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20/11/2017

House committee open probe into Obama-era uranium deal involving Russian company

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  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. Peter King and Rep. Ron DeSantis announced the probe after alleged FBI unconfirmed reports about Russian nuclear officials engaging in bribery and spying schemes ahead of the deal

Washington DC, Oct.24.– A pair of House committees are opening a probe into a Rep. Devin NunesRep. Devin Nunesuranium deal involving a Russian company approved during the Obama administration.

A confidential informant came forward, sparking the House intelligence and oversight committees to look at whether there was an FBI investigation into the deal, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Tuesday.

“It’s important that we find out why that deal went through and certainly in view of recent allegations and questions it’s important this inquiry goes forward,” said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).

The probe, announced by King, Nunes and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), is looking at whether there was a conflict of interest because of accusations that Russians funneled money into the Clinton Foundation during the time of the deal. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time ...

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