The Clinton Foundation Email Scandal: Is It A Thing?


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK,
EVERYBODY. BEFORE THE COMMERCIAL BREAK,
WHICH I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE INTERNET
CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS SUFFERING FROM BRAIN
DAMAGE. WHAT IS STILL “EMBUNKED” IS
HILLARY CLINTON AND HER EMAILS. YESTERDAY, IT CAME OUT THAT THE
F.B.I. HAS UNCOVERED 15,000 MORE PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN EMAILS
FROM HER PRIVATE SERVER. THAT IS RIDICULOUS. I HAVE THOUSANDS OF UNREAD
EMAILS IN MY OWN INBOX. NOW I HAVE TO READ 15,000 OF
HERS? BY THE WAY– AND I MEAN THIS
INSERIOUS– match.com, THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME ALL THOSE
PROFILES OF AVAILABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN THEIR 40s FROM
THE CAPE GIRARDEAUX AREA OF MISSOURI, BUT I’M GOOD. THIS IS A TRUE STORY. MY KIDS THOUGHT MY WIFE AND I
WOULD BE A GOOD MATCH ON match.com AND SAID WHY DON’T WE
SIGN YOU UP FOR match.com SEPARATELY TO SEE IF THE
COMPUTERS WOULD MATCH YOU BECAUSE WE THINK THEY WOULD
MATCH YOU. I TOLD THEM, DO NOT DO THAT. I DO NOT WANT ANYBODY REPORTING
THAT STEPHEN COLBERT SIGNED UP FOR match.com. THEY SAID THEY DIDN’T, BUT I
HAVE STARTED RECEIVING E-MAILS FROM match.com THAT FOR SOME
REASON ARE SENDING ME MID-40s, VERY FRIENDLY LOOKING
FULL-FIGURED SISTERS.>>Jon: OH, YEAH! HEY!>>Stephen: YEAH, YEAH. AND ASKING ME TO HOLLA-BACK. ( APPLAUSE )
I’M FLATTERED. I UNDERSTAND THE APPEAL. BUT THANK YOU BUT NO THANK YOU. NOW, WHERE WAS I? WHERE WAS I? HILLARY CLINTON. HILLARY CLINTON. NOW HERE’S THE DEAL WITH HILLARY
AND THE E-MAILS. THERE ARE SO MANY OF THESE
HILLARY EMAILS THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY’LL BE
PUTTING THEM OUT IN BATCHES, WITH THE THE FINAL BATCH
SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED. FOUR DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. AND ELECTION DAY BY MY
CALCULATIONS IS STILL– LET’S SEE–
( LAUGHTER ) A REASON TO DRINK. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) BUT THERE’S ACTUALLY ANOTHER
‘NOTHER NEW BATCH OF CLINTON EMAILS. AND THESE ARE ONES ABOUT HER
TIES TO DONORS AT THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, WHICH IS A CHARITY
SET UP TO DISTRIBUTE AID AROUND THE WORLD, AND JUST AS
IMPORTANTLY, TO KEEP BILL CLINTON BUSY ENOUGH THAT HE
DOESN’T SPEND ALL DAY TRYING TO GET SECRET SERVICE TO GO TO
HOOTERS WITH HIM. THEY GOT CLAM STRIPS. THEY GOT CLAM STRIPS. DELICIOUS. AND THESE EMAILS SHOW HOW THE
FOUNDATION’S DONORS SOMETIMES GOT ACCESS TO CLINTON WHILE SHE
WAS SECRETARY OF STATE. SOUNDS SHADY. BUT WITH ALL THE QUESTIONS
SURROUNDING ALL OF THESE EMAILS, IT’S HARD TO TELL WHAT’S REALLY
A THING AND WHAT’S NOTHING AT ALL. SO TO FIGURE IT OUT, LET’S BRING
OUT THE LATE SHOW’S THING-O-METER. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
OKAY, OKAY. THIS IS THE THING-O-METER. IT SHOWS HOW STUFF RATES ON A
SCALE OF “THING,” TO “NOT A THING.” FOR EXAMPLE, OVER HERE AT
“THING,” YOU HAVE IGNEOUS ROCK. CLEARLY A “THING.” AND WE KNOW ROCKS ARE A THING
BECAUSE ROCKS ARE WHAT THE THING IS MADE OUT OF. HERE IN THE MIDDLE IS “MAYBE A
THING,” REPRESENTED BY HIDDLESWIFT, WHICH MAY BE A
