Lawmakers failed to seize on an alarming development in the Russia collusion story last week, one that should spark serious and immediate congressional inquiry.
But it didn’t involve President Trump or his administration.
During a heated Fox Business interview with Maria Bartiromo, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta made a series of misleading statements when questioned about his involvement in a company that received $35 million from the Russian government while Hillary served as secretary of state
On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta’s appointment to its board. Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin, pumped $35 million into Joule. Serving alongside Podesta on Joule’s board were senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and oligarch Ruben Vardanyan, who has been appointed by Putin to a Russian economic-modernization council.
The most cursory look at John Podesta and Hillary Clinton’s history shows multiple instances of them engaging with Russian businessmen and government officials. This is why learned individuals get so damned irritated by this Russian/Trump hysteria.
Mind you, I have no issue with business deals involving Russians and the Russian government. They are not our enemy. At most, they’re a competitor. What I do have a problem with (aside from lies) is when those deals come at the expense of the United States, like Hillary Clintons quid pro quo with Canadian mining company Uranium One and the Russian government that saw 20% of North America’s uranium fall under Russian control while millions of dollars flowed from Uranium One to the Clinton Foundation.
But getting back to the article: Yeah, John Podesta needs to be investigated for a lot of things. He’s quietly one of the most powerful “men” in Washington with business and government ties all over the world which he maintained despite being a senior advisor to the Obama Admin. The man is also an alleged pedophile.