Many believe the two e-fits released in the search for the Madeline McCann abductor(s) bear more than a passing resemblance to John and Tony Podesta: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-24513267
The two e-fits were commissioned in 2008 (but not released until 2013) by a fraudulent Irish, ex-MI5/GCHQ detective KEVIN HALLIGEN (his antics worthy of a separate thread alone), whose company, Oakley International was hired by the McCann's to look into the case of missing Madeline. His associate, another ex-M15 spy, Henri Exton, produced the actual e-fits: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/27/madeleine-mccann-kate-gerry-mi5_n_4167645.html
Oakley International was based out of 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. This address is also the office of Patton Boggs, Washington's most politically-connected law firm and lobbyist organization. When Kevin Halligen first moved to DC in 2005, he hired Patton Boggs to help set up his new business. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fraud-suspect-kevin-richard-halligen-allegedly-posed-as-a-spy-and-cheated-the-elite-on-both-sides-of-the-atlantic/2012/06/09/gJQA3gdwQV_story.html?utm_term=.161ae464c65a
It would be accurate to say through his close connection with Patton Boggs, Kevin Halligen was more than familiar with The Podesta Group:
Tony Podesta on Tommy Boggs of Patton Boggs: "He’s a brilliant guy who invented what a lot of us do."
Nick Allard, Co-Chair, Patton Boggs on Tony Podesta: "Tony and his group are the right people at the right time in the right place...Tom Boggs invented the lawyer-lobbyist model and Tony perfected it. They are probably the two giants of the modern practice. There is no one else in the same zip code."
In 2008, (the year that the McCann 'Podesta-like' e-fits were created, and one year after Maddie disappeared), The Podesta Group's profits jumped from $10mm to $30mm.
Why did Kevin Halligen commission the e-fits in 2008? Why did a random Irish eye witness, Martin Smith, (remember; Kevin Halligen is also Irish) come out of nowhere to 'suddenly remember' months after the disappearance, that he saw a couple of mystery men near the McCann's apartment, that, as per the e-fits, looked to be 'Podesta like'. He also stated that the men kept their heads down, so how could Smith have generated a carbon copy visual of the Podesta Brothers? Why did Martin Smith then, just as quickly withdraw his testimony? That being the case, why were the Podesta-like e-fits still used in the BBC Crimewatch TV 'Maddie Special', televised in October, 2013?
In 2013, Patton Boggs “…underwent layoffs and partner exits in 2013 amid a 12% drop in revenue, and entered merger talks with Squire Sanders.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squire_Patton_Boggs
What dirt do Kevin Halligen and Patton Boggs have on the Podesta Group and/or the whereabouts of the Podesta brothers in May, 2007? Why did Kevin Halligen, hired by the McCann's to investigate their daughter's disappearance, produce e-fits closely resembling (beyond reasonable doubt) his client's (Patton Boggs) biggest rivals?
Who persuaded - and why - Gerry and Kate McCann to put their faith in (and pay $500k to) a random Washington DC-based 'detective' (Kevin Halligen) who mysteriously reached out to them telling them he could find their daughter? Was Halligen actually bribing Gerry and Kate over something? Halligen's's charm skills had already persuaded Andre Hollis, a former US Drug enforcement agency official, to write out an $80,000 cheque to Halliday's company Oakley, in return for a ten per cent share-holding (never received.) https://cryptome.org/0001/henri-exton.htm Was Hollis being 'bribed' over something too? I digress...
Why, in March 2004, was Kevin Halligen handed a rare US Department of Defense Security Pass?
AND last but not least WHY was Gerry McCann pictured laughing and joking his way around Washington DC, home of Podesta and PizzaGate, in JULY 2007 (less than three months after Maddie disappeared), lobbying statesmen on child trafficking, kissing Laura Bush's dog, and generally enjoying the limelight?
Thank you to:
@anon_sense Insightful comment from yesterdays discussion: “…this is a coded warning to the Podesta Brothers to keep them in line.”
Further reading on Kevin Halligen: http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11794-a-new-look-at-kevin-halligen-and-all-his-high-level-connections-posted-3-september-2015
Edit: couple of typos, and added a quote