Here's The Story Behind Trump's Podesta-Russia Tweet

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President Trump took to Twitter this morning to remind Americans that the "It was Russia" stone-throwers on the left may have been living in Russia-funded glass-houses after all...

The story behind this Podesta-Russia link is explained in full gore by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog; dot connectors, Twitter diagram creators and newly minted Russia-conspiracy sleuths from sea to shining sea take note.

Since anything connected to Russia is now considered treasonous, I’ve got a great story for you to sniff out.

It relates to John Podesta, but somehow I doubt you’ll be interested in this one…

The Daily Caller reports:

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.”


The same year Podesta joined Joule, the company agreed to accept 1-Billion-Rubles — or $35 million — from Rusnano, a state-run and financed Russian company with close ties to President Vladimir Putin.


Anatoly Chubais, the company CEO and two other top Russian banking executives worked together with Podesta on the Joule boards. The board met six times a year.


Ron Hosko, a former FBI assistant director said because of the Kremlin backing, it was essential Podesta disclose the financial benefits he received from the company.


“I think in this case where you’re talking about foreign interests and foreign involvement, the collateral interest with these disclosure forms is put in the forefront of full disclosure of any foreign interest that you may have,” he told TheDCNF in an interview.


The existence of the 75,000 shares of Joule stock was first revealed by the Government Accountability Institute report issued last year.


But Podesta didn’t pocket all the shares. Correspondence from Podesta to Joule instructed the firm to transfer only 33,693 shares to Leonidio Holdings, a brand-new entity he incorporated only on December 20, 2013, about ten days before he entered the White House.


Leonidio is registered in Delaware as a limited liability corporation. Podesta listed the address of his daughter, Megan Rouse, in the incorporation papers. His mother and father also appear to be co-owners of Leonidio.


TheDCNF made multiple inquiries to OGE and received no reply. TheDCNF inquiries to Mr. Podesta were not returned.

That's not the end of the story though, as John Podesta's brother, Tony, confirmed Russia's largest bank had hired the Podesta Group to lobby for an end to sanctions...

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.



Previously, The Daily Caller reported that Tony Podesta was proactively lobbying for cancellation of a range of anti-Russian sanctions against the banking sector. In particular, he represented interests of Sberbank and was paid $170,000 for his efforts over a six-month period last year to seek to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country.  Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.




Regular readers will recall that the Sberbank-Podesta relationship goes back many years. Sberbank was the lead financial institution in the Russian deal to purchase Uranium One, owned by one of Bill Clinton’s closest friends, Frank Giustra. Giustra and Bill Clinton lead the Clinton-Giustra Enterprise Partnership, an integral part of the Clinton Foundation.

Consider if any or all of the above had taken place among any of the Trump administration - what would have occurred? How villified would the offender have been? As Mike Krieger concludes, personally, I doubt any of the above is a huge deal, and I certainly don’t think Podesta is working for Vladimir Putin under the table. However, just imagine the hysteria if the above narrative could’ve been connected to anyone in Trump’s orbit. It would’ve been plastered on the front page of The Washington Post and The New York Times with headlines like, “More Financial Ties Emerge Between Those in Trump’s Orbit and Putin.”

Naturally, you won’t see this story hyped because it doesn’t fit the corporate media narrative, and the narrative is all they care about.

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Mr Pink's picture

But...but...all of the smart people on Twatter told me Drumpf is just projecting!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Those smart tweeting people are... just projecting.

Pinto Currency's picture

Here's the story of Hillary's PizzaPac - run by JZ Drizin of Brooklyn with links to Hasidic pedophilia / cult religion

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Pinto Currency Mar 28, 2017 11:52 AM


Donald Trump talks about "Pizzagate"

in 2011!!

Right here in this video you can hear it in the first minute.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Somebody please take the phone away from the old guy


Bigly embarassment

PrayingMantis's picture

... while reading Mike Krieger's Podesta's-and-Clinton's-Projection101-"it-was-Russia-stone-throwing" article, play this background music >>> ...

... it gives that extra ooomph needed to experience the libtards' "full gore" accusations levelled against President Trump and his campaign ... ;)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chris Dakota Mar 28, 2017 3:56 PM

Where did he get it?

