John Podesta and his family continue their 2-year bout with public humiliation.
Democratic lobbying firm The Podesta Group is now under investigation as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible connections between American politicians and Russia, sources with knowledge told NBC News this Monday.
There is now a criminal investigation into a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by the Podesta Group.
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The Podesta Group, chaired by Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s brother, Tony Podesta, was one of six lobbying firms working on the ECMU campaign, which ran from 2012 to 2014 and was designed to help secure Ukrainian entry into the EU.
Mueller’s team sent subpoenas to all six firms in August seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked directly on the ECMU campaign.
In a statement to NBC, a spokesman for the Podesta Group said the firm “is cooperating fully with the Special Counsel’s office and has taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms timely compliance.
In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times — and we did so in this case.”
Manafort, whose home FBI agents raided in July, has reportedly emerged as the central subject in the investigation, which is now focused on his finances, work for foreign governments and possible tax compliance issues.
Manafort left the Trump campaign in August 2016 after the Associated Press revealed his work for the Party of Regions, which reportedly included seeking favorable press coverage in prominent U.S. media outlets.
Will Hillary, the Podesta family and other DNC big-shots get caught in the backwash of their own crooked attempt to take Trump down?