(INTELLIHUB) — Former national campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign John Podesta may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose that he received 75,000 shares of stock from a company financed by the Kremlin upon joining the Obama White House in 2014, according to a report by the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
The report, citing emails leaked by Wikileaks, notes that Podesta first received 100,000 shares of stock options from Joule Unlimited Technologies when he joined the companies board in 2010 and then another 75,000 common shares when he left the company in 2014.
The DCNF writes, “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.”
Multiple experts on the left as well as the right told The DNCF that Podesta should have reported the stock, especially considering the companies connection to the Russian government.
“Well Podesta should certainly have been more upfront in filling this out. Clearly, it should have been fully disclosed,” Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the liberal group Public Citizen told The DCNF. “That’s the point of the personal financial disclosure forms, especially for anyone entering the White House.”
“If the transfer of stock took place, it had to be disclosed,” added former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova. “If he didn’t, clearly it’s a violation.”
Consider for a moment the implications of this startling revelation. John Podesta and numerous other Clinton operatives have continually accused the Russian government of helping Donald Trump win the election yet Podesta didn’t even reveal that he was making money off a firm with connections to the Kremlin?!
Remember, in December 2016 Podesta directly accused Russia of working with Donald Trump while trying to use his appearance on Meet the Press to influence the electoral college voters.
“A foreign adversary tried to directly intervene into our Democratic institution and tried to tilt the election to Donald Trump,” Podesta claimed.
Unbelievably, the Washington Post, which has for months attacked Donald Trump for his supposed Russian connections, actually hired Podesta in February to provide “vital insight” to the American people.
“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” the Post said at the time. “His long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era.”
Reports such as this only further prove that the entire Russian narrative is a media and deep state invented narrative used to attack a president that has actually taken steps against the globalist world order.
When real connections to Russia, such as Podesta’s link noted here or Clinton selling off one-fifth of the countries Uranium, the media simply ignores them or attacks the people bringing them to light.