Oct. 25, 2017
Joshua Geltzer was quoted in a CNN article on the "sale of a uranium mining company to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency" "that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010":
Former Justice Department national security attorney Joshua Geltzer said "it's not unusual for a CFIUS review to be handled by career civil servants" as opposed to the agency head, like Clinton, on the committee. Geltzer served during the Obama administration and advised the Justice Department's leadership on CFIUS matters, but did not join the administration until 2013 after this deal was made."While ultimate approval for a particular department or agency's position on a CFIUS matter may come from its political leadership, the bulk of the analysis that informs a recommendation for that position tends to be produced by the subject-matter experts," Geltzer said.