please) then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. A new FBI Director took over later, in 2013, coming back into government after working at a private investment company, but the FBI was even at that time accumulating damaging evidence of Russian bribery. His name was James Comey. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland was supervising the bribery prosecutions. His name was Rod Rosenstein. The Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division at the Justice Department signed the plea agreement along with Rosenstein. His name was Andrew Weissmann.

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Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein, Weissmann –- do these names sound familiar to you? These officials, all of whom were deeply knowledgeable about Uranium One and the prosecutions in the Russian uranium scandal, had to know all about Hillary’s role in the scheme, but they kept the whole thing very quiet. They failed to advise Congress or key officials in the executive branch –- or us, the American public –- of the incriminating facts they had unearthed. FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, in his new #1 bestselling book “THE RUSSIA HOAX: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump,” offers a superlative summation:

“It would seem that these...government officials saw no danger in Clinton’s allowing Russia to control more of the world’s nuclear power supply, yet they later became people most alarmed by allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein and Weissman ignored potential crimes involving Clinton and Russia, but were more than eager to conjure some evidence that Trump “colluded” with Russia.”

Now let’s examine Hillary’s time in the Senate and State Department, when she and Bill and the Clinton Foundation were raking in millions. Even before she was Secretary of State, Hillary wielded power as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and could be seen as a wise investment by foreign entities. Plus, even then, she was seen as President-in-waiting. The Clinton Foundation was a simply brilliant way to reap financial reward; it could operate as a charity –- no limit on foreign contributions –- and take in gargantuan donations from foreigners who might benefit from Hillary’s decisions on business before the Senate and, later, State Department.

We know plenty from the Podesta emails leaked to Wikileaks about what a cash cow the Clinton Foundation was. Employee Doug Band wrote of “leveraging” activities to not only build funds for the charity but generate vast amounts of income for the Clintons. At one point, he wrote to Podesta, “I’m starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed.” An internal audit also said as much, in more official-sounding language.

Bill Clinton was present at the very beginnings of Uranium One, the company, in 2005, and was key in its creation. A Canadian investor friend of his, Frank Giustra, wanted to buy uranium mines in Kazakhstan, which required that government’s approval. The two flew to Kazakhstan together, and Bill appeared at a news conference singing the praises of President Nazarbayev, a leader with a long history of human rights abuses.

It turned out to be a win-win-win-win-win. Nazarbayev got a huge and undeserved PR boost. Giustra got Uranium One, and –- thanks to a huge merger that was approved with pressure from Hillary –- became a uranium tycoon and began acquiring uranium deposits in Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Texas. The Clinton Foundation got a $31.3 million donation from Giustra (“Thanks, Clintons!”) and a pledge for $100 million to come later. Bill got to make even more highly lucrative speeches. Hillary continued building her huge financial empire and went on to become Secretary of State.

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So where does Russia come in? Enter Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Nuclear Agency, which controls the Russian nuclear arsenal. When they saw American uranium being bought up (about 20 percent of our supply), they started purchasing shares of Uranium One and ended up with a controlling interest. But since our uranium is such an important national security asset, our government had to approve the acquisition by Russia, even though the company was Canadian. And guess who headed the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the committee with authority to grant approval?

You guessed! Hillary Clinton.

As Jarrett points out in his book, CFIUS approved the Russian acquisition of U.S. uranium assets on October 22, 2010, roughly the same time Rosatom’s chairman was donating big-time to the Clinton Foundation. (Significantly, there’s no evidence Hillary ever revealed this huge conflict of interest; it was later detailed by Peter Schweizer in his book CLINTON CASH.) Some try to defend Hillary by saying she was just one member of the committee when the vote had to be unanimous, but she was head of the committee and very likely would have been able to get the rest of the group to go along.

