Lindsey Vonn pre-eminet world class skier takes dramatic Karma plunge - Buddha Karma - Olympic skier collapse - Lindsey Vonn Unseen Negative Karma being revealed - there remains unseen potential for self harm, the future pain Karma is not from Donald Trump, but from the creator of Lindsey Vonn, which also created President Donald Trump - Her (Lindsey Vonn) has accumulated bad Karma as a result of her bad thoughts and actions and this same Karma will reveal itself through self pain - Vonn now lives in bondage - being held in negatives - and she will now pay for her past thoughts and actions and her future life will be negative until her death as she will not experience rebirth - Her well being will change, her life span will now change, she is now considered a atheists SLANDERER of others, recently President Donald Trump and she will suffer greatly by natural law....
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Lindsey Vonn Unseen Negative Karma being revealed - there remains unseen potential for self harm, the future pain Karma is not from Donald Trump, but from the creator of Lindsey Vonn, which also created President Donald Trump - Her (Lindsey Vonn) has accumulated bad Karma as a result of her bad thoughts and actions and this same Karma will reveal itself through self pain - Vonn now lives in bondage
Fire the stupid son of a bitch - Washington Post’s Dave Weigel after the reporter taunted him with a fake photograph that falsely depicted a mostly empty auditorium at the president’s Friday night rally. After receiving an apology, the president said Weigel “should be fired.”
Friday, December 8, 2017
Lindsey VONN the skier can kiss our ass and take her sponsor Red Ball with her... Lindsey VONN is an Olympic skier now - without a country forever, dumb bitch. The little girl with skies has disrespected the United States and stated she will not represent President Trump but the people. Well the people are telling you to fuck off and go away.. and take Red Bull with you.
Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,"
As they say Lindsey, break a leg.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Is any of this true for GOD's sake - The Democrat Al Franken really did bad quitting his job as senator for playing wet finger grab ass with girls, sleeping or awake. It seems the democrats have a slippery dick problem going way back to FDR and his bitch, Kennedy boys - that fu.cked anything at moved that didn't drown but Bill Clinton and crooked Hillary gets the cake.. In 1864 Hillary Clinton, family brainchild, bitch wife and lousy mother, proudly fucked the family pet called "Pit" in the back of the covered wagon,
Al Franken, the democratic grab ass just about quit his job today but he had to finish reading and learning about the legacy history of trailer park dick Bill Clinton and his trash wife Hillary Clinton. Just making it up - a fictional tale - you can only hope.
The Democrat Al Franken really did bad quitting his job as senator for playing wet finger grab ass with girls, sleeping or awake.
It seems the democrats have a slippery dick problem going way back to FDR and his bitch, Kennedy boys - that fu.cked anything at moved that didn't drown but Bill Clinton and crooked Hillary gets the cake..
Hillary Clinton, family brainchild, bitch wife and lousy mother, proudly fucked the family pet called "Pit" in the back of the covered wagon,
It amounted to some kind of trail boss luxury, getting laid by a big black man in the middle of the day, that fur padded wooden seat plank at the front of the wagon saved her ass from splinters but not Pit's good work, the strong canvas cloth stretched overhead to kept the sun off Hillary but she still closed her eyes, she never truly liked Negro's , it was 1864 and the wagon train of many was pointed due North away from the war. Hillary didn't care at all, she was enjoying another type of ride... the life she called it.. the owner of a plantation.. a life gone forever.. the blue bellied yankee's were killing thousands...the Clinton's planned to run away.. due north.. forget dixie and change sides..
During the Civil War you couldn't buy much of anything in the South so belongings were limited and private homes were looted and burnt down by union blue soldiers. Southern people lived in squalor, mostly sleeping outdoors or packed into a muddy tent like sardines. It was common now to see a nig.ger walking away from farms with some kind of cloth knapsack on a willow wood pole.
Many people survived this Civil War simply by changing sides always depending on the outlook of a current local battle between the two armies, one of the North, and one of the South seemingly inadequate from day to day.
It was clear as day now, you had the two extremes, the luxury of winning or the privation of the losing side living with a long rifle in reach, tasteless rations of some kind, a canteen full of stream water and always hiding, making yourself smaller.
