Did Bill Clinton Make $500,000 To Help Russian Investment Company Take Over Largest Uranium Suppliers To US?

NEW YORK TIMES — WITH BILL CLINTON’S HELP, MOSCOW INVESTMENT COMPANY BUYS URANIUM COMPANY  THAT SUPPLIES 20% OF AMERICA’S URANIUM. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


SEPTEMBER 2005

Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining financier, wins a major uranium deal in Kazakhstan for his company, UrAsia, days after visiting the country with former President Bill Clinton.

2006

Mr. Giustra donates $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation.

FEBRUARY 2007

UrAsia merges with a South African mining company and assumes the name Uranium One. In the next two months, the company expands into the United States.

JUNE 2008

Negotations begin for an investment in Uranium One by the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom.

2008-2010

Uranium One and former UrAsia investors make $8.65 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One investors stand to profit on a Rosatom deal.

JUNE 2009

Rosatom subsidiary ARMZ takes a 17 percent ownership stake in Uranium One.

 2010-2011

Investors give millions more in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

JUNE 2010

Rosatom seeks majority ownership of Uranium One, pending approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, of which the State Department is a member.

Rosatom says it does not plan to increase its stake in Uranium One or to take the company private.

JUNE 29, 2010

Bill Clinton is paid $500,000 for a speech in Moscow by a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that assigned a buy rating to Uranium One stock.

OCTOBER 2010

Rosatom’s majority ownership approved by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. 51%

JANUARY 2013

Rosatom takes full control of Uranium One and takes it private.

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