Clinton Foundation Whistleblower Raided by FBI, Possibly Others Involved
Dec. 11 update: The DOJ is requesting that the reason for the raid be kept secret, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation. TheDCNF requested to unseal the records, and the DOJ responded with a letter to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Dec. 7.
Last week, the FBI raided the home of a whistleblower who had turned over to the DOJ and Congress documents related to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One. Those documents showed that federal officials failed to look into possible criminal activity related to the scandal.
Whistleblower Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor, had already voluntarily provided the documents to the DOJ’s inspector general and the House and Senate Intelligence committees. But the FBI decided to raid his house anyway. A federal agent claimed Cain possessed stolen federal property. They sent an army of 16 agents to search his residence for six hours.
It was a strange thing to do. Cain had voluntarily provided information. The law protects whistleblowers. When the agents appeared at his door, he cooperated and handed over what documents he had. He told them the law recognizes him as a whistleblower. But they continued searching.
“The bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,” Cain’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF. He called it “an outrageous disregard of the law.” Is the FBI protecting the Clinton Foundation? Sending a message to other possible whistleblowers?
The Uranium One scandal involved a plan involving Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State to push the U.S. to approve the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies to Russian interests. In return, she received $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller knew about this shady dealing as early as 2009. They did nothing about it, and may have even helped cover it up.
There are rumors that a second whistleblower named Justin Cooper was interviewed by the FBI last week about the Clintons. John Solomon, a journalist with The Hill, said on Hannity a few days ago that a second whistleblower is cooperating with the FBI. He did not mention Cooper by name. Cooper was an aide to Bill Clinton who Chelsea Clinton accused of uploading spyware to two Clinton Foundation employees’ computers. He spied on emails.
There are claims that Cain’s attorney Michael Socarras has also been raided by the FBI. They have not been verified.
These aren’t the first whistleblowers to report on the Clintons. Douglas Campbell provided a written statement to Congress earlier this year. He discussed his personal knowledge of the quid pro quo with Uranium One. He said he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide. Moscow wanted to influence Obama, particularly Hillary Clinton. APCO was expected to funnel some of the Russians’ lobbying fee to the Clintons’ Global Initiative.
Campbell said Moscow wanted to acquire a monopoly in the global uranium market. This is to gain an advantage over the U.S. The U.S. currently imports over 90 percent of the uranium it uses in nuclear reactors. APCO denies the claims. The FBI paid Campbell $50,000 for his work in 2016.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has written to the FBI and the DOJ’s internal watchdog asking questions about the raid of Cain.