Investigate the Podesta-Russia connections! The Podesta deals involved the transfer of U.S. technology that could be used by the Russian military.
Judicial Watch says that’s the tie that needs to be probed.
John Podesta, the former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, served on the board of a company that received at least $35 million from a Russian investment group that was created and funded by the Kremlin. Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton believes his connections must be investigated given the standard we see.
“He served on a board with Russian government officials,” said Fitton. “His board, his company took $35 million out of $110 million raised from a Russia-centered organization, or state organization.”
“So, by all standards, he ought to be subject to an investigation on Russia collusion – if that’s the standard they’re using to investigate the Trump team,” said Fitton.
Fox News host Trish Regan asked Fitton, “I want to know about John Podesta and what you think there. Does he need to be investigated?”
Fitton said, “Well, if the standard is if you’re talking to the Russians and doing business with the Russians you need to be investigated, [then] John Podesta fits the bill to a T.”
Hillary and Podesta profited off the relationship to Russian President Putin
Hillary Clinton transferred “major technology” that “may have substantially undermined U.S. national security” and the media ignored it. Her perfidy was reported by Peter Schweizer in a WSJ piece published July 2016 and released in a report called , “From Russia With Money — Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset and Cronyism.”
In his report, he wrote that a major technology transfer component of the Hillary-Obama Russian reset enhanced the Russian military’s technological capabilities. That is according to the FBI and the U.S. Army.
Hillary put the actors together though she was warned by the FBI and the U.S. Army that the technology could be used by the Russian military, including for hacking.
Both Russian government officials and American corporations participated in the technology transfer project overseen by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. These entities also funneled tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
The Putin-‐‑connected Russian government fund transferred $35 million to a small company [Joule] with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on its executive board, which included senior Russian officials.
Podesta also headed up a think tank which wrote favorably about the Russian reset while apparently receiving millions from Kremlin-‐‑linked Russian oligarchs via an offshore LLC.
Podesta’s brother made a killing off the deal.
The U.S. got nothing from it.
Lucia Ziobro, the assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office, said at the time, “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by their government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies.”
Of the 28 U.S., European and Russian companies that participate in this “deal”, 17 were donors to The Clinton Foundation.
Podesta’s company was enriched by ties to Putin.