INVESTIGATING PODESTA? BETTER (TWO YEARS) LATE THAN NEVER?

According to Gregg Re’s article at foxnews.com, there is going to be an investigation of, among others, Tony Podesta’s involvement in collusion with a foreign government?

From Michal Kranz’s article…of October 31, 2017…published by businessinsider.com, we have this:

Tony Podesta, who stepped down from his position as the head of the lobbying firm the Podesta Group on Monday, reportedly worked with Manafort’s lobbying firm that had sought to ease the Obama administration’s tough stance toward Ukraine’s Russian-backed government.

He is now being investigated by Mueller for failing to properly disclose these efforts to regulators.

The Mueller investigation had initially only delved into the Podesta Group’s activities to gather facts on Manafort, whose indictment was announced yesterday, but then began to investigate the Podesta Group itself after it became apparent that it had failed to disclose that it was lobbying in the US on behalf of a foreign actor, a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were also charged with failing to disclose their activities to FARA regulators, in addition to several other federal offenses.

And what was the Ukraine’s involvement in this? What was it willing to do to influence the 2016 election? from Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern’s article at politico.com, we have this:

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

Lovely.

Oh, did I mention that Tony Podesta is the brother of John Podesta – Chairperson of the Hillary Clinton campaign and former Chief of Staff for husband Bill Clinton?  Or that the Podesta brothers have worked hand in hand all these years?

At this point, you might be wondering why the Podesta connection to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has not been investigated along with the Trump “collusion”…

…especially since there was never any actual evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians – still isn’t so far as we know…

… but plenty of definitive evidence that Podesta, with the same Paul Manafort being crucified for his activities prior to, but not during, the Trump campaign, were  in cahoots with a Russian-backed government in the Ukraine – a government whose legitimacy would substantially benefit Vladimir Putin, who just might be expected to return the favor in some way.

I hope you are still wondering about that.  Because I don’t like to wonder alone.

Will anything come of this investigation?  And will there ever be an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s overt collusion with a foreign national – Christopher Steele – to create the still-unverified “dossier” used to get FISA warrants and start the Trump witch hunt?

With an incoming Democrat-controlled house, I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.

It’s always nice to see the rules applied evenly to both sides.  Maybe someday that will happen in Washington D.C.

2 Comments

  • could mueller investigating podesta lead to a plea bargain that has no jail time or fines but assures podesta can’t be tried again under the double jeopardy rules?

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