Podesta Group Investigated In Russian Investigation

Oct 24, 2017

Tony Podesta, the brother of Clinton crony John Podesta, and the Podesta Group are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 campaign. Paul Manafort worked with the Pedesta group on a pro-Ukrainian lobbying effort. The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU) was “a nonprofit dedicated to increasing pro-Ukrainian sentiment in the west.” The investigation “has become a criminal investigation into possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by the Podesta Group.” Manafort and the Podesta group never disclosed their work with the ECMU “until media reports exposed the arrangement.” The ECMU paid millions of dollars to manafort’s company. The Podesta Group claims to be cooperating fully with the Special Counsel’s office. “In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times — and we did so in this case.”