Biden’s Natural Gas Decision Linked to Podesta

(Daily360.com) – John Podesta has been a Washington DC power-player since coming to the capital with Bill Clinton back in 1993 and his latest position may have him directly enriching his family at the expense of American families. Podesta has been a controversial figure for many years and was at the center of the Wikileaks Hillary Clinton email release. It was allegedly his email account that was made public and showed what appeared to be a series of dirty tactics and other things being done by Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Podesta kept a relatively low profile during the Trump administration but was quickly hired by the Biden administration to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation. With the departure of John Kerry as Biden’s Senior Advisor to the President for International Climate Policy, the Biden team is shifting Podesta into that role. Podesta has wasted no time in taking action, as it is being reported that it was he who convinced the administration to halt U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

The move is another step in the Biden administration’s unending war on the American energy industry. However, when looking at this decision there could be more than Biden ending U.S. energy production at play. Podesta’s almost equally notorious lobbyist brother, Tony, could stand to make a great deal of profit from this decision.

Tony Podesta has been a long-time lobbyist for various foreign LNG concerns including one prominent business run by a powerful Russian oligarch. Tony Podesta’s firm has raked in over $1 million in profits from one Bulgarian LNG company alone that has links to Russia. CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, Mike Sommers, said the Biden pause on American LNG is not only a big win for Russia but also a big “loss for American allies, U.S. jobs.” This decision by the Biden administration would likely enrich Tony Podesta and his LNG exporting clients greatly moving forward as the U.S. and other nations will now need to import LNG from them.

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