Trump Calls On Podesta Bros To "Drain The Swamp" By Revealing "Earth Shattering" Dirt On Dems

As the mainstream media circus ran wild with the Paul Manafort indictment yesterday, Trump, who repeatedly dismissed the charges as being unrelated to his campaign, has just tweeted that the biggest story revealed yesterday, a story which was largely ignored by the "fake news", was Tony Posesta's sudden resignation from the powerful lobbying group that bears his name.

Meanwhile, Trump also seemingly called on the Podesta brothers to "Drain the Swamp" by dishing whatever "earth shattering" dirt they have on Democrats to Special Counsel Mueller.

"The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm. What he know about Crooked Dems is earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!"

 

Of course, as we noted yesterday, the founder of the Podesta Group, Tony Podesta, stepped down from his own lobbying shop after coming under investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Meanwhile, even though the Podesta / Manafort news might seem unrelated, as we explained in Aug 2016, Paul Manafort - now under indictment on 12 charges - and his deputy Rick Gates previously worked with the Podesta Group where they lobbied various U.S. senators and congressmen on behalf of various Ukranian officials.

...emails obtained by the Associated Press showed that Gates personally directed two Washington lobbying firms, Mercury LLC and the Podesta Group, between 2012 and 2014 to set up meetings between a top Ukrainian official and senators and congressmen on influential committees involving Ukrainian interests. Gates noted in the emails that the official, Ukraine's foreign minister, did not want to use his own embassy in the United States to help coordinate the visits.

 

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And this is where the plot thickens, because while the bulk of the press has so far spun the entire Ukraine lobbying scandal, which led to Manafort's resignation, as the latest "proof" that pro-Moscow powers were influencing not only Manafort but the Trump campaign in general (who some democrats have even painted of being a Putin agent), the reality is that a firm closely tied with the Democratic party, the Podesta Group, is just as implicated.

 

As AP further adds, the European Center for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-linked nonprofit entity which allegely ran the lobbying project, paid Mercury and the Podesta Group a combined $2.2 million over roughly two years. In papers filed in the U.S. Senate, Mercury and the Podesta Group listed the European nonprofit as an independent, nonpolitical client. The firms said the center stated in writing that it was not aligned with any foreign political entity.

Perhaps Podesta knows what is likely to happen next. Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure.

“[Tony] was very magnanimous and said, “This is an amazing group of people,” a source said of Podesta’s remarks.

 

Podesta also told staff he “doesn’t intend to go quietly, or learn how to play golf.” He said he “needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn’t want the firm to fight it.”

 

Fritts also addressed the gathering, telling staff that she is “thrilled at this opportunity” and that, “This is not about me, this is about y’all.”

 

Several other senior staff spoke about their excitement about the future of the firm. The meeting ended with a standing ovation for Podesta.

It emerged last week that Podesta is the subject of a criminal investigation led by Mueller's team for potentially violating a federal disclosure law. That law, known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, pertains to working on behalf of foreign governments. 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.

It goes without saying, that Podesta's brother, John, is arguably one of the top figures 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....

Comments

Killtruck Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:07 Permalink

Never happen. Too much pizza. Even if they wanted to, those pesky exploding Mercedes are always lurking. You just never know when an overdose may occur. Or you might have an inexplicable heart attack on a street corner in the middle of the night. 

maxblockm Badsamm Tue, 10/31/2017 - 22:15 Permalink

"He is planting a seed in every Dirty democrats’ head that he might turn, maybe they should turn first.aurum4040   Beam Me Up Scotty Oct 31, 2017 12:11 PMHe's said it to draw attention to the truth - the truth being HRC Podesta et al have committed far more crimes that have far more legal implications then Manafort and Gates. resistedliving   Beam Me Up ScottyOct 31, 2017 12:43 PMBeam, he's just asking them to take the other Democrap swamp creatures down w/ him.    CJgipper   Beam Me Up Scotty Oct 31, 2017 1:00 PMUnless he's throwing them an immunity lifeline. E:A, B, C, & D are correct. Exerting pressure and offering opportunities at the same time. Someone will slip up or cut a deal for one reason or another. Game theory. 

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aurum4040 Beam Me Up Scotty Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:11 Permalink

Yet another idiotic comment regarding Trumps thought process. If you seriously think Trumps Podesta comment was intended to be literal, you need to reevaluate yourself. As do several other ZH morons. He's said it to draw attention to the truth - the truth being HRC Podesta et al have committed far more crimes that have far more legal implications then Manafort and Gates. 

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Thought Processor svayambhu108 Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:19 Permalink

  Ok, this is now getting interesting.   But I would not want to see the Podesta's getting a deal of any sort.  The evidence needs to come from the bottom up.  Players are certainly getting squeezed though now.  None of this is real until a real investigation, with evidence, is made public and we see REAL convictions and real justice being served.  Then and only then. If none of the above happens then D.C. and the FEDeral Gov. remain the problem.

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Ghost of PartysOver svayambhu108 Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:32 Permalink

One thing I know for sure is that I voted Trump in hopes he would clean up the DC Cartel.  Damned if his mere presence isn't creating havoc in Swamp Land.  It may not be going down as Trump had planned but it is starting to go down.  Don't forget that there is a some unknown FBI informant that is getting ready to testify before Congress.  It was the headline news last week.  That may blow some more holes in the dam.My conspiracy side thinks Mueller filed the charges before he wanted to because shit is getting ready hit the fan with the FBI next week, including possibly Mueller himself.  So it may be "get the charges filed and then recuse himself type of play" depending on what the FBI informant says.PS:  Don't foreget that the FBI knows who the informant is.  After all the did put the gag order on him.  So the Deep State at the FBI may have a good idea as to what he may testify to.

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Katos JimmyJones Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:39 Permalink

They're all PEDOPHILES AND SATANIC RITUAL ABUSERS! THEY eat little children, drink their blood and sell their organs. CHILD and organ trafficking has overtake DRUGS and prostitution as the best paying criminal enterprises in washington! Plus these SICK FUCKS get to have their jollies rocked AS THEY PREY ON THESE POOR defenseless children! Dracula is an aprapo analogy, to his these MONSTERS ate PREYING on kids! 

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webmatex Scar Bro Wed, 11/01/2017 - 06:03 Permalink

Madeleine McCann ? usdefensewatch.com2016/11…podestas-in…kidnapping/The #PIZZAGATE Investigation implicating the Podesta brothers in a kidnapping in Portugal has allegedly led to an FBI source that puts John and Tony Podesta 1/3 of a mile from Madaline McCann’s home the day of her disappearance.And of course Savilles old bbc friend Clement Freud who also owned a villa in Santa de Luze(?) where he also invited the distressed parents for an evening meal.Clement Freud - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.orgClement FreudSir Clement Raphael Freud (24 April 1924 – 15 April 2009) was a British broadcaster, writer, politician and chef. The grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of Lucian Freud, he moved to the United Kingdom from Germany as a child and later worked as a ...Just one more question Mr. Podesta!

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small towel Killtruck Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

Breaking from True Pundit:Hillary Clinton along with the DNC bankrolled Fusion GPS to set up Donald Trump Jr. in a large scheme to undercut his father’s path to the presidency, a high ranking official in the Justice Department confirms.The Russian lawyer who set up Donald Trump Jr. — Natalia Veselnitskaya — was paid by Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS was paid by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.Oh yes, we forgot to include this: Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS worked together on another caper in 2014, two years before the Trump Jr. operation. In Russia.http://truepundit.com/collusion-hillary-clinton-set-up-donald-trump-jr-…

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