The Northern Government Army of General Grant was everywhere it was reported and before some high ranking Yankee Government Colonel kicked the doors in and burnt down the Clinton Plantation the Clinton's would change sides by moving North as the Union Army fought their way South.
The mapmaker had made several marks on the cloth map and Bill Clinton always kept it tucked inside his shirt, knowing the way was always the secret to keep.
The mapmaker even "x" out the battlefield areas the best he could, the ground to avoid as reported by Southern Military surveyors returning from the North.
Bill Clinton steered his team of two horses, walking them slowly in the middle of the day, the sun blocked from his eyes by the canvas top over his head and it was hot as July even though it was only May. His right boot sat on top of his painted wooden footlocker that had two leather side handles to carry the weight, the wooden box carried his pistol and holster, a small silk Confederate battle flag and seven cloth coin purses full of gold coins.
He had several footlockers loaded in the wagon, a few with leather billfolds that contained his paper money and his riding horse was tied to the back of the covered wagon, efficiently following the tug of the rope with its eyes closed.
Bill Clinton had examined his position on his map that morning as he was told of a raging battle to his North East and the impression given to Bill directly by a rebel soldier was that General Lee of the South was being repulsed by the Union Army.
Bill had already seen dead infantry men from the South literally tossed in ditch graves as wounded rebels moved South even as the magnificent Army of General Lee dug rifle pits as his Army killed thousands of Union men.
The unrelenting war would take everything if the Clinton's tried to stay on their land so the circumstances made the plan, get out of the South, change sides but take the Dixie reader with them, even if you had to hide it away.
In classic style, Mrs. Bill Clinton sat in the back of her covered wagon with her expensive printed books and was wasting more good ink writing new books that would be passed around between her Southern Lady friends with no commercial triumph.
Her wagon team driver went by the name of Pit Branson and all day long he would follow Bill Clinton's wagon, never talking to Mrs. Clinton because Pit knew that he must ask GOD to help him as the studious Mrs. Hillary Clinton spent no time spoiling nig.gers, at least that's what she preached to her women friends.
Pit knew that Mrs. Bill Clinton liked his shade of color and young firm body as she would often times supervise him washing and cleaning. Pit was appreciated for a colored slave man by the colored women also as they knew he could read and inspire smart and strong children.
Pit Branson had his childhood education provided by his master Bill Clinton and had mastered the speller books and the grammar manuals and had completed his GOD fearing Confederate education as a Southern Slave, and was the supervisor of all the other slaves and was allowed to speak plainly to White Master Bill Clinton when they were alone.
Hillary Clinton Sexual Weakness - Cash Needs - Political Power - Sex Slaves - Rape - Slave Master Clinton History Weinstein Disney CAA DNC Democratic Party,
A glimpse into sexual rape: Hillary Clinton, Bob Weinstein, the Walt Disney Company, and the powerful talent agency CAA, are all complicit in aiding and abetting Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long sexual assaults against women. Hillary Clinton will look away from a rapist and take their cash money.. she is the whore..
Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC fame also enjoyed a lucrative Weinstein book deal and claims she knew nothing until the story broke earlier this year.
(API) identifies “massive amounts” of Russian oil entering North Korea, providing a much-needed lifeline as the rest of the world pressures the rogue regime for its consistent nuclear threats with growing sanctions.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Sex Pervert John Conyers Congress - Old Negro Conyers won't face the music. The DNC Democratic Black National Sexual Pervert decided he would take the fall, out of sight and unemployed. Bad Black Man John Conyers gave up the ghost today and just quit Congress, it is said Nancy Pelosi was so relieved she went pee in her panties... Obama has no comment - Schumer no comment - Pelosi no comment
Hands Up -
Old Negro Conyers won't face the music. The DNC Democratic Black National Sexual Pervert decided he would take the fall, out of sight and unemployed. Bad Black Man John Conyers gave up the ghost today and just quit Congress, it is said Nancy Pelosi was so relieved she went pee in her panties... Obama has no comment - Schumer no comment - Pelosi no comment
Bitchy Chelsea Handler drops dead as a comedian; Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Show has not been canceled like what happened to the left winger Chelsea Handler on Netflix series Chelsea.
