ALWAYS Follow The Money.

Especially if it is democrats. Especially if it involves ANYONE associated with this Regime.

Earlier this week, Obama announced in essence Alaska was OFF LIMITS to ANY new drilling leases for oil and gas on the Northern Alaska Coast. Anyone in the lamestream media wondering WHY ?

Richard Pollock at The Daily Caller.com shines the light on the cockroaches.

 

Obama Adviser Podesta Caught Green-Handed In Major Ethics Violation

John Podesta. BJ Bill’s “Rasputin” as Jarrett is to Obama. A NASTIER sonofabitch you’ll not find. If there is an America hater with cash, Podesta will bend over for them.

In 2013, John Podesta was paid $87,000 by a shadowy foreign billionaire whose passion is preventing energy exploration on American land.

Just two years later, Podesta is a member of President Obama’s inner circle, and the driving force inside the White House to block 12 million acres of land in Alaska’s Artic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling.

Truly shitbirds of a feather. Obama is grinning because he KNOWS whatever John just told him they were going to do is SCREWING America.

 

The circumstances suggest Podesta may have run afoul of Obama’s highly-touted ethics pledge, which requires political appointees to disqualify themselves in matters relating to the interests of a former employer or client.

Podesta — who is preparing to leave the White House to take a top position with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — has largely avoided public scrutiny during his time as a White House Counselor.

But his work came into fuller view earlier this week when he emerged as one of the architects of the new White House policy that seeks to end any future drilling for oil on Alaska’s coastal plain.

In fact, Podesta personally announced the policy in a White House blog post Sunday, waxing poetic that the move would ensure “this wild, free, beautiful, and bountiful place remains in trust for Alaska Natives and for all Americans.”

Shielding public lands from oil and gas drilling also is one of the main occupations of Hansjorg Wyss, a mysterious Swiss billionaire who personally hired Podesta as a “consultant” in 2013 just before he entered the White House, according to his White House disclosure form.

A public ethics controversy for the White House Counselor involving the second wealthiest man in Switzerland could be awkward for Podesta as he prepares to kick off Hillary’s campaign.

The ethical questions could also force into the open the relationship between Podesta and Wyss — including why a left-wing foreigner is wielding influence over how Americans use their land.

Wyss, a Swiss citizen, has been a generous donor to Podesta’s Center for American Progress, giving $4 million to the group during Podesta’s tenure, according to the private foundation’s tax documents.

Podesta has returned the favor by rewarding Wyss with a coveted seat on CAP’s board.

But it may be Wyss’s decision to personally hire the White House Counselor in 2013 as a “consultant,” and paying him $87,000 that could cause Podesta the most trouble.

A number of federal ethics rules, including President Obama’s “ethics pledge,” signed into law by the president on his first day in office, preclude political appointees from engaging in issues of interest to a former employer.

The period of disqualification applies to all work done within two years before entering the federal government. Podesta worked at Wyss’s HJW Foundation in 2013 and joined the White House in January 2014.

Federal conflict of interest rules overseen by the Office of Government Ethics also instruct political appointees to “not work on any matter” if the work of their previous employer “would raise a question regarding the employee’s impartiality.” The law applies to White House officials.

One way political appointees can get around conflicts of interest requirements is to get an official waiver from an ethics office.

It’s unclear if Podesta ever sought or received a waiver. White House press secretary Josh Earnest did not respond to a detailed request for comment on the matter.

Cleta Mitchell, an attorney for Republican political figures and conservative groups said the Podesta-Wyss issue could spell trouble for the White House Counselor.

“So he was just doing the bidding of a Swiss billionaire and he’s in the White House to do it,” Mitchell told TheDC. “That’s pretty clear. If he didn’t recuse himself then that’s what he’s done.”

Wyss is a gigantic contributor to liberal groups. He has given more than $110 million to activist organizations since 2008.

Forbes estimates his personal net wealth at $11.2 billion.

The billionaire has been adverse to publicity. He once told a Swiss newspaper, in a rare interview in 2011, that “nobody knows me, and I hope that it stays like this.”

It’s not hard to see why.

In 2009, top executives at Synthes — a medical device company then-owned by Wyss — were indicted by federal prosecutors for conducting untested medical procedures on human patients without Food and Drug Administration approval.

Three elderly people died.

Wyss was CEO and according to court papers, approved the procedures.

In 2009, the U.S. Attorneys for Eastern Pennsylvania formally handed down indictments. Federal prosecutors named Wyss as “Person Number 7” in the criminal conspiracy.

While he eventually escaped indictment, four of his top executives went to prison and his company negotiated a plea deal in which the firm’s subsidiary paid $23 million. Immediately after the legal settlement with prosecutors, Wyss sold his company for $21.3 billion.

Podesta’s authorship of the Alaska lands deal dovetails with Wyss’s main interest. Keeping drillers away from Western lands, including Alaska, is a passionate crusade for Wyss.

He famously ponied up $35 million in 2010 to set aside 310,000 acres of land from development in Montana.

In January 2013, Wyss contributed $4.25 million to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land in Wyoming’s Hoback Basin.

Wyss sits on the governing council of the Wilderness Society, and on the boards of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Grand Canyon Trust.

In addition to Podesta, Wyss also hired Molly Mcusic to be his foundation president.

Mcusic served in the Clinton administration as a top assistant to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit. She is best remembered for using the Antiquities Act to designate lands as “National Monuments.”