Money poured in to the Clintons after that. The Clinton Foundation got about $145 million in donations from the shareholders. The timing and amount of the contributions are incredibly suspect, impossible for any thinking person to attribute to coincidence. Bill got a trip to Moscow and half a million dollars to make one speech. Oh, and he also met with (shhhh!!) Vladimir Putin, and because he’s Bill Clinton and not Donald Trump, it wasn’t treason.

At the time approval was given, Uranium One had no license to export American uranium beyond America’s borders and had said it would not be doing that. Ha-ha! Uranium One hired a third party, got the license, and shipped uranium yellowcake (the stuff of nuclear weapons) to Canada. From there, some of it was shipped...somewhere. Iran, perhaps.

Now we come full circle to Victoria Toensing’s client, Doug Campbell. He was the paid confidential informant involved in rooting out the illegal conspiracy of Russian bribery, kickbacks, extortion, money laundering and racketeering surrounding the uranium deal. The “three amigos,” Mueller, Rosenstein and Weissman, had the goods in 2010 but apparently did not inform Congress, which surely would have stopped such a corrupt deal from going forward.

By the way, it’s not clear whether or not they informed then-Attorney General Eric Holder, either. It would have been nice for him to know, because he happened to sit on (another drum roll, please) Hillary’s CFIUS committee.

Starting in 2008, Campbell had worked inside Rosatom undercover as a “consultant,” finding out all about the Russian scheme to gain control of American uranium, and his efforts resulted in the convictions of several Russian and American business executives. But Mueller, Rosenstein and Weissman apparently kept it all hush-hush, and the acquisition of Uranium One went through. Campbell, in an on-camera interview with investigative reporter John Solomon, said he was “shocked and appalled.”

As Jarrett relates in his book, Campbell testified before Congress (the only branch of government that even now seems interested in all this) that he was present at a meeting during which Russian officials “boasted about how weak the U.S. government was in giving away uranium business” to achieve President Putin’s “strategic plan” to “take over the uranium industry.” Toensing says they told her client that with the Clintons’ help, CFIUS approval was “a shoo-in.”

So now we have the U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City, John Huber, ostensibly looking into the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, and Campbell’s lawyer says Huber hasn’t even reached out for an interview yet. Mueller hasn’t requested one, either.

I wanted to link to a brand new story about this, but they’re hard to find. The media are too busy covering anonymous cowardly Trump-bashers and hysterical anti-Kavanaugh protesters to talk about it right now. The original story of how the Clintons traded 20 percent of our uranium for a monstrous pile of cash broke 10 months ago, with the reporting of John Solomon and Alison Spann at THE HILL, and it appears now that precious little follow-up has been done. Here’s how Sean Hannity spoke of it at the time.


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  • William J. Steelman

    09/15/2018 02:48 PM

    Is it possible that AG Sessions has ongoing investigations primed and ready to convene hearings on Uranium One, the mishandling of classified emails and violations of USC and Department of State regulations on records, and the Clinton Foundation's records and interactions with SECSTATE?
    I find it hard to believe that the only jail time has been Manafort and Popadopulos.

  • Tony Taylor

    09/15/2018 02:02 AM


  • Karen Waterbury

    09/08/2018 07:50 PM

    Hey Mike - It appears the link to the Hannity segment is not working. Can you get that corrected, please? I watched it - but I would like to share. Thanks!

  • Myrtle Linder

    09/08/2018 06:05 PM

    GOD'S people, in HIS WORD tells us that the evil conditions will get worse and worse, but it did not say that the evils would increase in the 2000's particularly , but in the last few years!! It seems that every time I look at the news, there are new evils lurking against GOD'S plans for HIS world!! We may depend on it, GOD will react, what worries me, is how much GOD'S people will have to suffer because we did very little or nothing to keep GOD and HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, in the main picture, and that our children, even very young children will suffer because of these evils!!! For one thing, try to count how many unborn babies have been murdered, Most of them old enough to have beating hearts, and kicking around, in there, had to die, to please mommies and daddies!! where will these babies be in "The Great Hereafter?"

