USA: Leaked: Podesta’s Daughter Megan Rouse Linked To WikiLeaks

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Megan Rouse was mentioned in the hacked email allegations that her father, John Podesta, at one time had stocks connected to a firm that had ties to Russia.

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USA: Leaked: Podesta’s Daughter Megan Rouse Linked To WikiLeaks

DUBLIN — A local school board member, whose father is head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, has been connected to allegations sprung from WikiLeaks.

Megan Rouse, a Dublin school board member elected in 2014, was mentioned in the hacked email allegations that her father, John Podesta, at one time had stocks connected to a firm that had ties to Russia.

The documents show that Podesta received 75,000 shares of Joule Unlimited Technologies. Podesta is Clinton’s campaign chair.

The hacked Jan. 3, 2014 document shows that Podesta transferred more than 25,000 of these shares to Leonidio Holdings LLC, which had an address listed as Rouse’s Shannon Court home in Dublin. Rouse operates Megan Rouse Financial Planning from that same address.

When reached by phone Friday afternoon, Rouse declined to comment.

“While we’re not authenticating any of the documents released by WikiLeaks, we can address the general issue of John Podesta’s divestment and resignation from Joule,” said Josh Schwerin, from Clinton’s campaign.

“When Podesta went back to the work at the White House, he worked with White House counsel to personally divest from Joule and ensure he was in full compliance with all government ethics rules. He transferred the entirety of his holdings to his adult children, resigned all positions with the company and filed the appropriate forms which were then certified by the appropriate ethics officials.

As an additional step, he recused himself from all matters pertaining to Joule for the duration of his time at the White House,” Schwerin said in an email to this newspaper.

Besides the share transfer, WikiLeaks released another document showing that Rouse’s father asked big-time Washington lobbyist Jim Davidson in an email to contribute to his daughter’s 2014 school board campaign. Davidson’s clients include the likes of Disney and CBS.

“While you probably aren’t too vested in the outcome of local California school board races, we hope you can support her candidacy, even at a modest level, as she begins her career as an elected official. Good to get in on the ground floor,” Podesta wrote.

Davidson wrote back on July 11, 2014: “I will be there – Sorry I did not receive Tony’s email. I have a reception for Nancy Pelosi and will come over after that.” (Tony Podesta is John Podesta’s brother.)

Similar email blasts titled “Our Daughter’s Fundraiser” were sent out to many others to encourage donations.

Rouse, a Dublin resident for more than 15 years, was first appointed to the school board in February 2013 to fill a vacancy. Board members who appointed her said at the time that her experience in financial management would be valuable in helping manage a school district in an era of recovery from years of state budget cutbacks.

Rouse’s father also served as former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, and as an adviser to President Barack Obama.

– EBT


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