US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering a special counsel to investigate former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s role in a special deal that gave Russia uranium mining rights in America.
The Justice Department informed the House Judiciary Committee on Monday of its interest in launching probes into a variety of issues, including the Uranium One deal.
Under the 2010 deal, Russia’s Rosatom acquired Canadian mining company Uranium One, which had “control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States,” according to a report by The New York Times.
Because of uranium’s strategic nature, the deal had to be signed off by several federal government committees, including the State Department, which was then run by Clinton from 2009 to 2013.
As Russia gradually took over the mines under Clinton’s watch, Uranium One chairman’s family foundation donated a total of $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation,…