The Cesspool Stinks the Same to Me...
This why I opposed Rod Rosenstein as Deputy Attorney General
Republicans are being duped...
Rod Rosenstein served Maryland, as the top federal law enforcement officer in the State and was the only person with the authority to present matters to a federal grand jury in Maryland until he was appointed to and confirmed by the US Senate, as Deputy United States Attorney General under Jeff Sessions. The federal law does not provide for the access of citizens to present matters before a grand jury convened by a United States Attorney. 

This is important because one of the ways in which citizens, who have knowledge of criminal acts perpetrated by elected or appointed officials, can report these violations and have them investigated is by making a request of our State grand jury in our jurisdiction for permission to present those charges before them. While the federal law does not make such a provision, Maryland State Law does. The way the law is written, the only person with the discretion to present matters before our State grand juries is the State's Attorney. This is where the State of Maryland took the federal law and went a step further. Since there was lacking the provision in the federal law, it did provide for an exception to the State law and that was if the State's Attorney abused their discretion to present appropriate charges to the grand jury for consideration, citizens could present those charges upon exhaustion of court approved remedies.  

When we cannot access the State grand jury, we rely on the US Attorney to uphold the law and present those charges to the federal grand jury. I discuss the relevance of the grand jury in detail in this site (Check it out here) and will get right to the point, for those well versed in the matter.

As you know, the epidemic that is corruption is one that I am dedicated to finding a cure for the eradiction of it. In Baltimore, corruption is identified as a culture and not just an occurrence. It is something that happens all of the time and has become so pervasive, it is done as a standard business practice. For example, the State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, prepared a charging document or affidavit in support of criminal charges, against Baltimore Police Officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Mr. Gray suffered fatal injuries while in the custody of police and died in an area hospital a short time later. This affidavit was presented to Deputy Sheriff Samuel Cogen for his signature, a request of which the Deputy accommodated. The problem is Deputy Cogen was signing a legal document wherein he affirmed that he had personal knowledge of the contents of the affidavit when he did not. That is fraud but it is done all of the time. That is until they get caught. With that out of the way, I will move along.

A good man that I know by the name of Duane "Shorty" Davis, and myself have been submitting allegations of corruption along with the overwhelming evidence that is associated with it to fully support the need for an investigation into those charges to every law enforcement in the state, including the US Attorney for Maryland Rosenstein. We were told by Mr. Alan Loucks, an attorney in his office, that our complaints would be placed into a "black box" and never will see the light of day. This was willingly turning a blind eye to the corruption in Baltimore City that led to the climate of civil unrest that occurred after Mr. Gray's death.
Russia Collusion...
Upon his demonstrated failure to uphold his oath of office and even investigate the allegations of corruption, AG for MD Rosenstein was appointed, as Deputy US Attorney. I don't know how this was even possible, given what was known about his failures in Baltimore, but he was confirmed by the Senate. During the time that the cases of both Mr. Davis and myself were being presented to the US Attorney's Office in Baltimore, Mr. Rosenstein was charged with investigating persons who were connected to the sale of US security assets, 20% of our Uranium supply. This sale was being negotiating between a Canadian company, Uranium One, and Rosatom, Russia's nuclear giant. The FBI reported in 2010 that they had gathered enough evidence to prove that Rosatom-connected officials were engaged in a global bribery schedule that included kickbacks and money laundering. FBI officials said the investigation could have prevented the sale of Uranium One, which controlled 20 percent of U.S. uranium supply under U.S. law.

The deal required approval by CFIUS, or the Commission on Foreign Investments in the United States, which was chaired by former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder. When CFIUS approved the sale, the investigation by the FBI uncovered evidence of bribery and kickbacks against a Russian national, Vadim Mikerin, who was then a top official with Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary, according to court documents. The FBI said while at Tenex, which was located in Maryland, Mikerin was involved in multiple bribery and kickback schemes. An affidavit submitted by the FBI in 2015 said Mikern, "with the consent of higher level officials at Tenex and Rosatom (both Russian state-owned entities), would offer no-bid contracts to U.S. businesses in exchange for kickbacks in the form of money...” made to offshore accounts, stated the affidavit in support of a search warrant. Mikerin pled guilty to those allegations.

