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NeverTrumper Jeff Flake Was Foreign Lobbyist Working For Uranium Firm With Ties to Iran
Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2017 | Joshua Caplan

Posted on 11/19/2017 12:40:50 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com

Since announcing he will not seek re-election in 2018, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is on a warpath against President Trump.

While Flake is lamenting President Trump's rhetoric and nationalist, populist policies, it's important to remember the Arizona lawmaker has a checkered past as a foreign lobbyist who worked for a uranium mining firm with ties to Iran.

Yahoo News reports:

[Flake] came back to Washington [from Namibia] in 1990 and launched a consulting firm, Interface Public Affairs; he signed up the Rossing uranium mine, one of the new nation's economic drivers, as a client.

Flake signed on as the mine's representative a month after Namibia achieved independence. His job was to ensure that sanctions enacted by state and local governments in the U.S. didn't prevent the sale of Rossing "uranium to some of the utilities around the country," he said.

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More recently, the Rossing mine has come under scrutiny for its financial ties to Iran. While the firm Rio Tinto owns 69 percent of the mine, the Iranian Foreign Investment Co., which the Treasury Department describes as a "wholly owned" subsidiary of the Tehran regime, holds a 15 percent stake. Iran has held its share of the company since the 1970s, said Rio Tinto spokesman Illtud Harri.

Flake said he was unaware that Iran owned part of the mine. Indeed, his 1990 federal filing states that Rossing was not "owned," "financed," "controlled," or "subsidized in part" or whole by a foreign government, although Iran and Namibia both held stakes in the mine.

Flake is in the news after being caught on hot mic saying Republicans are "toast," if President Trump and Judge Roy Moore take over the party.

"[If we] become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake told Mayor of Phoenix suburb of Mesa Friday after taking questions at a town hall session.

Later, Flake tweeted a link to the story, saying "No news here. I've been saying this to anyone who will listen."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alabama; arizona; flake; iran; jeffflake; namibia; roymoore
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1 posted on 11/19/2017 12:40:50 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

If true he ought to be tried for treason


2 posted on 11/19/2017 12:42:08 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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3 posted on 11/19/2017 12:43:33 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

The guilty scream the loudest.


4 posted on 11/19/2017 12:44:11 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Progressivism is 2 year olds in a poop fight.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Globalist vs citizens.

Flake was never on the side of the citizens.
We better start dumping globalists fast.


5 posted on 11/19/2017 12:44:22 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Uranium & Flake.
Uranium & Clintons.
Uranium & Harry Reid.
Uranium & Bundy ranch.
Uranium and fed departments.
Hmmmmm...


6 posted on 11/19/2017 12:46:19 PM PST by polymuser (Enough is enough.)
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To: Nifster

Flake needs investigated for possible treason, but AG Sessions is a tool of the swamp and will protect him.


7 posted on 11/19/2017 12:48:40 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Oh my how I love ‘Sun Shine’!!!

Now let the warm, bright beautiful rays come out into the closets, desks, drawers, hidden rooms of all of Government, in D.C. and into every State of Our Country...


8 posted on 11/19/2017 12:49:14 PM PST by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: All

DC, home of the lawless (with exceptions).


9 posted on 11/19/2017 12:50:10 PM PST by veracious (UN = OIC = Islam ; Democrats may change USAgov completely, just amend USConstitution)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Louis Foxwell :" The guilty scream the loudest."

Did Flake ever submit papers notifying that he was representing and acting as a foreign lobbyist ?

10 posted on 11/19/2017 12:51:18 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Flake and McCain, same swamp. Rotten communists liberals.


11 posted on 11/19/2017 12:51:28 PM PST by Logical me
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Why is he not indicted for treason?

Answer: Arizonans favor McCain-alQaeda = ISIS
and Benghazi-DeadAmbassador = McCain-Hillary

and they do not care about the burnt alive women and men.

12 posted on 11/19/2017 12:53:48 PM PST by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

These are crimes and they are “ongoing crimes”. Treason should not be dismissed. Lock him up!


13 posted on 11/19/2017 12:55:51 PM PST by DrDude (Why allow Hillary to continue to breath!)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

If Flake was involved, McCain was involved or for sure knew about it.
Flake never does anything without McCain’s approval


14 posted on 11/19/2017 12:56:08 PM PST by Zathras
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

Many freepers were speculating that Fake got out of congress when U1 got a little too hot for the statist media to cover up with school shootings and such


15 posted on 11/19/2017 12:57:02 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
it's important to remember the Arizona lawmaker has a checkered past as a foreign lobbyist who worked for a uranium mining firm with ties to Iran. Yahoo News reports: [Flake] came back to Washington [from Namibia] in 1990 and launched a consulting firm, Interface Public Affairs; he signed up the Rossing uranium mine, one of the new nation's economic drivers, as a client. Flake signed on as the mine's representative a month after Namibia achieved independence. His job was to ensure that sanctions enacted by state and local governments in the U.S. didn't prevent the sale of Rossing "uranium to some of the utilities around the country," he said. […] More recently, the Rossing mine has come under scrutiny for its financial ties to Iran. While the firm Rio Tinto owns 69 percent of the mine, the Iranian Foreign Investment Co., which the Treasury Department describes as a "wholly owned" subsidiary of the Tehran regime, holds a 15 percent stake. Iran has held its share of the company since the 1970s, said Rio Tinto spokesman Illtud Harri.

Hear Hear !

16 posted on 11/19/2017 12:59:31 PM PST by timestax
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To: Nifster

Not just his loyalty to the Republicans, but his loyalty to America is suspect.

Jeff Flake may not be able to go into a self-imposed exile fast enough if this unfolds the way it looks at this point. While I am sure he has kept up his passport, could he get visas to the expected lands of refuge quickly enough to avoid arrest as he is boarding the international flight? Could he avoid extradition once he got to that destination?


17 posted on 11/19/2017 1:04:33 PM PST by alloysteel (The rhetorical question, "How stupid can you be?" is just considered to be a challenge by some.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
"[If we] become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake told Mayor of Phoenix suburb of Mesa Friday after taking questions at a town hall session.

Amen, bro. That's exactly what we're hoping for.

18 posted on 11/19/2017 1:11:33 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Yes he did, he registered as a foreign agent.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/13/past-lobbying-becomes-issue-in-arizona-senate-race.html


19 posted on 11/19/2017 1:12:56 PM PST by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Exactly!! They know the truth is going to come out and they are trying to discredit the messenger. It’s the whole “Don’t look behind the curtain”. The closer the truth is to coming out the louder they scream.


20 posted on 11/19/2017 1:13:03 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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