Jeff Sessions Opens DOJ Probe Into Hillary/Uranium

NBC News reports:

On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department’s effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said.

At issue is a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia’s state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and the State Department was one of nine agencies that agreed to approve the deal after finding no threat to U.S. national security.

  • PickyPecker
    • Phillip in L.A.

      “And now, a massage from the Swedish Prime Minister”
      https://youtu.be/_D1XgPSondo

    • Michael R

      Mucho tension lower Estaban

  • bkmn

    Semi-O/T – Not guilty in the J20 case

    https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/943887270792384512

    • Reality.Bites

      Badly misleading tweet. There was a partial verdict earlier in the week, but nothing new

  • MikeBx2
    • danolgb

      Sessions lie? Nah.. can’t be.

    • Tread

      Just remember, we got rid of the one voice that was holding Sessions’ feet to the fire because we have to fake the “high road.”

    • Treant

      Oh, now, what’s a little perjury between Republicans!

  • Boreal
    • SFBruce

      Donnie’s DOJ don’t need no stinkin’ facts. So elite. So inside the beltway.

    • Randy Left Brooklyn

      I think it is time to reopen the Benghazi investigations too.

      • Nowhereman

        Oh hell yeah!

    • Alencon

      Yes, but, but, but…BENGHAZI!!!

    • vorpal

      They can’t hear you over their repetitive shrieking of, “LOCK HER UP!!!”

  • another_steve

    I am the love child of Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster. I’ve been hesitant to admit this on a blog that is read by thousands worldwide.

    But there it is.

    • Reality.Bites

      Tell us again Steve why minors should be allowed to do commercial porn

      Fucking creep

      • Lars Littlefield

        Oh how I wish I could up vote you a bajillion times.

        • Reality.Bites

          Do better. Quote me. Steve’s had me blocked since long before Nazis started marching on the streets to his approval.

          • Lars Littlefield

            I understand. I only have blocked two people over the years and he’s one of them. Him and you know who we don’t name.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        What are you talking about?

      • JCF

        This may well be an issue, RB. But not here on *this thread*. Please don’t divert us (w/ prejudice) from the important subject at hand.

  • Blake Mason

    At the behest of dear leader I suspect.

  • netxtown

    Nine agencies approved the deal – but only one person being investigated.
    Nope. This ain’t a donnie dick or nothing…..

    • danolgb

      And the states involved as well. But hey, that Utah is just a liberal state anyway.

      • Reality.Bites

        Damn that Evan McMuffin commie creep /s

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    • BlackGayAthetist

      Thank you for this statement as if Hilary got on the phone and made this deal with others without the consent of a BROAD number of agencies but this makes the Trump base happy…”lock her up”..

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93aca94f5ecd070d19fc84744d29f20c7b032914bb27bae4c29b5388ff3aecfc.png

      Trump says Clinton “gave up 20 percent of America’s uranium supply to Russia.”

      The reference is to Russia’s nuclear power agency buying a controlling interest in a Toronto-based company. That company has mines, mills and tracts of land in Wyoming, Utah and other U.S. states equal to about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity (not produced uranium).

      Clinton was secretary of state at the time, but she didn’t have the power to approve or reject the deal. The State Department was only one of nine federal agencies that signed off on the deal, and only Obama had the power to veto it.

    • Uncle Mark

      (YAWN)…Yet another Hillary investigation of nothing. How much money will this cost the taxpayers…who apparently cannot afford to pay for children’s healthcare?

      • perversatile

        The Benghazium Investigation

  • Todd20036

    This was debunked years ago. Think Benghazi. Again.

    • Steverino

      Authoritarian / fascist states have to have their show trials, after all…

  • bkmn

    Dear Hillary, sue the fuck out of him for malicious prosecution.

  • Librarykid

    I sincerely hope that this little tiny pisher gets to experience, before a slow agonizing death, just some of the grief that he has made for others.

  • hdtex
    • Joseph Miceli

      Niger! Niger! Niger!
      Yet we don’t see the Attorney General opening an investigation into that, now do we?

  • boobert

    Diversion alert !!!!!

  • Paula

    Maybe Justin can invite Hillary for an extended vacation in Ottawa. Maybe for 8-10 years.

