John Podesta was a very shady figure throughout Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run. Podesta is a well connected individual; he is the founder of the Washington-based Podesta Group and was Clinton’s campaign manager. He is also a former member of President Obama’s White House, where he was Obama’s special counsellor.
During the Clinton campaign, Podesta was the victim of a very public email hack. Contents of his personal emails would eventually be read by the world after being released through Wikileaks. The contents shocked voters; even the Guardian said, “…their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.”
After Trump won the presidency, democrats famously claimed Russians were colluding with his campaign. Ironically, democrats have been tied to Russia after photographs were released showing them cozy with Russian leadership; even Hillary Clinton has been caught selling the Russians uranium. Will Democrats ever accuse Republicans of something they aren’t guilty of?
Now, in a continuation of democrats connection to Russia, it appears Mr. Podesta may be in legal trouble after not disclosing 75,000 shares of stock he was given around the time he became Obama’s special counsellor.
As reported by the Daily Caller, “The Schedule B section of the federal government’s form 278 which — requires financial disclosures for government officials — required Podesta to “report any purchase, sale or exchange by you, your spouse, or dependent children…of any property, stocks, bonds, commodity futures and other securities when the amount of the transaction exceeded $1,000.”
Podesta’s form 278 Schedule B is blank regarding his receipt of any stock from any company.
“Well Podesta should certainly have been more upfront in filling this out. Clearly, it should have been fully disclosed,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the liberal group Public Citizen which was founded by Ralph Nader. “That’s the point of the personal financial disclosure forms, especially for anyone entering the White House,” he told TheDCNF in an interview.”
The corruption doesn’t seem to end. Are we about to see a high ranking member of the democratic establishment finally go to jail?