Mueller Connected to Manafort, Podesta Brothers and Russian Front Group in the Ukraine… But No Recusal?
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The leader of the corrupt and criminal Special Counsel in Washington, Robert Mueller, is connected to Paul Manafort whom he is prosecuting.
He is also connected to Manafort’s business partners in the Ukraine – the Podesta Brothers – who are connected to Hillary Clinton – and a Russian ‘foundation’ in the Ukraine labeled the Party of Regions.
But, for some reason, only Manafort sits in solitary confinement?
The Washington Examiner reported in July 2018 that [emphasis added] –
Tony Podesta, founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to a report.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced on his show Thursday evening that two separate sources confirmed the offer.
“In other words, for a near identical crime, Bill and Hillary’s friend could escape and emerge completely unscathed while Paul Manafort may rot in jail. Only one of them made the mistake of chairing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign,” Carlson said.
The Examiner continued –
Manafort and Podesta’s firms worked together in a public relations campaign for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine nonprofit, which was believed to be backed by the pro-Russian and oligarch-funded Ukrainian political group Party of Regions. Sources who spoke with NBC News in October said the Podesta Group became of significant interest because it may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. FARA states Americans who lobby for foreign governments, leaders, or political parties must disclose their activities with the Justice Department.
However, someone tipped off the creepy Podesta brothers, because just before the Mueller arrested Manafort, the Podesta Group filed a number of forms retroactively.
Manafort was not so lucky, as he was arrested and charged by Mueller for not filing the exact same forms.
In May of 2018, Judicial Watch released new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group worked on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The documents also showed longtime Obama and Clinton counselor John Podesta lobbied on behalf of his brother’s firm.
But creepy John Podesta held a ‘get out of jail free’ card because he was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. To date the Podesta’s, even though they worked with Manafort in the Ukraine, have received no indictments or arrests and have remained relatively out of sight and probably are on an extended vacation.
USA Today reported that –
An internal investigation in Ukraine concluded that Manafort earned larger sums than he previously reported as a political consultant in the Eastern European country.
Manafort was paid at least $28.5 million, far more than the $12.5 million reported last year, from “black money” funds run by the Party of the Regions, according to a source with knowledge about the investigation. The Party of the Regions served as the pro-Kremlin political base for Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in 2014.
It’s unknown how the above information was obtained or who provided it to the ‘Ukrainian investigation’ or to USA Today.
What is known is that the Party of Regions served as the pro-Kremlin political base for Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in 2014. Before he fled, and in an effort to improve his image in the Ukraine after jailing his contender, Yaukovych hired Manafort who hired the Podesta’s.
The Podesta’s and Manafort had a number of individuals in the US come to the Ukraine during their time there and hold photo ops with the Ukrainian President. Their job was to make Yanukovytch seem like a really likable guy to the Ukrainian public, so Podesta gets Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry’s State Department to do photo ops with Yanukovytch. Obama even went so far as to declare the Ukrainian election to be free and fair.
But guess who else did photo ops with Yanukovytch? Bob Mueller, the same Mueller that’s now prosecuting Manafort.
As we noted in August, did Bob Mueller allow these photos to be taken out of the goodness of his heart, or did he monetarily benefit from them? If Mueller was paid for these photo ops, did he declare these monies? Surely Mueller would not have paid for his own airfare to the Ukraine. If somebody else paid for his airfare, did Mueller declare that too? Did Mueller fill out a FARA form? Same questions for all of the others involved, like, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry’s people. But isn’t it the most interesting of all that all these people who monetarily benefited from this situation are now the very same ones who are behind the prosecution of Paul Manafort?
Maybe Mueller filed a FARA form a month before Manafort was indicted like the Podesta’s did? Did the others who met with the Ukrainian leader also report any earnings from their meetings?