    • Reality.Bites

      She’d likely prefer jail. 😉

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • teedofftaxpayer

    It’s Trump and Trump is a vindictive little bitch.

  • SFBruce

    Hard to know if this comes from Sessions’ basic incompetence, or if it’s evidence that he’s decided he needs to do this in order to keep his job. Doesn’t really matter, since we’re fucked either way.

    • clay

      When the AG feels the need to placate the House Intelligence Committee…
      it’s definitely his job at risk.

  • Michael R
  • StillALiberal
  • HZ81

    I’ll save the Justice Department millions right now.
    https://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-uranium-russia-deal/

    I am ashamed to be an American today—again. Thanks, Jeff and Trump co.!

  • Lazycrockett
    • yay!
      LOL!

    • clay

      None of the early reports seem to bother to list the other 8 nations, (though I’m guessing one is Israel). Is it their way to snubbing Turmp?

    • PickyPecker
      • Whatever happened to the heart-attack/stroke satellite they used on that lying loudmouth bReitbart, it just up and disappeared like it never was in our time of need.

        • Droz

          It was a one-and-done type satellite. Single use only, like the Reagan Alzheimer’s Cannon.

      • carrot festival

        Do you have one where he actually explodes? I’d like to see that.

        • yes b’y
          • Galvestonian

            This is what’s gonna happen when he realizes that he really is going to be impeached …

          • eddiebeskeddie

            you have to be human to be filled with blood. his head should explode with a combo of OJ and shit.

          • carrot festival

            Just look inside a dumpster behind any McDonalds.

          • agcons

            Or pickles and special sauce.

          • wds

            And Big Mac and Fillet of Fish sauce …

      • yes b’y
    • MikeBx2

      Even after President Dotard threatened them?

    • clay

      Canada abstained.
      Voting with the US and Israel: Guatemala, Honduras, and five Pacific Island nations heavily dependent on US goodwill.
      Of the top USAID recipients, (other than Israel), Kenya did not log a vote, and all the others voted to reprimand the US.
      Russia, which recognized the capital of Israel as West Jerusalem a few months ago, voted to reprimand the US.

      • Danieruw

        4 Pacific Island nations. The fifth country is Togo in west Africa.

        • clay

          Why is it that I can’t keep it and Tonga straight?

  • Treant

    The mere fact that we aren’t rioting pretty much says that Americans are just fine with this shit. So honestly, I wrote us off some time ago.

    • Tread

      People will only riot if white people get hit in the wallet. Right now, the only people getting hurt by this administrations are the blacks, the browns, the fags, and the illegals.

      • Jacob

        I’m pretty sure you’re on the wrong thread, buddy.

        • Tread

          Uh… ok, infrequent commenter who knows shit about any other commenters here.

    • Dayglo

      We on the left sit back and wait for Mr. Mueller to pop up and put America back together. A few small protests, a bit of polite resistance. Silly skits on late night TV. Remember when the Supreme Court handed the Presidency to W and we all reacted with a resounding “Oh, well”?
      Maybe we deserve Trump.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    You know I hear people, some of the best people, saying that Clinton had the Lindberg baby killed because it was going to expose her Soros, Alinksy, baby parts boutique where she sells kidneys to Muslims who are murderizing all of the place in Chicago when their not busy implement Sharia war on Christmas. When is Sessions going to begin his investigation into this REAL scandal?

    What did I leave out?

    • another_steve

      Chelsea. Her daughter.

      You left out her cannibalism and Satan worship.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        Not to mention indoctrinating kids and forcing everyone to get abortions in order to get a free microwave that will spy on them. And cankles. Isn’t there a new executive order that requires all Hillary smearing [shmear] to include a cankle reference?

        With the giant evil web of Republicans, the donor class, the evangelical grifters, the think tanks and

        • another_steve

          It’s the Clintons’ selling of baby parts that I find most disturbing.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            I’m totes cool with that, its the pineapple on the pizza that really sticks in my craw.

          • Galvestonian

            You want a pizza that is horrendous – check out the Amish Pizza sold in Lancaster, Pa. – with cut up hot dogs on it – made from mechanically separated chicken parts.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            An abomination. THIS is why we need more government regulation.

