(National Sentinel)Â Corruption:Â The lawyer for an FBI informant who was party to alleged Clinton Foundation corruption tied to the approval of the Uranium One deal is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions open a probe intoÂ falsified leaks to the media by â€œanonymous federal officials,” investigative journalist Sara Carter reported.
Victoria Toensing, attorney for William Douglas Campbell, the informant, “said the leakers disparaged her client in an effort to silence him from providing testimony to Congress regarding his role in exposing Russiaâ€™s long-term strategy to dominate the global uranium market and how Moscow achieved its goal in 2010 of obtaining roughly 20 percent of the U.S. uranium mining industry, according to a letter delivered to the DOJ,” Carter wrote.
Campbell has been providing Congress with a trove of information that he gathered, saved, and handed over to the FBI during the six years he worked as an undercover asset. During that time, he was a contractor in Russia’s nuclear and energy industry.
Toensing, aÂ partner with her husband, former Justice Department prosecutor Joseph DiGenova, in the Washington law firm DiGenova and Toensing, is also asking Sessions to examine a Dec. 15 briefing given by “senior officials” to the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence and Oversight committees “with the same false information that was leaked anonymously to the media and later refuted by the Justice Department,” she said in her letter to the AG.
â€œThe leaks were not only illegal but they were also false, intended to attack the credibility of Mr. Campbell,â€ wrote Toensing, referring to the leaks by â€˜federal officialsâ€™ to the media.
She attached to her Sessions letter a 38-page appendix of documentation disproving the leaks, Carter reported.
â€œAs such they are libelous,â€ she noted.
Her letter to Sessions comes as theÂ American Center for Law and Justice filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the State Department, Justice Department, the Treasury Department and the FBI over what it believes was a bungled investigation in the Uranium One deal during the Obama administration.
According to a statement from the ACLJ, the suits are aimed at forcing the named agencies to turn over requested documents pertaining to how the decision was made to proceed with the deal and the Obama administrationâ€™s investigation of alleged crimes tied to it.
The group further noted that CampbellÂ was gagged by the Obama administration and threatened with legal action if he spoke to Congress.
Campbell hasÂ alleged that Russian nuclear officials â€œtold [him] at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of its funds received from Russia to provide in-kind support for the Clintonsâ€™ Global Initiative,” according to testimony he has given to Congress.
â€œAPCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement,â€ Campbell wrote in a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
â€œThe Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. AndÂ none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,â€ a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials.
In December,Â Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered investigators in the Justice Department to take a fresh look at the sale of Uranium One to Russian firm Rosatom.
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