Interesting revelations in yesterday’s John Podesta #22 Email dump from Wikileaks. From possible money laundering to foreign Campaign donors, maybe someone should to go jail?
Today’s dump could be even worse, but we’ll have to go through it to see. So far we’ve seen some question in the Clinton Camp over Huma Abedin‘s role in moving to the HQ position, and not wanting anyone to be confused over “who’s in charge.”
More money laundering as the Bonner Group with David Brock and Mary Bonner appear to “move money” from one Democratic PAC/group to another. Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated.
“I have moved all the sussman money from unity ’09 to cap and am reviewing the others. I will assess it and keep you informed.” Mary Bonner
In relation to David Brock, Neera Tanden, one of Clinton’s advisers, entitled an email to Podesta: Brock/Bonner. She seemed to think they were a “nightmare.”
“Are a nightmare… Really, Suzie Buell isn’t giving to the superpac? I wonder how that got in this story…Sometimes HRC/WJC have the worst judgment.”
We’ll second that, Neera.
Foreign campaign donors
Zero Hedge reported,
“And then there is this email from August 2015 in which German politician Michael Werz advises John Podesta that Turkish president Erdogan “is making substantial investments in U.S. to counter opposition (CHP, Kurds, Gulenists etc.) outreach to policymakers” and the US Government.
‘John, heard this second hand but more than once. Seems Erdogan faction is making substantial investments in U.S. to counter opposition (CHP, Kurds, Gulenists etc.) outreach to policymakers and USG. Am told that the Erdogan crew also tries to make inroads via donations to Democratic candidates, including yours. Two names that you should be aware of are *Mehmet Celebi* and *Ali Cinar*. Happy to elaborate on the phone, provided you are not shopping at the liquor store.'”
So is that why we’ve done nothing to stop Erdogan’s crackdown on the opposition? They’ve been investing in the Democrats?
Of course, then there’s that “provided you’re not shopping at the liquor store” reference. If we were Democrats, we could use that to really mess with John Podesta. Hmmm…
Apparently the Clinton Foundation has been dealing with confusion and concern for several years, to the point that even Chelsea (who’s name is on the Foundation) has been dealing with people’s issues.
She was apparently attempting to distance herself from the Clinton Foundation woes… before the election back in 2012.
“Over the past few days a few people from the Foundation have reached out to me frustrated or upset about _____ (fill in the blank largely derived meetings Friday or Monday). I’ve responded to all w/ essentially the following (ie disintermediating myself, again, emphatically) below. I also called my Dad last night to tell him of my explicit non-involvement and pushing all back to you both and to him as I think that is indeed the right answer. Thanks
Sample: Please share any and all concerns, with examples, without pulling punches, with John and Cheryl as appropriate and also if you feel very strongly with my Dad directly. Transitions are always challenging and to get to the right answer its critical that voices are heard and understood, and in the most direct way – ie to them without intermediation. Particularly in an effort to move more toward a professionalism and efficiency at the Foundation and for my father – and they’re the decision-makers, my Dad most of all.”
So there are 596 emails in the Wikileaks dump from yesterday, October 29. Today they dumped more in release #23. They have one week to go in the promised 50,000 emails. As of yesterday they had released 36,190 according to Zero Hedge.