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Donald Trump claims falsely that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20% of US uranium [Huh?]
CNBC ^ | 2/16/2017 | Tom DiChristopher

Posted on 02/17/2017 7:56:13 AM PST by Cold War Veteran - Submarines

President Donald Trump repeated an incorrect claim on Thursday that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of the United States' uranium while serving as secretary of State.

The fact-checking website PolitiFact has determined that statement, which Trump first made on the campaign trail, is mostly false.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintonfoundation; cnbc; fakenews; giustra; hillary; rosatom; uranium
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Quote Herman Cain "fly specking". Is this the best they could do?
1 posted on 02/17/2017 7:56:13 AM PST by Cold War Veteran - Submarines
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

Lemme guess, the real number was 25%. Trump lied again!! /s


2 posted on 02/17/2017 7:57:52 AM PST by proust (Trump / Pence 2016!)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

“Mostly false”. Is that like being “mostly pregnant”? Who checked the “factchecker”?


3 posted on 02/17/2017 7:59:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

From the failing NYT no less
Search terms
Frank Giustra
Clinton Foundation
Uranium One
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html


4 posted on 02/17/2017 7:59:51 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

TRUE. She didn’t give it away. She sold it for personal profit for $150 million dollars!!


5 posted on 02/17/2017 8:00:30 AM PST by aragona (Truth always. America first. God given.)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html


6 posted on 02/17/2017 8:00:44 AM PST by rocksblues (The Obama administration WAS the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history. But it's over.)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

It’s not false ...what she gave them was 20% of Uranium production in the US...it’s true, Politifact is using a play on words to say it’s false.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 8:01:24 AM PST by MaxistheBest (...)
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To: proust
Lemme guess, the real number was 25%. Trump lied again!! /s

The difference is between production and reserves. HRC gave them 20% of production.

A distinction with no difference in the grand scheme.

8 posted on 02/17/2017 8:02:17 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

“PolitiFact pointed out that 20 percent of uranium capacity is different from 20 percent of existing uranium. Moreover, the State Department was one of nine government agencies that had to sign off on the deals. Other federal and state regulators also had to approve them.”

And we don’t have documentation of bribery for the other eight sign-offs, so the one case where we can see bribery does not count.

As an aside, I wonder how much the uranium deal’s details on rights to explore for domestic uranium impacts the events like Bundy Ranch and the plans to survey near the Grand Canyon?


9 posted on 02/17/2017 8:02:34 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

” .... and the Obama administration was still trying to reset relations with Moscow at the time, ......

Fail.


10 posted on 02/17/2017 8:02:35 AM PST by boycott
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To: rocksblues; All

Only another deal in a long line of clinton deals
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/25/timeline-timeline-bill-clintons-trip-to-kazakhstan-followed-by-windfall-for-clinton-foundation/

Oh and Giustra the Canaduan mining mogul- also set up Hillarys brother Tony Rodham with rights to Haitian gold mining
Never ever let a humanitarian pot of money go to waste


11 posted on 02/17/2017 8:06:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: aragona

Beat me by that much. Yes, she didn’t give it away, there was a substantial profit. Hillary had invested 35 years of being abused by Willie Jeff and Berrik Osama, so she made a slight profit. Who would begrudge her a profit on her investment?


12 posted on 02/17/2017 8:06:56 AM PST by Glad2bnuts (If Republicans are not prepared to carry on the Revolution of 1776, prepare for a communist takeover)
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To: MaxistheBest

Politifact “The claim isn’t true. Between 2009 and 2013, Russia’s atomic energy agency, Rosatom, purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company called Uranium One, The New York Times reported in 2015. The Toronto-based firm’s mining assets in Wyoming, Utah and elsewhere in the United States account for about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity, according to the Times.”

So they told us the truth while calling it false!


13 posted on 02/17/2017 8:07:00 AM PST by MaxistheBest (...)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

Once again, President Trump has stated false information in order to play the media into reporting real news instead of fake news. In today’s press conference, President Trump stated, “We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country.” Eager to prove him wrong, CNBC corrected President Trump by saying Hillary did not give Russia 20% of US uranium; instead, she gave Russia 20% of US uranium production capacity. Oops.

From CNBC:

President Donald Trump repeated an incorrect claim on Thursday that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of the United States’ uranium while serving as secretary of State.

The fact-checking website PolitiFact has determined that statement, which Trump first made on the campaign trail, is mostly false.

“We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It’s a thing called nuclear weapons and other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things,” Trump said during a press conference.

The claim isn’t true. Between 2009 and 2013, Russia’s atomic energy agency, Rosatom, purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company called Uranium One, The New York Times reported in 2015. The Toronto-based firm’s mining assets in Wyoming, Utah and elsewhere in the United States account for about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity, according to the Times.

Read more: (Link: www.cnbc.com)

President Trump just masterfully trolled CNBC into revealing some damaging info against Hillary

He gave false information to make the ‘very fake media’ fact check on it, therefore just proved that Hillary gave away 20% of ALL uranium to Russia...

See how that works???


14 posted on 02/17/2017 8:07:39 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: proust
"Lemme guess, the real number was 25%. Trump lied again!! /s"

It was 20% of production capacity, not 20% of what is theoretically still in the ground. And Hillary delegated an underling to actually sit in on the negotiations, as is probably the case most of the time. So, on Hillary's watch, with her approval, 20% of uranium production capacity went to the Russians. So the charge is "mostly true," not "mostly false," as Politifact claims.
15 posted on 02/17/2017 8:07:44 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

WOW, what a way to respond to being called FAKE NEWS, By Publishing even More FAKE NEWS that is Easily Debunked and Provable FALSE!


16 posted on 02/17/2017 8:08:14 AM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

PolitiFact is the same thing as Snopes.......both worthless.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 8:09:07 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

It’s actually true, she was in charge when we gave away 20% of our production - they can nit pick, but a fact is a fact.


18 posted on 02/17/2017 8:11:01 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Alright then, it was 25+%


19 posted on 02/17/2017 8:11:33 AM PST by wetgundog ("Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice" -AuH2O)
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To: silverleaf

President Trump should just retweet the failing NY Times story on Hillary’s uranium deal. LOL.


20 posted on 02/17/2017 8:15:07 AM PST by lodi90
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