When I first read that the Podesta Group had been swept up into Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion, that Tony Podesta had stepped down from his company, I felt something really strange is going on here. What if this entire Russian collusion probe into President Trump is one big Trojan Horse designed to conceal the real target of the investigation… the Clintons (as well as the vile Podesta brothers) and thus trick the mainstream, corporate-controlled media into covering the entire investigation.
Is it possible? Is Mueller secretly working with Trump to expose Dem corruption?
I’ve asked this question before, and I honestly don’t have an answer. Is “President Donald Trump some kind of Machiavellian genius or is he is simply a crass buffoon.” I’ve also presented the argument that President Trump may be a Freemason? Obviously, there is much more to Donald Trump than meets the eye, more than the caricature that he personifies, much more than is portrayed by the mainstream media, or even the alt-media. As always, the truth may be neither simple nor black & white.
When Trump fired FBI Director Comey he ignited a media furor causing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a Special Counsel named Robert Mueller—yet no one noticed that the day prior to Mueller’s appointment being announced, he and Trump had met secretly in the White House for, at least, four hours.
So what exactly did Trump and Mueller talk about? Why consider Meuller for FBI Director, when according to leaked information “Hillary Clinton Told FBI’s Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009 “Secret Plane-Side Tarmac Meeting” or as retired FBI special agent Coleen Rowley claimes Mueller … presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence. Meuller’s resume reads like a poster boy for the Deep State. So then why would Meuller foolishly ensnare the Podesta Brothers in his investigation of President Trump?
The highly suspect site What Does It Mean claims to have the inside answers. (Note: they are either accidently or intentionally mispelling his name as “Special Counsel Muller,” as the comment below points out.)
And at least one reporter within the mainstream media is actually reporting this story… BELOW.
Given the release of John Podesta’s controversial emails one year ago, it does seem there is some type of coordinated effort to expose them. And if you expose the Podestas, do you expose the Clintons in the process?
Tucker Carlson Source: Podesta Brothers and Manafort, Not Trump, “Central Figures” In Mueller Probe
FOX News’ Tucker Carlson said he has a source who told him that the Podesta brothers and Paul Manafort are the “central figures” Robert Mueller’s investigation, not President Trump. The source, Carlson said, told him about events that implicate Manafort, the Podesta brothers, Hillary Clinton and her State Department, and Russian oligarchs. The source has been interviewed by Mueller’s independent investigators.
“If true,” Carlson said, the story weaved by the source shows the media is focusing on the wrong Russia story.
The source tells Tucker Carlson that Paul Manafort worked extensively with the Podesta Group as far back as 2011 on behalf of Russia. Manafort’s Russian associates wanted to influence Washington and sought the Podesta brothers because of their ties to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a meeting with the Podestas that included a representative of the Clinton Foundation that specifically was about how to assist Uranium One in a deal that reportedly netted the foundation $100 million in donations.
“Sometimes, our source said, ties between The Podesta Group and the Clintons were explicit,” Carlson explained. “Tony Podesta spoke regularly to Hillary Clinton while she ran the State Department. Our source remembers Podesta’s assistant announcing that ‘Secretary Clinton is on the line.'”
“At one point in either 2013 or maybe early 2014 our source says a meeting was held that included both Tony Podesta and a representative of the Clinton Foundation. The explicit subject of that meeting? How to assist Uranium One, that’s the Russian-owned company that controls 20% of American uranium production, and whose board members gave more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. As our source put it, Tony Podesta was basically part of the Clinton Foundation,” Carlson shared.
“‘They are more focused on facilitators of Russian influence in this country,’ says our source, than they are on election collusion,” Carlson said. “The Podesta Group he says, ‘is in their crosshairs.’ We should note the obvious, that many of the lobbying efforts our source described to us today are not yet illegal necessarily and that tells you a lot about modern American politics.”
“If true, the story we heard overturns much of what we think we know about Russian attempts to influence American policy. We believe our source is telling the truth. We don’t think he has reason to lie to us. The facts we’ve been able to check have turned out to be accurate. We believe our source has exposed behavior that undermines this country, but that, unfortunately, is common here in Washington. We plan to proceed carefully as we report this out, but we will proceed bringing you everything went find. We suspect there’s a lot there,” Carlson disclosed.
From Tuesday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight on the FOX News Channel:
TUCKER CARLSON: We’re beginning tonight with a story we just learned a few hours ago, a story that amazed us. Last night on this show we told you about how The Podesta Group, a lobbying firm, co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and his brother Tony had been sucked into independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in American politics.
