The losses for DC Democratic lobbyist class just keep coming. Now, after all we’ve gone through over the last 8 months, all the Russia, and the wailing, and the tears, reality is setting in. Lobbyists have to get paid.
Towel, thrown. (At least by many Democrats on K Street.)
Now…Let’s discuss some infrastructure spending huh? See the swamp isn’t so bad Mr. Trump. The water’s fine.
No crown. Sorry.
This whole Russia thing has been truly bizarre. I’ve been following it tick by tick since the beginning and I’ve yet to see what Russia actually did. (Not that we think it’s beyond Putin to do something.) And now this silliness from CNN and Buzzfeed? This is ridiculous. Sorry Mr. Podesta, but somebody on your side probably spilled the beans. (Not that we know anything special.) Deal. You lost. At this point your crew is just hurting the country.
Seems like it’s very possible.
It’s not the THE CIA is officially stating something here. There has been a leak from within the CIA. Some (how many really?) apparently within the CIA have signed onto the idea that Russia was trying to sway things for Trump. (And even if this was the case this is probably not something new. Teddy Kennedy even allegedly asked the Soviet Union to intervene in the 1984 election of behalf of the Democrats.
“Can you look into that camera and say for a fact that you know that the government of Vladimir Putin was behind the hack of John Podesta’s emails?…You can’t. And you know you can’t.”
An interesting statement.
The name Podesta is synonymous with influence pedaling in Washington DC. John Podesta, his brother, and his brother’s ex wife are lobbyists extraordinaire. John Podesta came to Obama’s White House to right the ship a couple of years ago. Now he heads Hillary Clinton’s White House effort.
Mr. Podesta has been one of the lead voices spinning the idea that the Russians had something to do with the DNC leaks which illustrated how the Democratic Party gamed the primaries for Hillary Clinton.
The Podestas revel in their insider super lobbyist image. They are the quintessential connected Washington big shots. That the Podesta group would lobby for Vladimir Putin’s favorite bank, which is partially owned by the central bank of Russia (it is the largest shareholder), and which operates as a de facto spy agency (according to the article) is a little bizarre.
It must be made clear that neither John Podesta, nor his brother Anthony Podesta have been accused of any wrongdoing.
This is pretty par for the course. The idea with these folks is that they are “doing well while they are doing ‘good.’”
This is how much crony capitalism is justified in Washington DC.
At this point the only way these guys can get into any trouble with this stuff is if an interest directly hands a wad of hundred dollar bills to a politician while a reporter records the transaction. And even then.
One doesn’t have to be above the law if one can simply write the law to one’s (low) level.