Big-time Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta of the Podesta Group is stepping down from the group he founded, after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for shady ties to Russia.
Podesta and many of his associates have been sought with wrongdoing for their roles in helping Russia bribe the Clinton State Department for crucial shares of America’s uranium.
Now, it appears the lamb is finally biting the butcher.
Leading pundits are saying that the firm is about to be “blown up” as Democrats scramble for cover.
More from Politico:
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.
Is it any real surprise who the guilty ones are?