The lawyer for an FBI informant at the heart of a Russian bribery plot covered up by the previous administration is claiming that her client was threatened by Obama Justice Department lawyers who warned “his reputation and liberty [was] in jeopardy” if he did not drop a lawsuit against the government.

The case involves consistent evidence that the Russians used bribery, kickbacks, and extortion to get a stake in the U.S. atomic energy industry. Despite knowledge of such influence, the Obama Administration still approved the 2010 deal giving Moscow a stake in America’s uranium supply and production.

Earlier this week, the Justice Department lifted a gag order on the informant allowing him to provide Congress with “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market.”

That includes the Uranium One deal cut by Hillary Clinton’s State Department in 2010, a deal which led to millions of dollars in kickbacks to the Clinton Foundation from company executives.

Lawyer for the informant, Victoria Toensing, claims that the Obama Administration tried to bully her client into dropping a civil suit against the government just last year, equating it to the threats the informant received from Russia itself.

“The Russians have threatened him, and up until just last night the U.S. government has threatened him,” Toensing told the Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese during an interview on WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall.”

“He was told that if he didn’t dismiss the case his reputation and liberty were in jeopardy.”

And lest you think the ‘your liberty is in jeopardy’ threat was just an idle one, try to recall what happened to the director of the YouTube video that the Obama Administration blamed for Benghazi.

Last week, Toensing alluded to the threats made by the Obama Administration and said her client took those equally as seriously as those coming from Russia.

The FBI informant “is not only afraid of the Russian people, but he is afraid of the US government because of the threats the Obama administration made against him,” Toensing said.

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