Before last night’s show was even over, we got an email from a man with direct personal knowledge of that story. The man, whose name we can’t reveal for the time being, is a former senior employee of The Podesta Group. He worked there for years. He said he was motivated to contact us by the disgust he felt watching media coverage of the Russia story. Not only were most reporters getting it wrong, he said, they were getting it backward. The Russians were in fact deeply involved in American politics, but the real story had almost nothing to do with the 2016 presidential campaign.
Intrigued, we agreed to meet with a source today. He just left our offices here in Washington a couple of hours ago. The story he told us is astonishing. We will be following up on it, confirming more of it and bringing you details throughout this week and after.
But first, here’s an overview of what he told us. Media reports describe Paul Manafort as a central figure in the Russia investigation due to the several months he spent as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. According to our source, that’s only half true. Manafort is indeed at the center of this investigation, but not because of his ties to Trump. In fact, Paul Manafort spent years working with The Podesta Group on behalf of Russian government interests. That relationship extends back to at least 2011 when our source claims Manafort had dinner with both Podestas, Tony and John. In the years following, our sources says he saw Paul Manafort in The Podesta Group offices “all the time.” At least once a month. Manafort was not there to socialize, he was representing Russian business and political interests, who sought to influence Capitol Hill, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and the Obama administration.
Our source describes Manafort bringing what he called a parade of Russian oligarchs up to the Congress where they met with members and their staffs. But the central effort to extend Russian influence was focused on the executive branch, the Obama administration. The vehicle through which Paul Manafort worked for the Russians was a shell group called the ‘European Center for a Modern Ukraine.’
The group supposedly was based in Belgium, but it had no actual offices there. It had in fact only two employees, both of them based in Ukraine. Their telephone number in Brussels rang in Kiev, it was a sham. Yet, it did have a presence here in Washington. The European Center for a Modern Ukraine was a major client of The Podesta Group. Now, why did the Russians choose The Podesta Group? Well because both Podestas were close to the Clintons and Hillary was then Secretary of State. She could get things done for the Podesta’s Russian clients.
It was influence peddling, the most obvious kind. For example, our source says that at John Podesta’s recommendation, his brother Tony hired a man named David Adams. Before joining The Podesta Group group, Adams worked at the State Department as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. He was also chief legislative advisor to Hillary Clinton. As part of his job, Adams personally briefed Hillary Clinton every day. He aided in the confirmation of at least 122 political nominees at State. By hiring him in 2013, our source says, The Podesta Group got a direct liaison between their offices and by extension their Russian clients, and Hillary’s State Department.
Sometimes, our source said, ties between The Podesta Group and the Clintons were explicit. Tony Podesta spoke regularly to Hillary Clinton while she ran the State Department. Our source remembers Podesta’s assistant announcing that “Secretary Clinton is on the line.”
At one point in either 2013 or maybe early 2014 our source says a meeting was held that included both Tony Podesta and a representative of the Clinton Foundation. The explicit subject of that meeting? How to assist Uranium One, that’s the Russian-owned company that controls 20% of American uranium production, and whose board members gave more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. As our source put it, Tony Podesta was basically part of the Clinton Foundation.
Now, apparently, there was not a lot of pretending about this internally at The Podesta Group. According to our source, Manafort was clear, crystal clear that Russia wanted to cultivate ties to Hillary Clinton in the belief she was likely to become president. These links to Hillary were apparently quite valuable to the Russian. Our source believes that the Russian money Manafort funneled to The Podesta Group greatly exceeds the roughly one million they were officially paid. That’s what he said. Some of these payments he indicated could be hidden kickbacks that would be hard for investigators to trace. Our source described The Podesta Group books as “a treasure trove, and highly secret.”
He told us The Podesta Group had no board overseeing it and that all financial decisions internally were made by Tony Podesta personally. The group’s employees he said, included a person whose only official job was managing Tony Podesta’s art collection. It would be obviously pretty easy for an organization like that to conceal financial transactions. Now, the source we spoke to has been interviewed extensively by Robert Mueller’s independent investigators. The press account of Mueller’s investigation is still framed as a hunt for collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the government of Russia.
Our source says investigators are in fact very interested in Manafort’s behavior while he ran the Trump campaign, but otherwise, that description is mostly bogus. The investigation has broadened now to determine which people and which organizations in Washington have spent years working secretly as de facto operatives on behalf of Russian government and business interests. The Podesta Group is chief among these.
“They are more focused on facilitators of Russian influence in this country,” says our source, then they are on election collusion. “The Podesta Group he says, “is in their crosshairs.” We should note the obvious, that many of the lobbying efforts our source described to us today are not yet illegal necessarily and that tells you a lot about modern American politics.
