ADN Compilation: Special Investigation by Mueller now includes Podesta Group and Paul Manafort

Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas seeking testimony on a lobbying campaign organized by Paul Manafort, including the Podesta Group.

The 1938 U.S. foreign agents law is intended to track efforts of foreign government’s unofficial operatives in the United States.  Political consultants are generally leery of registering under it, because their reputations can suffer once they are on record as accepting money to advocate the interests of foreign governments — especially if those interests conflict with America’s. Source – AP

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Podesta Just Got Some Bad News From Mueller!

By Amy Moreno August 27, 2017

Looks like John Podesta will have some explaining to do.
His ties to Russia and the Ukraine just keep getting deeper and deeper.

…Two of the firms, Podesta Group and Mercury LLC, worked with Manfort partner Rick Gates, according to lobbying disclosure records, NBC News reported. Three other firms worked in Europe….

Source – Truthfeed

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Hmm… Something Smells Fishy – Podestas Provide Files to US Gov Days Before Mueller Investigation Subpoenas Podestas

By:  Jim Hoft Aug 27th, 2017 8:05 am  (Guest post by Joe Hoft)

The crazy liberal Democrat mainstream media (MSM) created the unfounded and unprecedented hoax that the Trump campaign was working with Russia during the 2016 election.  Although no information to date has substantiated this claim, the MSM is reporting non-stop about this since the election loss of their candidate Hillary Clinton.

Maria Bartiromo ✔
@MariaBartiromo

& then this:
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/media-
buries-podesta-group-highlighted-group-pr-firms-subpoenaed-mueller/
… @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness @FoxNews @SundayFutures
12:15 PM – Aug 26, 2017

Source – Twitter

The questions raised from this news that the Podesta brothers provided documents right before they were subpoenaed by the corrupt Mueller gang are disturbing.

Source – GatewayPundit

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Report: Podesta Group Subpoenaed by Mueller in Russia Probe

By Kristina Wong  26 Aug 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on a lobbying campaign organized by Paul Manafort, including the Podesta Group.

…At the time of Manafort’s campaign, Ukraine was run by a pro-Russian political party that paid Manafort $17 million for consulting in 2013 and 2014, according to a lobbying disclosure filing.

Source – Breitbart

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Media Buries Podesta Group Highlighted in Group of PR Firms Subpoenaed by Mueller

By:  Cristina Laila Aug 25th, 2017 6:57 pm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas for public relations firms that worked on an international campaign organized by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to NBC News.
The Podesta Group was one of the firms highlighted, but you would have to read NINE paragraphs into the article to learn this. Instead of the story having its own headline, it was buried.

Source – GatewayPundit

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0HOUR1‏ @__0HOUR1_ Aug 25

Podesta lobby group did not disclose extent of work for Ukrainian campaign advised by Paul Manafort https://cnn.it/2pYtLp3
Oops he flipped

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(Article linked above)

Podesta lobby group did not disclose extent of work for Ukrainian campaign advised by Paul Manafort

By Thomas Frank, CNN Investigates   Updated 10:35 AM ET, Tue May 9, 2017

(CNN) One of Washington’s most powerful lobbying firms did not disclose the wide extent of its lucrative political work for a Ukrainian group tied to both onetime Trump adviser Paul Manafort and to pro-Russian politicians, new records show.
The firm, the Podesta Group, said nothing in a 2012 lobbying report to Congress about at least 32 meetings, emails and other communications it had with the State Department, at a time when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scrutinizing Ukraine’s upcoming election, records show.

Source – CNN

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Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort

By:  by Ken Dilanian, Carol E. Lee and Tom Winter   8/25/17

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort, people directly familiar with the matter told NBC News.

