Clinton campaign tied to Russian bank
Russian bank Sberbank has now admitted to hiring a lobbying firm connected to the Hillary Clinton campaign to fight sanctions against the Russian government. The Podesta Group was founded by John Podesta, who served as campaign chairman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign.
According to senate lobbying disclosure forms, John’s brother and current head of the firm, Tony Podesta, was paid $170,000 in 2016 to represent Sberbank to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against Russia.
Podesta and other lobbyists worked Congress and set up meetings between the Russians and State Department officials to discuss ways to end the sanctions imposed in Executive Order 13660 in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Sberbank and VTB Capital—the first and second largest banks in Russia, respectively—paid $700,000 for the lobbying work.Sadie, GloriaMundi, djean111 and 15 othersThe Crone, Pastiche, ronRonnie, Two way street, goodgirl, Dragon Turtle, Haikugal, mmonk, whispers, Mom Cat, Peace Patriot, canoeist52, leveymg, ZimInSeattle, OzoneTom like thisLiving well is the best revenge.
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