Hillary Clinton Suffers Monsanto Bombshell
The latest in the on-going Clinton email scandal now sets in concrete the connection between John Podesta and biotech monstrosity Monsanto.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Chairman, John Podesta, who is at the center of the Wikileaks e-mail storm, has now been linked to lobbying payments by the U.S. biotech giant Monsanto of $150,000 in 2015.
It was also revealed Saturday that Hillary Clinton’s campaign Treasurer Jose H. Villarreal has been linked to Monsanto lobbying payments of $150,000 so far in 2016.
This new Monsanto bombshell for the Clinton campaign was released byBrasil sem Monsantoand Sustainable Pulse following a search of publicly available lobbying records.
Thelobbying disclosure recordsfrom the U.S. House of Representatives records show that Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP “on behalf of Monsanto” made payments of$90,000and$60,000to the Podesta Group in 2015.
ThePodesta Groupis a lobbying and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1988 byJohn Podestaand his brother Tony Podesta. Tony Podesta is the current Chairman of the company and it was recently revealed in theWashington Examinerthat he has been given special access to the White House by his brother John, who is no longer part of the family firm.
John Podestahimself was White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton, an official Counselor to President Barack Obama and is now campaign Chairman to Hillary Clinton.
The Podesta Group has also received $90,000so far in 2016from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which is the world’s largest biotech trade association.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
The Hillary Clinton campaign Monsanto lobbying revelations do not stop with the Podesta Group.
Clinton campaign Treasurer Jose H. Villarreal is aconsultantwith the lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which has received $150,000 from Monsanto and $60,000 from BIOso far in 2016. Prior to becoming a consultant for Akin Gump, Villarreal was a longtime partner of the company.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP also receive aregular annual paymentof around $200,000 from Monsanto. This lobbying firm also provides lobbying services forMonsanto in India.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an American international law firm and themost profitable lobbying firmin the United States.
This latest Monsanto bombshell for the Clinton campaign follows thenews from Februarythis year that the global GMO promoters Cornell Alliance for Science, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are giving Hillary Clinton as an example of one of the ‘powerful people‘ who supports GMOs and the Biotech industry worldwide.
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