Bitchy Chelsea Handler drops dead as a comedian; Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Show has not been canceled like what happened to the left winger Chelsea Handler on Netflix series Chelsea.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Karen Hoguet Macy - Macy's - Backstage Macy's Doomed - people in New York must be stupid - The jewelry counter is empty, the perfume always offered at the highest price, but there is a lot of elbow room because your Macy's store is empty. If you want to relax during your Christmas shopping, go to Macy's, take a seat in the shoe department, nobody will every bother you there. Merry Christmas Macy's from all your laid-off employees
The retrograde Macy's store is doomed and so is their next great idea. Macy's - Almost forgotten - A friend of mine called me looking for a job, he was leaving Macy's distribution center, worried about feeding his four children.
Your Macy's Store has a history; the founder of Macy's - Rowland Macy would be really pissed off at the Macy's store getting ready for the Christmas Season.
He would really be mad at management. He would terminate most all the current managers at the corporate level.
One thing, the founder of Macy's - Rowland Hussey Macy would wish you a Merry Christmas and not be politically correct. Old Rowland Macy developed R. H. Macy of New York, and became the largest drugstore, bookstore, liquor store and had hundreds of thousands of customers per day. Rowland was the largest of everything during his days.
Now that the value of Macy's has dropped to almost nothing investors and customers are furious about poor services in the stores, higher prices and fake sales, to name a few.
Shares of Macy's (NYSE:M) have tumbled this year as the company has reported consistently downbeat results. As of July 25, the stock has lost 34%
Macy's M (U.S.: NYSE) has the same market value as SPLS Staples of about $6 billion dollars, always moving lower over time. You can still buy stuff at Macy's, but don't buy Macy's.
We mention SPLS and M together because of activist investor Starboard Value, so don't expect the old Macy's to ever return. Some think Macy's has over $20 billion in real-estate but what about the cost of a purse, shoes, a nice dress?
Nobody talks about retailing to the customer any longer. Everybody talks about Amazon, not Macy's, not Staples, not Sears, not K-Mart, or a thousand more. Losing 50% of your market value is not a good place.
Macy was the biggest in furniture, clothing, books, liquor, china dishes, fabrics and just about anything else a human being would want to purchase. In fact, the Macy's store in New York was the biggest store in the world.
Now the modern Macy's is trying to save their business by not being Macy's any longer. They think their future is in the basement or backstage using their terms. Big brand name treasure hunt.. that they call Backstage, a department inside their department store. Strategy is o.k. but be confident that TJ Maxx, Ross or Nordstrom Rack won't just sit around and watch.
Macy's is so happy because they get good feedback from customers paying less, a sad thing to admit Karen Hoguet. Testing lower prices is like testing cold coffee, you already know the results if your an adult.
T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less and Nordstrom Rack,
Rowland Macy was an honest to God Nantucket whaler, that's how long Macy's has been in the retail business and now Macy's wants the world to believe they were not smart enough to sniff out the internet or Amazon.
Macy had a great idea, sell dry goods for cash. Before his great success he failed in Boston, San Francisco, Haverhill but undaunted the New York store was a hit, people in New York must be stupid.
You could buy a pearl necklace, livestock, a table, a bottle of booze, and they would constantly change prices to make sure they were the deal in town.
You're not going to buy a church organ at Macy's and it seems you're not buying much of anything there. The jobs are part-time with no benefits, you better not call a salesgirl a salesgirl and there is no true learning, performance and development programs and it shows.
All customers are reluctant and I think it's safe to say, there are no more Macys customers.
The jewelry counter is empty, the perfume always offered at the highest price, but there is a lot of elbow room because your Macy's store is empty.
If you want to relax during your Christmas shopping, go to Macy's, take a seat in the shoe department, nobody will every bother you there.
Merry Christmas Macy's from all your laid-off employees.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Jeb Bush The Cross Border Dick giving advice to Judge Moore - Jeb Bush is giving advice again, about Judge Moore of Alabama. Jeb tells the judge to more on. What happened to the Jeb Bush, with his dick throbbing, sneaking across the border his illegal alien girl bride to be? America is very tired of the advice from elite groups, which in time prove to be ass wipes at best.
