'It's a Serious Situation': Fitton, Jarrett Weigh In on New Uranium One Scrutiny
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton weighed in Thursday on the renewed scrutiny into the Uranium One investigation by the Justice Department.
The Justice Department is reviewing the prior FBI investigation into the deal, which gave Russia partial control of the U.S. uranium supply. Republicans have long criticized the deal, which was made while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, alleging a pay-to-play scheme involving the Clinton Foundation.Article continues below
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“If the attorney general feels there’s a need for that investigation, he should absolutely look into that – and obviously he sees cause for it,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday.
Mrs. Clinton and her backers have maintained that allegations of wrongdoing have been "debunked," arguing approval for the deal was needed from nine agencies before it went through.
Fitton said the actions of the DOJ and FBI must be reviewed with respect to how Clinton investigations were treated compared to how the Trump-Russia dossier was handled.
He said FBI agents sought subpoenas to look into Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation, but were blocked by senior officials.
"You have suppression of a Clinton investigation on another matter, with this over-the-top, Clinton campaign-funded attack on President Trump that the FBI took like a baton from the Clinton camp and ran with," said Fitton, referring to the dossier.
Fitton said he hopes FBI agents who were involved in the Uranium One inquiry have "whistleblower protection" before they speak out, calling it a "serious situation."
Jarrett said there remains little evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, while there is a "plethora" of evidence of collusion between the Clinton campaign and Russia.
"It's a crime to pay a foreign national, including a Russian, money for information on a political opponent during a campaign," he said, adding that the dossier "may be the biggest smoking gun of all."
Watch the full discussion above.