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Report: Russia’s Biggest Bank Paid Podesta Group to Fight U.S. Sanctions

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 20:49
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Mimicking the corruption and crimes of third world tyrants, the Democrats are furiously seeking prosecution of Trump and members of his administration on false, non-existent charges. History is riddled with these fascists.

They must be stopped.

Conrad Black writes,The frenzy of the Never Trump movement becomes more demented every week. This last weekend, former national-intelligence director James Clapper (no friend of Donald Trump) said that there had been no evidence of any collusion between Trump people and any Russians when, after months of investigating, he left office with the old administration 45 days ago.

When asked by Chuck Todd of NBC at what point the absence of fire would establish that there was no fire and only smoke, he acknowledged that that was a “good question.” Republican members of the congressional intelligence committees repeatedly confirm that there is “no evidence” that has been brought forward of any such collusion.

They are mad. This is the madness that caused Elizabeth Warren to promise personal vengeance on every one of her 52 colleagues who confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general; that caused Chuck Schumer to burst into tears and claim that the Statue of Liberty was weeping, too, over the migrant order.

And it was this same lunacy, of which the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the only known cause, that made Mr. Schumer demand that Mr. Sessions resign (even though Mr. Sessions’s explanation of his answer about meeting the Russian ambassador is perfectly plausible) and that caused Nancy Pelosi to go the distance and demand that TMr. rump resign.

I have a better idea: Why don’t they resign? They are malignant, shopworn, hyper-partisan blowhards, embarrassments to their surroundings and instrumental in dragging respect for the Congress into single figures in the polls. (It has risen a bit under Republican leadership.)

There is absolutely nothing to the Russian story.”

But there is collusion of senior Democrats —

Report: Russia’s Biggest Bank Paid Podesta Group to Fight U.S. Sanctions

More liberal hypocrisy.

Tiffany Gabbay, Truth Revolt, March 7, 2017:

Hypocrisy is the defining character trait of any Leftist.

Liberals have worked themselves into a lather over their contrived Cold War 2.0 with Mother Russia. Too bad they didn’t care when Hillary Clinton sold 20% of our nation’s uranium to the Russian government-owned Uranium One.  And too bad they didn’t care about Russia ties between Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and his brother Tony. Yes, the Podesta Group was paid $170,000 in a six-month period in 2016 to represent Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, to end an Obama administration sanction, The Daily Caller reports:

Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, who was the national campaign chairman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 campaign for the presidency. Former President Barack Obama imposed the sanctions following the Russian seizure of the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014.

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.

The lobbying campaign targeted Congress and the executive branch, with Podesta and other lobbyists arranging at least two meetings between Sberbank officers and Department of State officials, according to Elena Teplitskaya, Sberbank’s board chairman, who spoke to House aides in August.

The discovery of high-profile Democrats like Podesta being paid lucrative fees for lobbying to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia contrasts with charges from Democrats that President Donald Trump and his key aides are soft on Russia while the Obama administration was tough on Moscow.

Podesta’s efforts were a key part of under-the-radar lobbying during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign led mainly by veteran Democratic strategists to remove sanctions against Sberbank and VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.

The two Russian banks spent more than $700,000 in 2016 on Washington lobbyists as they sought to end the U.S. sanctions, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms and documents filed with the Department of Justice.

The DC reports that both Sberbank and VTB Capital “face severe cash shortages due to plunging oil prices, plus the U.S. sanctions. If the economic sanctions were lifted, however, both banks could legally seek funds from American financial institutions.”

A congressional aide who spoke to DC on condition of anonymity noted that Democrats were “with us here in the House and meeting directly with the administration behind closed doors on the issue of the sanctions.”

“The hypocrisy could not be any richer,” he added.

The full report goes into greater detail and can be accessed here.



Source: http://pamelageller.com/2017/03/report-russias-biggest-bank-paid-podesta-group-fight-u-s-sanctions.html/

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