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Friday, October 27, 2017

CNN: Podesta, Wasserman Schultz Denied Knowing Fusion GPS Funding To Investigators -- With Elias Present.

In an interview broadcast on CNN, Wolf Blitzer calls the situation "awkward." Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls it "very awkward." Neither of them have an answer as to how the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign can claim ignorance, or could have during testimony to congressional investigators.

As awkward as it might be, though, Panetta emphatically states that the intelligence committees in Congress have to get to the bottom of it.




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Whether or not this testimony was under oath, it is a crime to provide false testimony to Congress. Elias certainly knew about the funding and its connection to the DNC and Team Hillary, and yet remained silent. He may not have been a witness, but as the attorney representing Podesta -- who served as Hillary's campaign manager -- wouldn't he have at least leaned over and advised his client not to answer that question? And given that sources close to Hillary Clinton claim she found out about it in January, long before this probe began, wouldn't Podesta have known about it by the time he answered this question?

Looks like it's time for Podesta and Wasserman-Schultz to get a new lawyer.


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From the CNN interview this morning:

BLITZER: So it's very awkward. How could both the chair of the DNC and the Clinton campaign not know about these payments?

PANETTA: Well, it's obviously something that the intelligence committee is going to have to, have to look at. You know, knowing presidential campaigns, they're big operations and somehow the left hand may not know what the right hand is doing. And that could be the case here, but I really do think that the committee is going to have to get into this, determine just exactly what happened. Who knew what and when.

BLITZER: But the lawyer who was representing the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, Marc Elias, is sitting next to John Podesta. He was asked, "Do you know about the funding?" He says no. Wouldn't it be his responsibility to at least whisper in his ear," yes," and at least tell him what's going on? So if he wasn't lying, John Podesta, he would be able to clarify all of that before the committee on a sensitive issue like this?

PANETTA: Well, it certainly makes the situation very awkward. If you're testifying and saying you have no knowledge and the attorney sitting next to you is one of those that knew what, what was involved here, I think it does raise an issue that the committee is going to have to look at and determine just exactly who knew what.

Panetta looks like he would rather be anywhere else but answering these questions, kudos for Blitzer for trying to pin him down on this.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-27 01:35 PM | Reply

Elias must have been crapping his pants as those questions were being asked and hoping that no one would find out that he authorized the payments as his boss was denying any knowledge of paying for the Dossier.

Sucks to be him right now.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-27 01:37 PM | Reply

From the other thread:

But Elias didn't forget, and he was sitting right next to them as they denied any knowledge of paying for the Dossier.

At the very least, Elias committed malpractice by not whispering to his client that he made the payment, if they knew that he did and were hoping that the attorney client privilege would cover their lie, then this could be really bad for them.

Politics is a dirty business.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-27 01:45 PM | Reply

Liberals just don't get it.

Hillary Clinton used the profits from the child sex ring she was running in the basement of her pizza shop to hire the hit man to kill Seth Rich and to get the sweet CGI to make it look like those hookers we're pissing on Donald Trump in her illegal video.

It's obvious to me..

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-27 02:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Liberals just don't get it.


First correct thing you have said since March 15, 2015.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-27 02:26 PM | Reply

You forgot the rest of my post, dumpling.

It's all as clear as your nose in my ***.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-27 02:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I'm sure this latest development will drive the Usual Suspects on the DR Left to rush to their safe space on the Front Page.


Great post, Nostradamus.

Make you a deal, pumpkin.

Leaving these little piles of garbage every where and I will make sure I'm there to accentuate them.

You're welcome in advance.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-27 02:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Hillary hired the hookers who peed on Donald Trump."

--every republican

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-27 05:38 PM | Reply

I'm sure this latest development will drive the Usual Suspects on the DR Left to rush to their safe space on the Front Page.

So sad that the DR Right can't even come up with an original joke so he has to steal ChiefTutMoses's .

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-27 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's got original thoughts.

They're deep, too.

If you don't believe me read #10.


Who ever thought of that? Well, since they were 8 or 9 or so.

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-27 06:39 PM | Reply



The guy who offered $5,000,000 for proof that Obama was born in Kenya is utterly shocked and quite frankly appalled that the Democrats would pay for information on him.

His retarded followers are too.

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nobody is shocked Hillary or the dnc would scheme like this.

So why lie about it?

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-28 08:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1



A "scheme" like opposition research, which is performed by everyone running for political office on any level every where?

It's dastardly!

#16 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 08:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Her campaign also produced swag.

Yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers, etc.

Why isn't anyone looking into THAT?

There needs to be a special prosecutor...

#17 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 08:42 AM | Reply


I'm not trying to demonize what was done. It's politics.

My point was why lie? It's not like it's a big secret or that folks will be so shocked.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-28 09:11 AM | Reply

It's also not a "scheme."

Stop feeding the idiots.

#19 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 09:15 AM | Reply


Don't me so hard on yourself.

You're the one being fed here.

Put your purse down and quit trying to hit people with it.

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-28 09:23 AM | Reply

Clinton and DNC are going to have a difficult time explaining why they didn't report millions of dollars paid to GPS Fusion.

for 'oppo research'.

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-28 10:51 AM | Reply

I know Leon, this interview had to be hard for him, since he is such good friends with the Clintons.

#22 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-10-28 05:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Several people have written articles about Fusion GPS being a "pen-for-hire" hit group that will slander anyone for the right amount of cash. Let me give you an example: here is a poor Venezuelan whistle-blower they slandered as a pedophile: www.foxnews.com

There are other stories, but not on Google. You have to use Yahoo.

Boyd says he was labeled a pedophile, drug addict and thief on the web. "They published this information through a number of social media and websites anonymously. They created fake Twitter accounts with my name, impersonating myself. ... They started publishing photos of me walking around London with my daughters. They produced a huge amount of information -- fake information -- about me, accusing me from being a pedophile to being an extortionist to a drug trafficker to a car thief."

Boyd says he believes three suspects, seen in security camera video released by British police, left pictures of his children inside his coat pocket as a warning. "The message, I believe at the time -- we know where you are and we know where your children are, so take that as a threatening message."

And there was more.

"After about a week," Boyd explained, "two sets of envelopes were sent to me from Tbilisi, Georgia, containing the same exact same pictures -- printout of pictures -- that were left in my jacket, but this time the printouts had handwritten messages saying, ‘You touch the wrong girl you pedophile, you think we can't touch yours?'"

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-10-28 06:11 PM | Reply

I will bet anyone here a dollar that the person who gets indicted on monday is not Hillary Clinton or anyone affiliated with her campaign.

I'd bet more but I know you're already having trouble helping your parents with your school supplies, etc.

#24 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 09:20 PM | Reply

I openly admit that I am a troll who is not to be taken seriously.



And thank you for your candor, dick smack.

#25 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 09:45 PM | Reply

This is the dumbest thread ever posted on DR. Invent a crime and then accuse Hillary of committing it. It's simply garbage. And quite laughable. ROC, find real information and post it, this is just garbage.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-29 06:27 AM | Reply

Here is actual footage of ROC melting down as this thing fizzles out:


#27 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-29 08:56 AM | Reply

Sure would be, if I had any idea that she got bant.

I have no idea where to even find that information.

Your special lady will be happy that you are here defending her honor whilst she's on time out.

#29 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-29 12:17 PM | Reply

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