But if true, the story we heard overturns much of what we think we know about Russian attempts to influence American policy. We believe our source is telling the truth. We don’t think he has reason to lie to us. The facts we’ve been able to check have turned out to be accurate. We believe our source has exposed behavior that undermines this country, but that, unfortunately, is common here in Washington. We plan to proceed carefully as we report this out, but we will proceed bringing you everything we find. We suspect there’s a lot there.
How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History
That night on stage Trump made a shocking promise to Clinton in the event he got elected. “If I win, I’m going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation…we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said. Clinton responded, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.” Trump then interrupted and said: “Because you’d be in jail.” Trump’s statement was met with cheers and thunderous applause.
Trump’s famous “because you’d be in jail” line is constantly rotated throughout the Internet via memes and videos on social media to this day; however, what many seem to have forgotten is the first part of Trump’s statement: he promised to assign a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s crimes.
Fast forward to May 16, President Trump is now in the White House and meets with Robert Mueller. CNN reported that Trump interviewed him as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey. As Trump would say, “wrong!” It’s not possible that Mueller could’ve been interviewing for the FBI director position because he already served in that capacity – under Presidents George W. Bush and briefly Barack Obama – and he exceeded the term limit allowed to work in that role. The term limit is ten years and Mueller served as FBI director for 12 years. Mueller got a special additional two-year extension from Obama that the Senate approved. The fake news totally got this wrong — to no one’s surprise.
So what was the meeting really about? I believe Trump was finalizing his decision to appoint Mueller as his special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. Don’t believe it? Keep reading.
The day after Mueller’s meeting with Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to serve as special counsel for the United States Department of Justice. In the appointment record signed by Rosenstein it reads:
The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct an investigation including “any links and/or coordination between Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump, and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
Trump did not collude with Russia. The left and the media have carried that narrative based off of lies and a fake dossier. Trump allowed them to carry their false narrative because he knew he was innocent and that the investigation would eventually turn to the real parties who colluded with Russia. Enter the Clintons. What stands out in the affidavit Rosenstein signed included “matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation” because they knew an investigation into Russian collusion would eventually lead to Clinton.
Trump is a man of his word and he’s making good on all of his campaign promises, so why wouldn’t he keep this one? The left and the media has been so blinded by their partisanship that they’ve failed to see that the greatest bait and switch in the history of the world is going down right before their very eyes. They’ve naively assumed that since Mueller had been a part of the swamp, he’d protect the swamp. However, just because he’s associated with corrupt politicians like the Clintons for years does not mean that he likes them or has any interest in protecting them at this point. After all, the Clintons did go to Trump’s wedding and you know what they say: keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
So the investigation is steering straight for the real guilty actors and Tony Podesta is under the gun for The Podesta Group’s involvement with selling the country’s Uranium to Russia. This will lead to the indictments of his brother, John, Clinton’s former campaign manager, and, yes, Hillary too! Now if Mueller wasn’t going after Tony, why did he step down as CEO of his company last week? Multiple sources have confirmed to me Podesta is one of the 17 sealed indictments currently sitting in DC.
Other guilty swamp creatures are catching on to the true nature of Mueller’s investigation. On Oct. 30, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a call for an independent investigation into Trump’s alleged campaign collusion with Russians just moments after Mueller unsealed indictments for campaign operatives Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. She’s also softened her tone from calling for Trump’s impeachment to now stating “impeaching Trump is not someplace we should go”.
Last week, top Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Donna Brazile threw Clinton under the bus by admitting she rigged the primary against Bernie Sanders. Why would they do this now? They’re distancing themselves from Clinton for a reason.
On Nov. 3, The Hill reported that Trump said that he’ll be proven innocent in the Russia election meddling investigation if special counsel Mueller treats “everything fairly”. “I hope he’s treating everything fairly and if he is I’m going to be very happy because when you talk about innocent, I am truly not involved in any form of collusion with Russia,” Trump said on Sharyl Attkisson’s show Full Measure.
When Trump was asked if he’d consider firing Mueller, he responded by stating he was confident he’d be absolved of wrongdoing. If Mueller is so corrupt and intent on protecting the Clintons, like so many on both the right and the left believe, why isn’t Trump sweating? He alluded that he’s not even thinking about firing Mueller. Not only is Trump a man of his word, he’s rarely ever wrong and his instincts are killer. It also should be noted that Mueller is a decorated Marine who served in Vietnam and has received many medals including the Purple Heart.
Mueller was hired to investigate Clinton, period. If my theory proves to be correct, this will go down as one of the most brilliant sting operations in history.
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