An FBI informant who reportedly provided information on an Obama administration era deal that allowed Russia to obtain 20 percent of United States uranium supply has been cleared to testify before Congress.
On Tuesday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, along with the House judiciary and oversight committees announced that they were launching an investigation into the sale of a Canadian company, Uranium One, to Russia’s state-owned nuclear giant, Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary. The previous week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley asked Victoria Toensing, the FBI informant’s lawyer, for her client to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Uranium One deal in a formal letter.
The informant, who worked on behalf of the FBI with the Russian uranium companies, had signed a non-disclosure agreement with the bureau. On Wednesday, Toensing received a letter from the Assistant Director of Counterintelligence at the FBI giving the informant permission to testify before the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the House Oversight and Intelligence Committees.
The letter says the FBI informant may testify on “any information or documents you have concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation.”
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