It was through the use of the act that Mcusic permitted Clinton to withdraw more land in the lower 48 states than any president since Theodore Roosevelt.

Mcusic’s office is in Washington, D.C. She visited the White House five times early in the administration, according to White House visitor logs.

Her visits included a visit to White House special advisor Valerie Jarrett’s office; two visits with communications guru Stephanie Cutter and a final visit with Nancy Sutley — who ran the White House Council of Environmental Quality until early 2014.

Wyss lives in Wyoming where he continues his campaign against oil and gas drilling, as well as seeking grazing bans on federal lands.

At the end of 2013, Wyss merged the HJF Foundation with his Wyss Foundation, building a private foundation that has amassed a net value of $2 billion, according to tax filings.

Podesta has previously come under fire from liberal groups for CAP’s excessive secrecy. A Nation article in 2013 accused Podesta’s CAP of being “among the most secretive of all think tanks concerning its donors.”

In anticipation that campaign finance reporters would be interested in CAP’s contributors, CAP last week gave a list of its donors to the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent.

Wyss’s name was left off that list, although the think tank reported three “anonymous” donors.

However, 2013 tax documents from the HJW Foundation and the Wyss Foundation show that Wyss contributed $1.5 million to CAP in that year alone.

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John Podesta. A Clintonista, STILL screwing up America. This crooked bastard should be behind bars, but NO, he’s a TOP-LEVEL advisor to the BECS. No surprise here.

What remains to be seen is whether or not Podesta will get hammered by the “justice” system. My guess is he will most certainly NOT, because he’s doing SUCH a good job helping Obama and the Regime tear down our nation by his unmitigated GREED. You see any anti-America asshat with an open wallet, Podesta is THERE, sucking it up.

Aren’t democrats supposed to be ABOVE greed? Judging by the whole damn bunch of them, the answer is an obvious no. THEY are WORSE than the Kochs, the Walton Family, the Hunt’s, name your conservative millionaires.

No matter where in the world they may hide, assholes like Wyss (rhymes with PISS), Soros, Steyer, the whole goddamn bunch of them, have ONE thing in common : They are NOT afraid to waste their fortunes on assholes like Obama, and Podesta, along with the REST of the crooked democrats, in their quest to “bring America to it’s knees”.

Leftists around the world are a DANGER to a free society, especially the WEALTHY ones. Time will tell whether this will get ANY traction, since what we have for a media, and “justice” system have been throughly taken over by their “fellow travelers”. 

The ONLY thing these leftists like Wyss ( rhymes with Piss) ,Soros, Steyer, Gates and the REST of the America-hating left deserve is a swift trial, followed by a swifter HANGING.

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CLYDE. Harboring NOTHING but contempt for the left, especially CAREER leftists.

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15 Responses to ALWAYS Follow The Money.

  1. Liz entrekin says:

    In total agreement on the money trail Clyde! If the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security were doing their job properly on investigating BEFORE any come to be appointed, elected, or even consulting, we would be a hell of a lot better off. But they have chosen who to follow and it isn’t the US Constitution. I suggest a party be formed called The Constitutionalists and dump these others. I can see we will have to eventually close borders and remove all from office who can not willingly accept our Constitution as written before we can get back to what our forefathers strove and labored for even unto death to preserve our country’s rights and way of life as One Nation Under God.

  2. Garnet92 says:

    Good post Clyde!

    John Podesta is one of the few Uber-Weasels in politics. He is probably at least a millionaire by now, perhaps even more. His soul was long ago purchased outright by Beelzebub and is now leased out to democrats to help them subvert our United States and destroy the lives of all God-fearing people.

    Just about anywhere you search when looking for top-level democrat political advisors, Podesta’s name will come up. He is among the baddest of the bad. A pox on his house … and his car, and his pool, and his testicles, may they wither and fall off.

  3. Kathy says:

    Since their dirty little fingers are already in so many pies, it makes me wonder if these guys are behind the land grab O is pushing for in Alaska.

    Every single one of them should be hanging from a tree.

  4. Hardnox says:

    Good post and commentary, albeit infuriating.

    Let us not forget that John Podesta was hired as Obama’s “Executive Order Czar”. His job was to invent E.O.’s that skirt the Constitution or otherwise subvert it but with such legalize that it is difficult to overturn or challenge.

    Weasel is polite for Podesta. Garnet has the right of it as does Kathy.

  5. Foreston says:

    Do you remember Ecsalante, Utah? And Oren Hatch let that happen!
    See references to Podesta and his arrogance in NYT article: http://partners.nytimes.com/library/politics/101499clinton-forest.html

    Also, Lois Quam, friend of Podesta and fellow at Center for American Progress, initiator of UnitedHealth’s AARP enormous growth, appointed by O to be head of Global Health Initiative under HRClinton at State Dept, is now COO at The National Conservancy (April 2014). Convenient timing?

    • Clyde says:

      Great to see you again, Foreston. Thanks for that link. Good indeed. This crap with Quam is a HUGE reason why, whenever AARLP send me anything, I send it back with a simple note : GO. F – – – YOURSELVES”. Don’t hear much from them these days …….

      • Foreston says:

        Thanks, Clyde – The Center for American Progress is quite active. Zeke Emanual, Podesta, Gruber, Quam and Wyss all tied together with ambitions of global power. Also, ties ObamaCare to environmentalists. Smell a Clinton rat?

  6. Bullright says:

    Great one Clyde. Sort of puts the Con in Con-flict.