John Podesta Sends a Cease & Desist Letter to Daily Caller


Update: The story by Daily Called was corrected on 3/20-17 to show the Mr. Podesta was not required to fine Schedule B to OGE Form 278 since he was a “new entrant” at the time he certified the form. However, notice how he was involved with Joule, an entity funded in part by Putin and labeled “Putin’s Baby”. Also notice how he took money from Russians and didn’t contest that in the cease & desist letter. And whether he had to or should have included the information is for the reader to decide.

After Daily Caller published a story about the former Obama adviser and Hillary Clinton campaign director, John Podesta, Podesta’s lawyer Marc Elias sent a cease and desist letter to Daily Caller publisher Neil Patel.

Podesta was Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and has deep ties to the Clintons as well as George Soros.

The article of March 26th was titled, “EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares.”

Reporter Richard Pollock wrote that Podesta “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.”

Elias said the article is “as you know, entirely false,” saying Podesta did nothing wrong. Elias demands they stop printing the libelous story. The lawyer also demanded a correction from Daily Caller.

The story is still posted Thursday evening but Elias did send the letter to the wrong address according to The Washington Examiner.

Daily Caller also has the story from March 26th pinned to the top of their Twitter page Thursday evening.

What is more interesting is a related story from March 21 in the Daily Caller which ties Podesta to Russia’s top energy company Rusnano. That story, EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Was Board Member Of Firms Linked To Russian Investors, can be read on this link and is not being contested.

Joule is the company that ties Podesta to Russia and the Russian mob and Podesta did secure 75,000 shares.

Podesta transferred his shares in Putin-backed Joule Unlimited to the anonymous holding company – Leonidio – when he joined the Obama Administration.

One month before former State Department official Jose Fernandez defended then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decision to sign off on the transfer of 20 percent of U.S. uranium to Russia, Fernandez told John Podesta that he was eager to “do all I can to support Secretary Clinton,” according to purported emails uncovered by WikiLeaks.

Less than a week later he did exactly that.

On April 22, the day before the New York Times ran its Uranium One story, Time Magazine online published a story quoting Fernandez as calling Clinton Cash’s reporting “absurd conspiracy theories,” adding, “Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter.”

Wikileaks first brought this to the public’s attention.

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