As allegations come to light regarding the possibility of a Secretary of State Hillary Clinton connection to a pay-for-play scheme concerning the sale of uranium to Russia, is it any wonder that people don’t trust their government?
While the focus of the democrats is on the possible interference by Russia in U.S. elections, there seems to be little if any focus on the recent reports which allege that the Obama administration knew about the Russians using illegal means to gain a foothold in the U.S. atomic energy industry but chose to sell a large portion of our uranium supply to them anyway.
The Obama administration was working through then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “reset” relations with Russia.
In 2009, Clinton presented a “reset button” to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who read the Russian word “peregruzka” and initially appeared confused.
The conversation that ensued following Lavrov’s uncertainty was as follows:
“I would like to present you with a little gift that represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is: ‘We want to reset our relationship, and so we will do it together.’ …
“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked with a smile.
“You got it wrong,” said Lavrov.
“It should be “perezagruzka” [the Russian word for reset],” said Lavrov.”This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means ‘overcharged.’
Two deals were garnered between the Obama administration and Russia in 2010 and 2011. In both deals, it was the American public that was “overcharged” so to speak, in a number of ways.
The first deal gave Russians control over approximately 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply.
In the second deal concerning the purchase of the Canadian Company Uranium One, according to one source, “The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns.”
Around this time, heads of the Canadian mining industry reportedly donated $25 million to the Clinton Foundation (according to its website) before building and eventually selling Uranium One to the Russians.
Also, a major mining investor later won a landmark uranium deal days after visiting with former President Bill Clinton and more purchases of U.S. land in the west occurred by a company that eventually merged with Uranium One, followed closely by a large donation of $8.65 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to reports.
All occurring during the time Hillary was Secretary of State.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg regarding possible wrongdoing claims against the previous administration that Hillary describes as “bologna.”
Our government has been engrossed in many controversies over the years which has caused the public to lose trust.
Whether the government has been involved internationally in dealings with countries such as Russia or domestically, many times those injured by government’s decisions find no justice.
I recently spoke with David T. Hardy, author of the book “I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence“, on my show Stand For Truth Radio.
We spoke about some notable tragedies and the mistrust the public now feels toward the government because of the steps taken.
Ruby Ridge and Waco are two examples discussed during the interview.
Ruby Ridge involved an 11 day stand-off between the FBI and members of a family who lived off the grid in Idaho.
The father, Randy Weaver had a bench warrant out for his arrest. When it was all over, Weaver’s 14 year-old son, wife and dog were dead. One agent was also killed.
In the end, Weaver was acquitted of all charges except those for an original bail violation for arms charges and for missing his court date. He was fined $10,000 and credited with time served plus an additional three months. He was then released.
Waco involved a 51 day stand-off of a compound belonging to the Branch Davidians. Federal, state and U.S. military were involved in pursuing an arrest of the leader. The reason for the siege involved suspected weapons violations.
At the end of 51 days, 74 men, women and children were dead and the compound had burned to the ground. It was suspected by many that the government unintentionally started the fire.
Hardy goes into detail about both cases and speaks of many other cases involving the government in which their motives are questionable.
You can hear the show in its entirety below:
Bottom line, the public at times finds it difficult to have faith in the very government that is sworn to protect them. They also at times believe justice isn’t served.
Take for instance the fact that the Department of Justice has so far not brought legal action against either the Clintons or anyone else in the past administration regarding the sale of uranium to Russia.
While many in the public have called for a special counselor to be appointed to investigate possible wrongdoing, the only special counselor that is currently conducting an investigation is the one who may eventually have to answer for his purported connection in regards to the uranium deal.
Robert Mueller, the current special counselor who was appointed to decide whether Russia interfered with our elections was also the former FBI Director who once investigated possible criminal misconduct by senior managers of a company owned by Russia who were connected with the sale of uranium.
Mueller could be called to answer whether he informed the Obama administration about his findings regarding Russia wrongdoing before a deal was struck between the U.S. and Russia. If not, why not?
The examples above provide a few reasons while Americans at times question whether the government is really here to help us or to deceive us.
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