THING, BUT I ALSO HEAR IS NOT A THING. HONESTLY, WHO KNOWS? STAY SAFE, YOU GUYS. NOW, AND OVER HERE IS “NOT A
THING,” REPRESENTED BY MIKE PENCE MANIA, WHERE TEENS TAKE
PICTURES OF THEMSELVES DRESSED AS MIKE PENCE. WHICH, I PROMISE YOU, IS NOT A
THING. YET, YET. SO LET’S RESET THE
THING-O-METER, AND LET’S FIND OUT IF THE CLINTON
FOUNDATION SCANDAL IS REALLY A THING. HERE’S WHAT CAME OUT IN THE
EMAILS. FIRST, THEY SHOW TIES TO A
CHARISMATIC, POWER-HUNGRY INTERNATIONAL LEADER: BONO. HE’S A CLINTON FOUNDATION DONOR,
AND HE GOT THEM TO SEND AN EMAIL TO SECRETARY CLINTON’S TOP AIDE
HUMA ABEDIN, REQUESTING A “LINKUP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL
SPACE STATION ON EVERY SHOW DURING THE TOUR THIS YEAR. ANY IDEAS?”
( LAUGHTER ) CLINTON’S STAFF WROTE BACK, “NO
CLUE.” ( APPLAUSE )
IN OTHER WORDS, HE STILL HASN’T FOUND WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
NO, OKAY. SO I’M GOING TO SAY– I’M GOING
TO SAY NOT A THING. NOW LET’S RESET AGAIN. LET’S RESET AGAIN. SO WHAT ELSE WAS IN THESE
EMAILS? A REQUEST CAME TO THE FOUNDATION
FOR SECRETARY CLINTON TO MEET WITH ANOTHER MAJOR DONOR, THE
CROWN PRINCE OF BAHRAIN. AND THIS TIME, HE GOT A MEETING. ANYONE CAN SEE THAT LOOKS BAD–
DOESN’T TAKE A BAH-RAIN SURGEON OR FOR THAT MATTER A ROCKET
SCIENTIST. THOUGH IF YOU ARE A ROCKET
SCIENTIST, COULD YOU PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH BONO? ( LAUGHTER )
BUT THIS MIGHT NOT ACTUALLY BE A THING, BECAUSE THE EMAILS ALSO
REVEAL THAT THE MEETING WAS REQUESTED AND SET UP THROUGH
OFFICIAL CHANNELS. WOW. I AM IMPRESSED THAT THE PRINCE
OF BAHRAIN USED OFFICIAL STATE DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATION
CHANNELS. EVEN HILLARY CLINTON DIDN’T DO
THAT! SO I’M GOING TO SAY– I’M GOING
TO SAY BETWEEN MAYBE A THING AND A THING. WE RESET. THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THIS IS SO
ADVANCED. THE EMAILS ALSO SHOW A REQUEST
FROM A CLINTON FOUNDATION DONOR TO GET A VISA FOR A BRITISH
SOCCER PLAYER WITH A CRIMINAL. RECORD. HOWEVER, THE VISA WAS NEVER
GRANTED. SO I’M GOING TO SAY THIS, AS
WELL AS SOCCER, “NOT A THING.” ( APPLAUSE )
NOW, ALL THESE REQUESTS WERE BEING HANDLED BY HUMA ABEDIN. AND I’D JUST LIKE TO SAY,
BETWEEN BEING HILLARY CLINTON’S AIDE AND ANTHONY WEINER’S WIFE,
I DO NOT ENVY HER LIFESTYLE. “I’M SO SICK OF THESE EMAILS. LET’S SEE WHAT’S ON TWITTER! OH GOD!”
THAT– THAT IS DEFINITELY A THING. ( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS )
( CHEERS )
AND– NOW, HERE’S SOMETHING
ELSE– I LOVE YOU. AND HERE’S SOMETHING ELSE THAT
SEEMS LIKE A THING: SINCE THESE EMAILS CAME OUT, BILL CLINTON
HAS ANNOUNCED THAT “THE FOUNDATION WILL STOP ACCEPTING
CORPORATE AND FOREIGN DONATIONS IF HILLARY CLINTON IS ELECTED.” SO MAYBE HILLARY’S TIES TO THE
CLINTON FOUNDATION ARE NOT A THING. BUT, CLEARLY, BILL CLINTON
THINKS THEY’RE A THING, WHICH… IT’S KIND OF “A THING.” SO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION
SCANDAL LANDS RIGHT UP THERE AT “MAYBE A THING,” WHICH IS THE
SAME RANKING AS BALD GUYS WITH PONYTAILS. BECAUSE IT MAY NOT BE A CRIME,
BUT IT SURE DOESN’T LOOK GOOD.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Starting off the video with a bang. It's documented that she suffered a concussion, and at her age it takes a long time to recover. It has not been debunked