Andrew Breitbart who was murdered on March 1, 2012

Who tweeted that Podesta brothers were head of child trafficking sex ring.

that's where, Im sure of it.

He says it @ 0:24

wrong link above


Looks like I am right

Andrew Breitbart questions Ping Pong when talking about Wienergate.

PBR Street Gang's picture

Dude, he mentioned the game of Ping Pong. That's it. There is a better clip out there where Andy calls out John Podesta. Then Andy dies. True story.

JuliaS's picture

Like Ron Paul says - since the government spies on everyone, it's a certainty that the last administration spied on Trump.

By the same token, since it's guaranteed that there are pedophiles existing in positions of power pretty much everywhere (not just in the Catholic church), one can make a blind guess that there is a pedo ring inside the government and be right.

My suspicion is that pizzagate conspiracy is invented, but regardless of that fact, real pedophiles in the government are scared shitless that if the authorities begin digging, they'll be discovered. That's why they want pizzagate talk silenced.

TheGardener's picture

"pizzagate conspiracy is invented" ? More like pizzagate conspiracy is inverted ..poking a deep state hornest nest is what would

could have triggered that aggressive counter-action.  Pedo-rings as horrible and stomach turning they really are still are old school

intelligence modes of operation, East Germany had one set up in the West by spies it sent in camouflaged as refugees.

Tasked at compromising politicians.

beemasters's picture

If Pizzagate was invented (as a honeypot as AJ once claimed), it would have been a stupid "invention" because it was never properly debunked but piqued more curiosity instead. It heightened the awareness of the possibility of a child sex ring existing in DC.

BTW, my original comment about Breitbart tweet above along with a few of others' seem to be missing?? Censored? WTF?

LotUnsold's picture

I share that suspicion too Julia.  I also suspect something similar around the catholic church too.  That is not to say it isn't going on in the Church, but there are some grave oddities around some of the settlements and a curious lack of desire to actually arrest anyone.  These seem to be false trails laid in order to ridicule people afterwards.  Definitely an area in which we should tread carefully and not blare out any accusations.

beemasters's picture

"These seem to be false trails laid in order to ridicule people afterwards."

There has been no "false trails", interestingly enough. None of the strangely high number of circumstantial evidence has been satisfactorily debunked, if at all.
And yes, the usual army of media ridiculed those who believe, but most are already beyond ridiculing and don't care when children's lives are possibly at stake. The ridiculing effort doesn't seem to stop the public outrage but instead, fuels more.

new game's picture

the human mind of certain humans "needs" a good ole conspiracy.

most of us are fulfilled with some hollywood garbage. agreed JuliaS.

but,death to pedophiles. exterminate immeadiatly-no mercy.

north korea style, rocket launch...

TheGardener's picture

@ Chris Dakota : All I get on your link is a still picture of some aging but still doable woman.

Is that you ?

Nietzsche said if a woman has intellectual leanings , there must be something wrong with her sexuality.

That woman pictured would fit right in with her bend nose and eyes rather close to each other that

the typical jew/aristorcratic mixed genes of such intelligent woman would take as a toll.

Don`t mean to offend, but I seriously doubted for a long time your comments were made by a genuine female

person or even just a single personality.  The above observations would stand me corrected .


And my sincerest apologies if this sounds offensive to you, I always very much liked and upvoted your comments .


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) TheGardener Mar 28, 2017 1:52 PM


That is Nancy Pelosi's daughter left on my clipboard from another previous post of mine.

Yes I am a woman, dumbass

I don't know or care who is male or female here. I don't think women or men post in a way that is much different.

You however should be embarrassed to say that Yenta Pelosi is doable.........hahahaah...Dude!

And I am not passive/aggressive like you are, btw that trait is normally owned by females who feel powerless. Maybe you are lesbian, whatever.

This is meant to offend you for your shitty little comments.

wren's picture

Did he say Yenta is do-able? I'm traumatized! Someone get me a teddy bear and binky and put me in a safe space!

TheGardener's picture

Good to know you don`t take offence and neither do I by your reply. We males here care for the few females we have on board and try to treat them very kindly. Almost all of them very cool bitches/milfes that would not demand any special protection which out of courtesy is provided by the aging fight club crowd anyway if it comes to woman. This fight club is a gentleman affair. Skilled linguists can tell by just a few sentences if something was written and thought up by a female. I care a lot about woman and call me a lesbian for the gaydar kind of senses to smell just that.  Which brings me back to my original proposition that project Chris Dakota is written by a team with a purpose.

