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Hillary Clinton claims that investigating her role in Uranium One would be ‘abuse of power’

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Once again signaling that she believes she is above the law, Hillary Clinton has argued that a special council investigating her role in the Uranium One deal would be an “abuse of power” and signal that the US is now a “dictatorship.”

Speaking to Mother Jones on Wednesday, Clinton said that investigating her would “have devastating consequences for the justice system in America.”

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“If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system,” Clinton said. “It will be incredibly demoralizing to people who have served at the Justice Department, under both Republicans and Democrats, because they know better. But it will also send a terrible signal to our country and the world that somehow we are giving up on the kind of values that we used to live by and we used to promote worldwide.”

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Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that top prosecutors have been asked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into whether or not a special counsel should be appointed to look into Clinton’s role in the controversial Uranium One deal and donations to her family’s foundation.

The deal involved the Russian state-owned atomic energy giant Rosato gradually taking control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013. While these transactions were taking place, people with deep ties to the company were donating to the Clinton Foundation, including $2.35 million transferred into the Clinton Foundation from Uranium One’s chairman’s own family foundation. These donations were not publicly disclosed, despite a deal she had made with the Obama administration regarding transparency.

Additionally, the NYT reports, “shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.”

On Thursday, the confidential informant for the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s role in Uranium One went public. The informant identified himself to Reuters as William Campbell and stated that he wants to testify about what he saw while undercover.

“I have worked with the Justice Department undercover for several years, and documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist and I have it,” Campbell said.

Campbell is a former lobbyist for a Russian firm.

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Nine of the 2020 Forbes Ten Wealthiest Americans Are Democrat-Affiliated Liberal Megadonors

Pure oligarchy, greed and corruption.

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Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the world this week, and nine of the top ten wealthiest Americans featured on the list appear to be staunch Democrats and liberal donors.

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Alice Walton were named as the wealthiest American citizens, all possessing a personal net worth of over 60 billion dollars. Nearly all of them are closely affiliated with Democrat politics in various capacities, most commonly as lavish donors to Democrat campaigns and liberal political causes.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the only exception, being a figure who appears unaffiliated with the political left, having donated considerably more money to Republicans than Democrats in the 2018 election cycle, although he donated to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Musk has vaguely affiliated himself with some conservatives, and opposed some of California’s coronavirus lockdown policies.

Bezos himself reportedly personally encouraged Mike Bloomberg to run for President, having feuded with President Trump personally at length over Amazon’s utilization of the Postal Service. He hasn’t donated to Biden, but his general affiliation with Democratic politics is indicated through his tacit Bloomberg endorsement.

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Alice Walton, a Walmart heiress, comes from a traditionally Republican family, but is a Biden donor with an extensive history of supporting Democrats. The rest of the top 10 are reliable Democrat donors, donating to Republicans rarely, if at all. Mark Zuckerberg occasionally depicts himself as a political centrist independent of Silicon Valley neoliberal politics, but the Facebook platform engages in prolific censorship of conservatives, without applying the same tactics to the political left.

The wealthiest billionaire oligarchs are determined to use their political power to crush the life prospects of the everyday American and the traditional middle-class American way of life. The political right and real conservatives should oppose them at every turn, reinstating an economic vision that upholds small businesses over multinational corporations and entrepreneurship at a local, community level as an alternative to the domination of monopoly billionaires.

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