    Are we in "The Last Days?" It seems to me that surely we are, because how can we get worse than millions of babies murdered every and homosexuality around us, every day; both things that GOD hates! Most of us know of both of these evils occurring to those evils,even in our own families, many times, because Satan picks carefully who he can overcome with his murderous hatred!


    09/08/2018 11:44 AM

    How can they continue to get away with this? It disgust me to keep hearing about this and NOTHING being done. Perhaps anyone investigating this or anything other of the Clinton "dealings" are afraid of "committing suicide". Is there no one who can get to the bottom of this? It is so blatantly obvious!

  • Eddie C Jones

    09/07/2018 09:14 PM

    I have read this and am appalled that Hillary Clinton is still free and powerful. I was in document control in the US Army in South Korea in the mid 60's. If I had played as loose with classified documents as Hillary has, I would pobably still be in a military prison. I realize that the email scandals are not a part of the Uranium scandal, but how much is Hillary being allowed to get away with that mere mortals like me cannot? Her example clearly shows that there is not equal justice under the law here in America. How sad!

  • Eileen Frerking

    09/07/2018 08:58 PM

    As I have been watching the hearings for Judge Kavanaugh, I am struck by a common thread that the Progressives have used...."Equal justice under the law...and.. .No-one is above the law" - but they leave out the part that says, "Unless, of course, you are Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat!" It is outrageous that Hillary Clinton has broken so many laws and NO-ONE is investigating her. Where is the justice? And I agree with another comment that questions the number of "suicides" that surround the Clintons.

  • Terry Hosmer

    09/07/2018 06:45 PM

    Governor I have been reading about this for along time from many sources and it is still continuing to be reported. Do you think anyone of these higher ups will ever be prosecuted. Why are we not able to reverse the heat from the President to these guilty parties?

  • Don & Ann Dutcher

    09/07/2018 04:48 PM

    The link, doesn't work.

    don 2:45 pm 9/7/2018.

  • Russell Dille

    09/07/2018 04:35 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    I can't believe with the Republicans holding the house and Senate, and the Presidentcy this is not being investigated! I wanted you to be the president and voted that way.

  • Craig M. Keefer

    09/07/2018 04:19 PM

    As the darlings of the Progressive movement, the Clintons have been given a free pass. That's what all the super-loyalists get. Some buy their way in, others perform services. But most get little for their loyalty. And the rest of us? ...we bide our time. We know it can't last forever. We won't allow it.

  • Patricia Driscoll

    09/07/2018 10:09 AM

    Why is U.S. Attorney General Huber dragging his feet with the most important investigation in our lifetime? The underhanded deception committed by the seditious triangle of Mueller, Rosenstein and Weissman through the Clinton crime machine needs to be done expeditiously. Key players within our government - swamp, deep state, FBI, DOJ - are being exposed, and rightfully so. There is an immediate urgency to all of this because our country is so severely divided. The lies that have been perpetrated on every level by self-serving power-hungry individuals need to be revealed. Now. Not some day. In the meantime, our president is crucified at every turn. I believe that when - not if - the truth is finally all out in the open, our country will be more stable and stronger for coming through this seditious-filled hurricane.

  • JoAnn Lanza

    09/07/2018 09:04 AM

    My question is when will the Clinton’s be prosecuted? The proof is there. The corrupt politicians need to be replaced with honest men or women first.

  • Juanita Jaynelle Carroll

    09/07/2018 08:57 AM

    I would love for you to go on Sean Hannity's show and (read) tell people what you've just written (with tape on Sean's mouth and without ANY interruptions)! You've laid the highlights of this whole story out in a way that even I could understand. THANK YOU!

  • Cherry Downs

    09/07/2018 07:12 AM

    I think I've got a DemocRAT hiding in my phone! The link you provided comes up as " error" When I try to leave a comment a commercial appears. So here's my second attempt. The Clinto Foundation is a money laundering scheme and the Clintons have been dirty their whole careers. Proof is there, where is Sessions? Very suspicous how he recused himself from anything Clinton. He wanted to live? Lots of " suicides " in the Clinton's past!

