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Probes Open Into FBI's Handling on Uranium Deal, Email Server

June 19 2018, 02:19 | Irvin Gilbert

Hillary Clinton talks to staff as aide Huma Abedin listens onboard their campaign plane

Hillary Clinton talks to staff as aide Huma Abedin listens onboard their campaign plane

Mr. Trump has also long charged that former FBI Director James Comey used his agency to protect Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

The Washington Post's fact checker reported previous year that although the State Department was one of several agencies that would have been able to approve the 2010 deal, "there is no evidence Clinton herself got involved in the deal personally, and it is highly questionable that this deal even rose to the level of the secretary of state".

Devin Nunes' announcement came one week after The Hill published a report on a "racketeering scheme. created to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow".

President Trump was elected almost a year ago, but the controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails is getting a new boost from key House Republicans.

Nunes said the first goal of the investigation, for which the Intelligence Committee is partnering with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is determining "was there actually an open FBI investigation or not".

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, told reporters his panel has "been looking into this for some time", with key committee member Rep. Peter King, R-NY, explaining how the deal was being examined as far back as 2010, reports The Washington Post.

Taylor calls the subpoena "an abuse of authority" given that the committee chairman who signed it, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, had stepped aside months ago from overseeing an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Russian Federation later assumed full ownership of the company.

Republicans in Washington have announced an investigation into a uranium deal with Russian Federation negotiated by the Obama administration.

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Nunes has become a focal point of such efforts before. "Me and President Obama, we are the ones they like to put in the crosshairs", Clinton said.

Trump fired Comey in May.

Clinton was not mentioned during the press conference as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

The two panels have declined to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, leaving those probes to Senate committees and the House intelligence committee.

"If appropriate, yeah", he said.

The Uranium One deal involved selling part of a Canadian-based mining company to the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, giving the company control of more than 20 percent of America's uranium supply.

But a state department official said at the time she "never intervened" in the committee review and the Clinton campaign said that she did not participate in the deal's approval.

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