Democrat Power Lobbyist Tony Podesta Steps Down as Mueller Targets Podesta Firm…

Well, well, well…. Long-time Clinton insider and the epicenter of all Clinton connected power in Washington DC, Tony Podesta, is stepping down from the super-lobbying group that bears his name.

According to a report in politico, Tony Podesta has discovered he is also in the cross hairs of the Special Prosecutor investigation by Robert Mueller.  Additionally, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort worked for the Podesta lobbying group to advance the interests of Ukraine and Russia in Washington DC.

There is some strong DC speculation that Manafort’s earlier indictment may lead to, or have been intended to, leverage cooperation with special counsel Mueller regarding the Podesta firm investigation.

Federal records show two firms doing work on behalf of Paul Manafort’s Ukraine front group beginning in April of 2012: The Podesta Group and Mercury Group.

Despite the lobbying activity neither group was disclosed as legally required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) until April of 2017. Documents: SEE HERE and SEE HERE

(Via Politico) Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the firm that bears his name after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure.

[…]  Podesta’s decision to leave the firm came on the same day that former Donald Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on multiple charges, including money laundering, operating as federal agents of the Ukrainian government, failing to disclose overseas bank accounts and making false statements to federal authorities.

The investigation into Podesta and his firm grew out of investigators’ examination of Manafort’s finances. Manafort organized a PR campaign on behalf of a nonprofit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. Podesta Group was one of several firms that were paid to do work on the PR campaign to promote Ukraine in the U.S.

Podesta Group filed paperwork with the Justice Department in April stating that it had done work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine that also benefited the same Ukrainian political party that Manafort once advised. Podesta Group said at the time it believed its client was a European think tank untethered to a political party.  (read more)

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574 Responses to Democrat Power Lobbyist Tony Podesta Steps Down as Mueller Targets Podesta Firm…

  1. burnett044 says:

    I was wondering if Roger Stone had said anything about Manafort…while looking I came across this…interesting.
    https://grondamorin.com/2017/03/23/roger-stone-paul-manafort-and-donald-trump-go-way-back/

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  2. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    Waiting for Sundance to weigh in? Don’t have Twitter ?

    Liked by 20 people

    • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

      Gulp! Lifesaver please!

      Liked by 13 people

    • Sundance, do you see a way that in getting to HRC there is any way to at least corral Holder? I sincerely want him in orange.

      Liked by 10 people

    • I dont know if other people noticed but Hillary in her interviews started since 1-2 months to always include Obama whenever she talks about attacks vs. her.
      It’s as if she wants to drag Obama into the same boat.

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      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        I refrain from watching her interviews so i have nothing to add except… interesting observation!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Risa says:

        I noticed that in one if her interviews I happened upon, without changing the channel quickly enough. Very transparent effort to tie her sinking ship to Obama. I wonder if she is rational enough to realize she probably has been deemed expendable by the D.C. political class.

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    • dave g says:

      16 Partisan lawyers are going over Clinton… Are the Bernie supporters. Libs aren’t capable of doing this.

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      • dave g says:

        A few typos there. 16 Partisan lawyers are going AFTER Clinton? Are they Bernie Supporters? You actually think they aren’t out to get Trump… HE loaded his team with Democrats so he would have full credibility when he takes down Hillary. I will eat 100 crows if this is the case.

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        • I have believed since day one that the loadup on the Clinton lawyers was either to ensure that the Clinton Corruption was contained to the Clinton’s -and never got to their donors OR for credibility when Trump was not indicted….

          NOW I fully believe it and realize that from the looks of things Manafort was laundering money through the Podesta group buying government influence. Ukraine says Manafort laundered 12.7 million… Manafort’s books show about 2.7 million… HOWEVER the Clinton foundation has had approx 10 million in Ukraine donations during the time that Manafort represented the Ukraine oligarchs.

          Wonder if Mueller realizes he is in CHECK MATE?

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    • If this is the direction it’s headed it’s an even bigger blessing than Trump winning the electoral college. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  3. amwick says:

    So peeps, is this the big ugly?… It needs to be assigned a start..

    Liked by 9 people

  4. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    Gulp! – Moderation drowning again.. send lifesaver!

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  5. Howie says:

    Clearly as the thread say Podesta is a crook. Big crook. Maybe the way to catch Podesta is to catch Manafort first? Is that what this is? Then once Muelley catches Podesta he can catch Clanton? What if they catch McCain? Who can they catch then? We need a bigger net.

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  6. Howie says:

    What this adds up to and the EZ way to put SD post is this. If the Swampers investigate too much all trails lead to Hillary. they have to investigate just enough and stop. Similar as the Boss has said to the GZ case. Too much investigatin’ and they catch themselves.

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  7. paulraven1 says:

    All stagecraft, in my opinion. All for the appearance that Mueller is being impartial. Podesta will not be charged.

