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The deal in question, which was previously reported, involved the 2010 approval of a partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company. Grassley, in his hearing remarks and letters, raised two key issues.
It had been previously reported that figures tied to the transaction gave donations to Bill Clinton and his family foundation, but Grassley wrote that he has learned additional details about a 0,000 fee the former president got from a Russian investment bank for a June 2010 speech.
Sessions said he plans to "write the Senate Judiciary Committee soon, today or tomorrow, to explain" and clarify his January testimony.
"At my [Senate] confirmation hearing, I promised that if a specific matter arose where I believe my impartiality might reasonably be questioned I would consult with the [Justice] department ethics officials regarding the most appropriate way to proceed. I did and have done what I promised," he continued.
As noted in The Hill, the feds did eventually go after Vadim Mikerin, a Russian nuclear industry official, in connection with the investigation.
He was later sentenced, in 2015, to 48 months in prison in connection with money laundering allegations.
He wrote that the bank’s senior officers include former Russian intelligence personnel, and sources had described the company as an “extension” of the Russian government.
"It could potentially call into question whether or not the attorney general can do the job or whether an independent counsel would be necessary.About 5 1/2 hours after Sessions' news conference, Trump posted four back-to-back tweets on Twitter. "This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he wants to learn more about the alleged Russian contact -- particularly why it wasn't revealed by Sessions during his confirmation hearing.The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. "Why did he not disclose that when asked specifically about it at the hearing?“I hear your concerns and they will be reviewed,” Sessions said, without responding directly to a question from Grassley on whether the Justice Department has also probed whether the Russians "compromised" the Obama administration to "smooth the way" for the deal.“It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment on any ongoing investigation,” Sessions said. was involved because the sale gave the Russians control of part of the uranium supply in the U. Grassley wrote in his letters that he’s not “convinced” by previous “assurances” that there were no unresolved national security concerns.