Report: Podesta Got $170K to End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

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Mimicking the corruption and crimes of third world tyrants, the Democrats are furiously seeking prosecution of Trump and members of his administration on false, non-existent charges. History is riddled with these fascists.

They must be stopped.

Conrad Black writes,The frenzy of the Never Trump movement becomes more demented every week. This last weekend, former national-intelligence director James Clapper (no friend of Donald Trump) said that there had been no evidence of any collusion between Trump people and any Russians when, after months of investigating, he left office with the old administration 45 days ago.

When asked by Chuck Todd of NBC at what point the absence of fire would establish that there was no fire and only smoke, he acknowledged that that was a “good question.” Republican members of the congressional intelligence committees repeatedly confirm that there is “no evidence” that has been brought forward of any such collusion.

They are mad. This is the madness that caused Elizabeth Warren to promise personal vengeance on every one of her 52 colleagues who confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general; that caused Chuck Schumer to burst into tears and claim that the Statue of Liberty was weeping, too, over the migrant order.

And it was this same lunacy, of which the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the only known cause, that made Mr. Schumer demand that Mr. Sessions resign (even though Mr. Sessions’s explanation of his answer about meeting the Russian ambassador is perfectly plausible) and that caused Nancy Pelosi to go the distance and demand that TMr. rump resign.

I have a better idea: Why don’t they resign? They are malignant, shopworn, hyper-partisan blowhards, embarrassments to their surroundings and instrumental in dragging respect for the Congress into single figures in the polls. (It has risen a bit under Republican leadership.)

There is absolutely nothing to the Russian story.”

But there is collusion of senior Democrats —

Report: Russia’s Biggest Bank Paid Podesta Group to Fight U.S. Sanctions

More liberal hypocrisy.

Tiffany Gabbay, Truth Revolt, March 7, 2017:

Hypocrisy is the defining character trait of any Leftist.

Liberals have worked themselves into a lather over their contrived Cold War 2.0 with Mother Russia. Too bad they didn’t care when Hillary Clinton sold 20% of our nation’s uranium to the Russian government-owned Uranium One.  And too bad they didn’t care about Russia ties between Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and his brother Tony. Yes, the Podesta Group was paid $170,000 in a six-month period in 2016 to represent Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, to end an Obama administration sanction, The Daily Caller reports:

Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, who was the national campaign chairman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 campaign for the presidency. Former President Barack Obama imposed the sanctions following the Russian seizure of the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014.

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.

The lobbying campaign targeted Congress and the executive branch, with Podesta and other lobbyists arranging at least two meetings between Sberbank officers and Department of State officials, according to Elena Teplitskaya, Sberbank’s board chairman, who spoke to House aides in August.

The discovery of high-profile Democrats like Podesta being paid lucrative fees for lobbying to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia contrasts with charges from Democrats that President Donald Trump and his key aides are soft on Russia while the Obama administration was tough on Moscow.

Podesta’s efforts were a key part of under-the-radar lobbying during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign led mainly by veteran Democratic strategists to remove sanctions against Sberbank and VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.

The two Russian banks spent more than $700,000 in 2016 on Washington lobbyists as they sought to end the U.S. sanctions, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms and documents filed with the Department of Justice.

The DC reports that both Sberbank and VTB Capital “face severe cash shortages due to plunging oil prices, plus the U.S. sanctions. If the economic sanctions were lifted, however, both banks could legally seek funds from American financial institutions.”

A congressional aide who spoke to DC on condition of anonymity noted that Democrats were “with us here in the House and meeting directly with the administration behind closed doors on the issue of the sanctions.”

“The hypocrisy could not be any richer,” he added.

The full report goes into greater detail and can be accessed here.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Once again, why are there no criminal charges against these democrats?

    • Craig

      Gutless Republicans. Look at how they were pounding their chests about repealing socialist obamacare, but when they can actually do it, they wet their pants and go hide. There are few real Americans anymore, just self-serving rats interested in their bank accounts and nothing else. The democrats are the enemy.

    • DAVID EARL-GRAEF

      Remember the republicans sat on their hands and let a person who had no legal right to occupy the White House do just that. Obama’s sealed past and his forged documents and a stolen Connecticut SSN is not “fake news” and is no laughing matter and they meaning the deep state and congress all knew it and continued getting richer while our country suffered. The depth of corruption is mind boggling. See Senate Resolution 511 declaring John McCain to be a Natural Born Citizen and look who sponsored it.

    • AlgorithmicAnalyst

      In USA, they spend a long time investigating before bringing charges. Not sure if other countries take so long.

      On a humorous note, by the time they bring charges, if they ever do, the target is basically dead meat, might as well hang it up and cop a plea :)

    • Ron Cole
    • santashandler

      Yes. Why?

  • Drew the Infidel

    Obhammud tough on communism? Who was it that was yucking it up in the stands at an exhibition baseball game in Havana with murderous dictator Raul Castro at the same time the Brussels airport was going up in terrorist smoke?

  • michaelofsydney

    John Podesta is quite probably not a nice man.

    • Dorrie

      “quite probably”?? Really!? It’s OBVIOUS he’s a feckless liberal who doesn’t care who gets stepped on to get what he wants!

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  • Dorrie

    More pay to play BS! Podesta is one of the worst!

  • freepetta

    Podesta is a crook and traitor. Both brothers should be in prison.

  • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

    Sessions needs to file charges against this traitor!

  • Dr. Doomsday

    I think the whole movement to get Sessions to recuse himself, had to do with what might be discovered by a real investigation, not controlled by Obama and Democrat hacks. It would lift the lid a bit on the sewer that is the beltway. This Podesta thing is just a drop off the iceberg…

  • aebe

    A maojority in each House , and the Republicans will continue to let the progressives have their way . AG Sessions does not have to wait on Congress , though .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights … Carry

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