What Is the Uranium One Deal and Why Does the Trump Administration Care So Much?

The Justice Department is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate a 2010 decision by the Obama administration. Here’s why.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Justice Department is weighing whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton and an Obama administration decision in 2010 to allow a Russian nuclear agency to buy a company that had access to the United States uranium supply.What is Uranium One?Uranium One, with headquarters in Canada, is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium with holdings in the United States. It is a subsidiary of the Russian nuclear agency, Rosatom.At the time ...