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Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta Tied to Russian


Mafia, Money Laundering
Emails released by Wikileaks show Podesta shared in the Clintons' corrupt schemes via the
Clinton Foundation and oligarch Viktor Vekselberg's Skolovo Foundation
Roger Stone (Stone Cold Truth) Sun, Oct 16, 2016 | 15,161 86

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Truth

The attack on me by Clinton campaign


chief John Podesta is an attempt to
deflect attention from his criminal
activities in the former Soviet Union.
Podesta is at the heart of a Russian-
government money laundering operation
that financially benefits Podesta
personally and the Clintons through the Clinton Foundation.
To be clear, although I have had some back-channel communications with Wikileaks I had
no advance notice about the hacking of Mr. Podesta nor I have I ever received documents or
data from Wikileaks.
The charge that I am working for Russian intelligence or any Russian interest is also false.
Dont confuse me with John Podestas brother, Tony Podesta, who runs the firm that got
$180,000 from Uranium One, the Russian governments uranium company to which
Hillary Clinton transferred 20 percent of U.S. uranium.
Just how much money did Viktor Vekselberg, a controversial Russian billionaire investor
with ties to Vladimir Putin and the Russian government, launder through Metcombank, a
Russian regional bank owned 99.978 percent by Vekselberg, with the money transferred via
Deutsche Bank and Trust Company Americas in New York City, with the money ending up
in a private bank account in the Bank of America that is operated by the Clinton
Foundation?

Wikileaks emails tie John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential
campaign, into the money-laundering network with the confirmation Podesta had exercised
75,000 shares out of 100,000 previously undisclosed stock options he was secretly issued
by Joule Unlimited, a U.S. corporation that ties back to Vekselberg connected Joule Global
Stichting in the Netherlands a shady entity identified in the Panama Papers as an offshore
money-laundering client of the notorious Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
As a clear indication of guilty conscience, the Wikileaks Podesta file further documents that
Podesta made a serious effort to keep the transaction from coming to light as evidenced by
his decision to transfer 75,000 common shares of Joule Unlimited to Leonidio LLC,
another shady shell corporation this one listed in Salt Lake City at the home apartment of
the gentlemen who registered the company.
Further research has documented that Viktor Vekselberg arranged for two transfers of
unknown amounts to a private Clinton Foundation account in the Bank of America, with
the funds passing though a pass-through account at Deutsche Bank and Trust Company
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on March 15, 2016.
Neither transaction shows up in any Clinton Foundation press releases or publicly disclosed
financial statements.
Further research is that Viktor Vekselberg, in true Russian Mafia fashion, also owned
Skolkovo, the Russian foundation set up to be a Silicon Valley counterpart Russia, designed
to be Russias major player in the reset technology transfer scheme engineered by
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011.

Millions skimmed off Skolkovo in Russia


Russian news reports have documented that all Skolkovo Foundation money was deposited
in Viktor Vekselbergs Metcombank.
Metcombank was the only commercial bank willing to accept the Foundations liquid
assets in a bank account with the ability to immediately withdraw them without receiving a
fine and with interest at a rate higher than the market average, the Skolkovo
Foundation http://rbth.com/news/2013/03/01/skolkovo_explains_why_it_deposited_m
oney_in_metcombank_23414.html said in statement made public in 2013.
That same year, Russian investigators analyzing Federal Security Service, FSB, data in
Russia determined the Skolkovo Fund misappropriated 3.5 billion rubles (approximately
$55 million) allotted from the Russian governments budget for the Skolkovo technology
clusters development a sum that was documented to have disappeared after it was
deposited with Metcombank.
In reporting the disappearance of these funds, the Russian media reported Cyprus-based
Winterlux Ltd. holds nearly 100 percent in Metcombank registered in Kamensk-Uralsky,
the Sverdlovsk region, and Winterlux is controlled by Vekselberg through a chain of other
companies including Mendo Portfolio, Renova Industries, and Renova Holding
confirming that Vekselberg is the primary beneficiary of a chain of offshore corporations
involved in international money laundering that stretch from Cyprus to the Bahamas,
ending up in the British Virgin Islands.

It turns out http://www.ewdn.com/2013/03/04/skolkovo-s-top-executives-threatened-by-


criminal-investigation/ that of the 31.6 billion rubles (approximately $1 billion) the
Skolkovo Foundation received from the state budget from 2010 through October 2012, just
18.9 billion, or less than 60 percent, was actually spent.
Predictably, the Skolkovo
Foundation, http://sk.ru/news/b/pressreleases/archive/2013/02/28/informacionnoe-
soobschenie-fonda-skolkovo.aspx in an official statement, denied any wrongdoing, arguing
that once Russian government budget funds are transferred to the Foundation, they can no
longer be considered as budget means, such that the funds can be used in any way the
Foundation deems legitimate, according to Russias budget code.
Among the offers made [to the Skolkovo Foundation] by several banks, Metcombanks
terms were just unprecedented, Skolkov Foundations Vice President for External
Communications Alexander Chernov elaborated in an exchange with Kommersant, a
nationally distributed newspaper published in Russia, dealing mainly with business and
politics.
Metcombank provided a 5.65 percent interest rate when the average market average was
around 4 percent. This permitted Chernov to argue as follows: The extra-high rate allowed
the Skolkovo Foundation to earn around 80 million rubles ($2.6 million) in interest, so
what violations are we talking about?
In April 2013, Russian government authorities raided Skolkovo, arresting executive Aleksey
Belyukov for graft, in a move that clearly looked like a scapegoat had been
found, https://www.rt.com/politics/vice-president-sacked-graft-932/ allowing the
Skolkovo Foundation and Metcombank to continue their serendipitous relationship.