Jeb Bush is giving advice again, about Judge Moore of Alabama. Jeb tells the judge to more on. What happened to the Jeb Bush, with his dick throbbing, sneaking across the border his illegal alien girl bride to be? America is very tired of the advice from elite groups, which in time prove to be ass wipes at best.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
The truth did not set liar colored Brazile free as the Clinton sword is swinging and he head will be offered up to the Obama Clinton cartel of followers. Brazile, the CNN Liar wants personal credit for outing the fraud and cheat Hillary Clinton but the main stream media like The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN have ignored the story
Brazile the DNC Democratic Liar and Cheat decided to point her finger at Hillary Rodham Clinton and the secret takeover of the DNC Democratic Party Leadership. The truth did not set liar colored Brazile free as the Clinton sword is swinging and he head will be offered up to the Obama Clinton cartel of followers. Brazile, the CNN Liar wants personal credit for outing the fraud and cheat Hillary Clinton but the main stream media like The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN have ignored the story and turned away, not even a burp from Bernie the socialist bastard Sanders or his millions of stupid sheep.
Sure, Brazile started or at least revealed a real life civil war inside the Democratic Party. Hillary bought the DNC and the primary for cash.. a scandal just getting started.
Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare, the truth hitting the main stream media..
The historians, casting the story in stone.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Paul Singer, money folded in his pocket thinks he knows best for the little people, you. Amnesty Open Borders LGBT Same Sex Queer Marriages Marco Rubio Illegal Alien Coward Paul Ryan Open Borders Jeb Bush Common Core Destroy K-12 Education.
Paul Singer is not paying attention to the people; Roughly speaking, Singer, Soros, Clinton, Rubio, Ryan and Jeb Bush are all political criminals and cash whores. Paul Singer, money folded in his pocket thinks he knows best for the little people, you.
Amnesty Open Borders
LGBT Same Sex Queer Marriages
Marco Rubio Illegal Alien Coward
Paul Ryan Open Borders
Jeb Bush Common Core Destroy K-12 Education.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Bad T.V. Tom Steyer - Big Money - Impeach Trump - Tom Steyer Billionaire no persuasion talent, just a lot of cash to burn
So much for a socialist revolution; I watched the liberal billionaire Tom Steyer and his "lets impeach president Trump" commercial. This is the ultra rich Tom Steyer that backs everything socialist, of course Hillary Clinton. If Tom Steyer is the idea guy with buckets of cash that the DNC hails as a hero you can clearly see why Donald Trump carried the national vote. Tom Steyer failed the classical test of television commercials; it must be interesting and wanted in large scale by the public. I hope Tom Steyer spends 100 million dollars on his campaign, the commercial to nowhere.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
CNN CNN CNN banana, banana, banana -
THE INVISIBLE HAND OF TRUTH has caught up with CNN, the corrupt news organization. CNN CNN CNN banana, banana, banana - Scarcely credible CNN has a systematic problem with truth telling CNN CNN CNN banana, banana, banana
ROSATOM - PRAVDA - VLADIMIR PUTIN - BILL HILLARY CLINTON - URANIUM - OBAMA - FBI - CIA - IRAN SYRIA NORTH KOREA RUSSIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS CANADA SCANDAL
ROSATOM - PRAVDA - VLADIMIR PUTIN - BILL HILLARY CLINTON - URANIUM - OBAMA - FBI - CIA - IRAN SYRIA NORTH KOREA RUSSIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS CANADA SCANDAL
The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”
The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. 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.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
Frank Giustra, right, a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton,
At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.
The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.
In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.” He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. “To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added.
American political campaigns are barred from accepting foreign donations. But foreigners may give to foundations in the United States. In the days since Mrs. Clinton announced her candidacy for president, the Clinton Foundation has announced changes meant to quell longstanding concerns about potential conflicts of interest in such donations; it has limited donations from foreign governments, with many, like Russia’s, barred from giving to all but its health care initiatives. That policy stops short of a more stringent agreement between Mrs. Clinton and the Obama administration that was in effect while she was secretary of state.
Either way, the Uranium One deal highlights the limits of such prohibitions. The foundation will continue to accept contributions from foreign sources whose interests, like Uranium One’s, may overlap with those of foreign governments, some of which may be at odds with the United States.
