FBI informant on the Uranium One deal is cleared to testify earlier than Congress
By Caroline McKee 22 October 27, 2017 05:42 PM EDT
An FBI informant who reportedly offered data on an Obama administration period deal that allowed Russia to acquire 20 p.c of United States uranium provide has been cleared to testify earlier than Congress.
On Tuesday, the Home Everlasting Choose Committee on Intelligence, together with the Home judiciary and oversight committees introduced that they had been launching an investigation into the sale of a Canadian firm, Uranium One, to Russia’s state-owned nuclear large, Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary. The earlier week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley requested Victoria Toensing, the FBI informant’s lawyer, for her consumer to testify earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the Uranium One deal in a proper letter.
The informant, who labored on behalf of the FBI with the Russian uranium corporations, had signed a non-disclosure settlement with the bureau. On Wednesday, Toensing obtained a letter from the Assistant Director of Counterintelligence on the FBI giving the informant permission to testify earlier than the chairmen and rating members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Home Oversight and Intelligence Committees.
The letter says the FBI informant could testify on “any data or paperwork you have got regarding alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions within the uranium market, together with however not restricted to something associated to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Basis.”