Journo sends Podesta frantic warning to clean up Hillary’s dirty dealings, spins it into puff piece weeks later

A new Wikileaks release showed an email sent by journalist Brent Budowsky to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta titled “Warning to Hillary Clinton” that shows, in part, how the Clintons benefited financially from the devastated nation of Haiti.

The email was sent on March 21, 2015 and about three weeks later he wrote a similarly titled article, “A Warning for Hillary Clinton,” for the Huffington Post.

But, that is where the similarities end.

The “warning” in the Post article is a warning to tell her not to change. That America was longing for a Clinton presidency.

The private warning to Podesta was an entirely different story.

“My mama taught me long ago that when I am seriously angry I should count to ten and choose my words carefully,” he began.  “In that spirit here is my toned down advice which I seriously doubt the Clintons are hearing from those close to them, and if they are hearing it, they are not understanding it.

“It was not uplifting to learn in recent hours that problems with foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation continue, Hillary Clinton was still making paid speeches for hire this week, and Tony Rodham is hustling gold mining deals in Haiti,” Budowsky wrote to Podesta.

After pledging his loyalty to the campaign while, he said, other Democrats abandoned her after her email scandal, he drove the point home about her financial dealings.

“If there is one thing that could well bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy it is this cycle of money issues about which I am now feeling red alerts, loud bells, warning signals, and red flags and I am now seriously pissed off that there is a real chance that her candidacy and the Democratic Party could be destroyed by these self-created dangers that continue to proliferate the closer she gets to presumably announcing her candidacy,” he said.

Rodham’s ties to the Haiti gold mine was first addressed in a book by Peter Schweizer. And Rodham’s and the mining company’s CEO,  Angelo Viard (who Clinton Foundation officials admit paid $20,000 for membership in 2013) told the Washington Post they were introduced at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Rodham insisted that his sister and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were unaware of his involvement in the mining deal but that wasn’t enough to assuage the concerns of Budowsky.

“If she is not hearing this from others, please feel free to forward this to her, I will play the bad guy here because I do not want her money and because she needs to hear this from her friends and she will sure as hell be attacked for this by her enemies, and it will be megaphoned throughout the media, and foreign donations and paid speeches and hustling gold mining deals by her brother are entirely legitimate issues that are self-created, and must self-corrected before it is too late,” Budowsky wrote. “And I do not believe the Clintons fully understand the magnitude and immediacy of the danger in the current political and media climate.

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