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  • Former Clinton campaign chairman defends brother after Trump Twitter attack (John Podesta)

    02/12/2020 10:49:13 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 12 2020 | John Bowden
    Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign chairman fired back at President Trump on Wednesday after Trump questioned why no charges were brought against his brother, who was employed by a lobbying firm involved in the now-shuttered Mueller investigation. John Podesta tweeted Wednesday that the Justice Department under Trump himself had cleared his brother, Tony Podesta, of wrongdoing, while taking aim at former Trump associate Roger Stone, who is due to be sentenced for seven convictions including lying to investigators. "What happened? YOUR Justice Department closed the case because, unlike your pal Roger Stone, my brother didn't lie to Congress, intimidate a witness,...
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/07/2016 11:23:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 16 replies
    Observer ^ | 4-7-16
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • US Probe Of Lobbyists Podesta And Weber Ends Without Charges

    09/29/2019 3:24:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    A.P via WBNG ^ | 09/24/19 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation of two prominent lobbyists that was spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has concluded without charges. Justice Department lawyers recently informed representatives for Tony Podesta and former Rep. Vin Weber that they have ended the investigation. Their unregistered lobbying work for pro-Russia Ukrainian interests had come under investigation first by Mueller and later by federal prosecutors in New York. Weber lawyer Robert Trout says he and his client are “obviously” pleased with the outcome. The move, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the acquittal of prominent Washington lawyer Greg...
  • Kamala Harris accused of refusing to prosecute Podesta-linked company in exchange for bribes

    03/20/2019 5:30:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is being slammed by Latino activists for refusing to investigate the Ponzi scheme operated by nutritional supplement marketer Herbalife in exchange for what amounts to bribes masquerading as “donations” from Herbalife lobbyist Heather Podesta. At the time, Harris was the Attorney General of California. Heather Podesta was then married to Tony Podesta, the high-powered lobbyist with longstanding ties to Hillary Clinton. Tony’s brother, John Podesta, was the campaign manager for Hillary 2016 presidential campaign. During her tenure as California attorney general, Kamala Harris refused to investigate the fraudulent pyramid scheme operated by Herbalife, which is...
  • Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe

    03/19/2019 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/19 | Gregg Re
    Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation. The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known...
  • Glenn Greenwald 'mystified' how Tony Podesta has 'just vanished'

    03/10/2019 12:38:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2019 01:07 AM | Daniel Chaitin
    Media coverage of longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta has disappeared completely an astonished Glenn Greenwald remarked last week. "I'm still somewhat mystified about how Tony Podesta - intimately involved in many of Paul Manafort's slimiest and most unscrupulous practices (because K Street sleaze is 100% bipartisan) - has just vanished from the news cycle and, apparently, legal jeopardy," the Intercept journalist said along with the hashtag "MissingTonyPodesta." Greenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who broke the story of U.S. mass surveillance aided by former Central Intelligence Agency analyst Edward Snowden, has been highly critical of Russia investigation coverage and the Democrats'...
  • Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Are Investigated Over Foreign Payments

    02/06/2019 8:01:11 AM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Feb 2019 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Federal prosecutors in recent weeks have been interviewing witnesses about the flow of foreign money to three powerful law and lobbying firms that Paul Manafort recruited seven years ago to help improve the image of the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, people familiar with the questioning said. The previously unreported interviews about the flow of the money are among the latest developments in the investigation of key figures who worked at the three firms — Mercury Public Affairs, the Podesta Group and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Prosecutors have focused on the role of Skadden Arps’s lead partner on the...
  • Trump 'never spoke' with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says

    01/21/2019 1:09:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 22 replies
    President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place. The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the President’s legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd. “The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony,” Giuliani told the Daily News. However, Giuliani acknowledged Trump’s legal team conversed with Cohen’s...
  • A Desperate Man : Michael Cohen

    01/21/2019 9:29:56 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 1/19/2019 | Rex
    Don't be distracted by the gossip and tittle-tattle being spread about Michael Cohen. Forget taxi medallions and porn stars. They're meant to distract. As REX explains, the true DOJ investigations are likely focussed on Cohen's connections to illegal lobbying by Clinton proxies, on behalf of Ukraine. Here's an extract of Bloomberg's misleading opening paragraph yesterday, about the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP agreement to pay $4.6 million, as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. The settlement was: "over unregistered work it did with Paul Manafort to benefit the government of Ukraine in 2012 and 2013."...
  • Is the Special Counsel About to Hammer Tony Podesta?

    12/07/2018 10:51:38 AM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/6/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 presidential election was launched in May 2017, the narrative from the left and their allies in the media has centered on the Trump campaign. But it isn't just the Trump campaign that has been under scrutiny from Mueller's investigators. Washington D.C. lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of former Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, is reportedly under investigation for alleged criminal behavior. The probe of Podesta and his Democratic-leaning lobbying firm grew out of Mueller's inquiry into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to the sources. As special...
  • Mueller-referred probe into Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig, Clinton-linked Tony Podesta...

