Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, testified Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors. They were supposedly doing so in the never-ending investigation of the concocted issue of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. That was the easy part. On Thursday he made an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s program where some real questions were asked.
Bartiromo asks Podesta to describe in general terms the substance of his testimony, which he described as “what had happened to me and what the effect of, uh, was on the campaign, the Russian interference in our democratic process. And they’re probing what actually happened, whether there was collusion and what are we going to do about it.”
After he completes his rambling little narrative about the history of the witch hunt, Bartiromo gets right to it, asking, “Do you find it odd that there’s been so much attention on the Trump campaign and the Trump associates and potential collusion with Russians when in fact it’s really the Democrats who have deeper and stronger ties to Russia?”
She gets personal, saying, “I mean, John, I’ve got to ask you about your own situation, your ties to Russian entities. You joined the board of a small energy company in 2011. Two months later a Russian entity directly funded by the Kremlin invested $35 million in the company, you were given 75,000 shares in a Russian company, which you failed to disclose when you became an Obama associate.
The lying and word parsing by Podesta immediately starts, with him saying, “Maria, that’s not true. I fully disclosed and was completely compliant with and, by the way, I divested before I went into the White House.” Maria points out that he divested it with his adult children. He responds that he was consistent with the White House Counsel’s Office, that he was fully compliant and fully transparent.
He then accuses her of picking through his hacked emails and creating a story that is not true. He parses the point of the 75,000 shares of stock, saying he didn’t have any shares of stock in any Russian company. “So go back and get your facts straight, Maria,” he said, feigning indignance.”
Aside from the facts Maria has, there are plenty other sources, such as this excerpt from the Daily Caller from a March, 26th 2017 article, stating:
“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.”
Bartiromo continues to hammer him good and he keeps right on lying with a straight, creepy-looking face, just like corrupt Democrats always do.
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