Guest post by Joe Hoft
Yesterday the criminal and corrupt Mueller investigation continued its practice of leaking or releasing news to keep the ‘fake news’ Russia collusion scam alive.
This time Mueller pretends to be non-partisan in reporting that creepy Tony Podesta has been referred to the Southern District of New York for review. Don’t be fooled – this is just another deep state Mueller scam.
As reported yesterday at TGP’s by Cristina Laila, Robert Mueller has referred several cases to New York federal prosecutors to probe a few American lobbyists, including Tony Podesta, for failing to properly file as foreign agents.
The transfer of the inquiries marks an escalation of Mueller’s referrals to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the period since he turned over a case involving President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Since the spring, Mueller has referred matters to SDNY involving longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and his work for his former firm, the Podesta Group, and former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber and his work for Mercury Public Affairs, the sources said.
One source said that former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, a former partner at law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, is also part of the inquiry.
None of the entities involved have been charged with wrongdoing, and there is no indication the SDNY inquiry will result in criminal charges.
At least one of the matters, involving Podesta, was referred to SDNY by Mueller’s team shortly before the FBI executed searches of Cohen’s home, office and hotel room in early April, according to the sources, though there is no sign that the timing was related to the Cohen investigation. It couldn’t be determined if the other matters were referred at the same time.
As Cristina reported, this is merely a ploy to make it look like Robert Mueller is ‘bipartisan,’ and to boost Podesta’s testimony being that he has already been immunized in Manafort’s DC case. Per Attorney Robert Barnes:
“What to watch for: whether this is to make it appear an inquiry is taking place to satiate jury when secret deal immunized testimony. Prosecutors often make it look like they are prosecuting someone to boost their testimony, but no one would testify unless secret deal made,”
Another pundit who’s been following the Mueller investigation on Twitter agrees –
It’s either a PR exercise by Mueller to show himself as impartial, OR the referrals to the SDNY (Trump appointee since Jan) are genuine, inc all evidence gathered against Podesta, Weber and Craig.
Also, the timing of this with the Manafort trial starting, isn’t accidental.👇 https://t.co/xODf3YfOZG
— REX❌ (@_ImperatorRex_) August 1, 2018
A few weeks ago it was first reported that at least one of the Podesta brothers was being given immunity by the corrupt Mueller team.
Tucker Carlson claims he has a source that confirms Podesta has been given immunity by Mueller. Some speculate that the immunity was just another scam to protect the corrupt Podesta brothers who were Manafort’s bosses in the Ukraine and who therefore likely committed the same crimes Manafort is being charged with –
Think. There’s always an angle.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 20, 2018
Tony Podesta was given immunity in the DC case where Manafort is being charged for failing to file a FARA form for his Ukrainian lobbying efforts. Manafort has been placed in solitary confinement even though he has been indicted for no crimes. Mueller claimed he was a flight risk even though Mueller already took away his passport. Mueller then claimed Manafort was tampering with witnesses when Manafort has no idea who the witnesses are that will testify against him.
The Podesta Group was given the liberty to retroactively file its foreign agent disclosures after someone at the DOJ tipped them off they had improperly filed FARA paperwork. Tony Podesta has received special treatment from Mueller and the Feds while the FBI raided Manafort at gunpoint in a pre-dawn door-buster to seize paperwork.