Tag: Tony Podesta

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Donald Trump Orders Justice Department to Investigate Obama Surveillance

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. 

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Mueller Investigating Top DC Lobbyists: Five Things to Know About the New Turn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating another lobbyist in addition to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta — former Republican congressman Vin Weber, according to a new report by the Associated Press. Mueller is also looking into law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Here’s the five things to know about the investigation’s latest turn.

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Mueller Grand Jury Investigating Top DC Lobbyists

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.

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Report: Podesta Group Is Company ‘B’ in Manafort Indictment

The Podesta Group is one of the two unnamed lobbying firms mentioned in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his partner Rick Gates that was unsealed on Monday, sources told NBC News.

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Gingrich: Russian Influence-Peddling Surrounding Hillary Clinton ‘Stunning’

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation now reportedly including lobbyist Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, John Podesta, GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the Hillary Clinton Russian influence-peddling “stunning.” “The level of foreign money penetrating this