Today Julian Assange and his team have begun to release a new series of leaks that prove, unequivocally, the connection between the State Department’s actions and the nuclear arming of Soviet military powers.
To do this, hackers at WikiLeaks have focused in on Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. Mr. Podesta is a longtime friend of Bill and even served as his Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2001.
Mr. Podesta is also conveniently the founder of Podesta Group, an enormously powerful DC think tank responsible for affecting policy decisions on the senate and house floor.
Part 1 of this release includes over 2,000 emails and 170 attachments. Even worse, over 1,200 of the emails center around nuclear interests. In April of 2015 the New York Times published a story that outted the Uranium One deal where Hillary’s State Department sold U.S. nuclear rights to Russia. Now, 20% of all US nuclear production belongs to Russia.
The deal had to be approved by a special committee of appointed representatives from insider US government agencies. The State Department, the U.S. Treasury, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Committee on Foreign Investment In the United States (CFIUS) all signed off on the deal.
And, just like clockwork, as Russian interests began to assume control of the newly gifted nuclear rights, Millions of dollars were funneled into the Clinton Foundation between 2009 and 2013 from people with direct ties to the deal, including the Chairman of Uranium One himself, Mr. Ian Telfer. Obama’s White House put a “restriction” on the Clinton Foundation that required Bill and Hillary to report all contributions. Unsurprisingly, contributions from Mr. Telfer werenot disclosed.
The story gets even dirtier; when the original article broke, the New York Times completely rejected the possibility of foul play and dismissed any questions regarding the crooked deal as “baseless.”
Clinton campaign Spokesman Brian Fallon rejected any assertions that Hillary Clinton exerted any form of influence on the nuclear deal. In a memo released shortly after New York Times pushed the story, Mr. Fallon put it in writing:
“Apart from the fact that the State Department was one of just nine agencies involved in CFIUS, it is also true that within the State Department, the CFIUS approval process historically does not trigger the personal involvement of the Secretary of State. The State Department’s principal representative to CFIUS was the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. During the time period in question, that position was held by Jose Fernandez. As you are aware, Mr Fernandez has personally attested that “Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter.”
Mr. Fallon failed to include that just a few days before publishing this memo (on 17 April 2015), Mr. Jose Fernandez made a personal phone call to Mr. Podesta. Jose was the State Departments principal representative to the committees involved in passing the nuclear deal. Email ID 2053 of the Wiki Leak database shows exactly what was discussed behind closed doors:
“John, It was good to talk to you this afternoon, and I appreciate your taking the time to call. As I mentioned, I would like to do all I can to support Secretary Clinton, and would welcome your advice and help in steering me to the right persons in the campaign.”
Everyone got exactly what they wanted. In the end, Mr. Podesta went on to recommend Fernandez for a spot on the Center for American Progress board of trustees. Hillary Clinton would walk away unscathed, having profited millions by the deal. She didn’t forget Podesta’s hard work though; he’s currently a key figure in developing foreign, economic, and energy policies atop the throne of his illegally-funded think tank.
Julian Assange promises additional waves of email leaks as the month continues.