Skip to comments.Feds probing Tony Podesta, Obama lawyer, ex-rep on foreign lobbying after Mueller referral
Posted on 08/02/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT by Kevin in California
The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating whether three prominent Washington power players engaged in illegal foreign lobbying, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office referred the matter to federal prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
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They’ll give them the Clinton treatment.
Nothing will happen...there democrats..
“Nothing will happen...there democrats..”
Exactly. Mueller does not want to deny taking the cases so he is referring them to the SDNY. They will do the dirty work and deny taking the cases. Nothing will happen.
They’ll become flippers. And I don’t mean real estate.
They can testify against Manafort. Mueller will use it for tighter screws to get him to lie about Trump.
There are documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group Party of Regions. The documents also reveal then Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying on behalf of his brothers firm. Plus, he was, in fact, embroiled with a pro-Russia Ukrainian political group called the Party of Regions.
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Way too many greedy swampers all around D.C. who risk unmasking and exposure if Mueller opens his circus in a real trial.
Following Mrs. Clintons defeat that November, the Podesta Group cut bonuses and commissions...tweeted that day: The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm....Employees would get their last paycheck in six days. Health-care coverage would cease by years end... Before closing the firms doors, Mr. Podesta gave himself an advance on his lobbying commissions. (Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
“Exactly. Mueller does not want to deny taking the cases so he is referring them to the SDNY. They will do the dirty work and deny taking the cases. Nothing will happen.”
Wasn’t McCabe referred a couple of months ago? Where does that stand in this rolling DOJ farce?
What is that supposed to mean? It is not illegal for foreign businesses, governments, NGO's or individuals to communicate their interests and concerns to U.S. government agencies or Congress. That is basically what "lobbying" is. And it is not illegal for them to retain American lobbyists do work for them.
Some things, primarily gift giving and quid pro quo dealing, are illegal. If that's what is being investigated, fine.
Americans working as lobbyists for foreign interests are supposed to register. Failure to register is very common and is usually treated as a minor matter; an offender will be told to get his paperwork filed, and that's the end of it. Unless, of course, you have a Trump connection and Mueller is trying to blackmail you.
Chelseas husband allegedly used Clinton Foundation ties to boost hedge fund.
In a hacked email to Podesta, Clinton crony Doug Band claims Chelsea's hubby traded on Clinton ties to boost his fund.
By KENNETH P. VOGEL, Politico staff, 11/06/2016
Chelsea Clintons husband Marc Mezvinsky extended invitations to a Clinton Foundation poker event to rich Clinton supporters he was courting as investors in his hedge fund, and he also relied on a billionaire foundation donor to raise money for the fund, according to the WikiLeaks documents. They also assert that he had his wife Chelsea Clinton make calls to set up meetings with potential investors who support her familys political and charitable endeavors.
The documents a memo and an email were written in late 2011 and early 2012, respectively, by ex-Clinton aide Doug Band. They were sent to family confidants including John Podesta, who is now serving as Hillary Clintons presidential campaign chairman, and Cheryl Mills, who was Clintons State Department chief of staff. They were hacked from Podestas Gmail account and made public Sunday in the latest batch of Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks.
At the time Band wrote them, Mezvinsky, who had been an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, was working with two partners to raise capital to launch a hedge fund of their own called Eaglevale Partners. The word among rich Clinton backers on Wall Street was that the family would look favorably on investments in Eaglevale, a major Manhattan investor told POLITICO. That sentiment seems to be corroborated by the newly released WikiLeaks, which could provide fodder for critics, including Clintons Republican rival Donald Trump, who argue that the Clintons have used their charitable foundation to try to enrich themselves. Band did not respond to requests for comment Sunday, nor did representatives for Chelsea Clinton or the Clinton Foundation, while an Eaglevale spokesman declined to comment or to make Mezvinsky available for comment.
THE PODESTA EMAILS----In a Jan. 2012 email to Podesta, Mills and current Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Band wrote that Mezvinsky invited several potential investors for his hedge fund and a few current business ones to a foundation poker night fundraiser he had been planning. I assume all are contributing to the foundation, which of course isn't the point, Band wrote. The entire plan of his has been to use this for his business. In the same email, Band referring to Chelsea Clinton by her initials wrote that Mezvinsky has CVC making some calls for him to get mtgs with some clinton people. And, in a Nov. 2011 memo released Sunday, Band wrote that major Clinton Foundation donor Marc Lasry was assisting Marc Mezvinsky Chelsea Clinton Mezvinskys husband in raising money for his new fund.
Lasry, who also employed Chelsea Clinton as a chemical industry analyst at his own hedge fund Avenue Capital Group from late 2006 until 2008, declined to comment. But Band, in his Jan. 2012 email, suggested that Mezvinsky needed to lean on his wealthy and well-connected in-laws because he wasnt having much luck generating investor interest in his hedge fund on his own. His raising money for his own fund hasn't been going well, wrote Band, who at the time was engaged in something of a turf war with Chelsea Clinton. She had accused Band, who had worked closely for years with Bill Clinton at the foundation and on for-profit ventures, of using his foundation role to supplement his money-making ventures.
Mueller turned this over to SDNY because he fully expected them to perform like trained seals and drop all charges
Great posts. Some things never change. When Dems are caught “redhanded” they refer to another group and let things die. All the Clintons and their in laws belong in Prison. Trump and Sessions bending over backward to avoid prosecution.
They will drop it ... after a satisfactory cooling off period.
Yes, no worries for Democrats. In NY, they will skate.
Providing an opportunity for the deep state to take Podesta to court and “prove” that he is innocent of any and all charges.
Democrats are LAW-LESS because Republicans are BALL-LESS!!
Democrats are LAW-LESS because Republicans are BALL-LESS!!
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