When the Uranium One deal was approved, the geopolitical backdrop was far different from today’s. The Obama administration was seeking to “reset” strained relations with Russia. The deal was strategically important to Mr. Putin, who shortly after the Americans gave their blessing sat down for a staged interview with Rosatom’s chief executive, Sergei Kiriyenko. “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves,” Mr. Kiriyenko told Mr. Putin.
Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover
Uranium investors gave millions to the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office was involved in approving a Russian bid for mining assets in Kazakhstan and the United States.
Now, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine, the Moscow-Washington relationship is devolving toward Cold War levels, a point several experts made in evaluating a deal so beneficial to Mr. Putin, a man known to use energy resources to project power around the world.
“Should we be concerned? Absolutely,” said Michael McFaul, who served under Mrs. Clinton as the American ambassador to Russia but said he had been unaware of the Uranium One deal until asked about it. “Do we want Putin to have a monopoly on this? Of course we don’t. We don’t want to be dependent on Putin for anything in this climate.”
A Seat at the Table
The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side.
The two men had flown aboard Mr. Giustra’s private jet to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they dined with the authoritarian president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Mr. Clinton handed the Kazakh president a propaganda coup when he expressed support for Mr. Nazarbayev’s bid to head an international elections monitoring group, undercutting American foreign policy and criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, his wife, then a senator.
Within days of the visit, Mr. Giustra’s fledgling company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., signed a preliminary deal giving it stakes in three uranium mines controlled by the state-run uranium agency Kazatomprom.
If the Kazakh deal was a major victory, UrAsia did not wait long before resuming the hunt. In 2007, it merged with Uranium One, a South African company with assets in Africa and Australia, in what was described as a $3.5 billion transaction. The new company, which kept the Uranium One name, was controlled by UrAsia investors including Ian Telfer, a Canadian who became chairman. Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Giustra, whose personal stake in the deal was estimated at about $45 million, said he sold his stake in 2007.
Soon, Uranium One began to snap up companies with assets in the United States. In April 2007, it announced the purchase of a uranium mill in Utah and more than 38,000 acres of uranium exploration properties in four Western states, followed quickly by the acquisition of the Energy Metals Corporation and its uranium holdings in Wyoming, Texas and Utah. That deal made clear that Uranium One was intent on becoming “a powerhouse in the United States uranium sector with the potential to become the domestic supplier of choice for U.S. utilities,” the company declared.
Ian Telfer was chairman of Uranium One and made large donations to the Clinton Foundation. Credit Galit Rodan/Bloomberg, via Getty Images
Still, the company’s story was hardly front-page news in the United States — until early 2008, in the midst of Mrs. Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, when The Times published an article revealing the 2005 trip’s link to Mr. Giustra’s Kazakhstan mining deal. It also reported that several months later, Mr. Giustra had donated $31.3 million to Mr. Clinton’s foundation.
(In a statement issued after this article appeared online, Mr. Giustra said he was “extremely proud” of his charitable work with Mr. Clinton, and he urged the media to focus on poverty, health care and “the real challenges of the world.”)
Though the 2008 article quoted the former head of Kazatomprom, Moukhtar Dzhakishev, as saying that the deal required government approval and was discussed at a dinner with the president, Mr. Giustra insisted that it was a private transaction, with no need for Mr. Clinton’s influence with Kazakh officials. He described his relationship with Mr. Clinton as motivated solely by a shared interest in philanthropy.
As if to underscore the point, five months later Mr. Giustra held a fund-raiser for the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, a project aimed at fostering progressive environmental and labor practices in the natural resources industry, to which he had pledged $100 million. The star-studded gala, at a conference center in Toronto, featured performances by Elton John and Shakira and celebrities like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Robin Williams encouraging contributions from the many so-called F.O.F.s — Friends of Frank — in attendance, among them Mr. Telfer. In all, the evening generated $16 million in pledges, according to an article in The Globe and Mail.
“None of this would have been possible if Frank Giustra didn’t have a remarkable combination of caring and modesty, of vision and energy and iron determination,” Mr. Clinton told those gathered, adding: “I love this guy, and you should, too.”
But what had been a string of successes was about to hit a speed bump.
Arrest and Progress
By June 2009, a little over a year after the star-studded evening in Toronto, Uranium One’s stock was in free-fall, down 40 percent. Mr. Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom, had just been arrested on charges that he illegally sold uranium deposits to foreign companies, including at least some of those won by Mr. Giustra’s UrAsia and now owned by Uranium One.
