Hillary Clinton has done her best to divert attention of what happened in Benghazi and her email server and continues to lead the Democratic nomination for President, but her Panama connection could make it all crumble.
What are the Panama Papers? Last week, Mossak Fonseca were the victims of a major leak of confidential information that is larger than the Snowden leaks.
Mossak Fonseca is a law firm in Panama that offers “comprehensive legal and trust services” according to their website. A well-known newspaper in Germany got a call from someone with over 11.5 million documents and wanted to hand them over free of charge. The person simply said “I want to make these crimes public”, and they certainly did.
Basically the files contain secrets from some world leaders and people in high political places that have stashed money in “tax havens” around the world to avoid paying taxes in their own country, but that is just scratching there surface. What has happened so far?
Well, the Prime Minister of Iceland quit shortly after the release. David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, was on the list and his approval rating has dropped, and we are just starting to see the fallout in the UK.
People like Vladamir Putin were on the list, and some very interesting facts came out when looking closer to Russia in the Panama Papers and how it all relates to Hillary Clinton.
One of Russia’s biggest banks uses The Podesta Group to lobby for them inside the United States. Tony and John Podesta started the company, and you may remember John from being Bill Clinton’s chief of staff. The Podesta Group offers its clients access to the real Democratic decision makers. They have real access.
The unique access to the power structure of Democrats in Washington is exactly why the Russian bank used the lobbying firm. The people listed to handle the Russian Bank’s lobbying on behalf of The Podesta Group are Tony Podesta, Stephen Rademaker and David Adams.
Stephen and David were former assistant secretaries of state and Tony Podesta has organized a lot of those high dollar donations for Hillary Clinton that Bernie Sanders is always talking about.
Now here is the kicker. John Podesta has unique access to Hillary Clinton. Why? He is her campaign manager. He is the one building the strategy to get her in the White House. The same guy whose brother and company is lobbying for Russia to cut some of the sanctions after the country invaded Ukraine.
This is unparalleled access and it is just the tip of the iceberg. The person who is leading the Democratic nomination for president has her chief of staff also running a company that is working for Russia as a lobbyist.
The whole story is just starting to come out and Hillary’s future may not rest in the FBI with the email scandal, but in a bunch of leaked documents from Panama.