Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) issued the following statement on Thursday, Nov. 2, regarding reports that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorized Uranium One to export a form of uranium known as yellowcake which is used to build nuclear weapons.
“Apologists for the Obama administration’s decision to green light the purchase of American uranium by a Russian-backed company have claimed that no uranium was actually exported, but today’s report contradicts that. If this uranium was in fact exported then the danger to our national security is obvious. This will be a major line of inquiry in our Uranium One investigation.”
Congressman DeSantis serves as the chairman of the National Security subcommittee, which is part of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, of which he is a member.
He also revealed during an interview with Breitbart News Daily that: “We know now without a shadow of a doubt that the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, paid Fusion GPS and Steele to acquire the [dirty] dossier, which required colluding with Russian operatives and Russian nationals.”
“So, they produced this dossier and I believe, yesterday I called for the FBI, the Justice Department to declassify all the FISA applications involving Trump associates because what I think happened is, I think they used the information from this dossier to be able to get surveillance on Trump and his associates,” he told the show’s host Alex Marlow.
Besides being a rising star in the Republican Party, who graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, served as a U.S. Navy officer and was commissioned as a JAG officer in the United States Navy.
During his naval service, he deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq and also served at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserves.
In civilian life, Rep. DeSantis served as a federal prosecutor, prosecuting a wide range of cases including child exploitation, theft of sensitive military property, corruption and child abuse.
A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, he introduced H.R. 796, the Drain the Swamp Act, to toughen current bans on officials lobbying the government after their federal service. Combined with term limits, which he also introduced, he believes these reforms will incentivize the rise of citizen-legislators who will focus on the national interest rather than on feathering their own nests.
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.