For months we have been told – absent even one small piece of hard evidence – that Russia was involved in the 2016 election.
We were told that Vladimir Putin & Co. had a stake in Donald Trump winning, and was “hacking the DNC, then releasing Clinton Campaign Chairperson John Podesta’s emails at strategic moments, to insure that she would lose.
Heck the only reason Donald Trump won was because of this. Russia rigged the election for Trump. It is an illegitimate election and Trump, therefore, is an illegitimate President and he should be removed and…..
Wait a minute. Remember that part at the beginning, where I mentioned there was no hard evidence? Then what does the rest of this crap mean? Nothing, that’s what.
But now we do have hard evidence of Russia’s stake in the 2016 election.
Excerpted from Richard Pollock’s article at dailycaller.com:
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.
When Podesta announced his departure from the Joule board in January 2014 to become President Obama’s special counsellor, the company officially issued him 75,000 common shares of stock.
The Schedule B section of the federal government’s form 278 which — requires financial disclosures for government officials — required Podesta to “report any purchase, sale or exchange by you, your spouse, or dependent children…of any property, stocks, bonds, commodity futures and other securities when the amount of the transaction exceeded $1,000.”
Podesta’s form 278 Schedule B is blank regarding his receipt of any stock from any company.
If this is true – and, so far, I have not heard or read any denial by John Podesta – it is hard evidence of a Russia connection. Hillary Clinton’s top election person, higher up the food chain event than Campaign Manager Robby Mook, had a major stake in a Russian company and flouted the law by not disclosing it.
So mainstream media, of course, will be jumping all over this, right?
Sure. And Chuck Schumer is changing parties to become the head of the Tea Party’s New York Chapter.
Oh, and in case you think the 75,000 share story – odoriferous as it is – completes the Podesta/Russia connection, read this excerpt from “Tyler Durden”‘s article at zerohedge.com:
Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, has confirmed that it hired the consultancy of Tony Podesta, the elder brother of John Podesta who chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, for lobbying its interests in the United States and proactively seeking the removal of various Obama-era sanctions, the press service of the Russian institution told TASS on Thursday.
“The New York office of Sberbank CIB indeed hired Podesta Group. Engagement of external consultants is part of standard business practices for us,” Sberbank said.
Amazing how deep the Podesta boys are into Russia – the same Russia John is so willing to lay at Donald Trump’s doorstep.
But don’t worry, John. As long as media are doing their jobs – the jobs they’ve decided to do instead of actual journalism – you’re safe as safe can be.