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  8. Rita Meter Maid says:

    In case anyone missed this, it’s a very good article and also points out that Mueller was involved in the uranium deal himself: https://newswithviews.com/mueller-indictment-a-diversion-from-clinton-and-dnc-corruption/

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  9. AM says:

    This is exciting. We’re watching the swamp auto-drain. First “I won’t run again” (various Senators/Representatives in the last few weeks) and now the establishment begins to eat itself.

    Liked by 10 people

  10. Howie says:

    Sessions is a fool. Instead of recusing he should of resigned and headed to Muscle Shoals.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Shanna Gruen says:

      Excuse my ignorance. Did you mean “should have” because “should of” doesn’t make sense to me?

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      • Howie says:

        When you feel like a written off actor on Deadwood
        About to get fed to the pigs
        When that preacher’s bustin’ hell, plastin’ just cowbells
        Marks itself in front of your digs
        There’s this place you can go called Tierra Del Feugo
        Down in the Southern Hemisphere
        It’s kinda Troy without Helen, past the Straits of Magellan

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Should’ve (I’m from jus down da skreet)

        Liked by 4 people

      • sat0422 says:

        Sounds like he is just speaking “southern” to me….should of, shud a, coud a, woud a, Southerners know what I am talking about.

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        • Carolina Kat says:

          You left out my favorite: used to could – as in: I used to could follow what is going on in this country – but now all the spin is making me disoriented and dizzy.

          I do hope SD is correct here and that Mueller is going after illegal lobbying for foreign entities, but after years of Hillary Clinton being above the law, and the complete absence of pushback from DOJ, I’m jaded.

          I used to could believe that good triumphed over evil and that justice will be done, but decades of Clinton abuse of the system, and assuming past is prologue, will she be charged? Falls under the too much to hope for category.

          Enter President Donald J. Trump. Every apple cart in DC has overturned and CNN has called them bananas. CNN/DC – used to could get away with stuff.

          Used to could.

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    • JL says:

      You just keep telling yourself that, Howie, if it makes you feel better. 😉

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  11. Greenmirror says:

    So if Posdesta has just disclosed his last 3 years of money from Ukraine is it the same side as manafort wanting Ukraine not be in nato who would be the opposite side Lobbying to continue nato.

    Honestly if that area was Russian speaking the last thousand years till ww2 there biggest mistake was not building a wall sooner…kinda like us right now.

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  12. mccall1981 says:

    Report that the White House provided the evidence against Papadopoulos:

    View story at Medium.com

    Liked by 5 people

  13. I’m honestly stunned by how many on the left right now don’t realize what’s actually happening.

    These people must be clinically deranged or just idiots.

    Liked by 9 people

    • tazz2293 says:

      If you are talking career pols who have been able to ignore the Rule of Law for most of their lives as it did not seem to apply to them?

      President Trump said he was bringing back the Rule of Law and they didn’t/don’t believe him.

      So Yep, they are idiots.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Howie says:

      Can’t make any sense from nonsense.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Regina says:

      They’re so used to believing spin – I just heard Schumer’s crap twist of the facts, and I’m not a bit surprised that they can’t tell heads from tails. In his telling a “foreign agent was put in charge of the campaign”…just pathetic

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      • sat0422 says:

        I am trying to imagine what some of the primary candidates would be doing with this had one of them been the winner and not Trump. Answer: Nothing
        Vision: Rubio, Bush, The Ohio Guy, any woman candidate, and then Ted. And last but not least Hillary, What would she be doing if she was President?
        Say your prayers daily and thank God for his daily bread.

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  14. TheTorch says:

    This is just simply staggering. I was not really convinced by the Larry Schweikart theory, that Mueller may actually be working for Trump. But as Sundance is laying out, and all the dots that are getting joined, it sure looks that way!

    This is the election all over again, the left so sure of victory and their blind hatred for Trump has ensured that they themselves are doomed. Their stupidity and arrogance, is mind blowing.

    No wonder Trump was so relaxed this weekend… The calm before the storm indeed 🙂

    and please remember, that while all this was going on over the weekend and the left salivating that Indictment Monday was the end of Trump. Our beloved President tweeted this:

    Just sit back and laugh, because this is going to be one heck of a ride and we have the best President ever 🙂

    Oh and BTW off topic, but one of the key Benghazi terrorists was just caught!

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  15. rsmith1776 says:

    It is against my principles to wish for an old, sick, possibly dying man’s arrest and conviction…

    … In John McCain’s case I shall make an exception.

    This despicable half a man has revealed his entire ugliness in recent months. Even his past gets thrown further light upon. He must have been happy and eager to throw the 2008 election, as the token GOPe loser. He must have been proud of his part in electing the greatest traitor to ever adumbrate the hallowed corridors of the White House. He must have not-so-secretly despised his own, excellent if hypocritically opportunistic VP choice more than he ever wanted to defeat his alleged opponent.

