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Hillary Clinton campaign chief has ties to Putin via Russian bank


2494653285_9b02afeae3_bIt looks like Hillary Clinton may have yet another scandal on her hands. John Podesta, her presidential campaign head and a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, has been linked to a Russian bank in the emerging “Panama Papers” leak:

Registration forms indicate that the Podesta Group signed up to lobby for the Sberbank of Russia in Washington about a month ago, in early March. The bank has been implicated in a scheme unearthed on Sunday in which leaders worldwide illegally stashed their assets overseas.

The Podesta Group was founded by John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president and a chief of staff to former president Bill Clinton. His brother, Anthony Podesta, is listed as a lobbyist for the account on the March filing.

The form, which was first discovered by the Washington Free Beacon, also lists three affiliated companies. Those include the Luxembourg-based SB International, Cyprus-based SBGB and Troika Dialogue Group, located in the Cayman Islands.

Troika Dialogue and Sberbank are reportedly tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his associates.

The Panama Papers, for those who don’t know, are a cache of 11.5 million leaked documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca detailing how world leaders have used offshore tax havens to hide involvement in lucrative companies and business deals around the world. The controversy, which was first revealed Sunday, has already led Iceland’s prime minister to resign.

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