Podesta Group "Will Not Exist At The End Of The Year"

Tyler Durden's picture

While all eyes (from the left and the establishment right) remain on Trump  (daring to shake Putin's hand this weekend), the mainstream media appears to be missing the news that the lobbying firm founded by longtime Democratic operative Tony Podesta is reportedly on the verge of shuttering after being swept up in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Just three weeks after we reported that special counsel Mueller was targeting lobbying firm Podesta Group. and just two weeks after Tony Podesta resigned from his position at the firm he founded, The Hill reports that Kimberley Fritts, the Podesta Group's chief executive, told employees on Thursday that the firm would not exist at the end of the year and that they would likely not be paid through the end of November, sources told CNN.

Fritts announced her resignation from the top Washington lobbying group after Podesta left the company amid ties to indictments filed in the Russia investigation. Fritts is beginning work on launching a new firm. Her last day at the company Friday created new uncertainty for the Podesta Group after the departure of Podesta on Oct. 30.

Multiple employees who spoke to The Hill said the mood at the firm was mostly optimistic, though they said many of the firm's dozens of employees could be in limbo as Fritts sets up the new firm and brings Podesta Group talent and clients with her.

As a reminder, Mueller is now investigating whether the Podesta Group properly identified to U.S. authorities its foreign work on behalf of a Ukrainian advocacy group in Europe, CNN reported.

An NBC report found that the Podesta Group was one of several firms working on Paul Manafort's public relations campaign for European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which the Podesta Group claims it thought was a nonpartisan think tank, something which this site reported first last August.

And here is one reason why we suspect more than a few on the left are now concerned...

It goes without saying, that Podesta's brother, John, is arguably one of the top figure in Democratic politics, serving most recently as chief of staff in the Bill Clinton White House and also as the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

What happens next to Tony (and perhaps his brother John) is to be determined, but one thing is clear: both sides of the swamp should probably control themselves in any premature celebrations as this appears to be far from over.

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Tallest Skil's picture

Kill the childfuckers and then EXECUTE THE TRAITORS. Send a fucking message. Rosenberg these bitches. I don’t care about the bullshit SCOTUS ruling. There are thousands of government officials who need the gas chamber.

J S Bach's picture

I love your style, TS.

But, I disagree with the headline...

The Podesta Group will indeed go on existing for all eternity - as a lobbying firm for the United States of Satan in hell.

beemasters's picture

Wait...They are counting on WaPo to try to save them.


Let's hope WaPo will not exist at the end of the year either. That would be the best new year EVER.

Marina Abramovic is their last hope...

Joe Davola's picture

FBI (at least the resonsible and trustworthy wing - if such a thing exists) needs to get in there and get the records/emails/cell phones/computers before they all go poof.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Podesta Group "Will Not Exist At The End Of The Year"

My response: GOOD! The end of morally corrupt degenerates being able to pollute the culture is welcome news.

DOJ needs to charge and prosecute those responsible for crimes against children.

jcaz's picture

One will close,  12 more will open- it's like hitting mercury with a hammer......

IH8OBAMA's picture

Just so long as some people with the last name, "Podesta" are put in jail.  I'm good with it.


delacroix's picture

podesta brothers were in the same town in portugal, the night madeline mccann disappeared. what a coincidence!

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Recognise anyone in this 2013 online publication? 


Also look-up Sir Clement Freud... 'Clem' to Fat Tony and Skippy... who just so happen to be a known kiddy fiddler, and who owned a luxurious villa several hundred metres from where this child was abducted. 


Burn these scumbags at the stake. 


Hey Skip... who's your daddy, you little bitch? 

cheka's picture

voat and pol on fire this week - connecting saudi event, vegas event, and podesta pizza gate clues


Bay of Pigs's picture

Where are they with these sealed indictments? Why was Manafort and Gates arrested while these pedophiles are walking around free?

Has anyone actually seen John or Tony Podesta in the last week?

The Squid's picture

One pizza shop closes, another one opens...

land_of_the_few's picture

Not seeing a downside here. Not after all the sh1t they have pulled since 2016. Karma got ya, boyz.

booboo's picture

So much for all the smiles, back slapping, glad handing and standing ovations by The Pedoesta Group that were reported when Big Money Tony Pedoesta announced his departure. God dang these Pedoesta Group staffers must be a fucking bunch of sychophants.

MissCellany's picture

Aw, no need to worry, or to get the Federal Bureau of Matters involved. I'm sure Tony has already handed over the firm's servers to his pals at Crowdstrike.

trysaratops's picture

I find it hard to believe that anybody thinks there is a responsible and trustworthy wing of the FBI

Endgame Napoleon's picture

I am surprised one of you ZHedgers has not used this nickname yet, so I will say it despite my skepticism about hyped sex scandal coverage of either side of The Swamp. I think the MSM do most of that coverage to boost ratings.....for money, $$$$$. And I think The Swamp prefers that focus, rather than a focus on the globalist, money-making cronyism that makes a few Americans rich and most Americans poorer.