  • Don Chenault

    09/07/2018 06:55 AM

    Can you get "SPARTACUS BOOKER" on your show.. Should be great comedy and inspiration. I have never watched
    anything as shocking as the senate judiciary committee hearing for Judge Kav.. This is a sample of why a lot of us have zero
    confidence in senate and house..

  • Bev Sterk

    09/07/2018 06:24 AM

    Bless your heart, keep speaking truth... transparency and keeping the spotlight focused on the corruption is a healthy MO... stay strong!

  • Elgonda Brunkhorst

    09/07/2018 02:59 AM

    Thank you for the clear facts and story.
    I read a story last year on FB ( cannot remember source, sorry) that two FBI guys did the delivery of initial sample...and one of those “delivery boys” was Robert Mueller. Is that true? If so, he would be implicating himself and therefore is not investigating?! It would be good to know who the two agents were.

  • Emmitt Luttrell

    09/07/2018 02:10 AM

    I have heard that Jeff Sessions was in on Hillary's payout from Uranium one. I hope it is not true.

  • Arlene Hurley

    09/06/2018 08:50 PM

    Again this has nothing to do with your letter. I’m sorry. But I feel the NYT op-Ed is not real. I think they just made it up to cause trouble with President Trump and his cabinet, and that is exactly what happened. FAKE NEWS.

  • Jeanice Crowley

    09/06/2018 08:48 PM

    The link to Shawn Hannity's comments is broken.

  • Merry Darlene Taylor

    09/06/2018 08:45 PM

    Makes me sick to think of the corruption in our government offices. I thought they worked for us. My only consolation is that there will come a day of reckoning. Jesus will be the judge and they cannot escape His justice. I hope these people repent soon. Come quickly Lord Jesus

  • Michael Galloway

    09/06/2018 08:33 PM

    Commenting on your Sept. 6 newsletter, specifically your article "Day 2 of the Kavanaugh hearings". I'm trying to figure out who's behavior is worse, the hysterical protesters of the Democrats - too close to call !!! Sen. Cory Booker is a complete joke, disrespectful windbag pushing his own left agenda and anti-Trump agenda. Kamala Harris, another windbag trying to make a big show in her little circus, just like the rest of the Democrats. Watch the proceedings and it doesn't take long to figure out that the Democrats can't be respectful as all they care about is their own agenda and projecting their own hate towards Trump and conservatives, even if it is at times more hidden in softer tones, it is obvious. The Democrats continue to undermine the proceedings and the Republicans are showing their respect for the process and the nominee, Judge Kavanaugh. Have learned a lot from Judge Kavanaugh and have had my opinions reinforced from watching the behavior of the Democrats. Some will be thrilled watching the Dems continue with their agenda, but hope more Americans wake up and see what some of these so called representatives, actually represent- themselves and their left liberal agenda which includes their anti-American agenda !!!!

  • joseph orsini

    09/06/2018 07:14 PM

    Great summary of a very dirty process. "Lock THEM up" !!!

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    09/06/2018 06:42 PM

    Governor Mike,

    I think I know who the secretive "senior official is who claims to be working against Trump. Remember back in the late 19902 when Janet Cooke, a reporter for the Washington Post, was fired and the Post stripped of its Pulitzer price, when it turned out that "Jimmy", the little eight-year old heroin addict Cooke claimed to have interviewed for a series called "Jimmy's world" about heroin addiction in Washington, did not exist. (Turns out Cooke not only fabricated Jimmy, but fabricated her educational background for the Pulitzer committee).

    I think Jimmy has grown up, and reached out to Bobby Woodward with his claim of being a senior official in the Trum-p White House, and as he did with many of his earlier stories, Woodward swallowed it hook line and sinker.