John Podesta

Did Podesta Break Federal Law By Not Disclosing His Links To Russia?

 

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager John Podesta has had a rough go at life in the month following her embarrassing electoral defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.

Not only was there an alleged drunken altercation between Podesta and his boss on election night, Podesta has also been outed as a heavy investor in a Russian company with links to Vladimir Putin himself.  This call came, embarrassingly enough, at a time when the democrats were peddling a ridiculous story about Donald Trump’s electoral victory coming only after the Russians intervened on the American election on his behalf.

Now, a new look at Podesta’s financial faux-pas reveals that his slip-up might be much more serious than originally thought.

“Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, may have violated federal law when he failed to fully disclose details surrounding his membership on the executive board of Joule Unlimited and the ‘75,000 common shares’ he received. The energy company accepted millions from a Vladimir Putin-connected Russian government fund.

“Podesta joined the executive board of Joule Unlimited Technologies — a firm partly financed by Putin’s Russia — in June 2011 and received 100,000 shares of stock options, according to an email uncovered by WikiLeaks. Podesta’s membership on the board of directors of Joule Unlimited was first revealed in research from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer.

“Podesta never disclosed his position on Joule Unlimited’s board of directors and failed to include the stock payout in his federal financial disclosures, as required by law, before he became President Obama’s senior adviser in January 2014 — a possible violation for federal law, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF).”

As with any financial or moral scandal within arm’s reach of a Clinton, we shouldn’t expect that this story be picked up by the mainstream media, who are far too busy examining Donald Trump’s golf clubs to report on anything of real substance.

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