With the declassification of three documents, President Trump is getting ready to consign his predecessor Barack Obama’s legacy to the bottom a trash heap.
John Solomon, award-winning investigative journalist at The Hill, reports President Trump is almost finished with the declassification process on three damning documents that in his words have “remained hidden from the public for far too long.”
According to Solomon, the three sets of documents from the Obama era will “fundamentally change the public’s understanding of history” and identify specific ways to ensure transparency in how we are governed.
The three sets of documents concern: Rosatom (the Russia nuclear giant) and its effort to acquire uranium business in the United States, correspondence from Obama to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei concerning the 2016 Washington-Tehran nuclear deal, and highly classified documents FBI agents saw as vital to its investigation into whether Clinton violated the law using unsecured private server to transmit classified emails.
The Rosatom’s Uranium One Purchase
In the fall of 2010, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) – made up of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and eight other members approved Rosatom’s purchase of mining company Uranium One’s U.S. assets.
The CFIUS is, according is to the official U.S. Department of the Treasury web page, “an interagency committee tasked with reviewing certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security The United States.”
Clinton and CFIUS approved the sale despite the FBI still being in the process of gathering evidence in their investigation. The FBI investigation reportedly would have shown that the Russians company had been in engaging in extortion, kickbacks, and bribery.
Solomon reported this bombshell, “Under Obama, sensitive foreign acquisitions almost routinely were rubber-stamped by the CFIUS, and the approval process sometimes was delegated by Cabinet officials on the CFIUS to lower-ranking aides.”
Clinton claims she allowed a deputy to decide the Uranium One purchase. This despite the fact the Clinton Foundation collected millions in donations from parties with a vested interest in the transaction. During the same time, her husband former President Bill Clinton garnered a $500,000 speech fee from Moscow.
Steve Mnuchin has overseen sweeping administrative and legislative changes since his appointment as Treasury Secretary by President Trump. According to Solomon, the changes will “tighten up the CFIUS process.” He also notes the percentage of foreign acquisitions that have been rejected due to “more aggressive national security vetting.”
Despite these improvements to our national security, knowledgeable sources say the declassified Rosatom intelligence assessments can improve the process even more.
Correspondence from Obama to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Private correspondence from Obama to Iran’s Supreme Leader on October 7, 2014, set the terms for what may prove to be the most negligent and treasonous act of the “scandal-free” Barack Obama administration.
Sources reveal this declassified document conflicts the story the Obama administration was telling the American public as it tried to sell the deal politically. Solomon reports, “My sources tell me that Obama promised Iran…could be restored to a nation ‘in good standing’ under the world’s nuclear non-proliferation treaty, even though U.S. intelligence had corroborated an extensive weapons program that violated that treaty for years.”
It is now known this 2014 letter was preceded by at least three other private communications between Obama and officials in Tehran, including one in 2012 and another in 2009.
Trump canceled the deal with Iran in 2016 while also imposing crippling new sanctions. The promises made under the original Obama deal still remain secret.
Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Solomon reported last week, FBI agents never had the opportunity to review certain documents before then-FBI Director James Comey inexplicably decided to not seek charges against Clinton.
In 2018, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress the FBI intended to examine this evidence but never did. Again, sources reveal declassifying these documents will ensure “explosive revelations.”
For several years now, the overblown emphasis on the contrived story of collusion between Donald Trump and Russian agents have dominated the 24/7 news cycle.
In the meantime – Uranium One, the Iran deal, and Clinton’s emails have gone without a full public accounting. That’s about to change as President Trump gives Washington an unprecedented opportunity to find a resolution in those controversies.
It’s about time because our national security is at stake.