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

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.


Tallest Skil Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:45 Permalink

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.

Dame Ednas Possum delacroix Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:29 Permalink

Recognise anyone in this 2013 online publication? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/14/british-detectives-efit… 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? 

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Endgame Napoleon beemasters Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

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.

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jeffglobal Tallest Skil Sun, 11/12/2017 - 05:49 Permalink

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?

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LedMizer Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:48 Permalink

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.

SRV Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:59 Permalink

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).

Omen IV Homey Da Clown Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:14 Permalink

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

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Moving and Grooving Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:10 Permalink

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. .