WASHINGTON- The Justice Department has ordered FBI agents to provide prosecutors a with a summary of the evidence agents obtained during an investigation into alleged connections between an Obama-era uranium deal with Russia and the Clinton Foundation, according to unnamed sources that spoke with NBC News.
Last month, Assistant Attorney General Steven Boyd confirmed in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering a request by Republican lawmakers to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations.
The Hill in October reported that the FBI had uncovered evidence suggesting Russian entities had bribed interested parties prior to the Clinton State Department and other agencies approving a 2010 contract that allowed the Canadian mining company Uranium One to sell uranium deposits to the Russian state-owned nuclear company Rosatom.
The report claims that Russian officials donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation prior to the contract being awarded.
Many Democrats have said the Justice Department’s new probe is designed to distract the public from investigations into allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Clinton told Mother Jones last month that the initial report was debunked and warned that the probe represented a “disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department.”
During the 2016 race, the Clinton campaign said that she was not directly involved in the State Department’s decision.
The Department was one of nine agencies required to approve the contract before it went forward.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has said Congress will investigate the reports.
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