John Podesta Interviewed by House Intel Committee in Russia Probe
The House Intel Committee interviewed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, Tuesday in a closed door session as a part of their investigation into Russian meddling.
The Washington Times reports:
The House Intelligence Committee interviewed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta behind closed doors on Tuesday as part of lawmakers investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
Mr. Podesta, who was targeted by Russian operatives as part of the cyber campaign launched during the election season, spoke briefly with reporters afterward.
“The president and the entire administration were dealing with an unprecedented incidence of the weaponization of the fruits of Russian cyber activity, and I think they were trying to make the best judgments they could on behalf to the American people,” Mr. Podesta told reporters after he was asked about the Obama administration’s response to the Russian hacking.
The administration has been criticized for its slow response to Moscow’s meddling, which was first mentioned publicly in October.
John Podesta’s emails were hacked during the 2016 presidential election and were subsequently published on Wikileaks. The DNC emails spread like wildfire on social media. Hillary Clinton’s dirty tricks were exposed for the world to see which is why they have put the blame on the Russians instead of accepting loss.
As TGP previously reported, a few weeks after Rich’s murder, former Head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, lost her position during the DNC Convention due to WikiLeaks emails being released that showed her efforts to enable Hillary Clinton to win the DNC nomination and steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders. (Wasserman Schultz’s brother, Steven Wasserman, is the Assistant US Attorney at the Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia. Questions have arisen as to whether Steven played a part in burying the Seth Rich murder case in DC. No one has yet been charged in spite of the many unanswered questions related to the murder case.)
Because Rich reportedly provided emails to WikiLeaks there are many who believe Rich was murdered as a result. One reason for this belief occurred in August of 2016. At that time Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, in an interview alluded to the fact that Seth Rich may have supplied the emails that WikiLeaks leaked during the election last year.
It appears at this time that the DNC was still focused on finding a leaker in the spring of 2016 and the leaker had not yet been found. It is also a fact that Podesta wanted to make an example of the leaker as noted in a Wikileaks email and Seth Rich was murdered on the night of July 10th.