Before serving as chairman to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta worked in the Obama and Bill Clinton administrations.
Now, a potentially new “Russia collusion” narrative is unfolding.
Here’s the scoop…
Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama.
During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
In September 2011, eight months after Podesta joined the board of Joule Unlimited, Rusnano, a venture capital fund wholly owned by the Russian government, announced it was investing one billion Russian rubles, $35 million, in the company, which accounted for 46 percent of the $75 million invested in it up to that time from its launch in 2007. Founders Afeyan Noubar and Dr. David Berry invested an estimated $10 million in the 2007 first round. The venture firm Noubar heads, Flagship Ventures – now known as Flagship Pioneering – led a second round investment of $30 million in 2010, as the Boston Globe reported.
Isn’t that something?
The problem is that the mainstream media is still fixated on President Trump’s Russia collusion scandal that they can’t see straight.
Once again, Hillary Clinton has sent a cringe-worthy tweet.
It can’t be surprising to people, at this point.
Almost immediately after 50 people were killed inside a mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Adern announced a ban on “military-style semi-automatic” weapons.
All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.
“On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place,” Ardern said at a press conference in the capital Wellington.
Hillary Clinton felt the need to respond, praising Adern.
At the same time, the twice-failed presidential candidate bashed Congressional Republicans (and conservatives, in general) who provide their “thoughts and prayers”…
Under @jacindaardern’s leadership, New Zealand has banned assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons just six days after the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Public servants didn’t stop at offering thoughts and prayers. They chose to act.
Under @jacindaardern's leadership, New Zealand has banned assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons just six days after the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Public servants didn't stop at offering thoughts and prayers. They chose to act. pic.twitter.com/HuodopsJFp
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 21, 2019
Hillary vs. Donald, part II?
It could potentially happen.
A new report says the twice-failed presidential nominee has not “shut the door” on a 2020 run.