Word got out that Devin Nunes has a fresh target. This time he will be prowling in new hunting grounds, the hallowed halls and offices of the State Department.
Tracks laid down by Jonathan M. Winer, from the Steele Dossier to Uranium One, lead Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) ever closer to the ultimate trophy, an indictment against slippery and elusive Hillary.
Winer was a State Department big-wig, who served under Bill Clinton, which got him a job working for the Clinton Global Iniative. Then, he went back to the State Department as Obama’s special envoy to Libya. When he read the Atlantic article that painted a bright red target on his back, he immediately responded with a pre-emptive strike.
Nunes’ “apparent area of interest is my relationship with former British intelligence professional Christopher Steele and my role in material that Steele ultimately shared with the FBI,” Winer believes.
As he laid out his version of what he says happened in Russiagate, he left out important details about his background.
This was similar to the part of his resume that covers 2008 to 2013 when he was senior vice president for a lobbying firm that tries to influence politicians to vote a certain way, called APCO Worldwide. They had a couple of seriously interesting clients.
A year before Winer joined the firm, APCO started working for the Clintons. Their public filings show “APCO did extensive pro bono work for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) from 2007 until 2016.”
Whatever they were doing, they were doing it for free. That is what “pro bono” means.
When the dust cleared, the Russians walked away with 20 percent of American uranium reserves.
That would never have happened if anyone on the multi-agency committee had the slightest hint that virtually all of the principals involved in the deal were under current FBI investigation for bribery, extortion, kickbacks and money laundering.
Worse yet, the FBI, through the Department of Justice they report to, holds a seat on the CFIUS committee.
Robert Mueller and Eric Holder intentionally withheld evidence from CFIUS that would have killed the deal, and they had been holding that evidence for at least a year before the deal was approved.
Nunes and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are investigating that now as well.
The $3 million contract, published publicly, confirms what an undercover informant revealed.
Douglas Campbell was paid by the FBI to infiltrate “the Russian nuclear business world.” He recently submitted a written statement that was copied to all three of the congressional committees doing overlapping investigations into the matter.
Campbell is prepared to testify that “Russia hired APCO to influence the Obama administration.” particularly, Hillary Clinton. Campbell’s Russian contacts in the nuclear industry made it crystal clear that there was a direct connection between Tenex and CGI at APCO Worldwide.
Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clintons’ Global Initiative.”
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”
He passed information provided by Steele up the State Department ladder to Victoria Nuland. The career Clinton hold-over diplomat was assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs under John Kerry at the time.
He also describes in detail how he passed information that originated from Cody Shearer back to Steele. Shearer is described as a “creepy Clinton confidante” as well as “the strangest character in Hillary’s vast left-wing conspiracy.”
“While talking about that hacking, Blumenthal and I discussed Steele’s reports. He showed me notes gathered by a journalist I did not know, Cody Shearer, that alleged the Russians had compromising information on Trump of a sexual and financial nature.”
It seems that the information was then used to self-corroborate the statements made to the FISA court, used to illegally obtain wiretaps.