[Vision2020] The Short and Skinny on Uranium One: Clinton Did Not Approve It, according to Fox News

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 20:37:03 PST 2017

It’s Uranium One, a made-up scandal involving Hillary Clinton, which has
been making the rounds in conservative media. The claim is that Clinton,
while serving as secretary of state, approved the sale of a mining company
called Uranium One to Russia, giving it access to 20 percent of the uranium
produced in the United States. She supposedly did so in exchange for
donations to the Clinton Foundation, her family’s nonprofit organization.
The truth is far less sensational. And this week, one of the most
clear-eyed fact-checks came from an unlikely source: Fox News.
For six and a half minutes on his Tuesday show, the anchor Shepard Smith calmly
outlined the facts
the controversy. “A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president
approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to
offer permits and none of the uranium was exported” to Russia, Smith
What about the donations to the Clinton Foundation? As Smith notes, the man
who gave the bulk of the money as part of a supposed quid pro quo says that
he sold his stake in Uranium One in 2007 — three years before the sale and
over a year before Clinton became secretary of state.
The bottom line? “The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary
Clinton approved the sale. She did not,” Smith concluded.


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.

-Greek proverb

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.

--Immanuel Kant
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