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Rusnano says it has no business ties with Clinton’s campaign chairman

October 24, 2016, 14:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to the company's official statement, this information should only be seen in light of the US election campaign

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 Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta

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MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. Russia's Rusnano Corporation does not have any business relations with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, the company said in a press release on Monday commenting on media allegations about links between Rusnano and Podesta.

"Rusnano has never had any business relationships with Mr. Podesta. This information should be seen in light of the election campaign underway in the US," the press release said.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, had ties in the past with the Joule Unlimited company that Rusnano invested in and could have possibly severed them just recently.

According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2011, "the solar energy startup Joule Unlimited announced that Mr. Podesta had been elected to its board of directors." The company’s CEO at that time noted Podesta’s "extensive experience within the US government and internationally as well," expressing hope that he would be able to "help Joule build the lasting relationships needed for long-term success."

Rusnano has a minor investment in Joule Unlimited, controlling 5% of stocks there. This investment was made as part Rusnano’s strategic programs to develop solar energy," Rusnano’s press service said.

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