The Russian trail leads to Democrat Lobbyists The Podesta Group

 

“After the election I will have more flexibility.”

It’s obscene to think that the Podestas will get immunity. There is no one more Russia Russia Russia than the Podesta group. The Clintons will be protected once more. I had intended for my Saturday Flashback post to be:

Bill Clinton’s Multi-Million Dollar Communist Uranium Deal – Circa 2008

which shows there is no one more treasonous than one Bill Clinton with the seed of the present Russian collusion motif beginning there. Check it out. But what do you know, when reading it, the post circles us around back to K Street, lobbyists, the Podesta Group. So let’s do this from Forbes:

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.

Thanks to the Panama Papers, we know that the Podesta Group (founded by John Podesta’s brother, Tony) lobbied for Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank. “Sberbank is the Kremlin, they don’t do anything major without Putin’s go-ahead, and 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.

That’s not all: The busy Podesta Group also represented Uranium One, a uranium company acquired by the Russian government which received approval from Hillary Clinton’s State Department to mine for uranium in the U.S. and gave Russia twenty percent control of US uranium. The New York Times reported Uranium One’s chairman, Frank Guistra, made significant donations to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 for one speech from a Russian investment bank that has “links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.”

Let’s not leave out fugitive Ukrainian oligarch, Dymtro Firtash. He is represented by Democratic heavyweight lawyer, Lanny Davis, who accused Trump of “inviting Putin to commit espionage” (Trump’s quip: If Putin has Hillary’s emails, release them) but denies all wrongdoing by Hillary.

In his February 16 press conference, President Trump declared in response to the intensifying media drumbeat on his Russian connections: “I haven’t done anything for Russia.” K-Street lobbyists, on the other hand, have done a lot to help Russia.

They greased the skids for a strategic deal (that required the Secretary of State’s approval) that multiplied the Kremlin’s command of world uranium supplies. They likely prevented the shipment of strategic weapons needed by Ukraine to repulse well-armed pro-Russian forces. A fugitive billionaire who robbed the Ukrainian people of billions is represented by one of the establishment’s most connected lawyers. More at Forbes

 

 

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Uranium One Informant spills the beans yesterday to congress, no recording taken

 

I searched high and low for a story on the block buster testimony of the FBI informant that testified for over four hours yesterday at a joint Committee meeting of three commiittees. What piqued my special interest was the minimum time Hannity gave to it last night when they had the Informants attorney on,Victoria Toensing. He gave her all of two minutes. Sara Carter gave some time to it, but why have her speak on it? But what was clarified later on Fox in a 20 second spot this morning – “There was no written or recorded testimony taken.” Bingo. Full stop on that one. So I give you this which as far as I am concerned is the one story we can nail Hillary for sure.  So why no recorded testimony? She stated the committees could not agree on the recording. I am including a clip done at the end of November describing how she was preparing her client. Fat lot of good it did apparently. Buried once more. Hannity you should be ashamed. Here is what “The Hill” got ahold of.

A FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton‘s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacks a “reset” in US-Russian relations.

The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the statement obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.

Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative,” he added in the testimony.

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement. “ Full story at The Hill

Bill Clinton’s Multi-Million Dollar Communist Uranium Deal – Circa 2008

Note the date of the Post: Clinton’s Multi Million-Dollar Communist Uranium Deal  JANUARY 31, 2008. But we aren’t talking about Hillary, no, this Uranium thing started with Bill. And what do you know. The dirty cast of characters sound very familiar. One in the name of Frank Giustra.  In yesterday’s post Seven Facts to know about Uranium One – Hillary Clinton responds

  1. The Clinton Foundation Took Big Bucks from Uranium Investors
    According to theTimes, The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, a mining investor who was also the chairman of Uranium One when Rosatom acquired it. It also received $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more from Frank Giustra, the Canadian mining financier whose company merged with Uranium One.

But I digressed. Keep your eyes open for Frank as I return to the chilling days of yesteryear:

Bill Clinton advocated for an oppressive communist leader known for human rights violations, corruption and election fraud to help a Vancouver businessman get uranium and, in return, the millionaire cut a hefty check to the former president’s foundation.

Clinton proudly used his clout to seal the sort of deal that would otherwise be impossible between an unknown uranium mining entrepreneur and the communist dictator of a former Soviet Republic (Kazakhstan), who happens to own one-fifth of the world’s uranium reserves.

With the help of his good buddy Clinton, Vancouver mining mogul Frank Giustra secured tens of millions of dollars worth of uranium to fuel nuclear reactors worldwide. The thank you note included a $31.3 million donation to the William J. Clinton Foundation as well as a future pledge of $100 million. (Seems like this is the going rate for Hillary as well.)

All Clinton had to do was endorse the election-rigging, communist human rights violator (Nursultan Nazarbayev) to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). The former president’s endorsement defied the U.S. government and even his senator wife, who had previously signed a State Department letter detailing Nazarbayev’s serious corruption, canceled elections and government control of the news media.

Yet Clinton flew to meet the Nazarbayev and actually congratulated him for opening up his country’s social and political life to help seal the uranium deal. Incidentally, Clinton lied to the American public when he took the 2005 trip to the former Soviet Republic, saying the visit was to announce a Clinton Foundation agreement with that country to buy discounted AIDS drugs.

The Clinton’s have helped many wealthy donors secure lucrative deals with foreign governments and their ties to the communist Chinese have been well documented. In the 1990s Clinton and his Democratic party accepted massive campaign contributions from the Chinese in exchange for highly secret missile technology and his administration sold coveted commerce department seats in exchange for donations.  H/T: Judicial Watch

Christopher Wilson digs a little deeper into the Canadian connection. He does a nice job of putting the pieces together.

I give you a tweet from yesterday:

Seven Facts to know about Uranium One – Hillary Clinton responds

Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration find themselves at the center of an explosive scandal involving the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia via the sale of the Uranium One company, just as nine foreign investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to help grease the wheels. Breitbart  has a roundup post of important facts called 7 Uranium One Facts Every American Should Know. Meanwhile Hillary is still holding her own as the vast Right Wing Conspiracy lumbers along, hopeful that justice will be meted out to her criminal enterprise. Here is my number one that should land her in jail.

  1. The Clinton Foundation Took Big Bucks from Uranium Investors
    According to theTimes, The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, a mining investor who was also the chairman of Uranium One when Rosatom acquired it. It also received $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more from Frank Giustra, the Canadian mining financier whose company merged with Uranium One.

 

During an interview with C-SPAN, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the controversy surrounding the 2010 uranium deal between Russia and the Obama administration had been “debunked.”

Clinton said “I would say it’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone. In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked.”

She continued, “But here is what they are doing and I have to give them credit. Trump and his allies, including Fox News, are really experts at distraction and diversion. So the closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians, as we heard Jeff Sessions finally admit to in his testimony the other day, the more they want to just throw mud on the wall. I’m their favorite target. Me and President Obama, we are the ones they like to put in the crosshairs.”

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