Russia and the Clinton Campaign

On Aug. 17, the lobbied firm run by former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and his brother, filed amended, belated disclosures with the Justice Department about its work on behalf of a foreign government-backed think tank.   The Podesta Group lobbying firm did work for the pro-Russian European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which was backed by the government of Russia.  (Anyone lobbying or doing public relations on behalf of foreign governments is required to register as a foreign agent in compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act).

In its work on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and Trump campaign official Paul Manafort worked together, according to the most recent disclosures.  Manafort is currently being questioned and had his home raided by the FBI to obtain evidence of Russian tampering.   And this is as it should be if the special prosecutor thinks the evidence leads there.

I wonder if John Podesta will be investigated similarly?  After all, Podesta was on the Board of Directors of an energy company who received tens of millions of dollars in funding from an agency affiliated with the Russian government, during the same time while he was an advisor to the State Dept. for then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.  Let’s hold our breath as CNN reports the details of the investigation.

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