The mainstream media is the most dishonest industry in the world. Their purpose is to protect the public interest by revealing truths the public would not otherwise come to know without them. But this media only plays by the rules half of the time. If a liberal is corrupt, the aim is to protect and shield from further damage. If a republican is corrupt, destroy him. This presents a conflict of interest. It erodes the public’s trust in the media as it should.
Today’s headlines will read “Trump advisor Paul Manafort had a plan to benefit Putin government.” The AP has just released a report that contains documents from 2005 alleging that Manafort penned his intentions to help the Putin government.
“We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success,” Manafort wrote in the 2005 memo to Deripaska. The effort, Manafort wrote, “will be offering a great service that can re-focus, both internally and externally, the policies of the Putin government.”
Manafort was fired by Trump in the midst of the 2016 campaign and is no longer connected to the President in any way. But that doesn’t matter. This little “tidbit” came just at the right time to throw more fuel on the fire that is the Intel Committee investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 US election.
There is also more news today about a campaign manager that may be investigated due to ties with the Russian government. You most likely won’t read about it unless you are a conservative. That’s because the news is negative about a Clinton campaign manager named John Podesta. That’s right. Mr. Podesta has verifiable ties to Russia and Representative Louis Gohmert would like to take a look at them. The Daily Caller reports:
Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas, is calling for a congressional investigation of John Podesta’s role with Rusnano, a state-run company founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
Podesta — best known as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman and former President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff — first made contact with the Russian firm in 2011, when he joined the boards and executive committees of three related entities: Boston-based Joule Unlimited; Rotterdam-based Joule Global Holdings; Joule Global Stichting, the company’s controlling interest. All are high-tech renewable energy enterprises.
Three months after Podesta’s arrival, Joule Unlimited accepted a 1 billion ruble investment from Rusnano, amounting to $35 million in U.S. currency. The firm also awarded a Joule board seat in February 2012 to Anatoly Chubais, Rusnano’s CEO, who has been depicted as a corrupt figure.
Podesta has attempted to downplay his relationship with Joule and Rusnano, but it could come to haunt him.
One potential legal problem for him relates to the time he joined former President Barack Obama’s White House staff in 2014 as a senior counselor and failed to reveal his 2011 Joule stock vesting agreement in his government financial disclosure form.
Do a google search for Podesta and all you get is the Daily Caller story. Do the same search for Manafort and you see the entire left wing media has re-reported to the AP story. What a world we live in.
We have 2 people in the same position (actually Podesta is the Chairman of the Clinton campaign and so higher in the chain) who both worked for Russia. One was fired, one is still working for his campaign and guess who the media and the democrats want to spend time investigating.
Bias at its finest.