The Department of Justice has started asking FBI agents what they found when investigating the 2010 Uranium One deal linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ has interviewed FBI agents who looked at the deal, where a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., NBC News reports.
DOJ officials promised Congress the department would look into whether a special counsel is warranted to investigate the uranium deal, and possibly, bring charges.
The 2010 sale of the Uranium One firm to Russian business was approved by nine departments in the Obama administration, one of which was the Department of State led by Hillary Clinton at the time.
President Donald Trump has publicly asked why the DOJ has not investigated the Clintons for their role in the deal. While Sessions has recused himself from any investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign and Russia’s role attempting to influence it, he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would oversee the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the deal, the New York Times reported in November.
Congress is investigating multiple angles of the Uranium One deal, and the Senate recently interviewed a Russian lobbyist turned FBI informant who gave investigators information about the deal.