  2. The mental gymnastics HRC supporters have to do to defend her is what's funny. Wake the fuck up! Hillary is corrupt af.

  3. If you want the press to do its job and expose wrongdoing and corruption emanating from the halls of power, then vote for the person who isn't the democrat, because it's become glaringly obvious that if the person is a democrat, the media and the press will try to turn it into a joke if they even talk about it at all.

  4. Dude come on, you can't use comedy as a mask. your smarter then this. trump is not a good candidate. but pretending Hillary Clinton is just "misunderstood" is a joke and an embarrassment to your career. wise up, just saying trumps a lose cannon again and again isent doing eneything. don't try to get more creative, get a better argument. BE SMARTER, your makeing a fool of your self. I know you and your staff are probably so sick of election stuff that your just trying to loosen up, but it's a bad look.
    hold out, state facts not opinions, and do some real journalism for once in your life.

  5. If all people are going to do is complain that Stephen supports Hillary, then just stop watching him, honestly it's not that hard to avoid being butthurt

  6. Hillary's emails prove there was pay for play corruption through the state department and numerous foreign governments used the Clinton foundation at the middle man slush fund. Hillary Clinton used a special service called bleachbit to permanently destroy the emails, she had her staff members destroy BlackBerries with hammers. I guess Stephen is the only person that doesn't understand the emails prove Hillary Clinton's corruption. This show is not funny

  7. Stephen Cobert has always leaned way to the left.  His Late show is just a continuation of his previous liberal propaganda show.  At least Fallon is an equal opportunity night show host.  Colbert is in bed with Rachel Maddow and James Carville.

  8. Holy shit Stephen. You went from being one of my favorite people on Comedy Central, to a complete and total shill. I hope you got a good deal when you sold your soul.

  9. HILLARY CLINTON HAS SOLD WEAPONS TO ISIS http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/wikileaks-confirms-hillary-sold-weapons-isis-drops-another-bombshell-breaking-news/

  10. since he joined the new TV network, he changed his stance. Colbert is no longer Colbert anymore. he follows money. Shame on him. …

  11. Is it a thing?? Was White Water a "Thing"? Was "Cattle Futures" a "Thing"? Was "Travel Gate" a "Thing"? Was the Clinton Sex with an Intern and cover up scandal a "Thing"? The proven "Pay to Play"…is it a thing? The using of Bleach bit to wipe the Server after the subpoena was received.."A Thing"?
    The fact that Libtards cheer it all on not giving a Fuck about what she might do to this country, is that "A Thing"?
    No press conference in over 250 days…"A Thing"?
    Major health concerns .."A Thing"? Empty halls for her speeches …"A Thing"?
    AND…Now her side proposing NO DEBATE but half hour of questions independently and alone on stage with obviously Hillary going 2nd to be given last say in any and all subjects? "A Thing"? Sick of the network late night shows admitting to not caring about facts and trying to make a joke about each scandal. Yes, laugh it off.
    Trump will win, all Trump voters wear RED to the polls to be counted by the cameras. Any ASS that says "Communist Red" you know the Tard's are the closest thing to Communism than any time in history and it's been Red for Republicans and Blue for Libtard's for all of our history.

