You know – ‘Uncle Tony’, the flamboyant big mouth who used to dominate DC power networks.
Who described himself as ‘software, a router, a switch, a server’ in the VERY revealing 1998 puff piece below:
Do YOU Know Tony Podesta?
Anthony T. Podesta, already among Washington’s canniest and best-connected deal makers (number 16 this year on The Washingtonian magazine’s list of the city’s 50 most powerful lobbyists), is accelerating. At 55, he’s a lifelong liberal Democrat with a small lobbying firm that brings in around $7 million a year representing some of the most prominent corporations on Earth. His specialty: the difficult and often mutually mistrustful interface between information-age businesses and the world of Washington. His strength: a surprising ability to close the deal leaving everyone happy. It’s an approach that resonates equally with businessmen steeped in the win-win jargon of negotiations and politicians deep in the pragmatic you-scratch-my-back-I’ll-scratch-yours conversations that make Washington run. Podesta appears to be the ideal matchmaker for any high tech company needing to do business on Capitol Hill, in the White House, or wherever regulation, trade, and government contracts are on the table. And these days that’s just about everywhere.
__ “He’s a router,” says a White House adviser. “I’m software,” says Podesta. “I’m a server, I’m a switch.”Whatever the metaphor, he’s closing deals that leave everyone happy. __
Podesta Associates was launched in 1988 by Tony and his younger brother John, an expert on law and technology who had worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Wired
Ah the good ‘ole days, eh Tony? Hanging out with John, Bill, Hilldog and Eric while the money rolled in. Fun times with the WHOLE gang.
It’s coming up to a month since anyone heard from, or saw, Tony Podesta. He has literally vanished. You’ll recall that Podesta stepped down as CEO of his own lobbying business, The Podesta Group on 30 October. Since then, the business has vaporized. No sign of Tony, though. This was just after the hammers fell on Papadopoulos (the Fusion GPS plant inside Trump’s campaign), Manafort (the Podesta plant) & Gates. These associations are directly linked to Tony, but again, no sign of him. We did hear from his lawyer, one Geoffrey Garinther, of law firm Venables LLP. His specialty? Defending individuals charged with white collar crimes, such as money laundering, racketeering, fraud & tax evasion (cough, splutter). The lawyer was VERY sensitive about an explosive allegation made by Tucker Carlson that Podesta & Manafort were being paid by Moscow (with no disclosure) to influence US policy while Hillary Clinton was SOS:
Tucker: Source Says Podesta Brothers & Manafort, Not Trump, ‘Central Figures’ in Russia Probe
A thus-far-reliable source who used to be involved with Clinton allies John and Tony Podesta told Tucker Carlson that press reports appearing to implicate President Trump in Russian collusion are exaggerated.
The source, who Carlson said he would not yet name, said he worked for the brothers’ Podesta Group and was privy to some information from Robert Mueller’s special investigation.
While media reports describe former “Black, Manafort & Stone” principal Paul Manafort as Trump’s main tie to the investigation, the source said it is Manafort’s role as a liaison between Russia and the Podesta Group that is drawing the scrutiny. FoxNews
Lawyer at Justice front-runner for Md. post
Ukraine, Saudis, Qatar, China etc etc. This was going on for years, but especially when Hillary was SoS. For some reason, I don’t think these regimes & individuals were motivated by altruism.
Ukraine oligarch ‘top cash contributor’ to Clinton Foundation prior to Kiev crisis
In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014.
The kill shot is the event that exposes exposes the ringleaders and gets the key insiders to squawk.
For the Clinton’s, their kill shot was on Nov 8, 2016.
So, again, where IS Tony? There are so many questions I’d like to ask him. I’ve checked everywhere in my house, under all the beds and in the cupboards, but he’s not here. He loves Italian food & I’ve left out the best pizza, but nothing works.
Is he at your house?
But given what he knows, it’s far more likely he’s at a secure location under heavy protection, CUTTING a DEAL.
And singing like a canary to save his bacon.
After all, as this nasty piece of work boasted in the 1998 article at the start of this thread,
“We have no permanent allies. We have no permanent enemies. We just have interests.”
In other words : ‘Bye, Hillary. Bye, Bill. Bye, Eric. And all the others. It was good while it lasted, amigos.’