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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Notorious former Beltway bandit Podesta Group head served as senior counselor to Obama’s pro-war, pro-Wall Street, neoliberal administration, along with managing war goddess, racketeer, perjurer Hillary’s presidential campaign.

His deplorable record speaks for itself. Earlier bashing Trump for alleged ties to Russian investors, banks and officials, besides fabricated claims of Moscow US election hacking, ignored dealings he had with numerous individuals in Russia since the 1980s.

When he joined Obama’s White House staff in 2014, he failed to reveal his Russian business connections on his financial disclosure form. He’s a board member of firms linked to Russian investors.

There’s nothing illegal about it, yet he bashed Trump unfairly for allegedly doing the same thing, despite no evidence he did business in the country. He sought deals, didn’t consummate any.

Podesta is at it again, bashing Trump’s comments about Confederacy statues in the neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post. Right or wrong, he’s entitled to his opinion tweeting:

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”

He’s likely ignorant of what I discussed in a same day article, titled The Statue Removal Debate.

It quoted the white supremacist Confederacy’s Declaration of Causes, an unjustifiable justification for secession, including deplorably calling Black Africans “an inferior and dependent race…”

Abhorrent stuff! If Trump read it, maybe his views would change – maybe not, but rogue actor Podesta should focus on his own wrongdoing. He should be held accountable for his deplorable record instead of changing the subject by bashing Trump.

He eulogized Teddy Roosevelt, ignoring his war criminal record. Astonishingly he praised GW Bush as a “conservation(ist).”

He belongs in prison doing hard time for deplorable war crimes, permitting torture, and numerous other major offenses, including the 9/11 mother of all false flags, happening on his watch.

He criticized Trump’s environmental policies, ignoring similar ones by the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama – none of them friends of the earth, nor is Trump, of course.

In Washington, business over ecosanity and social justice is how things work, whether Republicans or undemocratic Dems are in charge. They all deserve blame, not just the current White House incumbent.

Podesta should be held accountable for his own deplorable record. People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.