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  • How Tony Podesta, a Washington Power Broker, Lost It All

    04/19/2018 8:36:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Brody.Mullins , Julie Bykowicz
    His lobbying firm ended 2015 as the third largest in Washington, D.C., with nearly $30 million in revenue from more than 100 clients... many homes around the globe...Then he fell, a calamitous collapse propelled by unexpected blows, delivered by fate and made worse by hubris... During the Obama administration, the Podesta Group took in more than $40 million a year...Following Mrs. Clinton’s 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...
  • Who is Alex van der Zwaan and why does he matter? Connecting the Dots

    02/21/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 31 replies
    Vachel Lindsay (sic) Twitter Account ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Vachel Lindsay (sic)
    Mueller indicts lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. MSM scream: the evil Drumpf is about to fall! They're embarrassingly WRONG, of course. And they are MISLEADING you, by not mentioning OTHER names (bombshells incoming). Let me explain.
  • Who is Tony Podesta and what is Pizzagate?

    11/15/2017 2:19:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    First, I recommend listening to this while reading this article. Also please keep in mind, this is coming from a strictly research perspective, no politics involved, strictly 100% common sense and logical conclusions based on evidence. Tony Podesta is a power lobbyist in DC whose brother is John Podesta, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman — or one of the most powerful men in the world, you could say. John (left) and Tony Podesta at liberal elite soiree in Washington DC. Tony has a penchant for red shoes, lavish pizza parties, and colorful ties. Seems innocent enough....
  • Podesta Group on the verge of shuttering amid ties to Mueller probe

    11/11/2017 7:36:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    One of Washington's most prominent lobbying firms is on the verge of shuttering after becoming ensnared by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Kimberley Fritts, the chief executive of the Podesta Group, told employees during a Thursday staff meeting that the firm would cease to exist at the end of the year, according to two sources. Employees were asked to clear out their desks and were told they may not be paid beyond November 15, multiple sources said.
  • John Podesta Met With Fusion GPS Founder After Trump Dossier Was Published

    11/11/2017 12:57:24 PM PST · by SSS Two · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:59 AM 11/11/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier just after the dirty document was published earlier this year, according to a new report in The New York Times. The revelation is significant because Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did not know who paid the research firm, Fusion GPS, to produce the dossier, which BuzzFeed published on Jan. 10. An associate of Podesta’s told The Times that he met with Glenn Simpson, the founding partner of Fusion GPS, to compare notes about Russia’s...
  • Russia Scandal Befalls Two Brothers: John and Tony Podesta

    11/11/2017 1:48:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 10, 2017 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL
    <p>WASHINGTON — One is a rail-thin liberal idealist who spent his career in government, on campaigns and at think tanks. The other is an overweight pragmatist who made a fortune lobbying for all manner of liberal boogeymen.</p> <p>And now, in a twist with Shakespearean undertones, the two influential Washington brothers have found themselves on opposite sides of the scandals over Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p>
  • The rise and fall of the Podestas, Washington’s powerful political brother act

    11/12/2017 3:39:16 AM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Roxanne Roberts
    For more than 30 years, the Podesta name was gold in Washington. Tony Podesta was a respected lobbyist and a fundraiser for Democratic candidates. His younger brother, John, served as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff and as senior counselor to Barack Obama. Together, they were the most powerful brother act in liberal politics since the Kennedys.
  • Podesta Group CEO Abruptly Quits Just Days After Tony Podesta Resigns [more Podesta disaster]

    11/10/2017 7:12:07 AM PST · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    As the line from the Shakespeare play Hamlet goes, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just days after Podesta Group founder Tony Podesta resigned, its CEO Kimberley Fritts is leaving to launch her own firm.... ...“Tony Podesta’s name had become a scarlet letter,” one Podesta Group employee told POLITICO, adding “I expect a lot of the top talent will go with her.” As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Tony Podesta, the founder of D.C. lobbying firm the Podesta Group is stepped down from the company amid Robert Mueller’s probe. Podesta made the announcement at a company-wide meeting two...
  • Tony Podesta Threatens Tucker Carlson After Bombshell Report On Russian Influence Peddling

    10/31/2017 11:50:53 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 28 replies
    ibankcoin ^ | Mon Oct 3 | zeropointnow
    Tony Podesta has reportedly threatened Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” hours after resigning from his role at the Podesta Group – a D.C. lobbying firm accused by a former executive of pedaling Russian influence along with fellow lobbyist and short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Last week Carlson reported that Tony Podesta is a central figure in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Directly after his report, Carlson’s show was contacted by a former long-time executive of the Podesta Group with “direct personal knowledge” of Tony Podesta’s questionable activities, which Carlson divulged the next evening. While the nature of Podesta’s threat has...
  • Russia probe snags Democratic interests, too

    10/31/2017 9:03:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 7:09 PM EDT | Jeff Horwitz and Jake Pearson
    The indictment that alleges covert foreign lobbying by two former Trump campaign officials is casting shadows on three powerful Washington lobbying and legal firms, with Democratic as well as Republican ties. This broadens the stakes of the Russia investigation to both parties and draws in the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Under a pseudonym, the Podesta Group, founded by Tony Podesta, is among the three firms cited in the indictment. None is charged with crimes. …
  • Tony Podesta Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Tucker [VIDEO]

    10/31/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 10/30/17 | Justin Caruso
    He continued, saying that the letter, “demands that the show ‘immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta group.’ It demands we retract and delete all our prior reporting on the Podesta group and warns that if we don’t do this, ‘Mr. Podesta may pursue legal action, including for damages in order to fully protect his rights.” Carlson also said, “Podesta’s lawyer wasn’t trying to inform us of anything — but to threaten us, to shut down our reporting on his client. One lawyer we talked to earlier today said the Podesta people...
  • Carlson: Tony Podesta's Lawyer Sent a Cease and Desist Letter to Shut Down Our Reporting...

