Probes Open Into FBI's Handling on Uranium Deal, Email Server


"Acting on the urging of the President who has repeatedly denied the intelligence agencies' conclusions regarding Russian involvement in our election, they are created to distract attention and pursue the President's preferred goal - attacking Clinton and Obama", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said in a statement.

"James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton", Mr. Trump tweeted earlier this year.

Republican congressmen have launched investigations into several of President Donald Trump's longstanding political grievances about Hillary Clinton, including an FBI probe of her emails and her alleged role in a sale of USA uranium to a Russian firm. Under the deal, which has been heavily criticized by President Donald Trump sold 20 percent of the American Uranium supply to a Russian mining Company. "We asked for a special counsel and they haven't given us an answer and we've asked for certain documents and they haven't given us the documents, so it's three months", Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a member on the committee, told The Daily Caller Monday night.

The Hill reporting raises questions about whether decision-makers on the uranium deal, including members of Congress, were informed of the racketeering investigation that was ongoing.

Some Republicans have said Clinton approved the deal after her husband's charitable foundation received a $145 million donation from executives involved in the uranium deal. "This is a Republican Department justice where is our information?"

The FBI carried out an investigation into Ms Clinton's private use of an email server while she was serving as Secretary of State.

He explained that the House Intelligence Committee is investigating a controversial 2010 uranium deal that was struck between the USA and Russian Federation while Clinton was secretary of state.

"One of the things that you know we're concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation", Nunes said.

Comey was sacked by President Trump earlier this year.

Republican lawmakers say they want to know whether the transaction was fully investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies before it was approved by a panel that oversees foreign investment in US strategic assets.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

Rejecting arguments by State Department and Justice Department lawyers, the judge ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search newly recovered Clinton emails.