An undercover FBI informant blocked from testifying in front of Congress by Obama AG Loretta Lynch in the Russia-Uranium scandal has been advised that an iron-clad non-disclosure agreement (NDA) which threatens criminal prosecution is not legal and therefore invalid.
As detailed by The Hill last week, the informant was a mole deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry gathered extensive evidence that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – a scheme of bribes and kickbacks to the company which would ostensibly transport the U.S. uranium sold in the ’20 percent’ deal.
In short; the FBI knew about a Russian racketeering scheme in the U.S. uranium sector before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal which would allow Russia to mine 20 percent of American uranium and sell it back to us at an enormous profit.
“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. –The Hill
Both the House and the Senate have opened probes into the Uranium One scandal.
The FBI informant is represented by Attorney Victoria Toensing – a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Toensing says her client was made to sign an illegal – and therefore invalid NDA, and he should be free to share evidence gathered proving that Russian nuclear officials were involved in a racketeering scheme in 2009, before the Uranium One deal was approved.
Toensing told Fox’s Lou Dobbs she’s never heard of a criminal penalty for violating an NDA, stating “If it does and it is unconstitutional and it’s invalid, if it prohibits my client from giving information to the legislature, the executive cannot say to people, ‘Hey, you can’t give information to another body of the government.”
Toensing said that her client’s direct knowledge of the pay-for-play scheme involving the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One is significant.
“He can tell what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made,” Toensing said on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
As far as actually invalidating the NDA, Fox Business reports that The House Oversight Committee is investigating the Obama-era Uranium One deal, and Reps Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are calling for the Justice Department to remove the NDA that prevents the former FBI informant from testifying.“We are glad Ron DeSantis is doing it because he is a former federal prosecutor, and he is a go-getter on this and I think he’ll do a great job,” Toensing said.
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