Manafort also was present at a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lobbyist and a Russian lawyer, along with Donald Trump Jr. and Kushner. NBC News has previously reported that Kushner is under scrutiny by investigators, and that Mueller is examining whether President Trump obstructed justice…

Video Source – NBCNews

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How do you say ‘whoops’ in Russian? Podesta Group retroactively files more DOJ disclosures for pro-Putin work

By Emily Jashinsky | Aug 24, 2017, 10:44 PM

Washington Examiner reports:

The Podesta Group belatedly filed several new disclosures with the Justice Department on Aug. 17 related to work the firm completed between 2012 and 2014 on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian think tank.  Back in April, the powerful Washington lobbying firm run by Clinton ally Tony Podesta filed a document admitting its work for the pro-Russia European Centre for a Modern Ukraine may have principally benefited a foreign government. New disclosures revealed dozens of previously unreported interactions the firm made with influential government offices, including Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the office of former Vice President Joe Biden, while lobbying on behalf of the center. Embattled ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort failed to disclose his extensive lobbying efforts on behalf of the center at the time as well.

Source – WashingtonExaminer

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US Dept of Justice Form:  Amendment to Registration Statement Pursuant to Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938

Received 8/17/17

Supplemental Reporting By Podesta Group

Periods ending:  12/31/12, 6/30/13, 12/31/13

Signed by:  Kimberley Fritts CEO

Document Link

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US Dept of Justice Form:  Short Form Registration Statement Pursuant to Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938

Received 8/17/17

Services Rendered to:  European Centre for a Modern Ukraine

Signed by: Anthony T Podesta

Document Link

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US Dept of Justice Form:  Amendment to Registration Statement Pursuant to Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938

Received 4/12/17

Supplemental Reporting By Podesta Group

Periods ending:  6/30/12, 12/31/12, 6/30/13, 12/31/13, 6/30/14

Re:  amended responses related to Registrant’s work on behalf of European Centre for Modern Ukraine

Signed by:  Kimberley Fritts CEO

Document Link

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John Podesta Gets Rattled After Maria Bartiromo SLAMS Him Over His Russian Investments (VIDEO)

By:  Cristina Laila Jun 29th, 2017 7:21 pm

Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo invited former Hillary Clinton campaign chair, John Podesta as a guest to discuss his Wednesday closed-door session with the House panel.

Bartiromo: “John, I gotta ask you about your own ties to Russian entities. You joined the board of a small energy company in 2011, two months later a Russia entity directly funded by the Kremlin invested $35 million in the company. You were given 75,000 shares in a Russian company which you failed to disclose when you became an Obama associate.”

Podesta: “Maria that’s not true. I fully disclosed it and was fully compliant…and by the way I divested before I went to the White House…”

Continue reading at…

Video Source – GatewayPundit

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Podesta Group discloses extensive lobbying efforts with Hillary Clinton’s State Department almost five years later

by Emily Jashinsky | May 10, 2017, 6:12 PM

A document filed last month by the Podesta Group revealed the firm failed to disclose dozens of contact points it made with people in influential government offices while lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian think tank from 2012 to 2014.

Newly disclosed points of contact between the Podesta Group and the American government, which often took the form of meetings, emails and phone calls, included outreach to the State Department, the office of Vice President Joe Biden, and the National Security Council…

…Though Manafort appears to have attracted a greater deal of media attention for his work with Ukraine, the Podesta Group was paid more by the think tank than Mercury – the firms earned $1 million and $720,000 between 2012 and 2014 respectively.

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Source – WashingtonExaminer

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Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY   Aug. 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.

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Source –  AP

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Mueller teams up with NY A.G. to nail Manafort in order to get Trump

By:  DML Daily   August 30, 2017

According to Dennis Michael Lynch, Mueller is trying to crack down hard on Manafort in oder to get something on Trump and or his sons. “They are looking for anything they can find.  It doesn’t have to be connected to Russia, or Trump.  It can be anything he did wrong over the past few years.  For example, if he wrote off some expenses on his taxes as business related, but in actuality they should have been calculated as personal income, Mueller can use that as leverage.  He could tell Manafort he’ll make the IRS issue go away in exchange for information on Trump or his kids,” said DML.

Speculation is that Trump would pardon Manafort if he is found guilty of a crime.

Continue reading at…

Source – DennisMichaelLynch

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