Podesta’s A Foreign Agent for the Saudis Receives $1.6 Million Dollars a Year


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If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of the same John Podesta who is the Chairperson of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a conspiracy theorist nutcase. But it’s all this is true. The Huffington Post, Daily Caller and even Salon report about Hillary’s betrayal to the American people.  John Podesta has more ties to Russia and Saudi Arabia than Donald Trump does yet they accuse Trump of what they themselves do. 

 

The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government. That is EACH MONTH for a total of $1,680,000.000.00 A YEAR. Let me explain that to you a different way. John Podesta receives one  million six hundred eight thousand dollars a year from a government that beheads nonviolent dissidents, uses torture to extract forced confessions, doesn’t allow women to drive, and bombs schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods in neighboring Yemen.

 

The Podesta Group’s March 2016 filing, required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, shows that Tony Podesta himself oversees the Saudi account. At the same time, Tony Podesta is also a top campaign contributor  for Hillary Clinton. So while one brother runs the campaign, the other brother funds it with earnings that come, in part, from the Saudis.

 

John and Tony Podesta have been heavyweights in DC insider politics for decades. John Podesta served as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, founded the influential DC think tank Center for American Progress (which regularly touts Saudi “reforms”), and was counselor to President Obama. Tony Podesta was dubbed by the New York Times as “one of Washington’s biggest players“ whose clients “are going to get a blueprint for how to succeed in official Washington.”

 

The brothers seem to have no problem mixing their roles into the same pot. Tony Podesta held a Clinton campaign fundraiser at his home featuring gourmet Italian food cooked by himself and his brother, the campaign chairman. The fundraiser, by the way, came just days after Tony Podesta filed his Saudi contract with the Justice Department, a contract that included an initial “project fee” payment of $200,000.00

 

The Saudis hired the Podesta Group in 2015 because it was getting hammered in the press over civilian casualties from its airstrikes in Yemen and its crackdown on political dissidents at home, including sentencing blogger Raif Badawi to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam.” Since then, Tony Podesta’s fingerprints have been all over Saudi Arabia’s advocacy efforts in Washington DC. When Saudi Arabia executed the prominent nonviolent Shia dissident Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, causing protests throughout the Shia world and inflaming sectarian divisions, The New York Times noted that the Podesta Group provided the newspaper with a Saudi commentator who defended the execution.

 

The Podesta-Clinton-Saudi connection should be seen in light of the recent media exposes revealing the pay-to-play nature of the Clinton Foundation. Top on the list of foreign donors to the foundation is Saudi Arabia, which contributed between  $25 million. So I ask you do YOU think if Hillary is elected she won’t be beholding to Saudi Arabia? Do you think she wont sell us out? If you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale real cheap.  What did the Saudis get for their huge contributions to the Clinton’s is access and pull.  

 

Wikileaks revealed a 2009 cable by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying: “More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar e-Tayyiba and other terrorist groups.” Instead of sanctioning the Saudis, Clinton did the opposite:  She authorized enormous quantities of weapons to be sold to them.  You can read about it a Salon.com hardly a conservative website.

 

On Christmas Eve in 2011, Hillary Clinton and her closest aides celebrated a massive $29.4 billion sale to the Saudis of over 80 F-15 fighter jets, manufactured by Boeing, a company which coincidentally contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation. In a chain of enthusiastic emails, an aide exclaimed that it was “not a bad Christmas present.” What is qeong with Americans who are willing to over look this?

 


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