In October of 2016, an intern from NBC let it slip that she overheard Hillary Clinton shouting at Donna Brazile when an interview with Matt Lauer came a little too close to home.
According to the story, a campaigning Clinton came unhinged and shouted, “If that son of a bitch wins (meaning Donald Trump), we’ll all hang from nooses.”
It’s not often that you get to look back and find an accurate prediction from Hillary Clinton, but with all the secret indictments coming down the pike, it looks like she knew what she was talking about.
Well, you might not know it by listening to mainstream media, with their constant focus on every hiccup from the Trump administration, but the Podesta Group is coming under fire, and it looks like it won’t survive to see 2018. The lobbying group, founded by the brother of Obama administration insider John Podesta, is reported to be on the verge of shutting its doors forever. The organization has been swept up by the probe spearheaded by Robert Mueller.
The Mueller probe was going after senior members of the Trump campaign team. But, in their efforts to find dirt on Trump, they only found reasons to suspect high ranking Democrats of colluding with Russian operatives. Since then, we have learned that Clinton and the DNC orchestrated the dossier that we’ve been hearing so much about this year.
Two weeks following the resignation of Anthony Podesta, another founding member of the group, we learned that the Podesta Group’s chief executive Kimberly Fritts told employees that the firm would not exist by the end of the year, and that they should not count on being paid through November. This came just three short weeks after reports that the Mueller probe was setting its sights on the Podesta Group.
Fritts announced her own resignation after Anthony Podesta left the organization. All of this comes in the midst of a downpour of indictments over possible connections to Russia. Fritts is already starting a new firm, and she is leaving the Podesta Group as it buckles under waves of suspicion and criminal probes. She will be able to carry over a number of clients to the new firm along with a portion of the current staff at the Podesta group. Employees of the Podesta Group spoke to reporters and said that the atmosphere at the company was largely optimistic. Apparently, they will be happy to finally get away from that festering den of corruption.
At present, Mueller is investigating the question of whether or not the Podesta Group disclosed the nature of its foreign work to U.S. authorities. The main question may be, did they fully disclose the nature of their relationship to a Ukrainian advocacy group, or is there reason to believe that something is being concealed?
NBC reported that the Podesta Group was just one of numerous organizations that worked on Paul Manafort’s public relations efforts for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. According to the firm, the organization was a nonpartisan think tank.
This description became very hard to believe when the Podesta Group received over $10 million in donations from Ukraine sources between the years 1999 and 2014. Saudi Arabia ranks third on the list of highest donors to the Podesta Group with $7.3 million in donations. Because John Podesta was a high ranking member of the Obama administration, this begs questions along the same lines of those raised by Hillary’s pay-for-play scandal.
The next step in the investigation is yet to be determined. However, if the Podestas fail to escape charges over these issues, it would seem that Hillary Clinton would have to be dragged down as well.
While as yet only unofficially connected, it’s worth remembering the recent revelation of the bribery plot concerning the Uranium One deal which put millions of dollars of Russian money into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. So, it would seem that where the Clintons perpetrated their pay-for-play scam, the Podestas — taking notes from Clinton’s playbook — ran a parallel organization, taking bribes and kickbacks as the security of the United States was whittled away.
So far, Mueller has yet to connect all of these disparate dots, but there is little doubt that as this house of cards falls — many prominent Democrat officials are going to fall with it.
~ Liberty Planet