Democrats have spent months pushing the story of alleged Russian-Trump ties.
Yet, there still hasn’t been anything shown to be improper or any collusion in regards to the election.
Meanwhile, media has ignored the big flashing neon lights of connection between the Russians and the Podesta brothers.
We reported on Tony Podesta and how he was essentially acting as an agent on behalf of a Russian bank to argue against sanctions on Russia during the election. Also, he didn’t file the proper disclosure as to his actions.
But perhaps even worse, is the close connection of John Podesta, the former campaign manager and long-time advisor to Hillary Clinton, as well as advisor to Barack Obama.
Here in a Fox and Friends interview, Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, reveals how Podesta’s firm, Joule received $35 million dollars from Rusnano, a fund directly funded by the Kremlin.
One might think that that would be slightly more important than Jeff Sessions bumping into the Russian ambassador at a conference.
Schweizer said, “In 2011, John Podesta joins the board of this very small energy company called Joule Energy based out of Massachusetts. About two months after he joins the board of a Russian entity called Rusnano, puts a billion rubles which is about 35-million-dollar into John Podesta’s company. Now, what is Rusnano? It’s not a private company, Steve. It is a fund directly funded by the Kremlin. In fact, the Russian science minister called Rusnano, Putin’s child. So you have the Russian government investing in one John Podesta’s businesses in 2011, while he is an advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department.”
Schweizer says that Podesta then went to the White House to be special counselor to President Barack Obama in 2013 and failed to disclose the 75,000 shares of stock that he had in Joule Energy that was at least partly funded by the Kremlin. He also failed to disclose one of its three corporate boards that he was on. This was a failure of disclosure rules, according to Schweizer.
At the same time his company is benefiting with money from Russia, he is advising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He added, “What makes the Podesta case clear is there was a transfer of money and there was a transfer of a lot of money that stood to make John Podesta a lot of money. That is unique and that’s extremely troubling because at the time that transfer is taking place he is advising Hillary Clinton at the State Department. We know that from the Podesta emails that he is helping her make personnel decisions, speech decisions, policy decisions. He is meeting with her monthly. It’s a transfer of money from a foreign government, at the time, that is he was advising America’s chief diplomat, Hillary Clinton.”
Daily Caller breaks it down even further in a response to Podesta’s attorney threatening legal action against them for the Daily Caller’s reporting on the subject.
Mr. Podesta was entitled to receive 75,000 shares of Joule stock upon ceasing involvement with that company.
Joule accepted 1 billion rubles — or $35 million — from Rusnano, a state-run and financed Russian company with close ties to President Vladimir Putin.
Mr. Podesta served on Joule’s board with three top Russian executives.
On December 20, 2013, just prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Podesta caused a Delaware LLC called Leonidio Holdings to be created, listing the address of his daughter in the LLC incorporation papers, and his mother and father appear to be co-owners of Leonidio.
On January 4, 2014, Mr. Podesta directed Joule’s corporate secretary to transfer 33,693 shares of Joule be transferred to Leonidio.
There is no documentation that the remaining Joule shares were transferred to anyone other than Mr. Podesta.
Podesta then of course went on to become Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.
So where is the media focus on this?
There isn’t anything on the Trump side that even comes close to the problem that this is.