- October 09, 2016 -

Clinton’s Close Ties To Putin Deserve Scrutiny

Four Times When Hillary Clinton And Her Allies Sold Out American Interests To Putin In Exchange For Political And Financial Favors

Clinton Sold Out American Military Technology To Putin As Secretary Of State In Exchange For Russian Money For Her Foundation:

Clinton “Worked Aggressively” To Lure Large American Technology Companies To Invest In Russian Firms Based In Skolkovo. “Consider Skolkovo, an ‘innovation city’ of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley—and a core piece of Mrs. Clinton’s quarterbacking of the Russian reset. … Mrs. Clinton’s State Department worked aggressively to attract U.S. investment partners and helped the Russian State Investment Fund, Rusnano, identify American tech companies worthy of Russian investment.” (Peter Schweizer, “The Clinton Foundation, State And Kremlin Connections,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/31/16)

U.S. Military Experts Believe These Skolkovo-Based Companies Serve As Vehicles To Expand Russia’s Military Capacity. “Amid all the sloshing of Russia rubles and American dollars, however, the state-of-the-art technological research coming out of Skolkovo raised alarms among U.S. military experts and federal law-enforcement officials. Research conducted in 2012 on Skolkovo by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a ‘vehicle for world-wide technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology.’”(Peter Schweizer, “The Clinton Foundation, State And Kremlin Connections,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/31/16)

The Clinton’s Family Foundation Has Received An Influx Of Funds From Russian Companies Tied To Skolkovo. “Russians tied to Skolkovo also flowed funds to the Clinton Foundation. Andrey Vavilov, the chairman of SuperOx, which is part of Skolkovo’s nuclear-research cluster, donated between $10,000 and $25,000 (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton’s family charity. Skolkovo Foundation chief and billionaire Putin confidant Viktor Vekselberg also gave to the Clinton Foundation through his company, Renova Group.” (Peter Schweizer, “The Clinton Foundation, State And Kremlin Connections,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/31/16)

Clinton’s Campaign Chairman Sat On The Board Of A Skolkovo-Based Company That Received Millions From A Putin-Connected Investment Fund:

Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta Sat On The Board Of An Energy Company Called Joule Unlimited. “Still, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the executive board of a small energy company called Joule Unlimited.” (Stephen K. Bannon & Peter Schweizer, “Report: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat On Board Of Company That Bagged $35 Million From Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund,” Breitbart, 8/1/16)

Joule Received Up To $35 Million From Rusnano, An Investment Firm Founded By Putin In 2007.“Other Joule board members included senior Russian officials. According to the GAI report: ‘Two months after Podesta joined the board, Vladimir Putin’s Rusnano announced that it would invest up to one billion rubles into Joule Unlimited, which amounts to $35 million. That represents one-fifth of the entire amount of investment dollars Joule collected from 2007 to 2013.’ Rusnano, which former Russian education and science minister and current science advisor to Vladmir Putin Andrei Fursenko describes as ‘Putin’s child,’ was founded by Putin in 2007.” (Stephen K. Bannon & Peter Schweizer, “Report: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat On Board Of Company That Bagged $35 Million From Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund,” Breitbart, 8/1/16)

In 2014 Joule Received “An Extraordinary Warning” Warning From The FBI, Informing The Company That Skolkovo “May Be A Means For The Russian Government To Access” Sensitive Or Classified Information. “In 2014, the FBI issued what it called ‘an extraordinary warning’ to several technology companies involved with Skolkovo. ‘The [Skolkovo] foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application,’ warned Lucia Ziobro, the assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office. … Joule, too, received the FBI letter warning about Skolkovo.” (Stephen K. Bannon & Peter Schweizer, “Report: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat On Board Of Company That Bagged $35 Million From Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund,” Breitbart, 8/1/16)

Clinton Ally And Bundler Tony Podesta Lobbies For A Russian Bank Closely Tied To Putin:

Tony Podesta Is A “Big-Money Bundler” For Clinton Whose Brother, John, Is The Chairman Of Clinton’s Campaign. “It should be noted that Tony Podesta is a big-money bundler for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign while his brother John is the chairman of that campaign, the chief architect of her plans to take the White House this November.” (John R. Schindler, “Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection,” The New York Observer, 4/7/16)

As Recently As The Second Quarter Of 2016, Tony Podesta Has Lobbied For Sberbank Of Russia.(Lobbying Disclosure Database, Accessed 8/15/16)

Sberbank Is Russia’s Biggest Financial Institution. “Which is exactly what Sberbank, Russia’s biggest financial institution, did this spring. As reported at the end of March, the Podesta Group registered with the U.S. Government as a lobbyist for Sberbank, as required by law, naming three Podesta Group staffers: Tony Podesta plus Stephen Rademaker and David Adams, the last two former assistant secretaries of state.” (John R. Schindler, “Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection,” The New York Observer, 4/7/16)

According To The Organized Crime And Corruption Reporting Project, Sberbank Is Tied To Putin And His Associates. “The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the collection of journalists responsible for initially reporting on the papers, have indicated that Troika Dialogue and Sberbank are tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his associates. Troika reportedly signed away assets to another company, Avto Holdings, owned by Sergei Roldugin, a godfather to Putin's daughter.” (Rudy Takala, “Clinton Campaign Chief Linked To Russian Bank Listed In Panama Papers,” The Washington Examiner, 4/5/16)

Clinton Helped Push Through An Agreement Giving Russia A Controlling Stake In A Uranium Company In Exchange For Money For The Clinton Foundation:

In 2010 When The Russians Wanted To Up Their Stake In A Uranium Company Called Uranium One To 51 Percent, Giving Them A Controlling Stake, Which Set Off “Alarm Bells” In America. “But it was the 2010 deal, giving the Russians a controlling 51 percent stake, that set off alarm bells.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

This Was Considered A “Generous Offer To Shareholders…” “And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

Uranium One’s Chairman Was Canadian Ian Telfer. “The new company, which kept the Uranium One name, was controlled by UrAsia investors including Ian Telfer, a Canadian who became chairman.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

The Power To Sign Off On The Uranium Deal Rests With “The Committee On Foreign Investment In The United States.” “When a company controlled by the Chinese government sought a 51 percent stake in a tiny Nevada gold mining operation in 2009, it set off a secretive review process in Washington, where officials raised concerns primarily about the mine’s proximity to a military installation, but also about the potential for minerals at the site, including uranium, to come under Chinese control. The officials killed the deal. Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

Secretary Clinton Was On This Committee. “Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee comprises some of the most powerful members of the cabinet, including the attorney general, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy, and the secretary of state.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

Telfer’s Family Charity Is Called The Fernwood Foundation, Which Donated Millions “During And After The Critical Time When The Foreign Investment Committee Was Reviewing His Deal With The Russians.” “But a review of tax records in Canada, where Mr. Telfer has a family charity called the Fernwood Foundation, shows that he donated millions of dollars more, during and after the critical time when the foreign investment committee was reviewing his deal with the Russians.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)

In 2009, The Fernwood Foundation Donated $1 Million, The Same Year Uranium One “Appealed To The American Embassy To Help Keep Its Mines In Kazakhstan, $250,000 In 2010, The Year The Russians Sought Majority Control; As Well As $600,000 In 2011 And $500,000 In 2012.” “His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012.” (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire,Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company,” The New York Times, 4/23/15)