WATCH: John Podesta LOSES IT on Live TV During Russia Debate (VIDEO)

WATCH: John Podesta LOSES IT on Live TV During Russia Debate (VIDEO)

Democrats have been eager to accuse Donald Trump of having ties to Russia — but they ignore that Hillary Clinton had people on her campaign staff with their own ties to Russia, including her campaign chairman, John Podesta. And when that fact got pointed out, Podesta didn’t appreciate it at all.

John Podesta appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo and she asked him why Americans weren’t being told more details about Democrat ties to Russia. She highlighted none other than Podesta himself, much to his displeasure.

Podesta invested in a small energy company called Joule Energy and it’s been reported that the company was backed by the Russian government. Bartiromo mentioned that Podesta was “given 75,000 shares in a Russian company” and Podesta immediately got angry.

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“I did not have any stock in any Russian company so go back and get your facts straight Maria,” he retorted. But she didn’t back down, saying, “That’s not true John, we know that you own 5,000 shares, you were on the board of [Joule].” But Podesta still refused to own up. “I didn’t have any shares in any Russian company,” he insisted. “I was on the board of an American company that did business here and only here. The Russian company had a small investment in that company.”

But Bartiromo was not about to let the issue drop, saying that “it’s been widely reported that that company has been backed by the Kremlin and they gave you 75,000 shares that you had to disclose when you went into the Obama Administration,” which only made Podesta more angry. “Maria, you can keep leveling this charge. It is not true. They didn’t give me anything,” he said. “They had a small investment in a company I was on the board of. It was a clean energy company that was trying to deal with the issue of trying to produce energy liquid fuel from a biotechnology process. It was based in Boston and the Russian company had a very small investment in it.”

He then tried to denigrate her sources, saying, “Maybe you’re looking at widely reported information from Infowars.” But Bartiromo corrected him, pointing out that her sources were legitimate news sources like the “New York Times” and the “Wall Street Journal.”

Podesta never did admit to his ties with Russia, though; instead, he did what Democrats do best and tried to turn it around on Donald Trump. But try as he might, he can’t keep this story secret forever — and Democrats might want to focus on cleaning their own house before pointing the finger at Trump.

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