THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND ALL OTHER LEFTISTS TRIED THEIR DAMNEDEST TO CONNECT DONALD TRUMP TO RUSSIA.
Remember the calls to see Trump’s taxes, and how the revelations therein would reveal the connection?
Well, America got a peek at Trump’s taxes, and that backfired on the Left…big time!
There was no Russian connection. Even worse, it turned out the billionaire paid over $38 million in taxes. That revelation put to bed the false narrative that he had paid no taxes.
Then-candidate Trump commented numerous times that he had nothing to hide on the so-called Russian connection. Yet the Left pushed, finally pushing too hard.
AS WITH ALMOST ALL THINGS LEFTIST, THEY ACCUSE YOU OF WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DO.
We learn from The Daily Caller, that indeed the Clinton-Obama camp has a connection with the Russians:
John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
Joule Unlimited Technologies — financed in part by a Russian firm — originally awarded Podesta 100,000 shares of stock options when in 2010 he joined that board along with its Dutch-based entities: Joule Global Holdings, BV and the Stichting Joule Global Foundation.
‘CLINTON CASH’ WRITER PETER SCHWEIZER ELABORATED FURTHER.
He explained that Podesta’s Russian connection is not tangential, but instead a deep connection:
PETER SCHWEIZER: 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 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…
SO SCHWEIZER IMPLICATES CLINTON, AND IT’S PRETTY EASY TO CONNECT THE DOTS. BUT WHAT ABOUT OBAMA?
As Schweizer explains, Podesta goes on to join Obama in his second term. Thus, the Clinton octopus extended its tentacles back into the political mainstream.
So then in 2013, he goes to the White House, to be a ‘special counselor’ to Barack Obama, and that requires that you, you know, have financial disclosures every year.
In his financial disclosure form in 2013, he not only fails to disclose these 75,000 shares of stock that he has in Joule Energy which is funded in part by the Russian government. He also fails to disclose that he is on one of the three corporate board that this entity has.
It’s got this very complex ownership structure. He discloses he is on the company in Massachusetts, that is he on the board of a company in the Netherlands, but he fails to disclose that he is also on the executive order of the holding company.
That’s a clear violation of the disclosure rules that needs to be looked at…
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.
SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP SHOULD DROP THE RUSSIAN STORY ONCE IT LEFT THE NEWS CYCLE.
However, in what we now recognize as Trump’s modus operandi, Trump did the right thing by not abandoning the story.
Further, he gave the Democrats enough rope to hang themselves, and they noosed up!