Editor’s Note: (Thanks to Operation Dieclosure for these details.) When I was working in Washington state in 2015 (?) the whole Uranium One debacle blossomed into the rotten fruit it is for our nation. Now the odors from this mess are prompting absolute disclosure leading to a time of great reveal which is sure to leave our nation BEing in…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered DOJ prosecutors to ask FBI agents about evidence they found in the Uranium One Investigation. (Dec 21st, 2017)
The true Uranium One story was always about Kazakhstan uranium assets.
Bill Clinton met Canadian investor Frank Giustra in June 2005, during a fund-raiser at Mr. Giustra’s Vancouver home. Frank Giustra owned UrAsia, a small, newly formed, uranium company that was seeking to purchase lucrative uranium reserves in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has about 1/5 of the world’s uranium reserves.
Clinton & Giustra had a private meeting with Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev on September 6, 2005. UrAsia (Giustra’s company) signed 2 memorandums of understanding with Kazatomprom (Kazakhstan National Atomic Company) to become partners in 3 uranium mines on September 8, 2005, two days after Clinton’s visit.
Frank Giustra donated a total of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. The donations appeared to be directly tied to the series of transactions involving UrAsia, Kazatomprom, Uranium One & ultimately, Rosatom (Russia’s Nuclear Agency) $31.3 million came directly after the closing of the UrAsia/Kazatomprom transaction in early 2006. Giustra pledged another $100 million in June 2007, after the closing of Uranium One’s acquisition of Giustra’s company, UrAsia. Another $2.3 million was paid to the Clinton Foundation by Ian Telfer, the Chairman of Uranium One. Between $1.3 million & $5.6 million in contributions came from multiple people with ties to Uranium One / UrAsia.
In October 2010, the Committee on Foreign Investment approved the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom, the Russian State Nuclear Agency.
Clinton publicly praised President Nazarbayev at a dinner, conferring respectability on a regime with a shaky human rights record. Giustra discussed interest in acquiring Kazakhstan uranium assets with President Nazarbayev during the visit. UrAsia paid $450 million to Kazatomprom to enter into the partnership. The agreement transformed UrAsia from a small unknown shell company into one of the world’s largest uranium producers overnight. 4 months later, Giustra made the $31.3 million donation to the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton Foundation officials suggested that the $31.3 million contribution listed on its tax return did not come from a single donor. They then said it came from a single source, but declined to identify it. In September 2006, Giustra co-hosted Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday, an event that raised $21 million for the Clinton Foundation.
In 2007, Uranium One, a South African mining company, agreed to buy UrAsia for a staggering $3.1 BILLION. Uranium One paid $7.05 per share for Giustra’s UrAsia.
In February 2007, the head of Kazatomprom, Moukhtar Dzhakishev, traveled to the United States to meet with Bill Clinton & Frank Giustra at Clinton’s home. Mr. Dzhakishev said “He wanted to discuss Kazakhstan’s intention [not publicly known at the time] to buy a 10 percent stake in Westinghouse”, a United States supplier of nuclear technology.
Clinton & Giustra denied that any such meeting occurred arranging for Kazakh officials to meet with Clinton. After The Times told them that others said a meeting, in Mr. Clinton’s home, had in fact taken place, both men acknowledged it.“You are correct that I asked the president to meet with the head of Kazatomprom,” Giustra said. “Dzhakishev asked me in February 2007 to set up a meeting with former President Clinton to discuss the future of the nuclear energy industry.” Clinton’s spokesman issued what he called a “correction,” saying: “Giustra told our office that in February 2007, he brought Dzhakishev from Kazatomprom to meet with President Clinton to discuss the future of nuclear energy.”
Dzhakishev would later be arrested, in May 2009, for arranging corrupt uranium transactions with foreign companies.