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Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists
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Posted on 11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT by hotsteppa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.

At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.

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Looks like Podesta is in sights.
1 posted on 11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT by hotsteppa
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To: hotsteppa

If Podesta goes, so does Hillary.


2 posted on 11/02/2017 6:04:10 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: hotsteppa

“former GOP congressman” = Boehner or Cantor?

I guess we can’t be THAT lucky!


3 posted on 11/02/2017 6:04:26 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY.)
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To: House Atreides

Vin Weber.


4 posted on 11/02/2017 6:05:12 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: hotsteppa

Dominos are falling faster...


5 posted on 11/02/2017 6:05:17 PM PDT by Professional
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To: hotsteppa

Is this a leak?


6 posted on 11/02/2017 6:05:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: House Atreides

Vin Weber from Minnesota


7 posted on 11/02/2017 6:05:29 PM PDT by scbison
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To: House Atreides

= Weber


8 posted on 11/02/2017 6:05:46 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: House Atreides

from Minnesota


9 posted on 11/02/2017 6:06:49 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: hotsteppa

Vin Weber. Did he go down in the House post office or House bank scandal?


10 posted on 11/02/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT by ameribbean expat (Veritas Vincit)
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To: Publius

There you go, again wanting me to read the actual complete article before posting instead of (in grand FR tradition) reading only the title and first sentence!


11 posted on 11/02/2017 6:08:21 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY.)
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To: House Atreides

That’s one sentence more than a lot of us manage.


12 posted on 11/02/2017 6:10:00 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: hotsteppa

Since when was it your job Mueller to investigate anything other than “collusion” between Trump and Russia? How about investigating the real collusion when you headed the FBI? This whole affair is a sad joke on Sessions for recusing himself in deference to the RATS to land his position. Sessions is feckless, worthless.


13 posted on 11/02/2017 6:10:01 PM PDT by Fungi (What the hell is a fungus?)
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From Weber's Wikipedia entry:

Weber is considered one of the most prominent strategists in the Republican Party, serving as a top advisor on Dole for President in 1996, the Bush reelection campaign in 2004, and Romney for President in 2008. Weber also serves as chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. He is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is co-director of the Policy Forum. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Law and Politics at the University of Minnesota Law School and the nonprofit America Abroad Media. Weber is a board member of several private-sector and nonprofit organizations, including ITT Educational Services, Department 56, and the Aspen Institute. He also serves on the board of The Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired the Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy toward Reform in the Arab World with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In addition, Weber is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board.

Weber was against a Donald Trump presidency, telling CNBC: "I can't imagine I'd remain a Republican if he becomes president."

F#%& him, and good riddance. He's a Swamp Creature through and through.

14 posted on 11/02/2017 6:10:12 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

This thing might just take an amusing sudden turn. :)

15 posted on 11/02/2017 6:11:09 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Alberta's Child

A never-Trumper and the Rat Pack! LOL!!


16 posted on 11/02/2017 6:11:39 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: DiogenesLamp

jailing lobbyists? BONUS!


17 posted on 11/02/2017 6:12:37 PM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives)
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To: hotsteppa; Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; White Bear; ...

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18 posted on 11/02/2017 6:12:52 PM PDT by bitt (press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally)
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To: hotsteppa

And this is the AP!


19 posted on 11/02/2017 6:12:58 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Alberta's Child

So, actually Mueller is investigating TWO Democrats!


20 posted on 11/02/2017 6:13:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (There are only TWO Races. The Decent Race, and the Indecent Race. (Frankl))
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