Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'

Kristen Gonzales
November 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton has warned Donald Trump that he would be abusing his power if he ordered the Department of Justice to investigate her.

The State Department approval came from an assistant secretary, not Hillary Clinton.

Sessions said during Tuesday's hearing that he would need a "factual basis" to seek a special counsel to investigate the deal but has not found such justification.

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday slammed what she described as an "abuse of power" after reports that the Trump administration was considering a special counsel to probe the controversial 2013 deal that gave Russian Federation control of a large portion of the USA uranium supply.

Those pedalling the theory say that nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totalling more than $140 million.

"The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale", Smith said, notes The Washington Post.

The allegations were first leveled by Breitbart editor-at-large Peter Schweizer in his 2015 book "Clinton Cash" but have picked up steam again after Trump and others renewed calls for a federal investigation into the matter. "The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption".

After squandering tens of millions of dollars on this partisan persecution, it's time for Republicans to get their hands out of our pockets and give up their obsession with Hillary Clinton.

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In an interview with Mother Jones, Clinton directly confronted the idea, which she said, if carried out, would oppose the American values that she promoted when she was Secretary of State. "She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russia", Smith said.

Smith's take-down of the deal did not sit well with Fox's viewers.

Smith's segment was met with harsh criticism from many Fox News viewers who suggested he should leave the network for CNN or MSNBC.

'I feel like [Fox News is] actually CNN (fake news) when Shepard Smith is on, ' tweeted another viewer.

The committees "have questions. about the review and approval" of the sale of Uranium One - which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies - by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, according to the letters.

Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, opened investigations on October 24 into the agreement struck during the previous administration of President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

The Uranium One deal caught new fire as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the country's possible ties to the Trump campaign began to gain steam last month when three members of the campaign were handed various charges.

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