Podesta Group Subpoenaed By Special Counsel Mueller In Russia Probe

Tyler Durden's picture

Just over a year ago we wrote about Paul Manafort resigning from the Trump campaign amid outrage over his consulting firm's ties to a lobbying campaign designed to sway American public opinion in favor of the Ukraine's pro-Russsian government (see: FBI Probes Firm Belonging To Brother Of Clinton Campaign Chair For Ukraine Corruption Ties). 

The top political news on Friday was the unexpected resignation of Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, which was the result of emerging revelations that his political consulting firm, DMP International, had orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation in the period 2012-2014 on behalf of Ukraine's then ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country's pro-Russian government (which was overthrown in a CIA-orchestrated coup in early 2014).

 

As the AP reported yesterday, the lobbying included attempts to gain positive press coverage of Ukrainian officials in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press. Another goal: undercutting American public sympathy for the imprisoned rival of Ukraine's then-president. At the time, European and American leaders were pressuring Ukraine to free her. Furthermore, under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act (or FARA), US entities who lobby on behalf of foreign political leaders or political parties must provide detailed reports about their actions to the Justice Department.

Now, fast forward one year and it seems as though an honest attempt to destroy Trump's campaign may ensnare another rather unlikely victim, namely The Podesta Group.  As our readers are undoubtedly aware by now, The Podesta Group (PG) was co-founded by Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman, John Podesta, and is still run by his brother, Tony Podesta.  Now, according The Daily Caller, PG, one of six lobbying firms that worked on Manafort’s campaign to get Ukraine into the European Union between 2012 to 2014, finds itself directly in the crosshairs of Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas seeking testimony from executives who worked on a campaign organized by Paul Manafort – including the Podesta Group — an NBC exclusive report published Friday revealed.

 

An executive, whose firm received a subpoena, said Mueller’s team is particularly interested in taking a close look at the lobbying campaign that included the Podesta Group.

 

“We think they are trying to figure out, was this a legitimate project?” the executive told NBC News. “From our perspective it was — we did a lot of work. We took it seriously.”

 

The unnamed executive told NBC News that six firms participated in the campaign that Manafort coordinated, which was paid for by the European Center for a Modern Ukraine, a non-profit based in Brussels.

 

The report states that two groups, the Podesta Group and Mercury LLC, worked in Washington with Manafort’s partner Rick Gates, according to lobbying disclosure records.

Podesta

 

All of which puts the deep state and MSM in a rather conflicted position since it's looks increasingly likely that their efforts to expose the Trump administration could turn the spotlight back on their favorite failed candidate and her allies.

Meanwhile, Special Counsel Mueller's interest in PG comes just as the Washington Examiner noted that the firm belatedly filed numerous new disclosures regarding their 'pro-Russia' work.

The Podesta Group belatedly filed multiple new disclosures with the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to their work in the Ukraine during Manafort’s campaign, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday.

 

The recent August 17 filings by the Podesta Group include registration statements for six Podesta Group employees and a list of political contributions made by “relevant employees” throughout 2013.

 

The Podesta Group’s most recent belated filing with the DOJ on August 17 came just one day after Politico reported that a “Ukrainian member of parliament requested a criminal investigation into possible meddling by his country’s government into last year’s U.S. presidential elections.”

What is that saying about people who live in glass houses?

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Bigly's picture

America's Jimmy Saville

nmewn's picture

You guys just lemme know if this is all moving to fast for ya, I can tell ya what the ending is.

No intent ;-)

VD's picture

you know what they do to "short eyes" in prison? one can only hope PedoPodesta, Rapist Willy and Hitlery all land in the clink, along with Holder, Lynch, DWS, etc etc etc

Croesus's picture

This will be a waste of time...they'll circle the wagons to protect the Pedosta's.

weburke's picture

I know there is no good guys left or organized because only one side kills

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Jail the bitch.  Hillary(!) and Podesta.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Mueller Investigative Policy Statement:

Democrats, (and the Republican Establishment, if they become involved): NO INTENT, after brief investigations.

Donald & Company: If it takes FOREVER, we'll find SOMETHING.

Four chan's picture

podesta gives child rapists and murderers a bad name.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

One can dream but that's all it will be.

OregonGrown's picture

I cant wait for a REAL MAN to take skippy outside, torture him via his butthole until he is on the brink of dying..... then shooting his punk ass right between his beady little eyes to finish him off.....

 

THERE.... I SAID IT!        

 

MOTHERFUCKER BETTER NEVER SHOW HIS FACE WITHIN A 200 MILE ZONE OF ME AND NEVER BETTER STEP ONE FOOT INTO OREGON..... or that REAL MAN will be me!

wolf pup's picture

He'd enjoy it.
Right up until the very end.

