John Podesta slapped the Daily Caller with a cease-and-desist letter on Wednesday after the conservative news outlet published a story about the former Clinton campaign chairman and Obama counselor.
The letter sent to publisher Neil Patel by Podesta’s counsel, Marc Elias, singles out a March 26 article titled, “EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares.” In it, reporter Richard Pollock wrote that Podesta “may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014.”
Elias said the article is “as you know, entirely false.” He said that Podesta did nothing wrong, despite numerous assertions in the article indicating otherwise.
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.
Originally published by Washington Examiner.