Frank Giustra, a Canadian businessman linked to Uranium One and UrAsia — two companies key in the Uranium deal, is a Clinton Foundation donor. Photo: Frank Franklin II / AP

President Trump again brought up the Obama-era uranium deal with the Russians in a tweet Sunday morning, but his claims that the deal reveals collusion between the Clintons and the Kremlin is not supported by evidence.

  • What we know: The deal was approved by the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Individuals related to Uranium One and UrAsia — the Canadian companies linked to the deal — donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  • What we don't know: Whether Clinton was involved in the decision. There is no evidence that suggests she was, but Congress is looking into it. "Any suggestion that Russian money was directed to influence Clinton's decisions would be explosive. But the fatal flaw in this allegation is Hillary Clinton, by all accounts, did not participate in any discussions regarding the Uranium One sale," the Washington Post reports.

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China and Iran have negotiated a deal that would see massive investments flow into Iran, oil flow out, and collaboration increase on defense and intelligence.

Why it matters: If the proposals become reality, Chinese cash, telecom infrastructure, railways and ports could offer new life to Iran’s sanctions-choked economy — or, critics fear, leave it inescapably beholden to Beijing.

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House Judiciary Committee releases transcript of Geoffrey Berman testimony

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The House Judiciary Committee on Monday released the transcript of its closed-door interview with Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was forced out by Attorney General Bill Barr last month.

Why it matters: House Democrats have seized on Berman's testimony, in which he claimed the attorney general sought to "entice" him into resigning so that he could be replaced by SEC chairman Jay Clayton, to bolster allegations that the Justice Department has been politicized under Barr.