Publicly, the company tried to reassure shareholders. Its chief executive, Jean Nortier, issued a confident statement calling the situation a “complete misunderstanding.” He also contradicted Mr. Giustra’s contention that the uranium deal had not required government blessing. “When you do a transaction in Kazakhstan, you need the government’s approval,” he said, adding that UrAsia had indeed received that approval.
Bill Clinton met with Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow in 2010. Credit Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press
But privately, Uranium One officials were worried they could lose their joint mining ventures. American diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks also reflect concerns that Mr. Dzhakishev’s arrest was part of a Russian power play for control of Kazakh uranium assets.
At the time, Russia was already eying a stake in Uranium One, Rosatom company documents show. Rosatom officials say they were seeking to acquire mines around the world because Russia lacks sufficient domestic reserves to meet its own industry needs.
It was against this backdrop that the Vancouver-based Uranium One pressed the American Embassy in Kazakhstan, as well as Canadian diplomats, to take up its cause with Kazakh officials, according to the American cables.
“We want more than a statement to the press,” Paul Clarke, a Uranium One executive vice president, told the embassy’s energy officer on June 10, the officer reported in a cable. “That is simply chitchat.” What the company needed, Mr. Clarke said, was official written confirmation that the licenses were valid.
The American Embassy ultimately reported to the secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton. Though the Clarke cable was copied to her, it was given wide circulation, and it is unclear if she would have read it; the Clinton campaign did not address questions about the cable.
What is clear is that the embassy acted, with the cables showing that the energy officer met with Kazakh officials to discuss the issue on June 10 and 11.
Three days later, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rosatom completed a deal for 17 percent of Uranium One. And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake. But first, Uranium One had to get the American government to sign off on the deal.
Among the Donors to the Clinton Foundation
$31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more
He built a company that later merged with Uranium One.
Mining investor who was chairman of Uranium One when an arm of the Russian government, Rosatom, acquired it.
$1 million to $5 million
Adviser on 2007 UrAsia-Uranium One merger. Later helped raise $260 million for the company.
$250,000 to $500,000
Chief Executive of U.S. Global Investors Inc., which held $4.7 million in Uranium One shares in the first quarter of 2011.
$50,000 to $100,000
Adviser to Uranium One. Founded Endeavour Mining with Mr. Giustra.
GMP Securities Ltd.
Donating portion of profits
Worked on debt issue that raised $260 million for Uranium One.
The Power to Say No
When a company controlled by the Chinese government sought a 51 percent stake in a tiny Nevada gold mining operation in 2009, it set off a secretive review process in Washington, where officials raised concerns primarily about the mine’s proximity to a military installation, but also about the potential for minerals at the site, including uranium, to come under Chinese control. The officials killed the deal.
Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee comprises some of the most powerful members of the cabinet, including the attorney general, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy, and the secretary of state. They are charged with reviewing any deal that could result in foreign control of an American business or asset deemed important to national security.
The national security issue at stake in the Uranium One deal was not primarily about nuclear weapons proliferation; the United States and Russia had for years cooperated on that front, with Russia sending enriched fuel from decommissioned warheads to be used in American nuclear power plants in return for raw uranium.
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Instead, it concerned American dependence on foreign uranium sources. While the United States gets one-fifth of its electrical power from nuclear plants, it produces only around 20 percent of the uranium it needs, and most plants have only 18 to 36 months of reserves, according to Marin Katusa, author of “The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped From America’s Grasp.”
“The Russians are easily winning the uranium war, and nobody’s talking about it,” said Mr. Katusa, who explores the implications of the Uranium One deal in his book. “It’s not just a domestic issue but a foreign policy issue, too.”
When ARMZ, an arm of Rosatom, took its first 17 percent stake in Uranium One in 2009, the two parties signed an agreement, found in securities filings, to seek the foreign investment committee’s review. But it was the 2010 deal, giving the Russians a controlling 51 percent stake, that set off alarm bells. Four members of the House of Representatives signed a letter expressing concern. Two more began pushing legislation to kill the deal.
Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, where Uranium One’s largest American operation was, wrote to President Obama, saying the deal “would give the Russian government control over a sizable portion of America’s uranium production capacity.”