  12. stephen says at the end…. it "MAY" not be a thing…. What a con artist… and they are trying to call Trump the conman? lol

    sad how stephen tries to brainwash the masses using comedy… oh no need to worry folks.. it's funny see? hahahah… let's move on…. ahem. Won't work this time libs.. TRUMP has your number.

  13. A THING: Sheryl Mills is almost certainly one of the most important witnesses in the email scandal.  In a direct move to undermine the FBI's investigation, the Justice Department allowed Mills to act as Clinton's personal attorney (along with three other attorneys at Clinton's questioning), thereby invoking attorney/client privileges.  Nothing to see here, folks!!!

  14. I really don't understand how anybody could not see how crooked this all is. This is a problem, and it did not start with congressional republicans poking around – it began with what Clinton did and then said about it afterwards. There's just no way past that.

  15. hmm, i find it interesting that both Colbert and Seth Meyers made 2 videos with eerily similar titles only a day apart. theres no way this is a coincidence.

  16. I don't give a fuck what kind of petty crime Hillary Clinton has done, Trump will set the fucking world on fire. Do. not. give. him. power. over. nuclear. fucking. warheads.
    How the fuck did you 'Muricunts wind up with these jokes as presidential candidates? The world is either laughing at you or fear you will start World War 3.

  17. The law of the land is that Hillary Clinton and politicians are allowed to receive donations for foreign countries (with a monetary limitation)… as long as she is NOT elected as President.

  18. Any chance that Christ will return before the election? Because that's the only way we are going to stop hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails.

  19. Wow, Stephen Colbert might be a funny guy to laugh with, but he sure will laugh at you and I when we are exposing the dark secrets of the Democrat or the nonsense spewed by SJW. He is a sinister person under the guise of a PC clown. I ain't no Republican either but Trump is the better of the two. He has a loud mouth but he knows what's up and does not cower behind politicians, he says what is needed to be said though it might not be PC.

  20. Hillary Clinton sucks and so does her perverted husband . Scandals follow the Clinton's around like flies on shit. I would rather vote for a stick covered in dog crap than Hillary Clinton.
    Hillary for Prison or The Nursing Home 2016!!

  21. It's not a conspiracy theory and it's not debunked. She just fainted at the 9/11 Memorial today. Are the liberals still going to insult Trump supporters by calling us conspiracy theorists? Lol

  22. Let's see, Prescott Bush made his money dealing with the Nazis.
    The Koch brothers' fortunes were made when their daddy worked for Stalin.
    The Rockerfeller, Harriman, and J.P. Morgan fortunes were funded by the Rothchilds.
    And JFK's daddy was a bootlegger.
    I'm not saying Hillary isn't worse, but … um … how?
    What is sadly true is that in America we now have been given a fool's choice, between a criminal and an insane person… because one has already clearly sold out, and the other clearly wants to.
    Americans are STUPID.

  23. Fuck hillary and trump too neither one of them respect the American people. Mainstream media just isn't funny any more. There are serious things wrong with America and things are changing, it's getting worse fast. Enough is enough.

  24. I'm sure people find this hilarious. Even more hilarious is those kids in Haiti dying, while Bill and his slut wife cream off billions of dollars from donations made by people around the world. This is the lowest thing I have ever heard any human doing, it's disgusting. They both deserve to rot in prison for this.

