PODESTA TOOK $170,000 BRIBE FROM A RUSSIAN BANK
When Russians wanted to end their sanctions, they turned to Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta. The bank bribed Podesta to convince Obama to reduce sanctions.
Recently the Washington Post hired John Podesta to write a Trump column. The irony here is unbelievable. As a top Hillary-advisor, John exploded at FBI Director Comey for not examining the evidence. Now his own brother is knee deep in the bull$h*t. According to Open Secrets, Podesta’s firm racked up $170,000 from a Russian bank, Sberbank CIB.
What did they pay for exactly?
It looks like the money bought meetings with State Department officials. Additionally, Podesta’s lobbying aimed at both Congress and the Executive branch. More so, Podesta was key in removing sanctions against Sberbank and VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.
However, Podesta’s shady lobbying isn’t the big surprise here. The big surprise is more Russian hypocrisy!
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Oh wait, that’s not a surprise either!
Furthermore, no one wants to admit that the Russian trail leads straight back to the Left.
The media fails to mention the much deeper ties of Democratic lobbyists to Russia. Don’t worry, the media seems to say: Even though they are representing Russia, the lobbyists are good upstanding citizens. Not like the Trump people. They (lobbyists) can be trusted with such delicate matters.The media targeted former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, for consulting for deposed Ukrainian president’s (Yanukovich’s) Party of the Regions. He also worked for billionaire oligarch, Firtash, who stands accused of skimming billions in the Ukraine gas trade in league with Russian oligarchs. The media also singled out Trump’s former national security advisor, General Michael Flynn. He attended a dinner with Putin and appearing on Russia’s foreign propaganda network RT. However, Trump’s own Russian ties were the subject of intense media coverage of an unverified opposition-research report purportedly prepared by an ex-British spy, who remains in hiding. It seems no enterprising reporter has tried to find him.
The media’s focus on Trump’s Russian connections ignores the much more extensive and lucrative business relationships of top Democrats with Kremlin-associated oligarchs and companies. And thanks to the Panama Papers, we know that the Podesta Group lobbied for Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank. “Sberbank is the Kremlin, they don’t do anything major without Putin’s go-ahead. They don’t tell him ‘no’ either,” explained a retired senior U.S. intelligence official. According to a Reuters report, Tony Podesta was “among the high-profile lobbyists registered to represent organizations backing Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.” Among these was the European Center, which paid Podesta $900,000 for his lobbying.
This issue with the Russians is so convoluted.
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