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Twitter Polls: Voters Angry About Uranium Deal

During Hillary Clinton's time at the helm, the State Department voted to approve the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with U.S. assets, to a Kremlin-aligned Russian company, Rosatrom.

In doing so, the Obama administration allowed for the relinquishment of 20% of the U.S.' uranium production capacity to Russia. According to a report in published in The New York Times, "The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain."

Vladimir Putin & Hillary Clinton

As the State Department signed off on the deal, Clinton's own financial interests were advanced. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, received $500,000 to speak to Renaissance Capital. An investment firm, it is headquartered in Moscow and has links to the Kremlin. Even more alarmingly, it is a promoter of Uranium One stock.

All the while, the Clinton Foundation received four donations from the chairman of Uranium One that totaled $2.35 million. Additionally, the Foundation received between $31.3 and $100 million from Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate whose company later merged with Uranium One.

Ten days ago, The Hill published an explosive article outlining how the Obama administration FBI had uncovered a Russian government bribery plot before they approved Uranium One deal. The report read,

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

In August 2016, 59% of the American people didn't see Hillary Clinton as trustworthy. In combination with the fact that the Democrats had funded the Steele dossier and lied about it, the murky Uranium One deal has strengthened the conservative -- and general -- conviction that the Clintons are unethical.

Four FDL Review Twitter polls, which were admittedly geared towards conservative respondents, show that respondents believe that the Uranium One sale put national security at risk, that Clinton should be charged by the Justice Department with corruption, that House Republicans should recommend indictments against Clinton and her allies, and that the integrity of the deal is still very much under question.

The respondents realize that the Clintons accepted ludicrous speaking fees and donations as a consequence of the ratification of the deal, and as a result, they seek criminal investigations to get to the bottom of the matter.

Sadly, while Americans do not trust the Clintons and they do seek for an investigation into their shady dealings, they do not think that law enforcement will do its job. One respondent wrote, "It's quite evident Washington has its own set of rules. [Hillary] won't see an hour behind bars. Lesser peeps will fall."