    10/31/2017 8:18:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 46 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/31/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’s Tucker Carlson said Monday that he received a cease and desist letter from Tony Podesta’s lawyer over his reporting on the Podesta Group. Not only does the threatening letter demand Carlson stop discussing reports about the group but that they also retract and delete all previous reporting as well. This, Carlson said, was an effort to “use fear to control press coverage.” “Podesta isn’t just complaining about us, he’s threatening us,” Carlson said on his show Monday. The letter, he continued, “demands that the show ‘immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and...
  • Tucker Carlson: Fox News Received Legal Threat From Podesta Lawyer for Ukraine-Manafort Report

    10/31/2017 9:22:12 AM PDT · by smileyface · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 30, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on his Fox News Channel show, host Tucker Carlson revealed his network had been threatened with legal action for its report a week ago that claimed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm The Podesta Group were the focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. Carlson noted Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, resigned from The Podesta Group earlier in the day and blamed Fox News’ reporting as a reason for his resignation. In addition to blaming Fox News, Carlson also revealed...
  • Tony Podesta Threatens Tucker Carlson After Bombshell Report On Russian Influence Peddling

    10/31/2017 7:56:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Zero Point Now ^ | 10/31/2017
    Tony Podesta has reportedly threatened Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” hours after resigning from his role at the Podesta Group – a D.C. lobbying firm accused by a former executive of pedaling Russian influence along with fellow lobbyist and short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Tony Podesta threatened "Tucker Carlson Tonight" after resigning. Wanted our reporting shutdown. #Tucker @FoxNews— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 31, 2017 Watch: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Manfort was indicted over the weekend on 12 counts ranging from tax fraud, money laundering and giving false statements between 2006 and 2015, and is currently under house arrest...
  • Sources: Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Indictment

    10/30/2017 12:46:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 246 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 30, 2017 | by JULIA AINSLEY, TOM WINTER and CAROL E. LEE
    The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to "Company A" and "Company B" as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs and Company B is the Podesta Group, the sources said. The revelation of the companies’ identities points to more details about the players involved in the...
  • Mueller offers Tony Podesta Immunity?

    10/31/2017 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 65 replies
    TruthLeaks ^ | 10/30/17 | George Webb
    TruthLeaks @GeorgWebb Mueller offered Tony Podesta immunity! Way to have the cab driver hold the bag for the Uranium One bank robbery! @PaulManafort
  • It's Happening: Clinton Bundler Tony Podesta Steps Down, Dissolves the Podesta Group

    10/30/2017 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/30/17
    After the arrest of Paul Manafort on Monday, Hillary Clinton bundler Tony Podesta announced he would be stepping down from leading the Podesta Group and that the firm would dissolve. Tony Podesta co-founded the firm with his brother John Podesta, who would become Clinton's campaign manager for the 2016 election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Donald Trump's Russia connections followed Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman. Manafort turned himself in to the FBI on Monday, after being indicted on 12 counts, among which were "conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and...
  • Mueller shifts to Tony Podesta, Democratic lobbying firm:

    10/30/2017 11:13:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 102 replies ^ | 10/23/17 | thehill
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group, according to an NBC News report. Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russia’s attempts to meddle in the U.S. presidential election, is reportedly probing the firm to determine whether it violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in its work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU). The nonprofit ECFMU was part of a public relations campaign run by President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to bolster Ukraine’s reputation.
  • Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe

    10/30/2017 10:17:31 AM PDT · by Raebie · 219 replies
    Politico ^ | October 30, 2017 | Anna Palmer
    Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the lobbying shop that bears his name after coming under investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure. Podesta is handing over full operational and financial control to longtime firm CEO Kimberley Fritts, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the meeting. Fritts and a senior group of the Podesta team will be launching a new firm in the next one or two days. Sources said the transition has been...
  • Experts say Manafort charges under foreign-agents law could spell trouble for Flynn, Podesta

    10/30/2017 10:43:34 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2017
    Experts say Special counsel Robert Mueller’s use of the Foreign Agents Registration Act against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort should worry others reported to have skirted the law's disclosure rules. FARA is hardly ever used to bring criminal charges, with fewer than ten cases and one conviction since 1966 for working for foreign political interests without filing paperwork with the Justice Department. Experts see the law's use against Manafort as a sign that may change. Tougher enforcement may be of particular concern to other subjects of Mueller’s probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election, such as former national...