Manafort Indictment Describes Lobbying Scheme To Hide Ties To Ukraine Gov't

Nov 01, 2017, 00:39
Manafort Indictment Describes Lobbying Scheme To Hide Ties To Ukraine Gov't

Podesta's brother Tony Podesta walked away from the Podesta Group as the lobbying group comes under scrutiny for its connections to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's shady Russian business deals.

On Monday, the world watched as Manafort and Gates turned themselves in to the team led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller and that Papadopolous had pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators, but it also learned that Podesta, a Democrat, stepped down from his lobbying firm the Podesta Group after being drawn into the investigation by the counsel as well.

An attorney representing Democratic mega-lobbyist Tony Podesta sent the Fox News host a letter demanding that the show "immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta group", Carlson said Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight".

Trump-tied data firm reaching out to WikiLeaks "significant" Tillerson eliminates key State Department sanctions office: report Intel Dem: What's in dossier more important than who paid for it MORE campaign chairman John Podesta said on Tuesday that he was the victim of a "big lie campaign" created by President Trump.

Why did he step down from the Podesta Group?

For most news outlets, the first indictments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation was the biggest story of the day, but on Monday evening right-wing sites like Breitbart, Drudge, and the Daily Caller were more interested in the resignation of powerful Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta. The claims made Monday are not specifically related to the 2016 election; rather, they largely focus on Manafort's and Gates' activities before joining the Trump campaign.

Manafort organized a PR campaign on behalf of a nonprofit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

Neither firm initially registered with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires firms that lobby or conduct public relations for foreign individuals, companies, governments and political parties to reveal detailed information about their work.

"[Tony] was very magnanimous", and said, "This is an awesome group of people", a source present at the meeting stated, according to Politico.

But in the wake of the Mueller investigation the Podesta Group has struggled. It subsequently amended its required filings. Podesta Group said at the time it believed its client was a European think tank untethered to a political party.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted in an effort to draw more attention to Podesta's resignation.

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