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#BREAKING: DOJ lifts gag order on FBI source in Russian uranium deal

Sources say the order came directly from President Trump



Fox News:

The directive for the Justice Department to lift a "gag order" on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case came from President Trump himself, a source told Fox News. 

On Wednesday night, the DOJ announced it had cleared the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes.

A source said the order to release the confidential informant came directly from Trump -- though who actually made the final call is unclear. One well-placed source familiar with the decision-making process pushed back, saying the decision was made entirely by senior officials inside the DOJ.
GOP lawmakers specifically want to hear what the informant knows about how a controversial uranium deal with a Russian firm was OK'd in 2010 despite the fact the FBI for months had been probing a subsidiary in the bribery case -- and what, if any, efforts were made to influence the Obama administration and the Clintons. 
In a statement, the department said it had authorized the informant to speak to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in addition to select staffers.
The department said the informant could provide “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market,” including Russian company Rosatom, subsidiary Tenex, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.
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