This agency is an arm of the US Department of the Treasury.CFIUS is an “inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U. business by a foreign person (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.” Here is how the process works: The CFIUS process generally begins formally when parties to a proposed or pending transaction jointly file a voluntary notice with CFIUS containing information required by § 800.402 of the regulations.A review period of up to 30 days begins on the next business day.During the review period, CFIUS members examine the transaction in order to identify and address, as appropriate, any national security concerns that arise as a result of the transaction.…The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter.Mueller’s office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.Russia’s purchase of the company “had as much of an impact on national security as it would have if they set the money on fire,” said Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear nonproliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute and former director at the New America Foundation, in an interview with Politi Fact last year.
If the notice is complete, the Staff Chairperson will circulate the notice to all CFIUS members.
: The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
I expect more light on this scandal in the coming days.
Republicans recently initiated an investigation into the sale of uranium to Rosatom, a Russian-run company.