News 15 november — 10:54

Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One


The US Department of Justice says it has asked prosecutors to scrutinise the Clintons' charitable foundation and a uranium deal, BBC reports.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a top-level inquiry could be launched into "certain issues" at the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One.

Mr Sessions outlined the move in response to a letter from congressional Republicans.

The matters are longstanding political grievances of President Donald Trump.

Democrats have called Uranium One a "massive diversion" from the investigations dogging Mr Trump's presidency.

His aides are currently the focus of inquiries by a special counsel and congressional committees into whether they colluded with alleged Kremlin attempts to sway last year's US presidential election.

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