The Molesta Group

It is interesting that the MSM spills a lot of ink and video reels on covering every titillating detail of a 40-year-old sex scandal in the Deep South, but completely ignores all the buzz on the internet about a possible sex scandal in the Deep State’s DNC circles. I am not saying it is true. We do not know if it is true, just like with most of these other distracting, money-making, he said/she said sex/gossip scandals that our contemporary Yellow Journalists drag out of the closet every few months.

cheka's picture

you have it exactly wrong.  it's not about money.  if it were, they wouldn't run the same bllsht, they would COMPETE.  nyc.news.media are wholly propaganda pushers, nothing more

Croesus's picture

Kill their kids too. The apples don't fall far from the tree in these circles; just ask Soros about that - Junior's gonna be just like Daddy.

Tallest Skil's picture

If you’re a human being (and yes, that qualifier is there for a reason; many of you know what groups I’m talking about that make it necessary), it’s a sad thing to think about. It really is. But nits make lice. Some unfortunate things have to be done to save our civilization.

junction's picture

You meaqn, no more take-out pizza orders from the Podesta Group?  That sucks.

WillyGroper's picture


just found out...his hankerchief meant dna blackmail & panda is an INFANT w/black eyes from being molesta'd.


they've still got their "wet works."

chiswickcat's picture

They be movin into pedo activities full-time. Work was getting in the way anyhow.

jeffglobal's picture

Even in prison, podesta will have his ice cream, walnuts and whatever else.  The for profit prisons have anything you want for a price.  They are as corrupt as any Chinese prison camp, and in the US we have MORE prison labor than anyone else in the world.  The US corps now RELY on the reduced labor from prisoners for profit margins.

US is a shinning example to the world?  Seriously?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Poof.  Disappearing into thin air, like some abducted child.

MK13's picture

Left strategy - shut down one criminal enterprise, open up another, shred all the documents, bury all the bodies.

Croesus's picture

The Clinton Crime Family's been using that tactic since they started; the learned well from their friends, The Bush's.

LedMizer's picture

The most amazing point to me of this whole Russia-Trump story is that Hillary Clinton is a committed Marxist - Why to hell wouldn't Moscow want her in office?  Such absolute hogshit.

Miss Expectations's picture

Karl's long dead and Trotsky got a pick ax to the head.  What year do you think it is?


WillyGroper's picture

around the 100th anniversary.

helliary would look lovely in a hat like trotsky's.

spencerhut's picture

If Trump is working hand in hand with Mueller to take these bastards down he will be an American Hero.

The Joker's picture

Hickory dickory tic toc mother fuckers!

Mueller and Comey working with him.

Word on the street, the gig is up.

Check mate!

10D Chess champion.

ludwigvmises's picture

Let me guess, they're venturing into a pizza franchise?

SRV's picture

Podesta (Tony) and the CEO that just resigned were just served in lawsuits by George Webb, YouTube Web Journo who's broken most of the crimes.

They're shutting the whole thing down to avoid discovery... the reason for the lawsuits.

Rumors Mueller may have given Podesta immunity (criminal).

Mr_Potatohead's picture

Before he left office, I'll bet Comey also drafted a letter clearing the Podestas.

Homey Da Clown's picture

George Webb feels Comey or McCabe gave one or both of the Podesta's immunity. He asked their attorney and got no response.

Mr_Potatohead's picture

It seems crazy, until you look at what was released about the JFK assassination.  The Deep State has been out of control for a LONG time.  I was being a smart-ass with my post.  Didn't expect a response like yours.  Thanks!

Omen IV's picture

my udnerstanding of "immunity" s it has to be specific to a subject - not blanket for ...anything


given the Clitnons and the number of potential bribes - individuals / corporations / countries / partnerships  / direct or indirect


they cant have Blanket immunity and both brothers are involved - The deal in Boston went bad as well for John- there is a story there as well

DaBard51's picture

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for discovery...



When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

Moving and Grooving's picture

There's obviously much more here. These guys are scattering like roaches when the lights go on. Mr & Mrs Clinton are probably getting sore from shitting bricks. The next 6 months will be breathtaking.


It'll be beautiful.



JoeTurner's picture

Now the Podestas will have more time to focus on 'ping pong'

ThePhantom's picture

yes the opening line of "lolita" by Nabokov involves 2 gay men.... seller and mason! one asks the other would you like to play a game of roman ping pong?