Social media reacts to Gohmert chart on Obama-era Uranium One deal
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Social media users including several former Obama administration officials quickly scrutinized a chart displayed during a House hearing Tuesday about an Obama-era deal allowing a Russian nuclear firm to buy a uranium company with assets in the U.S.

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP lawmaker: ‘Mueller should be fired’ Hispanic Caucus lashes out at Gohmert over Cesar Chavez comments 13 House Republicans call on Sessions to appoint second special counsel MORE (R-Texas) briefly displayed the chart during his questioning of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Dem moves to force vote on bill protecting Mueller Toobin goes off on Dershowitz for ‘carrying water’ for Trump Overnight Regulation: Groups sue over decision to end pay-data rule | EU proposes tax on tech companies | Sessions issues memo on death penalty for drug cases | Pruitt spent 5K on first class flights MORE at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Gohmert used the chart while arguing that Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate the Obama Justice Department following approval for the Russian nuclear firm to purchase the uranium company, Uranium One.

The chart features the Department of Justice (DOJ) logo in the middle with the words “OBAMA DOJ” surrounding it. “Uranium One” is featured on the top right corner of the chart, while “Russia” is in the bottom left corner.


The chart lists some Obama administration officials more than once, including former President Obama and former national security adviser Susan Rice, who are both featured twice.

Several former Obama administration officials mocked the chart on social media, including longtime Democratic operative Ronald Klain, who served as Obama's Ebola czar, former White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer and former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, among others.

During the hearing, Sessions resisted calls from Republicans to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the deal, which was approved by a nine-member interagency review board in 2010, when Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump can save Republicans and restore sanity to California in 2018 Breitbart News denies readership drop, alt-right label Mellman: The next war MORE served as secretary of State.

The Justice Department in May appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia during last year's presidential campaign.