    • Dayglo

      The part where her pizza parlor child sex ring funds her Benghazi plot to confiscate guns from good, clean white Americans and put them into the hands of godless Kenyan socialists.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        Well done! And its Hawaiian pizza, with pineapple…

    • Bad Tom

      The stuff about being able to transport mass quantities of children to Mars and back (to be sex slaves) without anyone noticing.

      And keeping quiet about the fact that Hillary was (therefore) the first person to colonize another planet.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        I thought she was bringing the Martians HERE, which is why she won 3 million more votes. There’s a reason Trump calls them illegal aliens.

  • shellback

    Busy work before the guillotine, Jeffy?

    • another_steve

      My knitting bag is ready.

      Bring on the show.

  • netxtown

    C’mon Mueller – drop some indictments this week. Some BIG ones!

    • Tread

      I’m hoping the Republican charge to discredit Mueller and the FBI is pissing him off enough that he wants to take down those asshole congress critters also.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Probably going to happen since the deflection is being ratcheted up so quickly.

    • Treant

      Nope. The investigation won’t be done for another year–at least–per his own statement.

      Major indictments will not drop before Christmas, it would seem to be–and would be–political, and nothing else. Mueller also has no major indictments planned for quite some time (see that one year thing mentioned above), if any.

  • William

    Coming soon, a show trial in kngaroo court.

  • Kevin Perez

    Republicans: Oh, look! A straw. Let me grasp at it.
    Everyone Else: No, that’s just a whisp of desperation.
    Republicans: But it looks like a straw! I’m gonna grasp at it anywayz. ‘Kay?

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Isn’t Whisper of Desperation Ivanka’s new fragrance? The follow up to her smash hit Complicit.

      • Bad Tom

        Catch a Whiff of Desperation, on sale now!

  • Steverino

    Hillary – Uranium One is so November… I thought they had moved on to the December Hillary – DNC – dossier – collusion with Russia meme of the month.

    • clay

      Nunes isn’t known for being a quick one.

  • jimbo65

    Guess the chaos has to keep rolling. Whether it’s on orders from Darth 45, or Session’s need to pursue a drug war, it stinks to high heaven of distraction.

  • Bluto
  • Bambino

    Sessy Jeff has no clue when it comes to probing someone uranium does he?

  • DoctorDJ

    Under this administration, they’ll need to put “Justice” Department in quotes.

  • ted-

    Go back to baking cookies, you twat!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Talk about a colossal waste of time and tax payer money. There is literally no “there” there. This is the epitome of a “nothing burger” and it’s just another attempt to distract, confound and deflect. Sadly, Trump’s base and State TV will lap it up and spin it to their advantage. Worse still, because it’s Hillary, many on the far left will also fall for it because fake lord knows, they’re no less moronic than those on the right. A once great nation continues its decline, ever more apace than before. Pity.

  • DISTRACTION.

  • BeaverTales

    I don’t recall Democrats spending money on what are likely easily proven Saudi ties to the Bush family and their contribution to 9/11 WTC bombers.

    Trump’s ties to Russia warrant investigation and all the attention it’s getting.

    Since Republicans want to punish Hillary to distract anyone from investigating Trump, then there has to be a bipartisan agreement on the limits of these fishing excursions. If every conspiracy theory Trump has gets DOJ attention, the Treasury will go bankrupt.

  • Max_1

    So they WILL go after their political enemy… Like all good Dictators do.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d305ddecb4c835374359ac7d80c3208d92709f4b8cf5844b6caf1e28c170d8d1.gif

  • BearEyes

    theatre

  • Max_1
  • Robert Adams

    Anybody gonna sleep better tonight?

  • Clive Johnson

    OT: The reason for the season: putting the O back into orgasm. A geeky R2D2 themed Hiatchi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59ac559fec7a039ef340d99333e7e8c8af0f5ad06271349c78561841ccca2e83.jpg

    • JCF

      Aw, it’s cuuuuute!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Lars Littlefield

      Love the Joy Reid. Can we clone her a thousand time?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Well, the science is actually there.
        She should probably have a say before we go any farther

  • kcken

    I was disappointed the Obama administration didn’t investigate any of the Bush crimes (Torture, Halliburton no-bid contracts, etc.).
    But seeing THIS, this shitty attempt at judicial over-reach to appease the “faithful” Trump supporters, is just fucking sickening.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Jesus Fucking Christ.

