04/14/2017

Media Silent As Podesta Group Registers As Foreign Agent For Pro-Russia Org

Jordan Schachtel, Conservative Review

The Podesta Group — which was co-founded by John Podesta, the former Hillary Clinton campaign chair, Obama White House senior adviser, and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton — has filed as a foreign agent for a pro-Russian think tank.

The D.C. lobbying shop’s retroactive paperwork appeared Wednesday on the website of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) office. From 2012-2014, the Podesta Group lobbied for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which was created to support former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. He has since fled to Russia after the Ukrainian people rose up against his autocratic rule. Yanukovych was essentially Putin’s puppet, pushing for policies that would alienate Ukraine from Europe and bring it under the umbrella of Russian influence.

The U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act, passed in 1938, requires individuals and organizations hired by non-U.S. organizations and foreign nations for the purpose of disseminating propaganda to publicly disclose their activities.

The Podesta Group is run by John Podesta’s brother, Anthony Podesta, who was a major Clinton campaign bundler. Because of his prominent political connections, Anthony Podesta is considered one of the most influential lobbyists in the world. The Podesta Group is consistently ranked as one of the top five most influential lobbying organizations. The firm reportedly earns close to $30 million a year for its efforts.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

Science March: Do Researchers Risk Becoming Just Another Leftwing Interest Group? [Watch] Ronald Bailey, Reason.com

President Trump Should Run, Not Walk, Away From The Paris Climate Treaty Joseph Bast, Heartland Insitute

REMINDER: Earth Day Founder Murdered/Composted His Girlfriend Weasel Zippers

You Are Richer Than John D. Rockefeller Donald J. Boudreaux

WashPost Reveals The Left's Goal: The 'Mission Was To Bring Down Bill O'Reilly' Tim Graham, mrcNewsBusters

Why Are Republicans Making Tax Reform So Hard? [Watch] Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer And Stephen Moore, The New York Times

Will Tax Reform Fail, Too? Judson Philips, The Washington Times

Why Can’t The Clintons Just Go Away? Maureen Callahan, New York Post

Now There’s “Physically Average Privilege" Katherine Timpf, National Review

The Two Bills: Clinton And O'Reilly Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

I Was Fake News Before Fake News Was Cool [Watch] Ted Noel, M.D., American Thinker

Rachel Dolezal’s South African Road Show [Watch] Bob Parks, Black&Right

How Landlord De Blasio Games The Tax Code Nicole Gelinas, New York Post

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Search

Bookshelf

SHARE

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature



Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

In Search Of History

SHARE

Keynesian Economics and the Great Depression

Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram discusses Keynesian economics and the factors that pulled the national economy out of the Great Depression. The story of World War II shows that government spending may produce activity, but not the prosperity of a truly healthy economy.

 

-- Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    BLS: 4.5%
    Shadow Stats: 22.5%
  • Inflation:
    March Year-to-Year: 2.74% (CPI-U*)
    Shadow Stats: 10.5%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]