Shepard Smith Defends Hillary Clinton Over Uranium Deal

Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017

Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of US uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries having found no evidence of wrongdoing.

While Barack Obama was president, a Russian company bought a Canadian firm that owned some 20 per cent of USA uranium supplies.

"The Clinton State Department had no power to approve or veto that transaction".

Sessions said during Tuesday's hearing that he would need a "factual basis" to seek a special counsel to investigate the deal but has not found such justification.

Clinton's reaction to the possibility of an investigation smacks of guilt.

In his segment, Smith then stated what the allegations against Clinton were. Even if Hillary Clinton were somehow acting in response to donations to her foundation, it would be systematically impossible for her to have that much sway over the decision. Russia routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and former President Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees as part of Russian efforts to influence the USA government to approve the deal, The Hill reported.

The allegations were first leveled by Breitbart editor-at-large Peter Schweizer in his 2015 book "Clinton Cash" but have picked up steam again after Trump and others renewed calls for a federal investigation into the matter.

While Clinton was Secretary of State at the time of the sale, her department has only one of nine votes on CFIUS, which is chaired by the Treasury Department and approved the sale unanimously.

In terms of the CFIUS approval, Clinton has said she had nothing to do with it.

Jordan returned to the network this morning to appear on "Fox and Friends" and repeat his call for an investigation into former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey and Fusion GPS, the firm that was contracted to compile opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump.

Trump and his supporters have accused Clinton of overseeing the sale of 20 percent of America's uranium supply to Russian Federation. If there was nothing to hide, why rebuff an examination into her ties to Russian Federation?

This article was updated to remove references referring to Shep Smith as a Fox News host.

On Tuesday night, Shepard Smith debunked the widely spread (and false) Uranium One conspiracy theory - a work of fiction his colleagues are pushing to this day. "OUT!" one viewer, Brook West, tweeted.

If so, the Justice Department must decide whether to appoint a special counsel to pursue potential charges.

Pundits on the network have repeatedly promoted the theory that Clinton controlled the sale and have called for her to be investigated.

The list of matters he wants to look into vary but include the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.