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John Podesta

  • White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton from 1998 until 2001
  • President of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.
  • Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center
  • Co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project
  • Podesta spent most of his early years in Chicago growing up in the neighborhood of Jefferson Park on the city’s Northwest Side (Source)
  • Assistant to the President and as Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Assistant to the President, Staff Secretary and a senior policy adviser on government information, privacy, telecommunications security and regulatory policy – January 1993 to 1995
  • 1998 he became President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff in the second Clinton Administration and executed the position until the end of Clinton’s time in office in January 2001
  • Oversaw Clinton’s pardons in the last days of his administration.
  • Believes in UFO’s??:

    John Podesta has supported efforts from the UFO research community to pressure the United States government to release files to the public that could bring light on the simmering allegations of conspiracies and cover-up of the issue.(Source)

  • Member of the Constitution Project’s bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee (a non-profit think tank)
  • His Progressive Doctrine:

    In 2008, Podesta authored his book The Power of Progress: How America’s Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country. In it, he articulates a vision of progressive values based on four core lessons: 1) Progressives stand with people, not privilege; 2) Progressives believe in the Common Good and a government that offers a hand up; 3) Progressives hold that all people are equal in the eyes of God and under the law; and 4) Progressives stand for universal human rights and cooperative global security.(Source)

  • Hangin’ with Clinton and Kim Jong Il:

    In 2009, Podesta accompanied former President Clinton to North Korea for negotiations securing the release of two American journalists imprisoned on espionage charges. He can be seen in numerous widely circulated photographs of Clinton meeting with Kim Jong Il.(Source)

  • Podesta founded Center for American Progress, with funding from a handful of big liberal donors like George Soros and Peter Lewis
  • Reform Immigration for America founder
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