We always knew that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and former “special counselor” to Barack Obama, was up to no good.
John Podesta has been caught covering up his possession of 75,000 shares in stocks from a Russian energy company before joining the Obama White House. “If the transfer of stock took place, it had to be disclosed,” warned Joseph DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney. “If he didn’t, clearly it’s a violation,”
Podesta became a board member of Joule Unlimited Technologies in 2010. When he first joined the board, he was awarded 100,000 shares in stock options. When he was asked to become Obama’s special counselor, he left the board and was given another 75,000 shares.
All government officials are required to disclose any stocks, bonds, or other securities when they join the federal government. John Podesta left his form blank.
To make matters worse, Joule Unlimited accepted $35 million from a state-run Russian company that has close ties to Vladimir Putin. The close connection between Podesta and Putin makes the failure to disclose a counterintelligence concern.
John Podesta created a shell company to hold his shares days before he started his job in the White House. WikiLeaks uncovered the existence of the shell company last year, however; while almost 34,000 shares have been accounted for in the form of transfers, about 41,000 shares remain unaccounted for that Podesta never reported. This is a clear violation of the law for a public official.
Joule Unlimited Technology has close ties to Joule Global Holdings B.V. which was named in the Panama Papers banking leak was a conduit for Russian government money laundering schemes, via WND.
It is difficult to fathom how brazen the Democrats are when they levy false accusations of Russian collusion at President Trump. For every crime they accuse Trump of committing, the Democrats are guilty of worse.
The fact that John Podesta was willing to break the law and not disclose his possession of these stocks shows that he has something to hide. He would rather face the punishment of not filling out the paperwork than have the public learn of the pay-to-play scandal.
The transfer of stocks to John Podesta occurred while Hillary Clinton, working for the state department, was pushing her “Russian Reset” policy. As part of the policy, she sold 20 percent of America’s uranium reserves to Russia, as well as giving them access to our advanced military technology. Both the Clintons and Podesta received considerable money from the Russians after the deal.
The hypocritical mainstream media has let this genuine scandal go unreported while Michael Flynn was forced to resign over a phone call. The entire D.C. elite is culpable, and they cannot be trusted.
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