They say “where there is smoke there is fire.” The Daily Caller wrote an article detailing John Podesta’s shady business ties in Russia and how he may have broken the law by not disclosing a $35,000,000 stock payment from a Russian company.
Podesta’s lawyer wrote a cease and desist letter to the Daily Caller to retract their story.
Hillary Clinton‘s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, is demanding that the Daily Caller correct an article alleging wrongdoing in his financial disclosures.
Podesta’s attorney, Marc Elias, said he sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily Caller’s publisher, Neil Patel, on Wednesday, accusing the conservative news website of libel for a March 26 article titled “EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares.”
“Mr. Podesta reported more information on his financial disclosure forms than was required,” Elias writes in the letter. “All false accusations to the contrary are injurious to Mr. Podesta’s reputation. Accordingly, I demand that you immediately cease publication of this false and libelous claim.”
The Daily Caller has updated the story since then to show that Podesta didn’t have to file a Schedule B to OGE Form 278. However, the fact remains that he indeed took money from a Russian entity tied to the Kremlin during the time he was working for the U.S. Government.
No media hysteria. No commissions to testify to. It’s nice to be part of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle.