Democrat lobbyist Tony Podesta is the founder of the Podesta Group. He is one of the most prominent Democratic lobbyist in Washington.
His Brother, John Podesta is Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chair.
Podesta was forced to resign earlier this week amid an ongoing criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, as rumors swirled that a sealed indictment may have been issued against him.
News of Tony Podesta’s resignation, which was first reported by Politico, was revealed on the same day that Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and his associate Rick Gates, were charged in a multi-count indictment alleging conspiracy against the US and money laundering.
A third official, a campaign adviser named George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with investigators.
Podesta has now crawled out from under his pervert rock to speak in public. And his performance was extremely telling:
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Hundreds of emails that were hacked from the Clinton campaign and later released by WikiLeaks – a crime that lies at the heart of the Russia investigation – were emails sent by John Podesta.
Reports in October of 2017 suggested that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that the firm Fusion GPS conducted into possible collusion between Donald Trump and the Kremlin during last year’s presidential election.
DAILY CALLER: John Podesta met with Fusion GPS after Trump dossier was published, yet told Congress he didn't know who paid the research firm to produce the dossier
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 11, 2017
Yet, both Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claim they had no clue about the payments.
Chris Matthews: Dems “Blew It” By Lying About Dossier Funds, “Brings Into Question The Whole Effort”
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier just after the dirty document was published earlier this year, according to a new report in The New York Times.
The revelation is significant because Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did not know who paid the research firm, Fusion GPS, to produce the dossier, which BuzzFeed published on Jan. 10.
An associate of Podesta’s told The Times that he met with Glenn Simpson, the founding partner of Fusion GPS, to compare notes about Russia’s meddling in the election.
Podesta’s associate told The Times that Simpson was considering whether his firm should continue its investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
The Times report does not say whether Podesta and Simpson discussed the Clinton campaign’s involvement in the dossier project.
It was reported last month that Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, hired Fusion GPS in April 2016 to investigate Trump. Fusion hired former British spy Christopher Steele that June to investigate Trump’s activities in Russia.
Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS just over $1 million for its work on the project. Fusion paid Steele $168,000.
Nobody on the Clinton campaign has come forward to acknowledge that they knew about the dossier project prior to the salacious report being published. Hillary Clinton herself has said she did not know of Fusion’s involvement until it was reported this January. Campaign manager Robby Mook hinted in a recent interview that he was vaguely aware of an opposition research project and received briefings on some information about Trump. But he said that he did not know of Fusion’s and Steele’s involvement.
Podesta testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee before it was publicly revealed that the Clinton campaign and DNC had hired Fusion GPS. In that interview, Podesta denied knowing anything about who paid for the investigation.
Podesta was joined in the interview by Marc Elias, his attorney and the general counsel for the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Elias, a partner at Perkins Coie, was directly involved in hiring Fusion GPS. But according to CNN, he did not acknowledge in the Senate interview that he was involved in paying Fusion.