The co-authors of a new book found “shocking” financial ties between the Obama administration and Russia.
Seamus Bruner, who wrote Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties with investigative journalist John Solomon, said they set out to determine why Democrats in Congress seemed to “hammer this point endlessly of Russia collusion” as well as the Ukraine-focused impeachment of President Trump.
He appeared alongside Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, in an interview with Fox News host Steve Hilton, who asked for highlights to inform views as they think about former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the White House.
“We set out to find the answer to one question, which was why Ukraine and why Russia? Why did the Democrats in Congress and the media seem to just hammer this point endlessly of Russia collusion? And what we found was shocking. We found at least a dozen examples of Obama giveaways to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and failures in Ukraine, and we found at least 10 Obama-Biden operatives working directly for the Russians or getting paid by the Russians,” Bruner said in a segment that aired Sunday evening.
He named multiple people, including Amos Hochstein, a former energy adviser to Biden, as officials he believes had questionable ties to Russia and its quest for uranium.
The book by Bruner and Solomon, which was published by Simon & Schuster, examines the Uranium One deal, the Russia collusion narrative, and the Ukraine-related impeachment fight, which ended in Trump’s acquittal earlier this year.
U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked in November 2017 to review the FBI’s corruption investigation into the 2010 Uranium One deal and allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton orchestrated a “quid pro quo.” The sale of Uranium One, a Toronto-based company with U.S. mine holdings, to Russian state-owned company Rosatom, was the focus of great controversy and scrutiny from Republicans who claimed that Clinton helped coax a nine-agency review board not to block the deal and that the Clinton Foundation may have stood to benefit from it.
Huber’s investigation, which has been shrouded in mystery compared to other politically charged investigations involving federal law enforcement, has not led to any criminal charges or any “known impacts,” the Washington Post reported in January.
Schweizer, who wrote his own book about the Uranium One deal in 2015, said Bruner’s findings speak “to the problem that we have of high-level international corruption, in this case talking about the Clintons and the Bidens and how they use their relationship with corrupt foreign regimes and oligarchs to enrich themselves.”
He also touched on the dearth of media coverage.
“Imagine if you had Donald Trump’s campaign manager literally being involved in a company that had direct investment dollars from the Russian government. There would be widespread coverage, and yet people have to read Seamus’s book to hear about that because the media has ignored that story,” Schweizer said.
Author: Daniel Chaitin
Source: Washington Examiner: Obama-Biden operatives had ‘shocking’ financial ties to Russia: Author