John Podesta, the former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to The Daily Caller over its report about his alleged non-disclosure of stock shares from a Russia-financed company.
The letter was directed to The Daily Caller publisher Neil Patel by Podesta's lawyer, Marc Elias, who tweeted out its contents.
The letter takes aim at The Daily Caller's exclusive posted last Sunday that reported Podesta might have violated federal law by failing to disclose 75,000 stock shares: "EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares."
According to the report, Podesta "may have violated federal law" by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock Joule Unlimited Technologies – described as "financed in part by a Russian firm" – when Podesta joined the Obama White House in 2014."
Elias called the report "entirely false," and said Podesta did nothing wrong.
The letter demands the Daily Caller "immediately cease publication of these false and libelous claims." It also demands that a correction to the story be published, clarifying that Podesta met his financial obligations.
In a tweet posted late Wednesday, Podesta also shared the letter – and mocked President Donald Trump.
The Daily Caller story remained online as of late Wednesday night. The Washington Examiner first flagged the postings.
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