    The next 3 years are going to be hell. After the last week they now feel momentum. It’s only going to get worse

  • gaycuckhubby

    Wow. They hate Clinton so much. It’s unreal.

    Pretty sure if she had one they would have already tried to impeach her ten times over.

    • SoCalGal20

      They’re deseperate for anything to stick. They’ve seen the poll numbers. And their lies don’t work as well as they used to.

  • Steven B

    Oh for crying out loud! Jefferson, you have bigger problems to deal with. You need to stop chasing random conspiracy theories and start worrying about what Mr Mueller is gonna do with your ass once he’s finished with you.

  • Jmdintpa

    Overthrow by any means possible is the only answer to this regime. Are you ready for what is to come? How will you protect yourself and your family? They will come for us and you know it. It’s only a matter of time and complete takeover.

  • nocadrummer

    Isn’t it Trump who selling off some National Park areas to become uranium mines?
    So Russia will now have MORE Uranium, right?
    There’s at least as much truth to that, as the idea that Clinton sold uranium to the Russians.
    But we won’t investigate that line.

  • thatotherjean

    Oh, good Lord. Is there no way that the government can be brought to book for wasting the people’s money? How many times is it reasonable to investigate Hillary Clinton, who has never been found to do anything at all illegal

  • glass

    Jeff Sessions opens intense investigation that his father was actually a Keebler Elf. It is rumored that he was one of the workers on the Club Cracker line. Russia has been contacted to find 30,000 missing emails and a packet of chocolate stripey cookies related to the allegation.

  • Halou

    Naturally. Now that their Russophile world is falling apart by the day the GOP is acting like Hillary is the one in the White House. It is Benghazi and her emails all over again.

    And it didn’t start with her. They launched a special prosecutor investigation into members of Jimmy Carter’s family working at his family’s peanut farm. Something about the risk of him using his status as president to enrich himself and his family and how that would be unethical…

  • Daveed_WOW

    Red meat

  • Mark

    DEFLECTION!!!!!!

  • Charlie

    Just another fake investigation using taxpayer funds to divert attention away from the Dump scandals. November 2018 can’t come soon enough for me. I am so sick of this clown show. They really think we’re all too stupid to see exactly what they’re up to. SAD!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    you know, there’s only so long you can beat a dead horse……

    • barrykyle415

      Sadly, we are all waiting to see just how long that is.

    • danolgb

      After it’s completely decomposed into earth, is it still a horse?

    • Longpole

      They have to keep their Hillary boogie woMAN alive.
      Next up, if they can figure out how bring Obama into their scare the deplorables plan.

  • Natty Enquirer

    They won, and yet cannot abandon their animus.That is truly
    Sad.

  • jm2

    and the emails! don’t forget the emails! 💩

  • Megrim Twist
  • While Republican apparatchiks at the DOJ waste tons of money on an ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton (it’s of no use unless it goes on and on and never concludes) hundreds of young Democrats who aren’t Hillary Clinton are going to wreck the Republican Party.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Hannity is now dictating investigations.

  • Christopher Street

    Anything to deflect from the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration’s collusion with Russia to throw the 2016 election

  • Macbill

    They should throw in Benghazi and “cattlegate” into the mix.

  • SoCalGal20

    You can tell they’ve got nothing when they keep going back to – Clinton, Uranium One, Steele, the dossier.

    These douchebags can keep regurgitating their fake accusations but the American people are onto them. A Blue Tsunami awaits their corrupt, lying asses.

    • Galvestonian

      Is that the name of the new Guillotine ?

  • Mike C

    Just set more money on fire while you’re at it. What’s tens of million more when you just blew a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit.

    • Texpat

      And yet all these idiots complain about the cost of the trump probe.

  • jeffg166

    This is a waste of tax payer’s money.

  • Galvestonian

    Friggin’ devious, sneaky, backstabbing, no account, lying bastards … can this administration ( meaning Trump and his minions ) get any more LOW !!!

