Clinton: Threat Of Special Counsel For Uranium Deal Is 'Politicization' Of DOJ

Fox News anchor debunks network's 'Clinton uranium scandal' sparking fury

During Tuesday night's broadcast, Smith succinctly debunked Republicans' claims that the Obama administration and the Clinton-led State Department approved a deal allowing a Russian company to buy a Canadian company with mining interests in the U.S. in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. He and others have pointed to some of the investors in the deal and their ties to former President Bill Clinton and his foundation.

Many Fox News personalities are doubling down on their advocacy for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the made-up "Uranium One scandal", in spite of the fact that anchor Shepard Smith emphatically debunked the story on Tuesday. "Get Shepard Smith off Fox", said one. That would taint the American public's trust in the justice system, she said.

"The nine department heads all approved the sale of Uranium One", Smith said during the broadcast.

It's gotten to the point that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is thinking about appointing a special counsel to look into this fake theory.

Clinton's comments are regarding her time serving as secretary of state.

The Rosatom-Uranium One deal did not sell 20 percent of America's uranium to Russian Federation. "A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the Russian Federation".

Republicans have aggressively promoted the unsubstantiated theory and pushed for a special counsel to investigate the claims.

The story has already been refuted by several other sources, including The Washington Post, the Post notes. "Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I've vocalized on my show, Justice With Jeanine", Pirro said. During the segment Carlson argued the sale of Uranium One was a national security threat as it ceded control of American uranium to Russian Federation. Manafort's arrest came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to interfere in the election.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that an investigation into her involvement with the sale of Uranium One to Russia's Rosatom would be "like some dictatorship" where political opponents are "unfairly, fraudulently investigated".

"We are at risk of a coup d'etat in this country if we allow an unaccountable person, with no oversight, to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States", said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz from the chamber floor.

Only the president has the power to stop a sale, if any member of the committee objects to it. Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time, was represented on the committee by an assistant secretary, who said she never intervened in the deliberations, reports

Since then, Fox viewers have been calling for Smith to be fired and accused him of being a closet Clinton supporter because of his sexual orientation.

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