Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mind-boggling corruption

It's been in the news for the last few days that the FBI, working with U.S. prosecutors in NY, is investigating the Clinton Foundation, particularly the evidence of "pay-to-play" rules that appear to have led to massive influence peddling with Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. Clarice Feldman has a good summary (drawing primarily from the superb investigative work of Richard Pollock of The Daily Caller).

I had heard about the Russians acquiring a large chunk of U.S. uranium reserves through this display of crony capitalism, but I did not know that some of the numbers were so staggering:
Nine shareholders in Uranium One just happened to provide more than $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation in the run-up to State Department approval.
One hundred and forty-five million dollars. It makes the Teapot Dome scandal looked like a mere purse-snatching.


rinardman said...

'just happened'

Seems a lot of things have 'just happened' in the Clinton Crime Family.

BTW, 145 million? How do they arrive at that number? Is there a price book for graft & corruption?

RebeccaH said...

I think the Clinton Foundation would make Tammany Hall look like a Sunday School meeting.

Minicapt said...

The numbers are a bit worse than that. Uranium One controlled 20% of the US's uranium production, plus equivalent reserves. In 2012 or so, the US share of the world uranium production was just over 3% (Kazakstan, Australia, and Canada produce 90+% of the uranium).
So, to control less than 1% of the world's uranium, they shelled out $145M.