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  • Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests

    03/20/2017 6:37:22 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Lobbyists hauled in millions for Clinton's failed presidential campaign, thousands for Dem leaders A number of top Democratic lobbyist bundlers, who together pulled in millions of dollars for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and donated generously to Democratic leaders, personally represent or work at firms that have represented Russian interests in recent years, according to a review of foreign agent registration filings. Several powerful lobbyists who have pushed millions of dollars into Democratic coffers have ties to foreign banks and governments. Emanuel "Mike" Manatos, the senior vice president of Manatos & Manatos, a D.C.-based government relations firm, bundled tens of thousands...
  • EXPOSED: Hillary Clinton’s Puerto Rico “Debt Relief” SCAM

    10/17/2016 7:36:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    TheFederalistPapers.org ^ | 10/17/16 | Derrick Wilburn
    With each passing day, more compromising of national security, self-serving and self-enriching behaviors, frauds, scams and general malfeasance on the part of Hillary Clinton come to light via new Wikileaks data dumps. But the news media’s obsession with things Donald Trump has said consistently overshadows things Hillary Clinton has actually done. Revelations have now surfaced that Clinton backed the Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill, a plan to help the financially struggling U.S. commonwealth deal with a $70 billion debt it managed to rack up, after a top Clinton fundraiser –who just happens to be a lobbyist for the Puerto Rican...
  • The Democrats' 'Red Scare' Narrative Is Over: With 140 Characters, Trump Destroyed All Their Work

    03/08/2017 1:46:03 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    David Ignatius should keep up with The Narrative. In his column today, he speaks ominously of Donald Trump's "growing difficulty in the Russia investigation." This is of a piece with several other Red Scare pieces by Ignatius and other anti-Trump Democrats with bylines. A couple of weeks ago, responding to Trump's declaration that the whole Russian Dressing meme was a "ruse," Ignatius wheeled into print insisting that, no, "Russia's Global Hacking Efforts Are Far from a 'Ruse'." Quoting France's ambassador to Washington, Ignatius speculated that, "if unchecked," Russia' disinformation efforts, in which Donald Trump's presidential campaign was "perhaps" a "tool,"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To

    03/08/2017 10:30:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/7/17 | Richard Pollock
    Full title............................EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies........................Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta failed to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) when he agreed to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank. Sberbank allegedly has close ties to Russia’s intelligence services, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Marc Raimondi, the national security spokesman at the Department of Justice, confirmed to TheDCNF that Sberbank never registered with the department under FARA. It did not directly register nor was it registered through any other agency such as the...
  • There is a Russian Scandal. But It's Hillary's Scandal.

    03/07/2017 11:48:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Wayne Allyn Root
    The entire “Trump Russian scandal” narrative is complete utter nonsense. Democrats are so desperate to stop Trump, they’re clinging to a Saturday Night Live comedy skit- with the full cooperation of their liberal lackeys in the mainstream media. They’ve just made a YUGE mistake. And it’s all going to blow up in their face. There is a "Russian influence scandal." It just has nothing to do with President Trump. It belongs to Hilary and the Democrats. First, a few Trump aides had conversations with the Russian ambassador, or Russian officials. Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a U.S. Senator at...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. 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.
  • Clinton-Connected Lobbying Firm Admits to Failure to Disclose Indian Government Work

    11/30/2016 1:04:40 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-28-16 | Chuck Ross
    A Beltway lobbying firm with close connections to Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that it failed to disclose work it did for the Indian government in 2014 and 2015. The Podesta Group disclosed the lobbying activities in an amended filing submitted to the Justice Department earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday. The documents lists five separate contacts that Podesta Group chairman Tony Podesta, a prolific Hillary Clinton campaign donor, made with his brother and former business partner, John Podesta, to discuss U.S.-India relations in 2014 and 2015. During that period, John Podesta, who co-founded the Podesta Group...
  • Podesta cooking with owner of Comet Pizza

    11/08/2016 7:32:25 AM PST · by MNDude · 61 replies
    n Oct 5, 2015, at 8:50 AM, Tony Podesta > wrote: Wanted to flag a dinner I'm doing at my house tomorrow for Hillary. Doing a fundraiser at my house with my brother John on October 6 at my house, John and I are cooking along with guest chefs James Alefantis of Comet Ping Pong Pizza and Buck's Camping and Fishing, Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Massimo Fabbri of Ristorante Posto. Would love if you could go online and make your contribution here: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/donate/?raiser=49983. Hope you can make it. Look forward to an exciting year. Best, Tony
  • Inside Homes: Private Viewing (art collector Tony Podesta’s Kalorama home)