  25. LOL Killary and Billary check this out

    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/09/22/clinton-cash-author-peter-schweizer-confirms-clinton-foundation-gives-only-six-percent-charity/

  26. the sad thing is mike pence is the Governor of my state. So embarrassing considering the majority of the people here HATE him. #imwithher

  27. You fucking shill. i hope Clinton threatened your family or there is no excuse for your soft as stance on her shit. You used to be great. Just wow

  28. In exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation, Lafarge was given
    permission to help in the reconstruction of Iraq. Hillary gave Lafarge
    in 2000 the assignment to invest in oil. The oil was purchased from
    shadowy rebel groups. In this way, the cement giant financed ISIS.

  29. I truly love it that his children came up with the test of validity of dating-sites: you take two people whom you KNOW are a great match with each and have ALREADY proven long-term compatibility and staying-power. You feed in their data as honestly as possible. If you then get a result that says "Hey, you, we have an ideal mate for you" and the person being suggested is the person they have ALREADY been married to for a long time, then that proves that the dating-site is actually worth something. Another test that could be run is taking two people who, years ago, signed up at the same site. If they meet via ANOTHER route, get married, and last 10 years, you have to ask why the site didn't refer them to each other when it had the chance and the track-record is such that the computers SHOULD have known they'd have been a good match.

  30. Well, at least all us non-americans can agree on one thing here: "soccer", or as we know it, football, is definitely a thing, Stephen!

  31. i won't stop watching your show. like you alot. but I'm sorry, think your an idiot for thinking clinton would win. and i hate saying that. find you in high regards. thought you understood the the average man. and the struggle were going through. i lost alot of respect for you. im just one man, i know you don't care. but wow, though you where smarter then that. I'm glad trumps our president. but i do think less of you.

  32. Funny watching this now that Wikileaks has come out with correspondence showing the Clinton Foundation was pulling Colbert's strings.

  33. The FBI just retrieved all the emails that Clinton used bleachbit on (March 2017). And 30 of them are about Bengazi that she denied existed, claiming all these emails were "personal". Also 300 additional Clinton emails were dumped the end of Jan 2017 [email protected] FBI vault. The investigation into Clinton is on-going.

  34. it really is no fucking surprise Colbert couldn't ever stop shilling for Hillary and now made it is career to attack Trump on EVERYTHING. In the emails (not hillary's emails, John Podesta's) it is mentioned that they solicited Colbert. He is literally just propaganda for liberals.

  35. How can I trust this guy? Who is in the wikileaks as being in the pocket of the clintons. We all know Stephen is a CLINTONITE.

  36. Why would you ever want to be HRC? It's like saying you want to be my pants when I'm at Golden Corral on all you can eat prime rib night….

  37. FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow
    By John Solomon and Alison Spann – 10/17/17 06:00 AM
    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

    Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

    They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

    The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.

    Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

    The first decision occurred in October 2010, when the State Department and government agencies on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States unanimously approved the partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, giving Moscow control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.

    When this sale was used by Trump on the campaign trail last year, Hillary Clinton’s spokesman said she was not involved in the committee review and noted the State Department official who handled it said she “never intervened … on any [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] matter.”

    In 2011, the administration gave approval for Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary to sell commercial uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants in a partnership with the United States Enrichment Corp. Before then, Tenex had been limited to selling U.S. nuclear power plants reprocessed uranium recovered from dismantled Soviet nuclear weapons under the 1990s Megatons to Megawatts peace program.

    “The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” 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.

    The Obama administration’s decision to approve Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One has been a source of political controversy since 2015.

    That’s when conservative author Peter Schweitzer and The New York Times documented how Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees and his charitable foundation collected millions in donations from parties interested in the deal while Hillary Clinton presided on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

    The Obama administration and the Clintons defended their actions at the time, insisting there was no evidence that any Russians or donors engaged in wrongdoing and there was no national security reason for any member of the committee to oppose the Uranium One deal.

    But FBI, Energy Department and court documents reviewed by The Hill show the FBI in fact had gathered substantial evidence well before the committee’s decision that Vadim Mikerin — the main Russian overseeing Putin’s nuclear expansion inside the United States — was engaged in wrongdoing starting in 2009.

    Then-Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.

    Spokesmen for Holder and Clinton did not return calls seeking comment. The Justice Department also didn’t comment.