"I don't know or care who is male or female here. I don't think women or men post in a way that is much different"  you coul not be more

wrong and contradict your otherwise astute statements you are uttering all the time here.


P.S. You ain`t no woman , no way.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) TheGardener Mar 28, 2017 2:41 PM


Why would I pretend to be a woman? It's not like I am trying to pick men up pretending to be female.

No there is not a team, it is one person. Tell me what would the purpose be?I have many interests and talents. I have many planets in Gemini which is where that comes from, and sometimes I am just plain ole drunk when I can't take this world anymore.

Just leave me alone, I don't care if you are male or female. You shouldn't care about me, unless you want to run women off here.

Which it looks like, are you gay because the only men who use the term "gaydar" are gay, its their term.

"This fight club is a gentleman affair."

Ok you got me I am a team of posters, I know so much because there are so many of me and they are all men.

Our goal is to take down the Jew World Order,  God sent us out Gardner!

chiquita's picture

Not that gender is important, unless you choose to divulge it, but I want to know why fight club has to be a "gentleman" affair (sic)?  Women can verbally cut you just as deep as any man--sometimes deeper.

neutrino3's picture

Definetly deeeeeper (sigh)

SheHunter's picture

Well said Chris.  F-- the gender gap crap.

stocker84's picture

You forgot your lithium again today

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) azusgm Mar 28, 2017 2:41 PM

Two links above

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Donald Trump talks about "Pizzagate"

in 2011!!

Right here in this video you can hear it in the first minute.


What are you talking about? There is no video

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chief Wonder Bread Mar 28, 2017 4:38 PM

It was an error, by the time I figured it out someone replied and I could not edit.

maybe it was fated, cuz I do believe in that.

See my post below that, another link also even stranger.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

But was Donald referring to himself eating pizza with a fork as one of the commenters said? (I vaguely remember that, people trying to put him down for eating pizza with a fork). IOW, not the "Pizzagate" being referred to at the present time? I mean, why would there be a secret "Pizzagate" before the Podesta emails? A "something-gate" refers to the uncovering of a conspiracy so that doesn't make any sense.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chief Wonder Bread Mar 28, 2017 7:08 PM

Andrew Breitbart was doing real investigative journalism.

He tweeted "for the life of me I don't understand how it is not out there that John Podesta is the head of a child sex ring"

or something like that.

I bet Podesta was followed to Ping Pong Pizza.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Like Deep Throat said, now you're getting warm

tmosley's picture

All the smart people on Twitter have been banned.

thisandthat's picture

The future of twitter: zillions of dumb bricks constantly updating their status for no one to see, because they either were banned or left for greener pastures on their own...

Implied Violins's picture

All the REALLY smart people never joined.

Socratic Dog's picture

What the fuck IS this twitter you all keep prattling on about?

Dabooda's picture

A gathering place for twits?

SheHunter's picture

A lemming cliff so far as I can tell.

SheepDog-One's picture

'Drumpf'? You idiots can't even make up a good derogatory name, that's just cringey.

Mr Pink's picture

Are you that fucking stupid that you can't see the sarcasm in my comment? This is exactly why I rarely post on ZH anymore.

This site has been taken over by mouth breathing faggots like you

Abbie Normal's picture

It's not even an original derogatory name.  It's copied from an episode of John Oliver where the worst he could come up with after an hour of ranting about Trump was to call him by his old-world ancestor's name.  Kind of like ending a debate by calling someone a dumbass and thinking you won.

SheHunter's picture

Ahhh chill Mr P.  Most of us by this time of night have a few brews under our belt.  Don't take the shallow trash talk too seriously.

Khan Bucklin's picture

You realize you're on ZH right? The undisputed king of cringy overused derogatory names.

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Drumpf was the original Germanic spelling. His grandfather Americanised the spelling, when he became an American, just saying.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Just like Liebowitz is the Germanic of Stewart!

ebear's picture

I called him Orange Julius once, but it didn't stick.

Saucy-Jack's picture

Sarcasm was evident.

It's tough out there.

The central planners's picture

And the Russian are evil saga rethoric continues...