by Dr. Eowyn, DC Clothesline:
This post originally appeared at Fellowship of the Minds in June 2017.
Did you know that four days ago on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, John Podesta testified before Congress in a closed-door hearing?
John Podesta is a longtime Democratic Party operative who was White House chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s administration, White House counselor in the Obama administration and, most recently, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
He is also the namesake of a collection of very curious emails published by WikiLeaks just days before the 2016 presidential election.
The emails contain cryptic references to “pizza” and other food items (“hotdogs”; “pasta”; “tempting” “cheeses”; “yummy” “sauces”), believed by many in the Alternative Media to be code words that pedophiles use to communicate with each other about their criminal activities. One of the parties in those emails is James Alefantis, a former boyfriend of powerful Democratic Party operative and Clinton loyalist David Brock. Though only a pizzeria owner (of Comet Ping Pong near Capitol Hill), Alefantis was named by GQ magazine as the 49th most powerful person in Washington, DC.
It is the Podesta “pizza” emails that gave rise to the term “Pizzagate”.
Certainly, the late Andrew Breitbart had thought Podesta to be a pedophile. A year before his sudden death from a heart attack, though he was only 43 years old, Breitbart in a tweet called Podesta a “cover-upperer” for a “world class” child sex slave operation.
That there are pedophiles in Washington, D.C. is not farfetched given the Franklin child sex ring scandal of 1988-1991 which involved GOP élites in Washington, D.C., and prominent citizens and Boys Town of Nebraska. The scandal was documented in two books:
- The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, by attorney John W. DeCamp.
- The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal, by Nick Bryant.
MSM and even Alt-Media journalists like Wayne Madsen and Alex Jones dismiss Pizzagate as a “conspiracy theory” by tinfoil hat-wearing loonies (see “Failure of American Journalism: Pizzagate and the muzzling of Ben Swann” and “Alex Jones apologizes for Pizzagate ‘fake news’ on eve of March on D.C.”). They would have us instead believe that powerful and very busy D. C. élites like Podesta and 49th-most-powerful Alefantis spend their time incessantly chatting about pizzas in emails.
I have NEVER talked about pizza (or any food) in my emails. Have you?
It is to those Podesta pizza emails that we now turn.
Podesta “Pizza” Emails
Out of WikiLeaks‘ 2,060 Podesta emails, there are 149 references to “pizza”, 73 references to “hot dog”, 85 “cheese”, 78 “pasta”, 41 “sauce”, 84 “ice cream” and 47 “walnut” — all in very bizarre contexts that have nothing to do with food.
Below is a sample of the Podesta “pizza” emails. See if you can make any sense of them without resorting to code-words.
Here are the senders and recipients of the above “pizza” emails in alphabetical order, and, where relevant, what they wrote in the “pizza” emails:
(1) James Alefantis <email@example.com>, the 49th post powerful person in Washington DC. On Oct. 4, 2008, he wrote to John Podesta presumably about a fundraiser at Comet Ping Pong:
“GREAT SHOW! GREAT SPEECH. RAISED OVER 40 GRAND. MY ONLY REGRET IS I DID NOT MAKE YOU A NICE PIZZA. WHEN CAN I?”
On March 19, 2016, at 5:30 PM, Alefantis sent a joke logo for a “Hillary party” (fundraiser?) to John Podesta’s brother, Tony (#13 below) and Nora Cox-Peled (#3 below) with this email message:
“MY GRAPHICS GUY SENT THIS. NO NOT FORWARD 🙂 “
Note that the arrow in Hillary’s logo is pointing to the pizza.
(2) Catherine Chieco <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a D.C. writer/consultant who donated $1,000 in 2004 to the John Kerry presidential campaign. On Oct. 20, 2015, at 6:22 pm, she wrote to James Alefantis and others re. “Friday night at posto for Tony [Podesta]’s birthday”:
“WILL YOU JOIN US? SMALL GATHERING A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE PIZZA EXTRAVAGANZA. TIME PDA BUT PROBABLY 7:30 ISH. RSVP PLEASE!”
(3) Nora Cox-Peled <email@example.com>, Special Assistant to the Chairman (John Podesta), Podesta Group, August 2015 to August 2016.