President Putin during a meeting with Rosatom’s chief executive, Sergei Kiriyenko, in December 2007. Credit Dmitry Astakhov/Ria Novosti, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
“Equally alarming,” Mr. Barrasso added, “this sale gives ARMZ a significant stake in uranium mines in Kazakhstan.”
Uranium One’s shareholders were also alarmed, and were “afraid of Rosatom as a Russian state giant,” Sergei Novikov, a company spokesman, recalled in an interview. He said Rosatom’s chief, Mr. Kiriyenko, sought to reassure Uranium One investors, promising that Rosatom would not break up the company and would keep the same management, including Mr. Telfer, the chairman. Another Rosatom official said publicly that it did not intend to increase its investment beyond 51 percent, and that it envisioned keeping Uranium One a public company
American nuclear officials, too, seemed eager to assuage fears. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote to Mr. Barrasso assuring him that American uranium would be preserved for domestic use, regardless of who owned it.
“In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use as reactor fuel,” the letter said.
Still, the ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition rested with the cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, including Mrs. Clinton — whose husband was collecting millions in donations from people associated with Uranium One.
Before Mrs. Clinton could assume her post as secretary of state, the White House demanded that she sign a memorandum of understanding placing limits on the activities of her husband’s foundation. To avoid the perception of conflicts of interest, beyond the ban on foreign government donations, the foundation was required to publicly disclose all contributors.
To judge from those disclosures — which list the contributions in ranges rather than precise amounts — the only Uranium One official to give to the Clinton Foundation was Mr. Telfer, the chairman, and the amount was relatively small: no more than $250,000, and that was in 2007, before talk of a Rosatom deal began percolating.
Uranium One’s Russian takeover was approved by the United States while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
But a review of tax records in Canada, where Mr. Telfer has a family charity called the Fernwood Foundation, shows that he donated millions of dollars more, during and after the critical time when the foreign investment committee was reviewing his deal with the Russians. With the Russians offering a special dividend, shareholders like Mr. Telfer stood to profit.
His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton. He said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra’s charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. “Frank and I have been friends and business partners for almost 20 years,” he said.
The Clinton campaign left it to the foundation to reply to questions about the Fernwood donations; the foundation did not provide a response.
Mr. Telfer’s undisclosed donations came in addition to between $1.3 million and $5.6 million in contributions, which were reported, from a constellation of people with ties to Uranium One or UrAsia, the company that originally acquired Uranium One’s most valuable asset: the Kazakh mines. Without those assets, the Russians would have had no interest in the deal: “It wasn’t the goal to buy the Wyoming mines. The goal was to acquire the Kazakh assets, which are very good,” Mr. Novikov, the Rosatom spokesman, said in an interview.
Amid this influx of Uranium One-connected money, Mr. Clinton was invited to speak in Moscow in June 2010, the same month Rosatom struck its deal for a majority stake in Uranium One.
The $500,000 fee — among Mr. Clinton’s highest — was paid by Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that has invited world leaders, including Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, to speak at its investor conferences.
Renaissance Capital analysts talked up Uranium One’s stock, assigning it a “buy” rating and saying in a July 2010 research report that it was “the best play” in the uranium markets. In addition, Renaissance Capital turned up that same year as a major donor, along with Mr. Giustra and several companies linked to Uranium One or UrAsia, to a small medical charity in Colorado run by a friend of Mr. Giustra’s. In a newsletter to supporters, the friend credited Mr. Giustra with helping get donations from “businesses around the world.”
John Christensen sold the mining rights on his ranch in Wyoming to Uranium One. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times
Renaissance Capital would not comment on the genesis of Mr. Clinton’s speech to an audience that included leading Russian officials, or on whether it was connected to the Rosatom deal. According to a Russian government news service, Mr. Putin personally thanked Mr. Clinton for speaking.
A person with knowledge of the Clinton Foundation’s fund-raising operation, who requested anonymity to speak candidly about it, said that for many people, the hope is that money will in fact buy influence: “Why do you think they are doing it — because they love them?” But whether it actually does is another question. And in this case, there were broader geopolitical pressures that likely came into play as the United States considered whether to approve the Rosatom-Uranium One deal.
