Podesta Hits Daily Caller With Cease-And-Desist Letter Over Alleged Financial Disclosure Violations

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John Podesta slapped the Daily Caller with a cease-and-desist letter after the conservative news outlet published a story alleging that the former Clinton campaign chairman violated federal laws 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. 

Despite the C&D letter, sent by Podesta attorney Marc Elias, as of this afternoon the Daily Caller article, entitled "EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares," was still published on the company's website.  Within the article, the Daily Caller summarized the alleged financial disclosure violation by Podesta as follows:

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 Barack Obama’s special counselor, 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.”


Podesta’s form 278 Schedule B is blank regarding his receipt of any stock from any company.


Liberals and conservatives alike tell TheDCNF Podesta should have disclosed the stock.

Elias shared his legal handy work with his twitter followers...


...But, as the Washington Examiner subsequently pointed out, he apparently sent the letter to the wrong address...he's really more a 'big picture' guy.


Of course, whether DC's article is true or not, now that allegations have been made we demand that multiple House and Senate committees immediately launch numerous investigations into Podesta's ties to Russia...it's only fair given the amount of time and taxpayer money that Democrats have spent tracking down CNN's conspiracy theories. 

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jcaz's picture

That's classic-  Podesta outs himself as a moron.....

espirit's picture

Seems to be a trend among Pizza-eaters.

remain calm's picture

Lets put this pedophile in a jail cell with Bubba

Dyler_Turden's picture

Seems there are too many Pizza-eaters in DC.

Just take a look at this:


AlaricBalth's picture

Mr. Elias's grammar incorrect.

"These simple facts would have been readily ascertainable by you if you had meet even the most basic journalistic standard of seeking comment or information from my client."

Wondering if Podesta's attorney suggested PASSWORD for John's email.

ACP's picture

The circumstances remind me of when Lena Dunham sent a ceace and desist to Breitbart for rightly calling her a child molester.

So, that's one thing these two have in common.

A better name for Podesta would be "Pedo-sta".

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Pedesto - the pervert magician at a childs birthday party. 

beemasters's picture

He couldn't disclose the information because it was gone when he left his pizza-related handkerchief with a map of its location.

cheka's picture

it likes hot dog topping on pizza

Dr. Venkman's picture

Worse-- it is a very obvious typo on a letter that probably cost 3 grand to write.

booboo's picture

Notice he is not filing a defamation suit cause that would open up a discovery worm hole to hell. Other than that, they should respond with a "fuck off and die in a fire" letter.

Saucy-Jack's picture

Just shows how truly demonic the Washington Post is that it would hire that piece of shit.

Bill of Rights's picture

Jail? I'm all for extermination myself.

Dyler_Turden's picture

Pedesta might have a brain disease from all that spirit cooking

Savyindallas's picture

Drinking sperm, menstrual fluid, urine and the blood of babies has got to fuck you up. He is nothing but a Luciferian Demon - same for the Clintons' , Bushs' and all the other pedophile elites. 

cheka's picture

iyam ya fathah!  SAY IT

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Luciferian Spongiform Encephalitis

GUS100CORRINA's picture


I have the same question regarding HRC as well.


Wulfkind's picture

Ask your boy Trump.  He was the one leading those chants during the campaign


ParticularlyStupidHumanoid's picture

That's a stupid response. Trump has been blocked by the Deep State at every turn. Do you suppose he would have any real power? Only a fool would even suggest that. Wait, YOU suggested that? Well now we know!

Wulfkind's picture

The pussy braggert should have known about the deep state before he ran.

Stop covering for the pussy braggert.  He's failed.  Not even 100 days and he is already a failed president.


TheLastTrump's picture

The only lying going on around here is:




And in FAKE NEWS from PAID LEFTIST SHILL TROLLS that are the media's "internet outreach" branch.


Trump is doing FUCKING OUTSTANDING. Time to support your president if you're an American. If you're not STFU and SIT DOWN because you have no standing. :)

marathonman's picture

'Why hasn't this guy been arrested, charge, prosecuted, sentenced, and jailed?'  Because the conspiracy is so big that revealing it would blow up the whole fetid shebang.  Remember Epstein taking Bill Clinton and other big name 'dignitaries,, royals, and other power brokers to his fantasy island where he had under age sex slaves?  Just imagine if we truly revealed how deep the swamp was - how these 'power brokers' were extorted into doing the bidding of their extorters by revealing the extent of their corruption.  The blowback SHOULD be monumental.  But it is suppressed because these guys are not on our team.  They are working for another boss and he loves secrets....

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


That's classic-  Podesta outs himself as a moron.....

The password of "passw0rd" or some similar variant was a dead giveaway. Poor judgement such as this, and not hackers, is the root cause of the failure of Team Hillary.