    11/07/2016 8:54:02 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 84 replies
    Washington Life Magazine ^ | June 5, 2015 | Laura Wainman
    Inside power lobbyist, philanthropist and contemporary art collector Tony Podesta’s Kalorama home. By Laura Wainman Podesta’s main design change for the house was to open up the floor plan and tear down the many compartmentalized rooms.The sliding glass windows were essential to give the house an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The red sculpture over the kitchen was custom designed by German lighting designer Ingo Mauer and is a major focal point. (Photo by Joseph Allen) If you’ve ever dreamed of strolling through a museum with a slice of pizza and glass of wine in hand, you need to befriend superlobbyist Tony Podesta....
  • WikiLeaks: John Podesta Emails Part 31 (Happy Guy Fawkes Day!!!)

    11/05/2016 6:16:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 5, 2016
    WIKILEAKS.
  • (vanity) Tony Podesta Photograph Collection Featuring Children

    11/04/2016 7:39:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 177 replies
    VANITY
    Tony Podesta and his wife Heather collect the art photographs of Hellen Van Meene: https://nmwa.org/sites/default/files/shared/sfy_van_meene.pdf Some are on loan to museums. Here's some more of her photos: http://hellenvanmeene.com/ Do NOT post any on this thread that cross any line morally or legally from this artist, but there are some out there. After hearing the kind of rituals going on at Tony's house, this is disturbing.
  • Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group And The Saudi Regime: A Fatal Menage A Trois (Aug. 2016 story)

    10/26/2016 8:29:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a Trump-thumping, conspiratorial nutcase. But it’s true. The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government, a government that beheads nonviolent dissidents, uses torture to extract forced confessions, doesn’t allow women to drive, and bombs schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods in neighboring Yemen. The Podesta Group’s March 2016 filing, required under the Foreign Agents Registration...
  • Clinton Bundler’s Contact With Campaign Chair Skirted Foreign Government Lobbying Laws

    10/26/2016 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 25, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    Tony Podesta's firm failed to file legally required disclosures after emails with his WH adviser brother A high-dollar lobbyist and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign failed to file legally required disclosures for his advocacy on behalf of a foreign government in discussions with Clinton’s future campaign chairman, according to a political law expert. High-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta emailed his brother John, a top White House adviser who would later chair the Clinton campaign, in January 2015. Tony wondered if John would attend a meeting with the Indian ambassador to the United States. “I’m at Camp David Friday,” John...
  • “Getting Things Done” – Brother of Clinton Campaign Chair is Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia

    09/12/2016 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 19 April 2016 | Michael Krieger
    encourage international investment. The Podesta Group is the key firm in question for the purposes of this article. So what is the Podesta Group? From the firm’s website we learn that: The Podesta Group is a top-ranked bipartisan team of tested global advocacy and strategic communications specialists. With that out of the way, who runs the show at the Podesta Group? Well that would be none other than Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, John Podesta. Here’s a description of Tony Podesta from the firm’s site: Many people in Washington can tell you what just happened to...
  • Clinton campaign glossing over its own Russia connections

    09/02/2016 11:08:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Hillary Clinton's campaign and its allies have hurled allegations that Team Trump is tangled up with the Kremlin -- but remain largely silent about the Russian links of Clinton's own campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the company he co-founded. Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, recently told ABC News that the "hand of the Kremlin" is at work in the Donald Trump campaign. This was after his campaign chairman Paul Manafort stepped down amid reports he received payments from Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin political party. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid piled on last week, asking FBI Director James Comey to investigate potential Trump...
  • AP Sources: Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying [Podesta link]

    08/18/2016 12:03:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17 August 2016 3:13pm EDT | JEFF HORWITZ and DESMOND BUTLER
    ....The intent of using the two lobbying firms was unclear, but ironically, one of firms Manafort and Gates worked with has strong Democratic and Clinton ties. The founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, Tony Podesta, is the brother of longtime Democratic strategist John Podesta, who now is campaign chairman for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The head of Mercury, Vin Weber, is an influential Republican, former congressman and former special policy adviser to Mitt Romney. Weber announced earlier this month that he will not support Trump. [snip] In separate interviews, three current and former Podesta employees said disagreements broke out...
  • Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments

