More of the Podesta Group’s role in the Manafort case is being uncovered. There are links between Paul Manafort and the Podesta group that are open to further investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It may be that they also acted as an agent of a foreign government for lobbying purposes. It is only speculation at this point that they had a hand in the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump.
What does this mean for the Podesta Group? Why has Tony Podesta suddenly stepped down from heading that firm up? Will Robert Mueller give the Group the attention it has Manafort? Here are some opinions on that.
As Written by Fred Lucas for The Daily Signal:
The lobbying group co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, being mentioned indirectly Monday in the 12-count indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
The Podesta Group has been identified in news reports as “Company B,” one of two firms that has lobbied for pro-Russian Ukrainian government officials, in the indictment of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager, and Manafort associate Rick Gates.
The Podesta Group was founded in 1988 by John Podesta, Clinton’s former campaign chairman, who hasn’t been part of the company’s operations since leaving in 1993 to work for President Bill Clinton’s White House, and eventually became chief of staff. His brother, Tony Podesta, stepped down Monday as chairman because the company has reportedly been losing clients as a result of the Mueller probe.
“Company A” was identified as Mercury Public Affairs, a Republican-leaning firm that includes former Rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota and former Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana as partners. Neither the Podesta Group, nor Mercury Public Affairs was accused of any……….
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