Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies.
Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.
Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling .35 million.
Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs.
Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family.
Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
“Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U. Absolutely,” said Michael Mc Faul, who served under Mrs. We don’t want to be dependent on Putin for anything in this climate.”A Seat at the Table The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. If the Kazakh deal was a major victory, Ur Asia did not wait long before resuming the hunt.
Clinton as the American ambassador to Russia but said he had been unaware of the Uranium One deal until asked about it. In 2007, it merged with Uranium One, a South African company with assets in Africa and Australia, in what was described as a .5 billion transaction.
But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate 0 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.” He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary.
“To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added.