The DOJ didn’t get an indictments to prosecute for bribery the people tied to Rosatom, through subsidies and other entities, until 2014 after CFIUS approved the sale of Uranium One, leaving the American public without knowledge of the Russian company’s allegedly illegal actives as it went to procure one-fifth of U.S. uranium supply. “Mikerin admitted that he conspired with Daren Condrey, Boris Rubizhevsky and others to transmit approximately $2,126,622 from Maryland and elsewhere in the United States to offshore shell company bank accounts located in Cyprus, Latvia and Switzerland with the intent to promote the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations,” according to a DOJ press release announcing the charges against the then defendants in 2014. “Mikerin further admitted that the conspirators used consulting agreements and code words to disguise the corrupt payments.” Condrey was an executive of an American trucking company, Transportation Logistics International (TLI) based in Fulton, Maryland, which was authorized at the time to move Russian uranium around the United States, according to contracts and documents reviewed by Circa. Condrey pled guilty in June 2015, to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and conspiring to commit wire fraud.

One of the points of contention for people investigating the Clinton's connections with Russia and the Uranium One deal was a $500,000 payment given to Bill Clinton by the Russian bank Renaissance Capital for a speech he gave in Moscow in June 2010. Analysts at Renaissance Capital, who paid the Bill Clinton for the speech, spoke highly of Uranium One’s stock saying in July 2010 research report that it was “the best play” in the uranium markets. The speech by Bill Clinton and the 2010 research report by Renaissance Capital happened while CFIUS, of which Hillary Clinton was a sitting member, was looking at the Uranium One sale to Rosatom.

FBI & the DOJ...
Neither the FBI or the DOJ informed the CFIUS Board of their investigation that included paying thousands of dollars in yellow envelopes for the kickbacks and laundering briefcases of cash towire to offshore banks in the Seychelle Islands, Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland. The case being built against Mikerin in 2010 was under the supervision of Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, then an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general. According to court documents, the case was also handled by then Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is currently the deputy FBI director under Trump.  Usually, the FBI and the DOJ hold press conferences to announce indictments for officials who are indicted and subsequently convicted of bribery and gifting politicians large sums of money. In this case, not a word. They tried to hide the investigation from Congress and keep knowledge of it limited between certain officials in those two agencies.

Ronald Hosko, who served as the assistant FBI director in charge of criminal cases when the investigation was underway, told The Hill he did not recall ever being briefed about Mikerin’s case by the counterintelligence side of the bureau despite the criminal charges that were being lodged. “I had no idea this case was being conducted,” a surprised Hosko said in an interview. Likewise, major congressional figures were also kept in the dark.
Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who chaired the House Intelligence Committee during the time the FBI probe was being conducted, told The Hill that he had never been told anything about the Russian nuclear corruption case even though many fellow lawmakers had serious concerns about the Obama administration’s approval of the Uranium One deal. “Not providing information on a corruption scheme before the Russian uranium deal was approved by U.S. regulators and engage appropriate congressional committees has served to undermine U.S. national security interests by the very people charged with protecting them,” he said. “The Russian efforts to manipulate our American political enterprise is breathtaking.”

The FBI Director at the time was Robert Mueller, who is now leading the Russia/Trump collusion investigation. This should put an end to that investigation. I have absolutely no confidence in the FBI and haven't had any confidence in the US DOJ for years. 
 

The Clinton Administration...
In 2005, President Bill Clinton helped his billionaire Canadian friend and benefactor, Frank Giustra, obtain uranium mining rights from Kazakhstan. This allowed Giustra to merge that company with Uranium One, earning him a $3.5 BN dollar profit. Giustra and his partners thereafter contributed tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton foundation. This is the deal that put 20% of America's uranium reserves in jeopardy. Putin wanted the Kazakh uranium and had the official responsible for selling the rights to Giustra arrested. This put Uranium One at risk for a takeover by the Kazakhstan government.

As Uranium One's stock plummeted, its panicked executives turned to the State Department and their friend, Secretary Clinton. They sprung into action and "reset" the deal. (Remember the button incident) After a few days it was announced that Rosatom would purchase 17% of Uranium One and the Kazakh threat disappeared, thus eliminating the threat to the value off the Clinton donors. Putin didn't want a minority stake in Uranium One, he wanted control of all of the uranium. For that, Rosatom would need 51% of Uranium One. That would need US approval and that would require a powerful lobbyist. They hired the Podesta Group.  


 

The Bush Administration...
President Bush sought to make Russia a "strategic partner" in nuclear weapons proliferation and signed an agreement that would allow American power companies to buy uranium from Russia, as the uranium was removed and demilitarized. It would be processed into yellow cake uranium, the fuel used in operating nuclear power plants. This agreement wasn't ratified due to Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008. Obama sought to renew this agreement to establish commerce in nuclear energy. The Russian commercial agent responsible for the sale and transportation of the uranium to the US is a Kremilin controlled company named Tenex, a subisdiary of Russian energy giant Rosatom. The American arm of the company was Tenam USA based in Bethesda, MD.

Tenam's general director was responsible for arranging and managing Rosatom/Tenex's contracts with American uranium purchasers. More to come...