    Mikerin was a director of Rosatom’s Tenex in Moscow since the early 2000s, where he oversaw Rosatom’s nuclear collaboration with the United States under the Megatons to Megwatts program and its commercial uranium sales to other countries. In 2010, Mikerin was dispatched to the U.S. on a work visa approved by the Obama administration to open Rosatom’s new American arm called Tenam.

    Between 2009 and January 2012, Mikerin “did knowingly and willfully combine, conspire confederate and agree with other persons … to obstruct, delay and affect commerce and the movement of an article and commodity (enriched uranium) in commerce by extortion,” a November 2014 indictment stated.

    His illegal conduct was captured with the help of a confidential witness, an American businessman, who began making kickback payments at Mikerin’s direction and with the permission of the FBI. The first kickback payment recorded by the FBI through its informant was dated Nov. 27, 2009, the records show.

    In evidentiary affidavits signed in 2014 and 2015, an Energy Department agent assigned to assist the FBI in the case testified that Mikerin supervised a “racketeering scheme” that involved extortion, bribery, money laundering and kickbacks that were both directed by and provided benefit to more senior officials back in Russia.

    “As part of the scheme, Mikerin, with the consent of higher level officials at TENEX and Rosatom (both Russian state-owned entities) would offer no-bid contracts to US businesses in exchange for kickbacks in the form of money payments made to some offshore banks accounts,” Agent David Gadren testified.

    “Mikerin apparently then shared the proceeds with other co-conspirators associated with TENEX in Russia and elsewhere,” the agent added.

    The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.

    Both men now play a key role in the current investigation into possible, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. McCabe is under congressional and Justice Department inspector general investigation in connection with money his wife’s Virginia state Senate campaign accepted in 2015 from now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a time when McAuliffe was reportedly under investigation by the FBI.

    The connections to the current Russia case are many. The Mikerin probe began in 2009 when Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, was still FBI director. And it ended in late 2015 under the direction of then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired earlier this year.

    Its many twist and turns aside, the FBI nuclear industry case proved a gold mine, in part because it uncovered a new Russian money laundering apparatus that routed bribe and kickback payments through financial instruments in Cyprus, Latvia and Seychelles. A Russian financier in New Jersey was among those arrested for the money laundering, court records show.

    The case also exposed a serious national security breach: Mikerin had given a contract to an American trucking firm called Transport Logistics International that held the sensitive job of transporting Russia’s uranium around the United States in return for more than $2 million in kickbacks from some of its executives, court records show.

    One of Mikerin’s former employees told the FBI that Tenex officials in Russia specifically directed the scheme to “allow for padded pricing to include kickbacks,” agents testified in one court filing.

    Bringing down a major Russian nuclear corruption scheme that had both compromised a sensitive uranium transportation asset inside the U.S. and facilitated international money laundering would seem a major feather in any law enforcement agency’s cap.

    But the Justice Department and FBI took little credit in 2014 when Mikerin, the Russian financier and the trucking firm executives were arrested and charged.

    The only public statement occurred a year later when the Justice Department put out a little-noticed press release in August 2015, just days before Labor Day. The release noted that the various defendants had reached plea deals.

    By that time, the criminal cases against Mikerin had been narrowed to a single charge of money laundering for a scheme that officials admitted stretched from 2004 to 2014. And though agents had evidence of criminal wrongdoing they collected since at least 2009, federal prosecutors only cited in the plea agreement a handful of transactions that occurred in 2011 and 2012, well after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’s approval.
    REST HERE http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration

  38. Hillary Clinton was utterly unqualified as of 2008 when she ran against Barack Obama. Why in the world did they run her again?

  39. So, Hilary sets up private servers with the explicit intent of meeting discretely with foreign powers etc, and it's "not a thing". Really does make one thing Colbert isn't really honest.

  40. 😂😂 so funny 1.5 years later and Judicial Watch uncovers the pay to play scams 😂😂such wonderful unbiased news reporting 😂 Hillary and Bill leave country the same day he judge orders all files to be reopened and they cancel all their future speaking tours and no dates reset 👍 all facts 😂

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