Continuing this week’s chalkboard series on Uranium One, (find clip from part one of this series here,) Glenn kicked off today’s episode by introducing us to Vadim Mikerin, former director of Russia’s government-run nuclear company, Rosatom.
Back before the ‘Uranium One deal‘ — the Obama-era deal that handed control of approximately 20 percent of American uranium over to Russia — the FBI uncovered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry leaders were engaged in bribery, extortion, and money laundering. Vadim Mikerin, a key player in Rosatom’s nuclear expansion inside the US, was sentenced to prison for “conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging more than $2 million in corrupt payments to influence the awarding of contracts with a Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation.”
So … the FBI knew this was going on?
The Uranium One story is a complicated tale of corruption involving the US government, the FBI, Russia, Putin, and the Clintons. “The big part of the unsolved Uranium One mystery is that the FBI, we know, discovered illegal Russian activity well before the deal for Rosatom to buy Uranium One in 2010,” explained Glenn. “Yet, the Obama administration approved the deal anyway. Why?”
Watch the clip above to hear Glenn give the complex details on the cast of conspirators who paid $ millions in a bribery, extortion, and money laundering scheme designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s nuclear energy domination.