The chair of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission stunned Congressional investigators on Wednesday, admitting her predecessor inside the Obama administration was less-than-truthful about the shady Uranium One deal; adding they didn’t “fully depict the complexities” of the agreement.
“I would note that, as your letter makes clear, the responses you have received have not fully depicted the complexity of this issue,” NRC chairwoman Kristine Svinicki told a Senate hearing.
Wyoming Senator John Barasso had raised his concerns over the nuclear agreement as far back as 2010, telling then-President Obama he believed the deal could significantly expand Russian influence into the US nuclear industry.
“I specifically raised concerns about future exports of U.S. uranium by Uranium One,” Barrasso said during the hearing. “I believe the Obama administration’s response to my letter was at best misleading.”
The Clinton-Obama brokered agreement was thrust back into the national spotlight in October, when the Hill published an explosive report that showed the FBI had uncovered Russian bribery schemes surrounding the deal prior to its approval.
h/t Daily Caller