ReZn8r's picture

I truly hope what you have written happens to this sick motherfucker.

ExplodingEntropy's picture

I wouldn't see a damn thing. Ya know, I dont think anyone saw a damn thing. Yea, he did that to himself

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Podesta Group Subpeonaed By Special Counsel Mueller In Russia Probe

My response: While this is a STEP in the right direction, the WRONG people are looking into this matter. This is like the FOX guarding the HEN HOUSE.

Sadly, all this investigation will probably do is cover up the crime and bury the details in obscurity. 

azusgm's picture

It is our job as the grassroots to keep it from being buried.

Lore's picture

Quite right. The American justice system is like most other things in the American government: hijacked by psychopaths.

StarGate's picture

Correct.
Mueller, the man who gave us the 'official' govt story about 911/ WTC and Benghazi and Fast n Furious etc. it appears was chosen specifically to PREVENT any truth coming out about above during Trump time in office.
While at the same time blackmailing Trump not to reveal what happened by holding prosecution threats over his head and his family.

Any Congressman involved in pedoville, would have cheered about how Mueller was right for the job.

Look back, you'll find FBI storyteller Mueller was replaced with his big mini-Me Comey as the Benghazi info was getting too close to a reveal. It's like switching cards under the table in a poker game.

political_proxy's picture

Not so tough to see what his "investigations" mandated end result will be.

847328_3527's picture

 

"Sorry Mr Podesta, you'll have to leave those little kids at the door outside in the hallway."

 

~ Bailiff

The Cooler King's picture

As much a I'd <3 to see a full investgation...

 

SESSIONS. DOT.GNOME. DOT USELESS. is the next IDIOT that Trump needs to FIRE... (Until he brings  the outlaws Cheech & Chong to FULL justice).

 

Not that THAT will do any good while hes has 'sugartits-z ' JEW ' hubby in his ear...

 

~~~

 

FFS ~ I never thot it possible... But TRUMP has performed more CLOWISH than the last CLOWN... (& that, theoreitaclly, should be hard 2 do)

 

typing spelling errors due 2  drunkenness & frustration...

HRClinton's picture

Burn? Yes. But only after they got the Ramsey Snow-Bolton treatment.

See Games of Thrones for details on flaying.

NotApplicable's picture

Tyler, you misspelled Pedosta.

BabaLooey's picture

JOHN.................PEDODESTA

SCUMBAG OF THE GALAXY

 

847328_3527's picture

But the kids call him, "Daddie."

Archibald Buttle's picture

they have my wholehearted support. it was cemented by their opposition to ballet access restrictions. that'll whip fat americans into shape in no time, once the barriers to ballet are broken down.

Pulp Culture's picture

They like bucycles? Oops, I thought I read pedalphiles.

Catahoula's picture

Muller wouldn't dare expose democrrats

AlexCharting's picture

THEY just want to clear podesta publicly... like with Hillary

Chupacabra-322's picture

These Sick, twisted, Pure Evil Criminal Psychopaths just want to Publically display their

Tyrannical Lawlessness

847328_3527's picture
"Harvey Subpeonaed By Special Counsel Mueller In Russian Hurricane Probe"

 

Anonymous sources say Harvey was seen 4 months ago eating at the Russian Tea Room where he colluded with secret Russian agents to flood Houston.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Wish he would have flooded D.C. instead.

chunga's picture

Maybe getting out in front of anything that may come out of the meeting between Rohrabacher and Assange? Kind of preventive fake news.

HRClinton's picture

Bingo!  If they clear him publicly, he can't be tried again. Diabolically clever. 

We're not Cynics, we're Realists.

radio man's picture

It's obvious Mueller went to the Podesta bunch for a fair and unvarnished glimps of truth and what is just. With that being said, has anyone seen my airsickness bag?

Idaho potato head's picture

What is that saying about people who live in glass houses?

They experiance the greenhouse effect?

Thebighouse's picture

How many 3 year olds in the room during the interview?

stecha's picture

that cunt is hideous

medium giraffe's picture

deep pan or stuffed crust?

Neochrome's picture

Funny how with Trump it takes six degrees of separation and it is enough for media to tie him to Russia, yet with Clintons getting payed directly gets ignored...

Kidbuck's picture

That's Pastor hideous cunt to you.

Stan522's picture

Sure, it looks incriminating, but Mueller is a Clintonista and if they are looking at Podesta, it is only to find poop on Trump....

robertocarlos's picture

There's enough circumstantial evidence that if I was Lil' Kim I'd put Podesta up against an anti-aircraft gun. His brother too.

gregga777's picture

Blowback.

Karma.

ROTFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my a** off).