TIMELINE: Countdown to John Podesta’s $35 Million Russian Deal

during the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 at the the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on September 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Wall Street JournalNew York Postand the Drudge Report have published stories uncovering details found in a new investigative report from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer that reveals that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of an energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund.

The 56-page report, titled “From Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism,” sheds light on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s leading role in the Russian reset, the Obama administration’s effort to reset diplomatic relations with the Russian government.

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton spearheaded U.S. involvement in a Russian government technology initiative called Skolkovo. The Russian government’s stated goal for Skolkovo, touted as “innovation city,” was to be the Russian equivalent of America’s Silicon Valley. Skolkovo housed more than 30,000 workers in state-of-the-art facilities under Kremlin control.

Despite the FBI and the U.S. Army warning that Skolkovo could be used by Russia to accelerate its military technological capabilities, Hillary Clinton’s State Department and her campaign manager developed alarming relationships with Kremlin-controlled entities.

The GAI report includes a timeline, titled “John Podesta and Russia Fund: A Timeline,” which dissects the details surrounding Podesta’s membership on the executive board of an energy company that received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund.

From the Government Accountability Institute report:

September 21, 2009 – Graham Allison joins the board of the then “Joule Biotechnologies”

June 3, 2010 – Joule Unlimited granted its first patent: WO2010062707(A1)128 June 3, 2010 – Russian Oligarch Ruben Vardanyan (Troika Dialog and Sberbank) joins the board of Joule Unlimited.

January 18, 2011 – Public announcement made that John Podesta is joining the Joule Unlimited Board of Directors.130

January 27, 2011 – Two more patents granted.

January 28, 2011 – Joule publishes Podesta announcement to its website.

March 11, 2011 – Klein, Ltd. Files corporate registration papers in Bermuda, with two senior Wakefied Quin employees, Nicholas J. Hoskins and Marlies Smith, as officers. Hoskins is associated with Troika Dialog and IPOC entities controlled by Russian oligarchs Ruben Vardanyan and Reiman. Smith is corporate secretary for Vimpelcom, run by Fridman and Pinchuk. The registration documents make clear the company’s sole purpose is to make charitable contributions.

March 14, 2011 – Joule Stichting is founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. March 18, 2011 – Klein, Ltd.’s registration is recorded in Bermuda.

May 18, 2011 – Joule Global Holdings N.V. is established in the Netherlands as a property of Joule Global Foundation.

June 15, 2011 – Podesta joins the board of Joule Stichting but does not disclose this board membership.

July 2011 – Podesta discloses joining the board of Joule Unlimited.

2011 2012: Klein, Ltd. makes $23 million in contributions to the U.S. based charity, the Sea Change Foundation. Sea Change, in its turn, makes $1.75 million in contributions to CAP during this same time. Sea Change had never contributed to the CAP before.

September 23, 2011 – It is announced that Rusnano will make an approximately $35 million investment into Joule Unlimited, which it says is a subsidiary of Joule Global Holdings N.V.

December 13, 2011 – Rusnano’s board authorizes Anatoly Chubais to serve concurrently on the boards of both Joule Global Holdings, and Joule Global Foundation.

February 2, 2012 – Joule Unlimited elects Anatoly Chubais to its Board of Directors.

December, 2013 – Podesta resigns from Joule boards.
February 21, 2014 Podesta financial disclosures signed. Does not list Joule Stichting on his disclosure.

Again, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post have covered the findings in the bombshell Government Accountability Institute report. And, of course, Breitbart News will continue to cover this story as new details emerge.

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