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To date, the Russian government has not given an accounting what happened to the
missing funds supposedly once deposited in the Skolkovo Foundations account at
Metcombank
A Johnny Chung replay?
Between 1994 and 1996, Johnny Chung was a major player in Washington political finance
and a star guest of the Bill Clinton White House, as a result of his donating some $366,000
to the Democratic National Committee, until it became public knowledge Chungs funds
traced back to military intelligence sources in the Chinese government.
What is suspicious about the Vekselberg connections to the Clintons and Podesta is not
only Vekselbergs generous donations to the Clinton Foundation but also his close ties to
Russian military intelligence.
Skolkovos link to the Russian military-intelligence apparatus is not in dispute, noted the
Government Accountability Institutes http://www.g-a-i.org/u/2016/08/Report-
Skolkvovo-08012016.pdf report entitled From Russia With Money: Hillary Clinton, the
Russian Reset, and Cronyism, issued in August this year.

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The Government Accountability Institute report continued:

The U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth issued a report
in 2013 (written in 2012) about the security implications of Skolkovo. The report
declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a vehicle for worldwide
technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine,
energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology. Of course, technology
can have multiple usesboth civilian and military. And the report noted that the
Skolkovo Foundation has, in fact, been involved in defense-related activities since
December 2011, when it approved the first weapons-related projectthe development
of a hypersonic cruise missile engine.

Security expert and former National Security Analyst Agency analyst John R. Schindler
picked up the theme http://observer.com/2016/08/hillarys-secret-kremlin-connection-is-
quickly-unraveling/ in an article published in the Observer on Aug. 25, 2016, entitled
Hillarys Secret kremlin Connection is Quickly Unraveling.
Schweizer shows that John Podesta sat on the board of a Dutch-registered company that
took $35 million from the Kremlin [Joule, the same company from which Podesta got the
undisclosed stock options], Schindler wrote. The company was a transparent Russian
front, and how much Podesta was compensatedand for whatis unclear. In addition,
Podesta failed to disclose his position on that board to the Federal government, as required
by law.
Schindler next turned his attention to Secretary of State Clinton.

Even worse is how Clinton, Inc. profited from the Russian reset that was one of the Report Ad
big achievements of Hillarys tenure at Foggy Bottom, Schindler continued. Never mind
that the reset was a disaster, culminating in Kremlin aggression against Ukraine. Hillarys
signature program at the State Department ended in unambiguous failure. Yet Clinton, Inc.
did very well out of the temporary warming of relations with Moscow.
Peter Schweizer, in his bestselling book entitled Clinton Cash, noted that of the 28 U.S.,
European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton
Foundation donors or had hired former President Clinton to give speeches, concluding that

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Skolkovo benefactors ended up giving Clinton, Inc. somewhere between $6.5 million and
$23.5 million a figure that is indeterminate, and could yet be higher, because the Clinton
Foundation has yet to reveal all its donors.
Finally, Schindler agreed Skolkovo was merely an extension of Russias military intelligence
network.
Therefore, its no surprise that Western intelligence considers Skolkovo to be an extension
of Russias military-industrial complexand its intelligence services, Schindler wrote.
A July 2013 unclassified study by U.S. European Command that surveyed Skolkovo
activities http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/Collaboration/COCOM/EUCOM/Skolkovo.pd
f suggested, in delicate language, that Russias Silicon Valley is an overt alternative to
clandestine industrial espionage, Schindler noted. Stealing the Wests hi-tech secrets has
long been a Kremlin forte, and Skolkovo is merely the newest effort to purloin our advanced
technology.

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Isabella Jones 5 months ago

"Just how much money did Viktor Vekselberg, a controversial Russian billionaire investor with ties to
Vladimir Putin and the Russian government......?,"

What ties?
Where is the evidence?
What is the action and passage of money from the subject to / through Putin and the government.

Yet again, even in a fight between thieves which this is, one no better than the other, they have to drag
in Putin and the Russian Government as a tar covered brush.

I should, however, confess, that I have ties with Putin. I regularly watch the local Symphanie Orchestra
here where I Live and have even been seen to applaud the visiting pianist / conductor who has played
at St. Petersburg, and probably even knows Sergie Roldugin [or at least has maybe seen him] who is a

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