Sunday, July 16, 2017 by Ethan Huff
With not a single shred of evidence other than Hillary Clinton shrieking “Russia!” and all of her media lapdogs responding in kind to affirm it as gospel truth, the witch hunt against President Trump over his alleged involvement with the Russian government to supposedly steal the 2016 presidential election continues. Meanwhile, actual real evidence of Clinton’s former campaign manager, John Podesta, having accepted millions of dollars from Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials is so far being ignored as if it never happened.
During a recent interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Podesta slithered his way out of every relevant question pertaining to his involvement with a foreign-owned energy company that reportedly received $35 million from the Russian government while Clinton held post as Secretary of State.
As explained by Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, Podesta was appointed to the board of Joule Unlimited on January 18, 2011, smack dab in the middle of Clinton’s White House stint. Just a few months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Putin, invested $35 million into Joule.
Alongside Podesta at Joule was senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais, as well as Russian oligarch Ruben Vardanyan, who has since been appointed by Putin to the council on Russian economic modernization. In 2014, while still serving on this board alongside these two top Russian officials, Podesta was appointed as a counselor to then-President Barack Obama, which means that he was directly involved with Russia at the time he entered the White House.
When pressed by Bartiromo as to why he failed to disclose this pertinent information at that time, Podesta squirmed his way out of the question by denying this fact. He claimed that he did disclose it, even though his own financial disclosure form shows that he only listed two of the three entities that make up Joule Unlimited. He conveniently left out the Dutch-registered Stichting Joule Global Foundation, which would have indicated the company’s foreign presence.
As to what happened to his 75,000 shares in Joule, Podesta also claimed that he divested of these before entering the White House. He also claims they weren’t “in any Russian company,” because Joule is technically based in Massachusetts. But records show that what he actually did with his shares was transfer them to an LLC controlled by his adult children. He also picked up communications with Joule and Joule investors right where he left off immediately after exiting the White House, indicating that he never actually cut ties with the company.
What this all suggests is that the real criminals who’ve been working with Russia don’t have anything to do with President Trump, but rather with failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Podesta has a lot of explaining to do, and for all intents and purposes is the one who should be under investigation – not only for his apparent ties to Russia, but also because evidence has emerged to suggest that he’s a sadistic pervert.
After all, Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, where Joule board member Reuben Vardanyan once served as head of its investment banking division, was recently found to have had a $170,000 lobbying contract with the Podesta Group, which is owned by John Podesta’s brother, Tony Podesta.
“In short, Clinton’s top campaign chief and a senior counselor to Obama sat on Joule’s board alongside top Russian officials as Putin’s Kremlin-backed investment fund funneled $35 million into Joule,” writes Schweizer. “No one looking at the Podesta fact pattern can claim to care about rooting out Russian collusion and not rigorously investigate the tangle of relationships.”
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