Podesta brothers fight back against Trump, Mueller and Fox News

01 November, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • BREAKING Tony Podesta Resigns as Mueller Closes in on Clinton Circle

Podesta, brother of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign Chairman John Podesta, resigned from the firm on Monday following Manafort's indictment by a grand jury. A spokesperson for the firm confirmed a Podesta quote from the Washington Post account, that "it is impossible to run a public affairs firm while you are under attack by Fox News and the right-wing media".

"He and his brother [John Podesta] could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled", Trump tweeted.

Unlike Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his protégé Rick Gates, Podesta has yet to be charged with any crimes.

Politico's Anna Palmer reported Tony Podesta's resignation from the Podesta Group on Monday.

To this end, the traditionally left-leaning Podesta Group lobbied members of Congress "about Ukraine sanctions, the validity of Ukraine elections" and the validity of the jailing of Yanukovych's political rival, Yulia Tymoshenko, according to the indictment papers.

The Podesta Group, along with Manafort's firm, were tasked with leading an PR effort on behalf of a group called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

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Manafort and Gates turned themselves in to federal authorities Monday while facing a 12-count indictment on a range of charges, including misleading the government about their secret work for a foreign government. The meeting ended with a resounding ovation for Podesta.

Trump added that Tony Podesta has "earth-shattering" information on Democrats.

Podesta Group filed paperwork with the Justice Department in April stating that it had done work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine that also benefited the same Ukrainian political party that Manafort once advised.

The Party of the Regions is a pro-Kremlin political base for Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russian Federation three years ago. It subsequently amended its required filings.

"The Podesta Group has fully cooperated with the special counsel's office and taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms compliance with the law", the company said in a statement. The Podesta Group's work for ECFMU, a non profit think tank, was in support of Ukraine's admission to the European Union, a position supported by foreign policy experts at the time.

Trump criticized the news media for largely ignoring the Podesta brothers' ties to the larger Russian Federation investigation. The Podesta Group insists it was under the impression that it was doing work for a nonprofit to educate American government types about Ukraine, not engaging in a stealth image rehab effort for Yanukovych and his party.

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