    • EdA

      Yes, it can. And undoubtedly will.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This will be followed closely into the investigations of Bigfoot, then the Tooth Fairy’s collusion with the American Dental Association.

    SMFH! We are entering a new Dark Ages.

  • R W C

    Spin your wheels if you insist, Sessions. Opening this investigation now ensures it will be completely unproductive. It will however waste considerable resources.

  • Uncle Mark

    God, I hate that sniveling, little weasel !! I can’t wait to see the look on his face when his master throws him under the Russia-gate bus…as a just reward for his loyalty.

  • RJ Bone

    I’m waiting for this administration to start manufacturing evidence to convict people illegally.

    They already do it and it’s just a matter of time before it gets to the level of someone like Hillary.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taken him this long.

    I wonder how the DOJ will run the show trials? Will they be televised?

  • Galvestonian

    When you’re digging your own grave – there’s gotta be some point when you just have to stop. This boob just keeps on shoveling.

  • Gianni

    Of course, this twit has decided to start an investigation. Trump TV has been churning it and urging it for many months. Sean Hannity has made his whole show out of this night after night just by repeating whatever he said the night before. When FUX News talks, Republicants listen.

  • David Kerlick

    A Trumped-up investigation.

  • EdA

    Throw enough mud, or feces, against a wall and even if none of it sticks, if you have the mentality of a disturbed eight-year-old, you can at least enjoy yourself.

  • Alencon

    This may be as critical an investigation as Benghazi. (*cough, cough*)

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall when an FBI agent learns that she or he’s being assigned to that case. What a useless exercise.

  • Update, Nov. 1: This story has been updated to say that NRC now estimates that Uranium One’s mining operations account for about 10 percent of in-situ recovery production capacity in the U.S. That’s half of what it was in 2010, because more in-situ recovery mining operators have been licensed since 2010.

    Update 2: We also added that Uranium One is responsible for no more than 5.9 percent of domestic production, according to a September 2017 report by the U.S. International Trade Commission. (factcheck org)

    “That a change of company ownership occurred doesn’t mean that 10 to 20 percent of America’s uranium literally went to Russia. Neither Uranium One nor ARMZ (Rosatom’s mining subsidiary) is licensed to export uranium from the U.S. to other countries.” (Snopes)

  • wds

    So, The Elf decides to rummage through some of material and tries to resurrect the debunked finalized conspiracy theory … However, the idiots with salivate over her being investigated yet again … SMH Wonder if Howdy Gowdy will add this to his responsibilities … LOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9cb80078307079d48348405458376a8fd5c234db54e712c70135975dcf82219d.jpg

  • Pip

    Am I missing something here? Wasn’t this already debunked?

    • -M-

      They don’t care. They just want a talking point and a counter scandal.

      • Pip

        Okay, I was making sure I hadn’t missed some big news or something.

  • Franciscan

    Authoritarian tin-pot regimes launch investigations of previous heads of state to distract from their current political difficulties. I can tell you, Mr. Sessions, that when this blows up in your face, Trump’s approval rating will still not have improved. You could have tried this, perhaps, in Alabama, but now you have the whole country scrutinizing your petty schemes.

  • Nowhereman

    Funny how they are all worried and outraged about possible involvement with Russians when it’s a democrat. They don’t seem to give a damn that Russia interfered in our last election to make sure that republicans won, and will probably do it again next year. Republicans are the masters of hypocrisy.

  • Ore Carmi

    Ugh! When will all the crazy news end? Witch hunts, destruction of our economy and our social welfare net (or whatever of one we had), devastation of the environment, existential failure on global climate policy and international diplomacy, renewed racism… How I wish Republicans would just all kill themselves. I wouldn’t miss ANY of those politicians. They’re all cold, heartless assholes who rejoice in the misery of other people.

  • CJAS

    There’s fixation on Clinton (and a few others) is cartoonish and revealing.

  • SilasMarner

    Deflection, the thing Repugnicants do best when they are questioned closely or are under investigation.

  • paganguy

    I’m surprised they just didn’t go for yet another Benghazi probe, but I guess even they knew that dog wouldn’t hunt.