Crooks and Liars: Podesta’s Connection to Russia
Back in August, Democrats demanded that Trump be investigated for “connections” to Russia for their “interference” in the US elections. Now we find that Hillary’s campaign chairman is up to his eyeballs in connections to Russia. According to a Wikileaks release, he dumped his shares of a company called Joule Unlimited (that received $35 Million from the Russian Government) into a shell company that allegedly belongs to his daughter. He also served on Joule’s board of directors just prior to joining the Obama cabinet.
Another address “mixup?”
According to the emails released by Wikileaks, John Podesta was 3/4 vested in the Joule company. That means he had 75,000 shares out of a total of 100,000 offered. According to the law, he must get rid of those shares in a Russian-backed company prior to taking a government position. He transferred 33,693 of them to Leonidio Holdings, LLC, which shares the address of his daughter Megan Rouse’s financial business in Dublin, California.
Let’s add those two numbers up: 25,146 share + 8,547 shares =33,693 shares. That leaves 41,307 shares that seem to have melted into nowhere. Wonder if he transferred those too?
The EastBayTimes reported,
The hacked Jan. 3, 2014 document shows that Podesta transferred more than 25,000 of these shares to Leonidio Holdings LLC, which had an address listed as Rouse’s Shannon Court home in Dublin. Rouse operates Megan Rouse Financial Planning from that same address.
“Podesta failed to fully disclose his position on Joule Unlimited’s board of directors and include it in his federal financial disclosures, as required by law, before he became President Obama’s senior adviser.”
Is John Podesta still connected to Russia? To hear him tell it, the ‘Russians are hacking’ his emails. Joule Unlimited has 4 Russian board members: Dmitry Akhanov, President and CEO of Rusnano, and is the former head of the Russian Federal Energy Agency; vice chairman Aram Grigorian a Russian investment banker, and Serge Tchuruk and Ruben Vardanyan who have worked in energy for decades.
Rusnano, you might note, is the Russian State Investment fund. Hillary’s State Department worked to get investments for them here in the United States, one of which ended up being Uranium… investments that profited the Clinton Foundation.
The NY Times noted in an article entitled, Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal:
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
So who has ties to Russia? John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and the ever present donkey in the room.