Clinton pushes back on Russian uranium deal reports: ‘Baloney’
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that renewed focus on Russian uranium deals approved during her tenure is nothing more than debunked “baloney” and a sign that Republicans are nervous about the current intelligence probe into Moscow’s efforts to meddle with last year’s election.
“I think the real story is how nervous they are about these continuing investigations,” the former Democratic presidential nominee said during an interview broadcast on C-SPAN.
The renewed interest in the so-called Uranium One deal came after The Hill reported last week that the FBI had gathered solid evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery and extortion before the Obama administration approved the sale to Russia of a company that controls 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.