If doing business with Rosatom was good for those in the Uranium One deal, engaging with Russia was also a priority of the incoming Obama administration, which was hoping for a new era of cooperation as Mr. Putin relinquished the presidency — if only for a term — to Dmitri A. Medvedev.
“The assumption was we could engage Russia to further core U.S. national security interests,” said Mr. McFaul, the former ambassador.
It started out well. The two countries made progress on nuclear proliferation issues, and expanded use of Russian territory to resupply American forces in Afghanistan. Keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon was among the United States’ top priorities, and in June 2010 Russia signed off on a United Nations resolution imposing tough new sanctions on that country.
Two months later, the deal giving ARMZ a controlling stake in Uranium One was submitted to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for review. Because of the secrecy surrounding the process, it is hard to know whether the participants weighed the desire to improve bilateral relations against the potential risks of allowing the Russian government control over the biggest uranium producer in the United States. The deal was ultimately approved in October, following what two people involved in securing the approval said had been a relatively smooth process.
Not all of the committee’s decisions are personally debated by the agency heads themselves; in less controversial cases, deputy or assistant secretaries may sign off. But experts and former committee members say Russia’s interest in Uranium One and its American uranium reserves seemed to warrant attention at the highest levels.
Moukhtar Dzhakishev was arrested in 2009 while the chief of Kazatomprom. Credit Daniel Acker/Bloomberg, via Getty Images
“This deal had generated press, it had captured the attention of Congress and it was strategically important,” said Richard Russell, who served on the committee during the George W. Bush administration. “When I was there invariably any one of those conditions would cause this to get pushed way up the chain, and here you had all three.”
And Mrs. Clinton brought a reputation for hawkishness to the process; as a senator, she was a vocal critic of the committee’s approval of a deal that would have transferred the management of major American seaports to a company based in the United Arab Emirates, and as a presidential candidate she had advocated legislation to strengthen the process.
The Clinton campaign spokesman, Mr. Fallon, said that in general, these matters did not rise to the secretary’s level. He would not comment on whether Mrs. Clinton had been briefed on the matter, but he gave The Times a statement from the former assistant secretary assigned to the foreign investment committee at the time, Jose Fernandez. While not addressing the specifics of the Uranium One deal, Mr. Fernandez said, “Mrs. Clinton never intervened with me on any C.F.I.U.S. matter.”
Mr. Fallon also noted that if any agency had raised national security concerns about the Uranium One deal, it could have taken them directly to the president.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, the State Department’s director of policy planning at the time, said she was unaware of the transaction — or the extent to which it made Russia a dominant uranium supplier. But speaking generally, she urged caution in evaluating its wisdom in hindsight.
“Russia was not a country we took lightly at the time or thought was cuddly,” she said. “But it wasn’t the adversary it is today.”
That renewed adversarial relationship has raised concerns about European dependency on Russian energy resources, including nuclear fuel. The unease reaches beyond diplomatic circles. In Wyoming, where Uranium One equipment is scattered across his 35,000-acre ranch, John Christensen is frustrated that repeated changes in corporate ownership over the years led to French, South African, Canadian and, finally, Russian control over mining rights on his property.
“I hate to see a foreign government own mining rights here in the United States,” he said. “I don’t think that should happen.”
Mr. Christensen, 65, noted that despite assurances by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that uranium could not leave the country without Uranium One or ARMZ obtaining an export license — which they do not have — yellowcake from his property was routinely packed into drums and trucked off to a processing plant in Canada.
Asked about that, the commission confirmed that Uranium One has, in fact, shipped yellowcake to Canada even though it does not have an export license. Instead, the transport company doing the shipping, RSB Logistic Services, has the license. A commission spokesman said that “to the best of our knowledge” most of the uranium sent to Canada for processing was returned for use in the United States. A Uranium One spokeswoman, Donna Wichers, said 25 percent had gone to Western Europe and Japan. At the moment, with the uranium market in a downturn, nothing is being shipped from the Wyoming mines.
The “no export” assurance given at the time of the Rosatom deal is not the only one that turned out to be less than it seemed. Despite pledges to the contrary, Uranium One was delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and taken private. As of 2013, Rosatom’s subsidiary, ARMZ, owned 100 percent of it.