Hillary Clinton was spotted at a social event on Sunday conferring with Tony Podesta.
Podesta was ostensibly at the party to wish Clinton a happy birthday, but it’s bad optics.
Especially since the entire Podesta Group could be on the run from the FBI soon.
Could the pair have been conferencing on strategy vis-a-vis how to blow-up the Podesta Group, as many pundits are suggesting will now happen…and to skirt around scrutiny from the Mueller investigation.
Journalists were quick to catch on.
More from Daily Caller:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted Sunday hobnobbing with a person who is currently at the focus of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the U.S. presidential election.
Clinton hung out with Sidney Blumenthal and political consultant Tony Podesta this weekend at the former Democratic presidential candidate birthday bash.
Podesta’s appearance at the party is awkward, considering he has become a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the election.
Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, another person in Clinton’s inner circle, and the co-founder of the Podesta Group, a consulting firm that worked alongside Paul Manafort’s effort to lobby U.S. Congress’s support for Ukraine’s inclusion in the EU.
Manafort was indicted Monday on tax evasion and conspiracy charges stemming from his lobbying efforts in 2012.
Mueller’s investigation into Podesta began as a fact-finding mission about Manafort’s role in the campaign but quickly morphed into a criminal inquiry into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, according to an NBC report earlier this month.
If there’s a shred of bipartisanship in the investigation, let’s hope Mueller brings the Democrats to justice and scares them away from preaching a new Red Scare until 2020.