Bubba Clinton sought permission from the State Department to meet with key Russian nuclear officials including a member of the board of the company that would eventually purchase Uranium One allowing Moscow to control 20% of American Uranium reserves.
And in the end instead of meeting with the Russian nuke officials he went to Vladimir Putin’s house and met with the Russian despot.
The Hill discovered emails indicating indicating that former POTUS Bubba Clinton made that the request in June 2010, four months before his wife and former Presidental candidate Hillary Clinton on the committee that approved the Uranium One sale and the Clinton Foundation recieved millions of dollars of donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders.
The former President was sceduled to go to Russia make a speech for a half million dollars paid by Renaissance Capital, a Russian bank, when he asked the State Deparment run by his wife for permission to meet with
“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC [William Jefferson Clinton] is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team.The email went to two of Hillary Clinton’s most senior advisers, Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills.
The documents retrieved by The Hill do not conclusively report whether or not Bubba was given permission to meet with the Rosatom officials or not, but it didn’t matter because current and former aides of the Clintons told The Hill that “the ex-president’s aides and State decided in the end not to hold any of the meetings with the Russians on the list. Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead.”
NICE… It gets better. You see Bill planned his trip right after Hillary came back from a Russia excursion where she met with Putin and then-President Medveded…