New York Rep. Peter King wants special counsel Robert Mueller to come to Congress to explain why the FBI didn’t sound the alarm louder about a deal to sell a company in control of uranium reserves to a Russian company.
King said Sunday on Fox News that Mueller, who was FBI director from 2001-2013, has some questions to answer about the deal that saw a Russian state-controlled company buy Uranium One, a company that controlled 20 percent of American uranium reserves.
The deal had to be approved by nine American government agencies, including Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and went through in 2009.
“Bob Mueller should come forward to the Congress and explain how he addresses [the deal] because it's not only a question whether or not the Clintons, what involvement they had with uranium,” King said, “but it’s also the fact he was head of the FBI at a time we've been told an investigation is being conducted by the FBI as to bribery and collusion involving the Russians and yet, this was approved the Cabinet and the treasury secretary, secretary of state and the president.”
“Did the FBI notify the administration the Obama administration at the time this investigation was ongoing and all of the allegations are being made and, if so what was done and if they didn’t, why not?”
The sale of the company has been brought back to the forefront of the political consciousness in recent weeks because of a report that showed the FBI was investigating Russia’s attempts to gain influence in the American uranium industry at the time.