"I’ve spoken with the confidential informant that helped the FBI uncover this bribery scheme," Represenative DeSantis (Rep. Florida) told Fox News on October 22nd. "Clearly, it's in the public's interest that this individual be able to tell his story to Congress."
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee also started an investigation into the matter. Senator Charles Grassley (Rep. Iowa), the committee's chairman, asked the Justice Department to lift a non-disclosure agreement that is preventing an FBI informant from testifying before Congress on the matter. Senator Grassley says the Justice Department is threatening to prosecute the informant if he testifies before Congress. The informant signed the NDA with then-Attorney General Eric Holder. He claims to have been threatened with reprisals by the Justice Department under Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he tried to come forward in 2016.
President Trump has said major media outlets have failed to cover the story of the Russian purchase of American uranium mines under the Obama administration.
The Hill has reported that Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees and the Clinton Foundation received more than $145 million in donations from Uranium One and Rosatom affiliated donors. Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton both served on the Committee on Foreign Investment when the Uranium One deal was approved.
Rosatom first announced its acquisition plans of Uranium One on June 8, 2010. On June 29th, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech made at Renaissance Capital, a Russian bank that was endorsing Rosatom's move. Nine separate Uranium One investors gave the Clinton Foundation $145 million. The Committee on Foreign Investment approved the deal on October 23, 2010.
The National Review has reported that after the deal, Uranium One exported uranium outside of the United States, despite the company not having an export license. Where the uranium was sent is unknown.