REPORT: Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe linking Manafort to Podesta Group

BY TEAM DML / DECEMBER 5, 2018 /

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter.

The investigation had been quiet for months since special counsel Robert Mueller referred it to authorities in Manhattan because it fell outside his mandate of determining whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.

But in a flurry of new activity, Justice Department prosecutors in the last several weeks have begun interviewing witnesses and contacting lawyers to schedule additional questioning related to the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, the people familiar with the inquiry said. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing work.

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In New York, Mueller’s referral prompted a fresh look at the lobbying firms of Washington insiders Tony Podesta and Vin Weber, who have faced scrutiny for their decisions not to register as foreign agents for Ukrainian lobbying work directed by Manafort.

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1 Comment

  1. James Bagwell December 5th, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Yea they are connected with the democrat exception, Manafort is guilty of a crime Padesta Group isn’t. Bullshit! If this was a bank robbery with Manafort and Padesta being in the bank both having guns. Padesta would say he was just a witness to the holdup who had a right to protect himself with a gun.

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