    12/05/2018 8:43:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 Dec 18 | Gregg Re
    An investigation referred to Justice Department prosecutors by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year into possible criminal activity by Clinton-linked Washington insider Tony Podesta and former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig is heating up, according to a new report that underscores federal authorities' increasing enforcement of laws governing foreign business relationships. The inquiries center not only on Craig and Podesta -- a Democratic lobbyist and co-founder of the onetime lobbying powerhouse known as the Podesta Group -- but also on Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman from Minnesota. The probes had been quiet for months since Mueller referred...
  • Newly Released Mueller Document Suggests Dem Power Broker Tony Podesta Misled Federal Investigators

    09/15/2018 4:46:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 3:44 pm, September 15th, 2018 | Colin Kalmbacher
    The office of special counsel Robert Mueller just released a document which appears to show that longtime Democratic Party power broker Tony Podesta misled federal investigators when questioned about his obligations, and how he understood them, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The document is dated March 31, 2017 and was released late Saturday morning in line with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request initiated by the New York Times‘ Kenneth Vogel. Taking the form of a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division and addressed to Podesta’s attorney Matthew T. Sanderson, the document...
  • Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Tony Podesta, The Clinton-Connected Superlobbyist

    09/14/2018 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | September 14, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Clinton-connected lobbyist Tony Podesta knew he was working with Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian politician, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. Podesta, Manafort and Mercury Public Affairs all failed to register as foreign agents of Ukraine for the work. Manafort entered a plea agreement with the special counsel Friday. Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea...
  • Now that Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty, Mueller HAS to indict the Podesta brothers

    09/14/2018 12:42:45 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/14/18 | USA Features
    Two Systems: As news reports noted Friday, a former campaign manager for POTUS Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent for Ukraine when he was doing some lobbying work on that country’s behalf. Manafort decided to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe rather than face another trial and the prospect of several dozen more years behind bars following his first trial in which he was found guilty on a number of financial crimes. But now that Manafort has pleaded, doesn’t Mueller now have to indict someone who had connections to Hillary...
  • When the Muller gang met Judge Ellis

    08/03/2018 3:47:49 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3 August 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Paul Manafort. Tony Podesta. Tad Devine. Greg Craig. Manafort worked for Trump. Tony Podesta is the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. Tad Devine was Bernie Sanders’ chief strategist. Greg Craig was Obama’s White House Counsel. All four men also, directly or indirectly, allegedly did work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. And the ECFMU was allegedly a front for Yanukovich's Ukrainian pro-Russian faction. Manafort and the Podesta Group had failed to register as foreign agents. Tad Devine had worked for Manafort on the Ukraine project. Craig had written a report on Ukraine for one of Manafort’s lobbying...
  • When the Mueller Gang Met Judge Ellis: The Manafort trial isn’t going to give Mueller what he wants.

    08/03/2018 8:43:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/02/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Paul Manafort. Tony Podesta. Tad Devine. Greg Craig. Manafort worked for Trump. Tony Podesta is the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. Tad Devine was Bernie Sanders’ chief strategist. Greg Craig was Obama’s White House Counsel. All four men also, directly or indirectly, allegedly did work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. And the ECFMU was allegedly a front for Yanukovich's Ukrainian pro-Russian faction. Manafort and the Podesta Group had failed to register as foreign agents. Tad Devine had worked for Manafort on the Ukraine project. Craig had written a report on Ukraine for one of Manafort’s lobbying...
  • Exclusive: Mueller refers foreign agent inquiries to New York prosecutors

    07/31/2018 5:01:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 July 2018 | Erica Orden
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred a collection of cases to New York federal prosecutors concerning whether several high-profile American lobbyists and operatives failed to register their work as foreign agents, according to people familiar with the matter. The transfer of the inquiries marks an escalation of Mueller's referrals to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in the period since he turned over a case involving President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Since the spring, Mueller has referred matters to SDNY involving longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and his work for his former...
  • Paul Manafort Faces 305 Years in Prison for Tax Fraud – A Crime that Carries 1 year and 3 Months

    07/31/2018 11:31:49 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 72 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 31, 2018
    Real title is: Paul Manafort Faces 305 Years in Prison for Tax Fraud – A Crime that Typically has an Average Sentence of 1 Year and 3 Months! The alleged crimes have nothing to do with Trump, the Trump campaign, collusion or Russia. Paul Manafort is in solitary confinement for 23 hours every day. Paul Manafort faces 305 years in prison for tax evasion crimes. The Deep State don’t play. His business accomplice Tony Podesta has not been charged with any crimes. Tony Podesta was offered immunity by Dirty Cop Robert Mueller to testify against Paul Manafort in the ongoing...
  • Federal prosecutors said to be investigating lobbyist Tony Podesta after special counsel referral

    07/31/2018 6:52:18 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 43 replies
    Federal prosecutors are investigating former lobbyist Tony Podesta, former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., and former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig, NBC News confirmed, citing multiple sources familiar with the matter. CNN first reported the existence of the investigation. Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York opened the investigation following a referral from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources told NBC. NBC previously reported that Mueller had been looking into Podesta and his Democratic-leaning lobbying firm as part of its broader investigation into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul...
  • Dershowitz: Mueller Hoping Manafort Will Choose to Testify Against Trump

    07/30/2018 1:18:22 PM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2018 | As seen on America's News Room
    rest of title....."Rather Than 'Die in Prison' Video:Alan Dershowitz said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is hoping that Paul Manafort will opt to testify against the president, rather than face a lengthy prison sentence.