    Due to his treasonous actions and abysmal character deficiencies, I would not mind if the old criminal ended his remaining days in prison. Remember, Pelosi, Schumer, Waters are supposed to be traitors. Is in their job description. For McCain it was a choice.

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  16. notasmidgeon says:

    I wonder what the Clintons will give up to ensure Chelsea is not charged in all of this corruption? Of course Chelsea is a multi millionaire from all the Clinton’s blood mone.

    Liked by 2 people

    • AM says:

      Nothing. Chelsea is simply part of the empire that they built and is as easily given up and will go first, something she may or may not know. You have some maternal or paternal feelings that would prevent that, the Clintons are long gone.

      Search out the photo with Huma, Chelsea, and Hillary sometime. Huma and Hillary stand together as a relationship (sexual or otherwise, I don’t know). The look on Chelsea while she stands in the back is like a servant, a position I suspect she’s used to.

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    • notasmidgeon says:

      money*

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Sandra-VA says:

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  18. jeans2nd says:

    This may be the incorrect post in which to place this, so apologies in advance.
    Manafort is a red herring, imo, other than the links to the Podefilesta Group. Manafort’s “indictments” are laughable.
    This guy Papadopolous might be the guy at whom to look, or at least in addition to the Podefilesta Group links via Manafort.

    Papadopolous looks to be a Clinton/NeverTrumper/Deep State or a Russian plant.

    In the Papadopoulos plea deal, P says he (P) is flying to Moscow on April 18, 2016 for a Valdai meeting to meet with an unnamed professor.

    “On April 19, 2016,the Valdai Club hosted a discussion…” in Russia.
    http://valdaiclub.com/events/posts/articles/trends-and-scenarios-of-global-energy-development/

    Dana Rohrbacher and a whole slew of Dem Congress ppl were also at that meeting.
    https://www.rbth.com/international/2016/04/06/us-wants-to-see-strong-russia-to-share-worlds-problems-with_582301

    Still at that Valdai Club conference –
    “During the question and answer session, Mifsud noted that there is a great diversity of views on energy across the European Union, which has made it look inwardly, instead of outwardly, creating an opportunity for Russia in the Middle East.”
    http://valdaiclub.com/events/posts/articles/trends-and-scenarios-of-global-energy-development/

    Professor Joseph Mifsud is some big shot at the London Centre of International Law Practice
    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UUf_aO9_DIgJ:https://www.lcilp.org/staff/professor-joseph-mifsud/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Papadopolous was also a member of the London Centre of International Law Practice
    “He (P) has been awarded by the U.S. State Department as a finalist to represent the United States at UNESCO in 2011 and was a member of London Centre of International Law Practice…From 2011 to 2015, he worked as a research fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C.”
    https://web.archive.org/web/20160324070823/https://www.lcilp.org/staff/3801-2/
    we all knew, or thought we knew anyways, the clinton fdn was the only way to get them all. the podefilesta guys are an added bonus
    imo

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  19. Minnie says:

    Tucker (just now) announced letter received from large law firm in D.C. which demands his show “immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta Group”.

    It demands that Tucker retract and delete all prior reporting on the Podesta Group, warning that Podesta will pursue legal action, including “copyright law” if Tucker were to quote from the letter.

    The most amusing line, according to Tucker – “Manafort did not work with the Podesta Group”

    Again per Tucker, apparently the lawyer hasn’t read the Manafort indictment, yet.

    The kicker, for me:

    One lawyer Tucker spoke with today said Podesta’s people have used this tactic previously.

    Tucker is not intimidated. He has ample evidence from a number of confidential sources that paints a pretty clear picture.

    Tucker’s summary of the whole affair:

    Quote > The chairman of one major presidential campaign colluded with the brother of the chairman of the other campaign to enrich themselves by secretly advancing the interests of a foreign adversary.

    That happened.

    That’s the swamp they told you needed to be drained < end quote

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  20. distracted2 says:

    Prayers answered. Thank you, Lord.

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  21. Eks Mann says:

    >>>Hillary Clinton is being sacrificed by IC to protect Obama and larger deep state operatives from sunlight.

    Sundance, “larger deep state operatives” [i.e., folks more powerful than the President of the United States] really caught my eye. It’s sobering to ponder who may have been pulling our former pResident’s strings while he was pretending to be in charge.

    Rhetorical #1: Who has actually been running our country?

    Rhetorical #2: Might the string of dominoes that began to fall today ever reach this far?

    One can hope.

    MAGA

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  22. Pam says:

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  23. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    To believe that the swamp creature Mueller and his band of obama/clintoon donors parading as investigators are white hats out to get the clintoon crime cyndicate requires way to much salt for my well being.

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