Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling on his prosecutors to ask questions of the FBI concerning the Uranium One deal, according to NBC.
As per NBC:
The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department’s effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said.
At issue is a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia’s state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and the State Department was one of nine agencies that agreed to approve the deal after finding no threat to U.S. national security.
The Uranium One deal has been used by both Trump and his fellow Republicans to deflect from the ongoing Russian probe. The FBI previously investigated the matter but did not file charges. Hillary Clinton denies any wrongdoing.