    07/22/2016 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2016 12:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    A number of Hillary Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her presidential campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities, according to documents from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit. Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception. The committee finished 2015 with $4.1 million in bundled lobbyist contributions. It has since added more than $2.9 million to its coffers from lobbyists, with $1.2 million of that amount pouring in during the second quarter of 2016, from April...
  • New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    07/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. TurkeyÂ’s president, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. ErdoÄźan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived...
  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators

    03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant...
  • Divorce Beltway Style.. The Democratic breakup that exposes Washington’s rotten core

    04/11/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    how obscene wealth can be amassed through rent-seeking and influence-peddling in Washington D.C., and of the hoary means by which the princelings of the capital and their consorts maintain and grow that wealth. They tell stories not only of an ugly divorce, but of the power of lobbying, of how one family maneuvered to the center of the nation’s dominant political party, of the transactional relationships, gargantuan self-regard, and empty posturing that insulates, asbestos-like, the D.C. bubble. That the broken couple now uses the tools of their trade—the phone-call to a friend, the selective leaking of documents, the hiring of...
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • Company that Owns Zuccotti Park Received Green Loan Guarantee from Obama Admin

    10/10/2011 6:00:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | October 9, 2011 | Lonely Conservative
    It’s been a bit of a puzzle as to why the owners of Zuccotti Park that the Occupy Wall Street gang has taken over have allowed them to stay. They’re angering residents and pretty much stinking up the place. The owners have mentioned that the park is normally cleaned every night, but they have not been able to clean it in three weeks. Sanitation was “becoming an issue” a few days ago. Lord knows what it’s like now, I hear it’s pretty bad. Could the fact that the parent company of Brookfield Properties received a “green energy” loan guarantee from...
  • Solyndra's Whorehouse Lender (Follow the Money)

    09/17/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT · by tomd2 · 98 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 9/17/2011 | Bruce Krasting
    If you want to find out what happened with Solyndra you have to follow the money. I did. The half billion dollars of taxpayer dough that is probably lost in Sol came from the Federal Financing Bank (“FFB”). It’s worth a look at this bank to see what else is going on. FFB is a bank that is owned and controlled by the US Treasury. The chairman of the Board is the TSec. (Tim Geithner). With the (big) exception of the Post Office all of the loans at FFB are guaranteed by government agencies. Technically speaking, FFB has no risks...
  • Bundlers poised for power over supercommittee (Patty Murray)

    09/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 09-18-2011 | ANNA PALMER & MANU RAJU |
    [...]Take AT&T, for example. The telecommunications giant is pushing for the supercommittee to increase wireless spectrum, reform corporate tax and minimize government regulation. The company, which is also in the midst of fighting for its merger with T-Mobile, bundled $71,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee through the first six months of this year and $20,750 last year for Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who co-chairs the supercommittee and runs the campaign arm that is charged with maintaining a Senate majority next November. In fact, Murray received the most bundled contributions of any individual supercommittee lawmaker since last year, also taking...
  • GOP raids Democrats' donor list

    09/06/2010 1:36:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 | STEWART POWELL and YANG WANG
    WASHINGTON — Tony Podesta is one of the best-connected rainmakers in the nation's capital, with a web of personal contacts stretching back 42 years and six Democratic presidential candidates. His brother John was Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff and an adviser on President Barack Obama's transition team. But in an uncharacteristic twist this year, people at Tony Podesta's powerhouse lobbying firm have chosen to donate $32,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee to help its chairman, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats. Since Obama's election, the political action committees and employees...
  • Obama's Gulf Oil Spill Commission and the Missing Experts

    06/23/2010 9:36:41 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 14 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 23 June 2010 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr
    Instead of an oil spill commission staffed with experts, as promised in his Oval Office address, the president has announced a panel with membership that reads like a Who's Who of radical environmentalism. Former Senator Graham of Florida, for example, has consistently pushed for a ban on oil drilling, and Frances Beinecke of the National Resources Defense Council has argued for the global warming agenda -- including linking "global poverty" to global warming, an argument used at the Copenhagen conference to support reparations to be paid to nations such as Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe for our supposed global crimes. In fact,...