William Campbell worked as an FBI informant in the Russian Nuclear business for six years, well before the Uranium One sale. He compiled over 5,000 documents which he shared with The Hill and when he questioned his FBI handler how the Uranium One sale could be approved after all the information he supplied, Campbell was told the deal went through because of politics.
The evidence Mr. Campbell gave the FBI prove the of Uranium One deal was seen by Russia and its American consultants as part of their strategy to corner the uranium market worldwide. Among other things the Russians wanted the United States to need the Russians for its uranium needs.
Campbell as even asked to help the Russian nuclear firm, Rosatam overcome the political opposition building about the sale:
Campbell documented for his FBI handlers the first illegal activity by Russians nuclear industry officials in fall 2009, nearly an entire year before the Russian state-owned Rosatom nuclear firm won Obama administration approval for the Uranium One deal, the memos show.
Campbell, who was paid $50,000 a month to consult for the firm, was solicited by Rosatom colleagues to help overcome political opposition to the Uranium One purchase while collecting FBI evidence that the sale was part of a larger effort by Moscow to make the U.S. more dependent on Russian uranium, contemporaneous emails and memos show.
“The attached article is of interest as I believe it highlights the ongoing resolve in Russia to gradually and systematically acquire and control global energy resources,” Rod Fisk, an American contractor working for the Russians, wrote in a June 24, 2010 email to Campbell.
In a previous revelation, we learned that Fisk ran the trucking firm that moved uranium across the United States and who (according to court papers) was on the Russian payroll.
The email forwarded an article on Rosatom’s efforts to buy Uranium One through its ARMZ subsidiary. Fisk also related information from a conversation with the Canadian executives of the mining firm about their discomfort with the impending sale.
“I spoke with a senior Uranium One Executive,” Fisk wrote Campbell, detailing his personal history with some of the company’s figures. “He said that corporate Management was not even told before the announcement [of the sale] was made.
“There are a lot of concerns,” Fisk added, predicting the Canadians would exit the company with buyouts once the Russians took control. Fisk added the premium price the Russians were paying to buy a mining firm that in 2010 controlled about 20 percent of America’s uranium production seemed “strange.”
At the time, Campell was working alongside Fisk as an American consultant to Rosatom’s commercial sales arm Tenex.