Hillary Clinton and the Democrats will not rest until they find proof that Russia interfered with the presidential election.
Yet, there has been little to no proof the Vladimir Putin-led nation did anything.
What about Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s ties, though?
There’s plenty of evidence to suggest team Clinton was influenced by a host of foreign nations, including Russia.
From IJ Review:
A Wall Street Journal commentary article from October made some concerning points about John Podesta, a wily political operative who also founded the Center for American Progress and has ties to the Clinton Foundation. As the WSJ article points out:
The story begins in 2011 when the solar energy startup Joule Unlimited announced that Mr. Podesta had been elected to its board of directors. In a company press release, Joule’s CEO at the time lauded Mr. Podesta’s “extensive experience within the US government and internationally as well.” No one claimed Mr. Podesta was a scientific expert, but the company’s founder expressed the hope that their new associate “can help Joule build the lasting relationships needed for long-term success.”
A former White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, Mr. Podesta at the time was running the Center for American Progress, which supported the Obama administration’s “Russian reset.” Mr. Podesta personally lauded the effort to “build a more constructive relationship” with Russia at a 2009 event hosted by his think tank.
WikiLeaks emails showed that Podesta made a financial disclosure to the White House, and part of this disclosure is that he transferred shares to a newly formed entity Leonidio Holdings, LLC., which was based at the same address as his daughter Megan Rouse.
In 2014, Podesta issued a statement that he had “transferred the entirety of his holdings to his adult children” and then “recused himself from all matters pertaining to Joule for the duration of his time at the White House.”
An extensive New York Times report explored the potential conflict of interest between Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation:
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one. […]
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
Then there is the matter of a Russian government initiative outright giving millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. As the Washington Free Beacon reported in August:
A Moscow-based technology initiative funded in part by the Russian government funneled tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state, according to a new report released Monday.
As President Obama’s top diplomat, Clinton oversaw and facilitated the State Department’s failed five-year project to “reset” U.S.-Russia relations, which spurred the creation of Skolkovo, a research facility known as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer wrote in a new report, titled “From Russia with Money.”
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
(H/T Young Cons)