Senator Grassley Asks that NDA Be Rescinded In Russia-Clinton Bribery Scheme

Oct 20, 2017

Senator Grassley called upon Attorney General Sessions to release the FBI informant in the Russian bribery scheme from any non disclosure agreement. The Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman announced that he is investigating the purchase of Uranium One by a Russian state-owned company. The purchase allowed Russia to control twenty percent of the uranium market in the United States. Senator Grassley said that the “executive branch does not have the authority to use non-disclosure agreements to avoid congressional scrutiny.” “If the FBI is allowed to contract itself out of congressional oversight, it would seriously undermine our constitutional system of checks and balances,” said Grassley. "The Justice Department needs to work with the committee to ensure that witnesses are free to speak without fear, intimidation, or retaliation from law enforcement. Witnesses who want to talk to Congress should not be gagged and threatened with prosecution for talking.” Former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech that he gave in Moscow. And the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from parties involved in the uranium deal.