John Podesta: I'm the victim of a 'big lie campaign' by Trump

Posted November 01, 2017

The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Donald Trump's Russian Federation connections followed Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman. The brother of former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, Tony is now reportedly under scrutiny for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) relating to his group's business with the Ukranian government.

The Clinton associate's brother, Tony Podesta, chair of the left-leaning Podesta Group, stepped down Monday, following Mueller's indictment of Paul Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump's campaign chair. What he know about Crooked Dems is.

"Now I'm the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President".

According to the indictment, the lobbying firms were paid $2 million from offshore accounts controlled by Manafort.

Politico reports that Manafort organized a public relations campaign for a nonprofit organization called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU) which benefited from a political party in Ukraine that Manafort once advised.

Podesta was the target of an email hack during the 2016 presidential election.

"It demands we retract and delete all our prior reporting on the Podesta group and warns that if we don't do this, 'Mr". In the past three decades it's become one of the most profitable lobbying shops in D.C. While John spent most of his career in government, Tony gained influence as a bundler, hosting lavish fundraisers at his home in Kalorama and donating almost $1.2 million to Democratic candidates over the years.

The Podesta Group has repeatedly insisted that it was unaware that Manafort was using the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine to improve the image of then-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Mercury said in a statement that it "takes its obligations to follow all laws, rules and regulations very seriously" and "has and will continue to fully cooperate with the Office of the Special Counsel in its investigation". "Based on our due diligence and on the recommendation of definitive legal experts, the firm immediately filed the appropriate public disclosures of its representation of the ECFMU over five years ago, and in eight subsequent public filings". The firm said at the time that it believed its client was a European think tank with no connections to a political party. "The ECFMU provided formal certification that it was neither funded by nor directed by a government or political party".

The Podesta Group was wrapped up in the indictments announced on Monday because of work related to Ukraine it did for Manafort.