SilverRoofer's picture

That's because the fucker isn't smart enough and could copy the word next to the empty box


Wulfkind's picture

So Podesta is waiting on a reply from the Daily Caller.

May I suggest..." Eat shit and die you ball licking cunt"

And then turn around and release even MORE dirt on him.

Frito's picture

Comey will come out and say: 'He did it, but he was just "Extremely careless", so we're letting him go'

John_Coltrane's picture

This is the same moron that fell for some phishing email requesting he change his password-which then allowed his entire email to be hacked. No Russian expertise required!

And Killiary didn't even have a password on her server!

Sometimes, it almost seems like this is a battle of wits against an unarmed opponent. Or a war of the population of right (i.e. conservative) side of the Gaussian IQ curve against the left side (<100).

But even incompetent morons need jail time! Still, as Nelson would say: Ha Ha! Pass the popcorn.

Tyrone Shoelaces's picture

It was them wascally Wussians what did it!

Everybodys All American's picture

Will some patriot just lock this bastard Podesta up? Or are there no patriots to our constitution left in this country.

Paul Morphy's picture

Paedo Podesta gets shares from a Kremlin-backed company.

shimmy's picture

haha, I can't wait to see how much a bigger joke all this becomes in the future. I wonder if a time will ever come where all these morons from the politicians to the media goons will ever look back and say "fuck, we were beyond pathetic then"


philipat's picture

Not a chance. They just don't think like that inside the Globalist echo chamber and totally believe that what they are doing is just and right. They will go down with the sinking ship singing the Star Sangled Banner or chanting USA, USA, USA........without so much as re-arranging the dech chairs.

TheLastTrump's picture

You notice the change in the media since the Trump wiretap tweet? Big time.


They're still desperate to lay something ANYTHING on him, but the tone has moderated. They became aware that they looked foolish.

philipat's picture

Perhaps the same Congressional enquiry could also cover whether it is treasonous for the Podestas to lobby on behalf of a Russian Bank against US sanctions on Russia? I suspect their answer might be "Well we weren't REALLY serious", at which point said Russian Bank might wish to ask for its money back. Alternatively, ........

Jim in MN's picture

Howzabout we expand this 'enquiry' to include ISRAEL and SAUDI ARABIA for 'suspicious', 'collusive', 'untoward', 'concerning' contacts???


Ask and keep asking.

Grandad Grumps's picture

So, now Podesta is not only a pedophile, but a cheat as well?

MsCreant's picture

You can claim you sent it and tell the truth, if you address it wrong. If they never get it, they don't have to change shit!

Just sayin'.

Prolly a lil to paranoid.

Jim in MN's picture

NEVER open the door.


PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Mar 30, 2017 7:58 PM

"I don't want people talking about what I did.  I'm going to get a tyrant to overrule The Constitution."

innertrader's picture

Where is the investigations concerning Billary and the Clinton Foundation???  O'gee, I'm supposed to be looking over at Russia and forget about the Clinton Crime Syndicate.  Talk about pay offs and hits, etc. etc. etc., plus it's been going on for decades!!!

Then you have the MSM late night shows ATTACKING TRUMP every MSM channel every night..... FOR WEEK, AFTER WEEK, MONTH AFTER MONTH!!!  It's getting to the point that I hate them ALL.  About ready to unplug my tv!

THE FACT IS, THE WAR IS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



johand inmywallet's picture

Replace Mika with Bill, Kill Mika!

Coming to a theater near you in late 2017.

TheLastTrump's picture

They honed this shit with Bush, then started it up BEFORE Trump was elected. He couldn't even get INAUGURATED without paid for antifa street riots.


A vagina march the next day. Nice. Morons.

Hammer of Light's picture

Wow... so you're the one! The one who still watches these pathetic lying fucks and PAYS TO BE LIED TOO by shills and Rubes! hahahahahahaha

Bro... CUT THE CORD ~ It feels good NEVER hearing their voices, ever seeing the deluge of farcical big pharma commercials and all the other useless bullshit. LEAVE THEIR SYSTEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN - shut them off, shut them down. Cage the System from your very life as much as you can.

marathonman's picture

innertradeer - I'm down with the struggle, but I don't think Trump is what you think he is.  I'm coming over to the view that Trump was the patsy to take the fall when the whole Ponzi unwinds.  Then the reaction will be to run to the guys that engineered the collapse for a 'solution'.  Sorry dude.

innertrader's picture

You can be "Sorry dude", but your also wrong.... and time and time again you are being proven to be simply, wrong.




Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

AHAHAHAA!  I'd send a letter back saying "Make me stop"  and call his bluff.  Then if he goes full retard, there is this thing called "discovery" so go ahead Pedo Podesta