NYT reporter: Clinton Foundation lied about Bill Clinton meeting with Kazakhstan officials

Jo Becker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, is no right-winger, and in fact has enjoyed a sterling reputation in media circles. So it’s going to be hard to dismiss her reporting on the tangled web of financial ties between the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton, and the people who benefitted from the sale of 20% of US uranium production capacity (and 50% of potential production) to the Russians.

But that story is complicated, something beyond the reach of the low information voter. Something much simpler to grasp is that the Clinton Foundation lied about a key meeting between Bill Clinton and officials in Kazakhstan whose approval was necessary to sell lucrative uranium mining rights to a massive donor to the Clinton Foundation.

Speaking to Fox News on camera, Ms. Becker lays out the lie that was told to her. This video is part of a preview of tonight’s 10 PM EDT Fox News program on what I have labeled “Hillary’s uraniumgate”:

 

Daniel Bassali of the Washington Free Beacon summarizes:

“Frank Giustra arranged for officials to go to Bill Clinton’s house in Chappaqua,” reporter Jo Becker said.

“When I first contacted the Clinton Foundation, they denied any such meeting ever took place. And when we told them we have already talked to the head, who not only told us all about the meeting but actually has a picture of him and Bill at the home, that he proudly displays on his office wall, they then acknowledge the meeting had taken place.”

Lying about a meeting generally is taken by law enforcement and prosecutors (and often juries) to indicate consciousness of guilt.

Jo Becker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, is no right-winger, and in fact has enjoyed a sterling reputation in media circles. So it’s going to be hard to dismiss her reporting on the tangled web of financial ties between the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton, and the people who benefitted from the sale of 20% of US uranium production capacity (and 50% of potential production) to the Russians.

But that story is complicated, something beyond the reach of the low information voter. Something much simpler to grasp is that the Clinton Foundation lied about a key meeting between Bill Clinton and officials in Kazakhstan whose approval was necessary to sell lucrative uranium mining rights to a massive donor to the Clinton Foundation.

Speaking to Fox News on camera, Ms. Becker lays out the lie that was told to her. This video is part of a preview of tonight’s 10 PM EDT Fox News program on what I have labeled “Hillary’s uraniumgate”:

 

Daniel Bassali of the Washington Free Beacon summarizes:

“Frank Giustra arranged for officials to go to Bill Clinton’s house in Chappaqua,” reporter Jo Becker said.

“When I first contacted the Clinton Foundation, they denied any such meeting ever took place. And when we told them we have already talked to the head, who not only told us all about the meeting but actually has a picture of him and Bill at the home, that he proudly displays on his office wall, they then acknowledge the meeting had taken place.”

Lying about a meeting generally is taken by law enforcement and prosecutors (and often juries) to indicate consciousness of guilt.